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    Como 2022+ Handlebar Question

    I installed a 90mm long rotatable stem, but they come in other lengths (110mm) as well. The longer the stem, the more adjustable range you'll have to increase handlebar height. Here's the Satori brand I chose...
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    Como 2022+ Handlebar Question

    Fair enough ... I can see your point. And you're right, a large portion of the population probably doesn't want to tinker. I guess I just assumed that even those people would want to: 1) Buy it. 2) Adjust the seat height and handlebar angle to their body type and incline/reach preference...
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    Como 2022+ Handlebar Question

    Thanks to the footwork done by @CiscoComo in this post, there is another happy Specialized ebike rider out there. For $150, and an hours worth of elbow grease, you too can have NORMAL, COMPLETELY ADJUSTABLE handlebars on a Como! My wife really liked the Como 4.0 IGH after her first test...
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    Zen Photon Pro- Preorder | 1040Wh UL Certified battery | 500W nominal/900W peak power Torque-sensing motor w/ Throttle | USD 2999 | CAD 3999

    Ha, ha ... love it! As they say, "Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks!" The only reason I mentioned it was because, on my low-step, the occasional bump on the frame during a pass-thru with a rubber sneaker leaves a black scuff mark on the "matte-ish" white paint that isn't always the easiest...
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    Zen Photon Pro- Preorder | 1040Wh UL Certified battery | 500W nominal/900W peak power Torque-sensing motor w/ Throttle | USD 2999 | CAD 3999

    Way to go, Ravi! As an owner of a 2023 Photon myself, it's so refreshing to see an ebike company reach beyond the basic, neutral shades of black, white, and gray. We all know return-on-investment can be a tricky call when choosing "marketable" colors. Thanks for taking some risk on us. I...
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    Having a tough time finding ebikes with step-thru, mid-drive, belt drive, and internal gear hub combo

    Thank you everyone for the brands that have been brought to my attention. As we approach Black Friday and Christmas sales, I appreciate your continued suggestions in helping me form a short list of choices. In your suggestions, as well as in my research, I'm surprised at the number of bikes...
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    Having a tough time finding ebikes with step-thru, mid-drive, belt drive, and internal gear hub combo

    Yes, for sure, Zen ebikes are not off the table by any means. In fact, Ravi and his team has been superb so far. We've had many email and phone conversations ahead of my upcoming Photon delivery. If the Photon ebike itself ends up being anywhere nearly as nice as their support has been, I...
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    Having a tough time finding ebikes with step-thru, mid-drive, belt drive, and internal gear hub combo

    Recently purchased a new Zen Photon ebike from Ravi and am now looking for an ebike for my wife (130 lbs, 5ft 7in). As psyched as I am about taking delivery of it for myself in the next week or so (it checked all my boxes), 120nm of torque is overkill for someone in her weight class, so I'm...
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    Is it safe to freely use the throttle WHILE PEDALING on a mid drive?

    Ok, thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I thought the whole point of having a throttle was for a "quick temporary boost". Just didn't know whether or not I'd be damaging or prematurely wearing out my mid drive motor if I was pedaling at the same time. Like you said, saves me having to...
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    Is it safe to freely use the throttle WHILE PEDALING on a mid drive?

    I just watched a YT video this afternoon where the guy said you should NEVER use the throttle while pedaling. Then I read an EBR thread tonight where a guy said his wife does it all the time. Which is it? Does it depend on whether the motor is hub or mid? I know you're not supposed to pedal...
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    Are ABUS Pedelec 2.0 MIPS helmets actually NTA-8776 certified?

    Thank you for the replies. This is exactly what I was hoping to hear -- helmets shipped outside the U.S. are apparently labeled accordingly. I guess it is just a case of their package/product labeling being behind the build of the helmet itself. Weird. I'd think it would be something they'd...
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    Are ABUS Pedelec 2.0 MIPS helmets actually NTA-8776 certified?

    I bought an ABUS Pedelec 2.0 MIPS helmet a couple of weeks ago and really love its look, fit, and ventilation characteristics. My concern is this ... nowhere on the box, in the included manual, or on the helmet (stamped, stickered, etc.) does it actually say anything about NTA-8776. As of...
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