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    Schwalbe Johnny Watts (and other Schwalbe SUV tyres) User Club

    After about 500 miles riding in winter in Michigan on the Schwalbe 365, I am extremely pleased with the performance. The 365 traction on ice, snow, slush is amazing. The treads do not hold snow, even the wet sticky kind. Superior traction down to 10 degrees fahrenheit. So far it has handled...
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    Compulsory insurance "likely" on ebikes if 3-class becomes federal law

    This lock set up is certainly one that does not meet the 60 second rule. The vast majority of cyclists do not have a lock set up like this one.
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    Compulsory insurance "likely" on ebikes if 3-class becomes federal law

    I believe most cyclists are careful, even extraordinarily careful. However, we all have moments where we are distracted and have accidents. People who drive automobiles have accidents everyday. If you are at fault, and do not have liability insurance, you could be sued in court and lose your...
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    Compulsory insurance "likely" on ebikes if 3-class becomes federal law

    Everyone's situation is different. If you can afford to lose your ebike(s) to theft then you do not need insurance for theft. Also, there is no such thing as a "good lock". Most criminals will have a lock taken off in less than 60 seconds. In my situation I have two ebikes, costing more than...
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    Schwalbe Johnny Watts (and other Schwalbe SUV tyres) User Club

    Update after 350 miles. Still very quiet. Tires are heavy, thus it takes more watts to get them rolling. The 365 weighs 1140 grams vs 990 grams for the Marathon E-plus. Said another way, the 365 is 15% heavier than the Marathon. One would think the 365 would be much less efficient than the...
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    radrover windscreen!

    Have visited over 1,000 sites using Google. The original photo showed a Quadrax windshield on a Voltbike which appears to be out of production. I like that design because it also keeps the wind off your hands.
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    radrover windscreen!

    Still looking. Most sites that had it are now out of stock. Vast majority that I have found are specifically designed for motorcycles and way to large or do not mount to my handlebars. Appreciate the help you have provided.
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    radrover windscreen!

    Do you happen to know the brand name of the windshield in the photos? I have been looking for a couple of days and cannot find one that is suitable to mount on my Trek Allant + 8s.
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    Winter Biking Advice From A Minnesotan

    I am happy those work for you so well. I tried cotton and poly early in my cycling career about 15 years ago and froze during winter when they became saturated with perspiration. The problem went away when I switched to merino wool (iBex) and Smartwool socks.
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    Winter Biking Advice From A Minnesotan

    Merino wool is your winter friend for base layers and socks. Polyester and cotton are no-no's.
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    Schwalbe Johnny Watts (and other Schwalbe SUV tyres) User Club

    I completed my first ride on these tires. I keep data on all my rides so I can make a pretty close comparison between this tire and the Marathon E-Plus. The Johnny Watts 365 is both heavier and much larger than the Marathon E-Plus. In addition, The 365 rubber compound is much "stickier" than...
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    Schwalbe Johnny Watts (and other Schwalbe SUV tyres) User Club

    The bike shop just installed them. I am going to pick the bike up later today. I will issue feedback after a few rides with my impressions.
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    Allant 8s Newbie...what's going on with the Trek Allant line?

    I have been using the Topeak trunk bags for over 10 years. They work great and hold up to continuous long term use. Highly recommended.
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    Hill climber

    What is your reasoning for a bike weighing less than 50 pounds? A 250 watt motor properly geared for hilly areas should easily climb 15-20% grades. I have a Trek Allant + 8s, 250 watts, 46 tooth cassette, 40 tooth crankset which weighs around 90 pounds with racks, bags, lights, water etc. I...
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    New Schwalbe tires for 2023

    If it is anything like the regular Johnny Watts it should be as quiet. I should have them installed in a few weeks and will let you know. My primary reason for buying the 365 was for winter use. They also said the compound is formulated for cold climates.
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    Schwalbe Johnny Watts (and other Schwalbe SUV tyres) User Club

    Just note that the Johnny Watts tire has been available for e-bikes for quite a while. The Johnny Watts 365 tire is a little different that the regular Johnny Watts. The tread pattern is different and I believe the rubber compound has been specifically designed for colder climates. Jim
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    Schwalbe Johnny Watts (and other Schwalbe SUV tyres) User Club

    Just a heads up for all, the new Johnny Watts 365 tire is now available through Schwalbe North American. I ordered two today and the agent said I was the first person to order them in the USA. The agent said the rubber compound was specifically designed for cold weather climates. The tread...
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    New Schwalbe tires for 2023

    I ordered a set of Johnny Watts 365 tires today! https://www.schwalbetires.com/Johnny-Watts-365-11159377
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    Allant+ 8s chainrings

    I have a ProWheel 40t chainring used in conjuction with a 11-46 cassette. It works just fine. It allows me to climb most hills without having to use Sport mode. I never use Turbo mode.
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    Known Issues & Problems with Trek Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Currently I am at 5711 miles and have never had this happen. There is something obviously wrong and I would recommend you have it checked out completely by a competent bicycle shop. Could be the wheel spokes need to be adjusted.
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