The OSET Thread - Will it Roll?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by K_N_Fodder, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    The thread lives! Jeeze great repair and video posts guys. I have my eyes on a little used 12" OSET a buddy in Sheridan has, my little girl will be approaching 4 next spring but I think the 16 might still be a handful. I do hear that the newer 16s have a programmable throttle, is that true?

    Very cool to see the thread spark back to life from time to time. These are really great bikes. Dadodirt tell us what you think of the 20!
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  2. DADODIRT

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    I haven't ridden it yet. We put it up on the mc stand last night and messed around with the speed, power and throttle response. When I tought my older boy how to ride the XR100 it was easy for me because I understand clutch and throttle. The electric bike is going to be a learning curve for all of us. I just picked up an air pump for the front shock. Riding this weekend. I'll post some info next week.....
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  3. visualizerent

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    The Browne family is ALL IN on the Oset 12.5 beginners bike!

    Here's the first in a series of videos on the subject...
    Basic balance requirements before getting an Oset.
    No training wheels EVER! Strider, Pedal Bike, Oset 12.5 by 3 1/2 years ols.



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  4. visualizerent

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    Here's the first solo...



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  5. visualizerent

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    here's the long version, unboxing, assembly, and 1st ride....


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  6. visualizerent

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    By Pete's (3) 3rd ride, he did a local trials competition
    completed 8 sections 2 times! 4 line (the easy line)

    Here's a sample section


    Sacramento Pits Turkey Trot Trials Ride
    Nov 14 2015
    Prairie City OHV
    Sacramento, Ca.

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  7. MCrider

    MCrider Been here awhile

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    What kind of range could you expect from the 36V 16 with a full charge, trail riding?
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  8. ridenm

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    Mostly depends on terrain. Hills suck the juice out of the lead/acid batteries. Flat land riding, a couple of hours solid.
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  9. visualizerent

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    Yep, longer than the kid can last...a couple hours+ on low settings with frequent stops...We did a full afternoon of trials competition with battery to spare. I picked up the bike and drove it between widely spaced sections to save batt life- good technique suggested by event organizers.
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    SACRAMENTO PITS TURKEY TRIAL NOV 14 2015 PRAIRIE CITY OHV PARK

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  10. visualizerent

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    Here's my review of Pete and Julianne's new Oset 12.5 Race Electric Trials Bike
    Enjoy!



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  12. BikePilot

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    How does the 2016 12.5 racing compare to the previous generation 12.5 for a new little guy? My son turns two just after Christmas. He is very good on the strider. Looking for the smallest, lightest, easiest to ride bike I can find. Planning on a new 12.5 but if the older ones are no harder to ride, taller or heavier itd be tempting to pick one up and save some cash.
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  13. ridenm

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    Just off the top of my head, and glancing at the website, the newer 12.5 has two power controls (throttle response and top speed) vs. just one power limit for the older bike. It looks like the newer might have some frame geometry changes. IIRC, the older bike had a 500w motor compared to the newer 600w. Suspension looks upgraded, and I believe the key switch has been relocated.

    I'm guessing the main value of new vs. old would be in the controllability with the two limiters compared to the older bikes. The rest would likely be of little significance.

    Edit: Looking at the Eco version, I see it has the old front V-brake/rear band brake set-up vs. the Racing model's disc brakes. Once again, to a beginning young rider the difference will be insignificant. To the parent doing the wrenching the discs are easier to mess with, although on 12-inch wheels that may not be the case.
    Re-edit: I also note the Racing comes with 10ah batteries compared to 8ah in the Eco (and as I recall) the older bikes.
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  14. visualizerent

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    The 2015 12.5R has all the features of the 2016, and can be still be found new for about a $250 discount...

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  15. DADODIRT

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    We had the 20.0 out a couple weekends ago. Aztec has some good trails. I took the XR100 along so that I could ride with the boys. My 16 year old, who is still a little scared of th XR, had a great time. So did his little brother. Great size for a 10 year old. We had the battery pretty worn out after about 2.5 hours.
    We had the settings low for my younger boy and up at about mid way for the older boy. Man that thing has some power and delivery. I took a spin on it at the lowest settings, then got back on with the settings at about mid way. Threw me to the ground. Ouch.
    I'll try to take some video this weekend.....
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  16. InvertedB

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    Your YouTube videos are what turned me on to these bikes. My plan is to get my son, 17 months old right now, onto a Strider bike like your son did and get him moved up to a pedal bike and then an OSET 12.5 in a year or so.

    Your KTM 350 EXC-F video also threatens my pocketbook! ;)
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  17. DADODIRT

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    Video next time. My ten year old is having a blast.
    When we hit the trails, I just put around behind him on the XR100.
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  18. Ontario GS

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    Placed the order for a 12.5" ECO for my 18 month old grandson, should be shipped this week. I'm pretty excited!
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  19. visualizerent

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    Fun adventuring on the Oset 12.5...good range!




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  20. MCrider

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    Picked up a barely used 2015 20r for my older son, bike will only go 15 minutes of full throttle type of riding before low voltage cut off starts kicking in, if youre thinking of buying one of these bikes don't believe the hours of riding on a single charge claim, don't know if I want to make the hefty investment to go lipo, son loves the bike, sucks he cant get much out of it.