I agree but it does give you a good excuse to the Mrs to bring the bike indoors LOLI like the look of the bike and the silly name don't bother me, but I just don't like the idea you can't take the battery off without moving the motor out of the way, I never leave the battery on my bike when I park it up, I like to take it inside, and what about all the people out there that don't have any power where they keep there bike they can't charge it up unless they take it inside.
I'm sure they will miss out on some sales because of this point.
Had mine for just over a year now and all been good. I do need to refresh a couple of pivot bearings and it would be an idea to do the headset ones while I am at it. Still really enjoying the bike and don’t feel the need to upgrade or look at anything else.
Cheers, good to know!Had mine for just over a year now and all been good. I do need to refresh a couple of pivot bearings and it would be an idea to do the headset ones while I am at it. Still really enjoying the bike and don’t feel the need to upgrade or look at anything else.
I have both FS and Hardtail CX drive bikes. On rough gravel tracks the FS is considerably more comfortable and faster. Where I'd be climbing at 15-17kmh on FS, on hardtail it would be more like 11-13kmh.As for the bold, I guess price is price but with emtbs it seems as though they may as well be full sus as the peddeling loss and extra weight attibuted to rear shock bikes are no odds in this market, I also know when going pretty fast, i'm glad of that rear shock
I realise this is an old thread but I am just about to remove the internal battery and this is very helpful. A couple of questions, do I need to remove the cranks to swing the motor down (I suspect I will need to to access the motor bolts properly) and I am interested to know what cable you were routing as I had thought of wiring in lights? I ask as the internal battery has started rattling a bit but that is the only issue - after 3500 miles.You have to remove 4 screws to take off the plastic ‘bash’ guard, then drop the motor 4 bolts IIRC. You may get away with three & swinging the motor on the rearmost bolt. Unplug the battery, remove the two battery securing bolts on the down tube and the battery should slide out. Stock photo of the battery below.
I have lowered the motor to run a cable which was easy enough but not removed the battery.
If you are thinking of range extending I think the additional TEC battery is the best bet. For off bike charging you will need to look at a charger as the battery has a different connector to the charger.
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