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  1. baldylox

    Full suspension for part road use any good?

    True, my chain broke on a long ride far from home. It wasn't fixable in the feild and it was only the fact that I had a hub motor that I was able to "power" myself home. However, I have serviced my suspension but couldn't really feel that much of an improvement compared to just prior to service...
  2. baldylox

    Full suspension for part road use any good?

    Just my thoughts but I've been using a Giant Trance full suspension MTB on and off road and with the Oxydrive CST kit added for a few years now and I can easily manage 18-20 mph on road (with pedalling and moderate assist) I use a tyre which manages well on road and performs off road along with...
  3. baldylox

    Options for transporting ebike by car

    I agree with Eddie, security and stability of a tow bar mounted rack which is rated for the additional weight ensures peace of mind when transporting your bikes. I use a Buzz Rack Scorpion mounted to a detachable swan neck tow bar...
  4. baldylox

    Tow bar mounted carrier

    I'm surprised at the notion that it is illegal to mount a bike carrier onto a (swan neck) de- mountable tow bar as I mount my bike carrier onto a Witter detachable towbar on a Ford Kuga, completely rock solid no issues at all. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  5. baldylox

    Tow bar mounted carrier

    I have a Buzz Rack Scorpion tow bar mounted carrier, there is a fat bike add on for this... I can only comment on the standard carrier which is excellent, I mount two ebikes. Sent from my Nexus 7 using...
  6. baldylox

    Dropper posts..

    I use mine on the tricky down hill sections, drop the saddle and you don't get smacked in the nutz! I didn't spend out on an expensive dropper post either and it's been pretty much bullet proof. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  7. baldylox

    Oxydrive kits

    Glad you got it all sorted, looks great! Welcome to the OxyTrance club Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  8. baldylox

    Long time - Back on board need advice.

    I use schwalbe city jets on 26" rims on my (hack) road bike, these roll really well for fat(ish) slick tyres. Useless for anything other than on road work as most of my riding is off road for which I use smart Sam's with slimed tubes on my ebike. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  9. baldylox

    New Bike - Specialized Turbo Levo

    Very nice bike, am interested to know what you think of the bride motor, is it particularly tourquey? Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  10. baldylox

    Are ebikes worth the price tag?

    I (much like Steve) converted my first ebike, a £2k Grant Trance which was already an impressive and accomplished off road bike given a new lease of life with the addition of an Oxydrive kit. The Oxydrive kit is that good even Mrs Lox has one on her (£1.5k) Cube, a really nicely balanced...
  11. baldylox

    Giant Escape Conversion - newbie questions

    +1 for the Oxydrive kit, many options and keep an eye out for deals which come up from time to time. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  12. baldylox

    New bird.

    I would second the choice Wicky has made, the KTM e-Race P is a very accomplished hub driven bike with excellent hill climbing ability. There are the more expensive crank driven bikes but IMHO I'd really only consider one for a more targeted off road ride. Although I ride a full suspension hub...
  13. baldylox

    A confession....

    The trouble with SPDs is that unless they are well adjusted it can be difficult to detach from the pedals quickly (or indeed at all as in this example)... I am now back to using toe clips/straps which I find easy to get in and out of but I don't tighten them up, just keep them loose. Sent from...
  14. baldylox

    Oxydrive PAS Sensor

    Talk to Andrew at Oxydrive, he's very knowledgeable and could offer you a PAS most suited to your particular build. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  15. baldylox

    Oxydrive PAS Sensor

    Depends on which PAS was supplied, can you post a pic. BTW, the standard sensor delivered with my last Oxydrive CST kit was a non drive (left) side mount only so I upgraded to a hollowtech2 PAS which is mounted on the drive side where the magnet ring clips onto the inner drive ring. Sent from...
  16. baldylox

    Carrera Vengeance mountain bike

    If you like the idea of the Oxydrive kit (as yamdude says; very neat kit with integrated controller), take a look at the (extensive) Oxydrive thread. I've built two Oxydrive builds, one on a full suspension Giant and one on a hardtail Cube, although both on 26" rims a 27.5 is available and I'm...
  17. baldylox

    BMW i3

    On the subject of the electric car and more specifically the new BMW i3 which I recently had the opportunity to try and kind of liked it. I had a meeting in Bath and needed transport for three and was offered the use of the BMW i3 (I think I was the first to use it on official business). The...
  18. baldylox

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    A dry ride today, as Eddie say's; the ground was concrete hard and along the rutted ox droves of southern Wiltshire I was actually relieved to be on a full suspension bike. A 40 mile ride on a very warm afternoon... Looking over to Broughton from the trig pillar on Broughton Down. The track...
  19. baldylox

    eMTB owners photo and ride thread.

    I hope I am able to post here having a (fully legal Oxydrive powered) eMTB? Anyhow, an image from my recent ride along the (still very muddy) ox droves and mostly single track byways, see; mud! Also have a drop post but a (cheap) RSP springer which although not as smooth as the reverb, is...
  20. baldylox

    Cycling etiquette

    The thing is that I was descending while he had just started the up hill stretch. We could see each other from a way off and if this was on tarmac I'm sure common sense would prevail. If it were single track then I'd agree with you that the faster downhill bike should take precedence. Sent...