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    Xtracycle switch to using Shimano EP8 motor

    Hi @Dewey, I have at least one potential explanation for the switch to Shimano motors. While researching cargo bikes, I reached out to Xtracycle and they had something interesting to say about switching to Shimano. My concern was that if a motor wears out, then what? Would I have to throw out a...
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    Bluejay Brand Owners?

    Did you end up adding the Bluejay’s to your shop? If so, what kind of customer feedback have you received on the bikes?
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Thanks. It’s just too bad that the Momentum Voya E+ 1 is a Class 1 with only a 25 Nm motor. It’s perfect in every way EXCEPT the motor. If it was at least a 65 Nm Class 3 eBike, it would be perfect. The Diamondback Current is the closest I’ve seen to the Voya that is a Class 3. Diamondback...
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Nice! I’m still a little unsure about the Diamondback or the Creo. I may go with a flat bar like the Gazelle Medeo and add extenders. Did you add racks or fenders? Any pictures you’d like to share? Utility is a concern of mine, but so is the ability to have a more aero position. It can get...
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    The Diamondback Current is now on sale. A pretty good deal too. $3000 (27% off - originally $4100)! It’s now back under consideration.
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Hmmm, the plot thickens. I just discovered the Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5 (there's a mouthful). It's on sale now for just a few hundred more than the Diamondback, already has lights, and can take racks and fenders. Edit: Fixed to include "Creo" in the name. Still a mouthful!
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Hah, yes, I’ve been looking on and off for a few years now, ever since the Trek Crossrip + was discontinued. It can be frustrating. These two bikes are the closest I’ve seen to the Crossrip. I emailed Diamondback and they confirmed that the Current can be equipped with lights (pre-wired)...
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Did you get something else or still looking?
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Which Gazelle did you get? I was looking at the Medeo but I’m kind of stuck on having drop bars. It gets pretty windy here, especially on summer evenings, so having the option of a more aero position is attractive to me.
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    Diamondback vs Yamaha?

    Hi @Clevland, did you end up making a decision? I’m also choosing between the Diamondback and Yamaha. I initially wanted to get something like the Trek Crossrip+ but I took too long and then Trek discontinued it. Then Momentum came out with the Voya E+ 1 last year and I was initially excited...
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    2022 Momentum Voya E+

    Hello all, I’m looking at a commuter with drop bars and I find the Voya E+ 1 appealing, especially because it’s about the only road framed commuter with drop bars that can accommodate both rear AND front racks! Question: does anyone own this bike? How easy is it to go past the 20 mph assist...
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    California bill AB 117 to incentivize ebikes

    And, as usual, middle income folks like us get screwed. Again. We make too much money to qualify. 😒
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    Tern GSD/HSD: Do you load it into your car? How does it fit?

    Oops 😬 Thanks for catching that! I’ll check out the video. 🙂
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    Tern GSD/HSD: Do you load it into your car? How does it fit?

    Hello all, Thanks for the great feedback! I’m thinking I’ll go with the Tern GSD. It’s very pricey but it has an integrated frame, high load rating and the Bosch Performance Line motor with 85 Nm of torque. There also doesn’t seem to be too big a difference in the fold down size. Both seem...
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    Tern GSD/HSD: Do you load it into your car? How does it fit?

    Thanks for the info. The Spicy Curry AT is definitely on my short list. I’ve seen and read that the 20” rear wheel is good for stability when carrying loads and I figure my kids would have an easier time getting on and off. Plus, it could be great bike for some light off roading, maybe bike...
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    Tern GSD/HSD: Do you load it into your car? How does it fit?

    Thank you very much for the feedback! 🙂
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    Tern GSD/HSD: Do you load it into your car? How does it fit?

    Thanks for the reply! You had to move the passenger seat forward but did not need to fold it down? Also, does the front wheel turn 180 degrees to fold down the handle bars like my Node does? I haven’t bought the bike yet. I’m actually still on the fence and contemplating maybe going with a...
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    Review of Gazelle 380+ Mid step

    See, this is why I wish they had a C8 version of the Ultimate with a mid-step or the Medeo had a C8 version. I love internal geared hubs (my above mentioned Fusion has a 8 speed Nexus) but I'm not a fan of "continuously variable" transmissions like the Enviolo. Your issue points to one of the...
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    Review of Gazelle 380+ Mid step

    Agreed! I have Novara* "folding basket" panniers on my (non-electric) Novara Fusion and I love them! Don't know if you can get anything like that from REI anymore though. *Novara is what REI used to brand their CoOp bikes.
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