Electric MTB

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by Thedktor » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:27 pm

Asgard wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:26 pm
have just ordered a Cyc XP1 motor setup for it, will probably take a few weeks to arrive but supposed to be quite pokey...should be fun :D
OK tell us more - are you referring to the 3000W motor?? If so how does a normal bike cope with that much, and surely battery life will be very short?
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Re: Electric MTB

Post by Nico-D » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:40 pm

Treadtrader wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:15 pm
I've seen many of his motorcycle creations, but this MTB is great. Love to see what Emtb he could create. Guys an engineering genius.

Thanks for that, as you say the guy is a genius and master craftsman.

Check out his other projects, he's built a 6 cyl Kawa Z1 !!

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by Cone » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22 pm

mark vb wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:29 pm
Cone wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:55 pm
jasext wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:25 pm


Thats why it has a 2 year warranty :D , Is yours the 2020 model ?
No 2018. But it doesnt look like its changed much. I did read that the cable routing has been improved.
Yeah, I have 2018 Cube Stereo too (140 model), now at 18 months/1500 miles. So far so good, but interesting to hear of your bike's issues. I'll plan to grease the linkage etc. next winter as it's warranted until then. One thing that's been a godsend is putting No Flats gloop into a set of high quality tubes.... no flats so far and no sign of the gloop on the outer surfaces.
This the closest I guess we'll get to France this year - Kingsdown beach between Deal and Dover, pretty much the closest point to France.
Depends on your use. I have maybe 1600 miles on it at the mo and do difficult trails (non bike park stuff) probably when I can get out do 20-30km session with vertical 3500ft. Sorry mixed units :)

So my dropper has failed doesnt come up fox want 90 quid for a refurb so its sat on my shelf The routing is an absolute **** as it goes through a 10mm hole under the motor. So to put a new cable in really you need to take out the motor.

I found some play in my wheel bearings so took them apart to replace. But.. shimano hubs have free bearings in them running on the hub, so if you let them get bad like I did they wear the hubs so you need new hubs, that resulted in replacement wheels. I've had a new motor as the bearing went, the replace unit is sounding rough too.

Last week I replaced all the link bearings, if you've done 1500 miles just do it. There are double bearings on the shock mount and at the rear of the link. The bearing split in the frame resulting in me having to punch/dremel out the inner race then file the inner face flat.

I also don't like the small cog, i ride in all weather and mud and loam is thick near the forest of dean which results in it building up around the chain ring and guard. So many times I've been out in the rain using a small Allen key scrapping out the mud as you get 1 rotation and it sucks the chain up. If you wre on turbo you risk snapping your chain or worse damaging your rear mech etc.....

Other than in my opinion the shimano and specialised motors and batteries outperforming the bosch it's great. Also as it has an integral battery the frame is bigger and heavier than others. That makes a big difference in confidence on technical trails.

Im slowly tending to use my lapierre 927 more than my cube now so considering getting rid. But only because I find the carbon lapierre so much more fun down hill.

The cube is better at the mo as i have a 6mile trip on the roads to get to the trails as i cant drive.... damn covid

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by Pint Master » Fri May 01, 2020 4:52 pm

First time out on the new Levo , some awkward obstacles on this footpath.

ImageIMG_0374 by Tony Lacey, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0378 by Tony Lacey, on Flickr

I know strictly speaking we shouldn't cycle on footpaths but there's so many of them and they are so under utilised .

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by drdaveboy » Fri May 01, 2020 6:36 pm

Managed 18.5 miles ride Wednesday myself made it 56 miles this weekImage

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 pm

Pint Master wrote:First time out on the new Levo , some awkward obstacles on this footpath.

ImageIMG_0374 by Tony Lacey, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0378 by Tony Lacey, on Flickr

I know strictly speaking we shouldn't cycle on footpaths but there's so many of them and they are so under utilised .
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Re: Electric MTB

Post by Pint Master » Fri May 01, 2020 8:10 pm

The Levo replaced a Haibike which had no rear suspension which after riding I was more sore than tired , The Levo suspension is really plush , tractor tyre ruts which on the Haibike nearly shook my teeth out are passed over comfortably on the Levo , the dealer went through setting up the suspension with me when I collected it , the 700 watt battery promises good range , it is slightly lighter than the Haibike which is handy getting over stiles , the dealer also converted it to tubeless whilst preparing which I wasn't that fussed about really but everyone says its better , I still really can't believe how much I paid for it and am looking into insuring it against theft and damage best quote so far is £240 pa and I have to use a "Sold Secure" Gold standard lock , I talked Mike Irving , one time Cambridgeshire TRF Chairman into buying one so after the lockdown we will visit some lost , to motorcyclists , lanes .

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by minkyhead » Fri May 01, 2020 8:57 pm

nice bike ..i have mine added on to the house insurance specifically mentioned on the policy and its insured away from the home ..must be locked to a solid object ,, dont know what effect it had on the premium but with the house and contents its 175 qiuid all in ....
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whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by Pint Master » Fri May 01, 2020 9:00 pm

minkyhead wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:57 pm
i have mine added on to the house insurance and its insured away from the home ..must be locked to a solid object ,, dont know what effect it had on the premium but with the house and contents its 175 qiuid all in ....
What value did you put on it ?

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Re: Electric MTB

Post by minkyhead » Fri May 01, 2020 9:29 pm

2000 ..with rias seems to offer fair theft cover ...must be locked to a solid object ...valid uk and isle of man so it says ..seems a huge premium .....ive just insured the ccm for 90 quid fully comp ???


Contents Sum Insured. £50000

Max. Claim Limit for High Risk Property In The Home £10000

Maximum value of any high risk item under contents £1500

Buildings Sum Insured. £1000000

Maximum Single Article Limit (Unspecified) £1500

Unspecified All Risks Sum Insured £5000.

Pedal Cycle Sum Insured £2000 Cover Limit For All Specified Items Outside The Home: £2,000
whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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