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  1. Barrio Barranco

    New wheels

    The DT Swiss wheels, RT86'S rotors and Eddy Currents arrived....2.8" are monster compared to the rather shabby looking 2.35" nobby nics.... mega grip but what will happen to the battery?
  2. Barrio Barranco

    EX1 and a 10 speed cassette...surprising...

    So this has been bugging me for a while..the 8 speed EX1 uses 10 speed dimension chain and presumably the same spacings between cassette sprockets. I got a lad at work to bring in an old 10 speed cassette- my reckoning was if the indexing was the same I should get the 8 highest(smallest) gears...
  3. Barrio Barranco

    EX-1 Cassette on Ebay....opinions please??

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sram-xg-899-e-cassette-11-48-8-speed-electric-mtb-cassette/254364812081?hash=item3b39530331:g:CdsAAOSwBTJdhB0h My thoughts are that this has come off of a bike that has been dongled/derestricted, been kept in "Turbo" and hasn't seen much hills(or chain lube!)? The...
  4. Barrio Barranco

    Bosch CX "Anti Chain Suck" device?

    Stumbled across this on Ebay (made by Lapierre)- I've only ever had chain suck happen once on a fairly benign uphill overgrown narrow track (heather) and it wasn't muddy-maybe the heather helped push the chain up who knows but I stopped immediately and could see how much it stretched the whole...
  5. Barrio Barranco

    "Mud Stop" for Bosch CX....500KM Later

    So.... the 1.005% wear on my chain was rapidly approaching the park 3.2 checker needed some pressure to drop in.... I changed the chain, thoroughly cleaned the EX1 cassette and jockey wheels and installed a new 16t sprocket. ... after removing the "Mud Stop" (bit of a reassuring battle lol)...
  6. Barrio Barranco

    Do you own a second E-MTB??

    I've been thinking of late to maybe buy another bike- my KTM covers most angles but been looking at the Cube Reaction Hybrid Race 500 in 18" so it has the 27.5" wheels... I'd like another to use as a part commuter/fire road bike and the spec on this bike shares a fair bit with the KTM (- same...
  7. Barrio Barranco

    Do restricted bikes kill expensive groupsets?

    Ok- here's my observations after 8 months on my KTM with the EX1 drivetrain.... the "block"- is machined out of 1 piece and is ridiculously expensive to replace £300+...this is gears 1-5. gears 6,7,8 can be had for £26 quid and cheap to replace. I only ever get into these 3 gears downhill and...
  8. Barrio Barranco

    Torque settings for Bosch CX motor?

    Today I fitted my Purion controller and finally ditched the brick Intuvia. All went relatively well- there's a stupid bolt on the plastic sump guard highest up the downtube which when undone lets the nut fall into the frame amongst the battery mountings and all the cables....total faff to get it...
  9. Barrio Barranco

    Removing Intuvia/Installing Purion on my KTM

    Hi Folks, I've just bought a (1300mm long) Purion display/controller from Winstanley bikes, as I feel that on an E-Mtb the Intuvia is just too big and in a totally inappropriate place despite being referred to as an upgrade from Purion! Will there be any issues on swapping it over I should know...
  10. Barrio Barranco

    Inverter Generator to charge in remote locations?

    Can anyone brainy here tell me what Wattage output I'd need to power my 4A Bosch charger by using a petrol inverter generator? It's a 36V 500wh battery (13.4Ah). I've got the second battery but plan to get away stealth camping at weekends also in my VX Combo "Micro Camper" and to have the...
  11. Barrio Barranco

    Second Battery ordered.....

    Had a cracking day out yesterday from the house and only crossed one bit of tarmac... The tubeless and lower pressures are amazingly better, as are the 160mm cranks- only one pedal strike and that was my bad timing...I made it to the peak of the last hill and the battery literally died which...
  12. Barrio Barranco

    Tubeless....

    So tonight I did the conversion from tubed to tubeless for the first time ever. DT Swiss E 512 rims and the 2.35" Nobby Nics. Cleaned up everything externally, and removed the tyres/tubes/tape. Dried the wheel rims and cleaned thoroughly internally with IPA. I used "Lifeline" (CRC/Wiggle own...
  13. Barrio Barranco

    Tyres-"ECE-R75".....a con??

    This sounds like a big con to me....as E-bikes get more popular there will be a rise in "e-bike" specific parts/accessories...here's Maxxis and tyres: " E-Bike Ready 50: All Maxxis tyres can be used on pedelecs/E-bikes with speeds up to 25 km/h. Fast pedelecs that reach speeds of up to 45 km/h...
  14. Barrio Barranco

    Battery life and testing %?

    My battery was on the last bar when I got in tonight and the range left was 4km...(whew!). I let the battery acclimatise/cool in the man cave and put it on a timer charge for 2 hrs (supposed to be 4.5 hrs on a 4A charger to fully charge). After 1.5 hrs I caught the two move to three solid lights...
  15. Barrio Barranco

    Does getting an e-bike mean you eventually give up "conventional" bikes??

    I love my KTM Macina Lycan....but it's very much for off road and I still want to continue road cycling...the snow and ice has gone for now, and tonight went for a first "conventional" ride of 2019, an 18 miler in the dark on my road converted rigid MTB winter hack, in a balmy 3c with 9 miles...
  16. Barrio Barranco

    Last years models....

    Is anyone else like me on here in that they'll buy a 1 or 2 year old new bike to get a decent discount, and where (aside from Merlin and CRC) does the best deals? I see that Merlin have a dwindling supply- i.e. no 2019 models, and not sure whether this means they are selling up all stock and...
  17. Barrio Barranco

    Cleaning and Lubrication?

    I've watched the EMBN vid on cleaning a bike, and so far have just given it a light hose down when I've returned. I'm not putting any pressure through the hose but also not going to avoid the motor. I had the side panel off the other day and the 3 electric connections are water"resistant" I...
  18. Barrio Barranco

    Woosh

    Has anyone used a kit with 700c rim? Wondering what size of tyres the rim would take- Thinking on a conversion of a Carrera TDF I got on Ebay last year to make a flat bar roadie, reckon 28mm is the biggest tyre I'll get in the frame. (If it's not suitable may do the commuter bike which could...
  19. Barrio Barranco

    Just got a bargain from CRC- Shimano 203mm Ice Tech RT68 rotors....

    £7.99 each.....still got some......I'm going to keep the OEM 180mm RT81 (yes it's better I know) for a spare back disc, and use these up front...