Electric is getting more interesting

Discussion in 'Australia' started by oodeano, May 16, 2014.

  1. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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  2. troy safari carpente

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    I saw the "euro" version at a bike show earlier in the year...

    "underwhelming" is the word I'd use... if you want to use the term "motorcycle" loosely - in terms of what they are...

    They took "postie bike" geometry and seat... put it in a bicycle tube frame, with retro-grade pogo stick suspension... they stuck a battery under it in the middle - with a hub motor front and rear... so that makes it "all terrain" you know... :*sip*
  3. RussellM

    RussellM Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they were lobbying hard with Australia Post to get them to adopt these as a replacement to the Honda.

    It actually looks like a good postie alternative for delivering the mail or getting around the farm.

    Probably would be a good little urban scooter too.
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  4. Squily

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    There's a 1k difference between the on-road and off-road version of the bike. The say the off-road version is "jam-packed with extra goodies" but for the life of me I can't see any difference between the two.
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    Agreed... as a alternative energy version of the postie, or various forms of simple urban utility applications - it is likely a simple and effective little jigger... but FFS Ubcobikes - spare the unsuspecting masses the bullshit "offroad adventure" jargon... :csm... and then some pasty skinned limey post-grad uni student prat takes one and his fold up solar cell card table - and sets off across Africa on one... just to prove me wrong... :rofl

    I fixted it for them PR guys fot you Squily :deal :D

    the off-road version is "jam-packed with extra PR waffle", but for the life of me I can't see any difference between the two.
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  6. troy safari carpente

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    Freeride E is now street registerable... and the Freeride 250 4t is out... with upgraded suspension.
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    bigborett Hipster

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    Seriously? You've seen the pics and the specs and your on this forum and sussing test rides?
    Your not from the subcontinent are you?
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    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Be warned... the posties underground have seen your post... they KNOW where your mailbox lives... :nod and now the stealthy buggers have silent battery power... :eek7

    You should be very worried titanium hipster... :uhoh maybe you can hobble... :smooch but you can't hide... :rofl
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  9. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Well I did spend over 10 years living in Sth EastAsia running adventure tours and travelling by any means of travel that was available when working and travelling in between tours.
    Does change ones idea of what can be used to get around.
    Just had my mate, John and his wife staying at our place.
    He's owned a guesthouse in the mountains of Northern Thailand for 34 years.
    Used to trek out of his place and the terrain around there is pretty spectacular.
    He was telling how the local boys over there have been stripping down Honda dream step throughs and riding them in some crazy stuff lately.
    The most fun Ive had lately on 2 wheels is riding around on an AG100 so my fun threshold and standards are obviously rather low.
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    With electric mtn bikes what's the consensus on fatty's vs conventional tyred bikes for riding in the bush?
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    Only had my electric 29er for a week or so, never ridden a fatty of any kind so I can't really comment. But an electric fatty would be a handy coastal fishing bike I think.
    I did about 70km yesterday at about 30km/h visiting family and friends with the computer suggesting130km remaining, only a little bit of dirt so far as I usually ride the local dirt on one of my other conventional mtbs.

    Electric is interesting :-)

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    Specialised moved back from 3 to 2.8 inch in 2018 , so I guess bigger isn't necessarily better? I've got 2.6 inch on my giant and have no complaints.

    Ps there is a pushy thread if you'd like more mtb specific info
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    Skinny tyres turn better, fat tyres 'float' better. I have 2.1 29s. They roll well, I do like my 26 Serfas also for mixed conditions


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    but the one thing an electric bike lacks...

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    My ZRX's have 5 gears :D
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    Ok, I'll bite, why would we want every 6 th cycle on an ebike to have a missfire? ( no p wave - the little blip ) !

    Then again, " pacemaker" would make a great name for an ebike..

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