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Old 07-09-2019, 06:23 PM   #183
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I don't know what other makes are like, but if I have my Voltbike Yukon set at the lowest power (1 in 1-9), it seems to stop assisting my pedaling at around 10 mph.
If I go to power level 2 it seems to cut out at about 12-13 mph, and so on.
If it just needs a little more power to go up a hill, it has a thumb throttle to boost it to full power (750 watts).
If I didn't have the ebike, I would not be out there riding because of my bad knees. But I really do enjoy riding now. In fact we did a 2 day ride from Vernon to Kelowna and back the next day last weekend. 50 km each way along the old CPR rail bed that has been fixed up.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:26 PM   #184
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... We ordered one of Evelo's e-trikes for my wife...
Ron did you get the Evelo Compass for your wife yet?

We just got my wife's compass today and it was an easy hour of final assembly. Though the online assembly instructions were only 80% at best. But I'll give them a pass since this is a new model and there were probably some production changes from the prototype.

Looks really well built except for the crappy plastic fenders. The front fender isn't too bad, but the rear fenders are just flat plastic that you have to form into a half circle as you connect it to flimsy brackets. Great looking and high quality bike, but those rear fenders are something that just don't belong.

Battery is still initial charging, so I'll update tomorrow with some initial test rides.

Best news of the day -- wife wanted a green bike, but it was sold out and we had to buy a white one to get the early delivery. The bike we got today was green! So wife was very happy right off the bat!

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Old 07-10-2019, 04:12 AM   #185
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Ron did you get the Evelo Compass for your wife yet?

We just got my wife's compass today and it was an easy hour of final assembly. Though the online assembly instructions were only 80% at best. But I'll give them a pass since this is a new model and there were probably some production changes from the prototype.

Looks really well built except for the crappy plastic fenders. The front fender isn't too bad, but the rear fenders are just flat plastic that you have to form into a half circle as you connect it to flimsy brackets. Great looking and high quality bike, but those rear fenders are something that just don't belong.

Battery is still initial charging, so I'll update tomorrow with some initial test rides.

Best news of the day -- wife wanted a green bike, but it was sold out and we had to buy a white one to get the early delivery. The bike we got today was green! So wife was very happy right off the bat!

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It was delivered yesterday. I won't get a chance to assemble it for a couple of days. There's a video online that should be helpful. Will update you when she's had her first rides.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:39 AM   #186
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Slightly off topic question about electric bikes...what type of helmet do you wear? Bike or motorcycle? Seems to me that my bike helmet would be enough but Rick seems to think we should be wearing at least a motorcycle half helmet. Any other protective gear we should have?
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:46 AM   #187
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The hill climbing is where the mid-drive units really shine. They are able to make use of the gears on the back wheel since they drive the chain, and this lets them be of more help on the hills. Downshifting on a mid-drive helps the motor when it would be straining on a direct drive motor.
https://www.motivelectricbikes.com/

These seem to work great on the hills and you can pedal on the very steep hills in any gear that works best.
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Slightly off topic question about electric bikes...what type of helmet do you wear? Bike or motorcycle? Seems to me that my bike helmet would be enough but Rick seems to think we should be wearing at least a motorcycle half helmet. Any other protective gear we should have?
Personally, I like the way Giro and Trek fit me. I use Giro off road and Trek on road. I would say go with a high quality helmet that you feel is comfortable. When I rode sport motorcycles, I wore Shoei, but some of my friends wore Arai, it is all about what you can wear all day and not get a headache. As far as wearing a motorcycle helmet, well, all I can say is that when I used to race road bikes, I went a heck of a lot faster than the 20 mph I get out of my eBike and none of the racers wore motorcycle helmets. Also, I have very little faith in most half shell motorcycle helmets anyway and I doubt they would do much more than a quality bike helmet at that speed. A high end full face helmet would give more protection, but wearing one while on an eBike….well, the choice is yours. Other than a brain bucket, your hands and wrists are the most likely to get hurt. I like wearing bike gloves without fingers for comfort, but in the event I had to land on my hands, the cushion would provide some level of protection against road rash. If you ride for hours, they also provide a lot of comfort on the handlebars, too.
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We wear regular bicycle helmets. You're not going to be going any faster than you would rolling downhill on a non-electric bike. Just doing it more often.
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Thanks...I have both types of helmets - 50+ years of motorcycling meant that I did occasionally have to put a helmet on when I was young and chose to wear one when I was old. 🤣. Rick thought that we might want to go to the half helmets with the electric based on possibly exceeding the top speed listed. I was trying to decide how dorky I would look with elbow and knee pads. The gloves are a good idea - I must have at least 10 pairs of half gloves. Funny...put me on a motorcycle and I'm comfortable going way faster than I should. Put me on a bike and suddenly I'm sure I'll end up bleeding. I think going to the 4" tires will make me a little more comfortable - at least I hope so.
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Linda, I have been doing a little research on helmets, I kind of fall in line with New At This. I am going to do the open air bike helmets. Most of the riding we will be doing is in warmer summer locations, so we'll do the open air helmets that will do a good job at 20 mph. I don't know if much of our riding will even reach 20, but I could be wrong. I have always been a Bell fan during my biking days and will probably stay with them, they still have a good rating and reasonable prices.

I know for sure I won't be doing all the pads. One of my old school buddies is a retired LAPD, I have already had all the safety lectures from him. He still rides a crotch rocket on LA Freeways at 73. Not much room to talk.
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Something I looked at when reviewing helmets was those with MIPS. Seemed to add a little more safety in the helmet but also some seem to disagree.
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Tom and Chuck, I will be curious as to how your experiences go with your electric bike purchases. I considered the lectric bike but an August delivery could mean that it would not be used much in our short Western NY summers. The Rad Power bike is on our short list at the moment.


Also look at the sondors fold or the sondors fold x. I too was looking at the lectric xp but late August shipping dates made my choice for the sondors fold x.
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Slightly off topic question about electric bikes...what type of helmet do you wear? Bike or motorcycle? Seems to me that my bike helmet would be enough but Rick seems to think we should be wearing at least a motorcycle half helmet. Any other protective gear we should have?
Same rules as for regular bikes. If you're just riding around on roads or gravel trails, a normal open-face bike helmet is fine. If you're doing enduro or downhill mountain biking, wear a full-face bike helmet, eye protection, knee pads, gloves, etc.

But I will also say that the best helmet is the one you'll actually wear.
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Also look at the sondors fold or the sondors fold x. I too was looking at the lectric xp but late August shipping dates made my choice for the sondors fold x.
Cool looking bike. How long to arrive?
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I don't know what other makes are like, but if I have my Voltbike Yukon set at the lowest power (1 in 1-9), it seems to stop assisting my pedaling at around 10 mph.
If I go to power level 2 it seems to cut out at about 12-13 mph, and so on.
Love my Voltbike, and I pretty much only use power level 1 all the time, once and a while use 2, but 1 is just the right amount of extra juice to get in a great workout.
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