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    Specialized turbo vado SL 4.0 chainring information.

    Wow, that's great Stefan, good use out of the bike!
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    Specialized turbo vado SL 4.0 chainring information.

    Well hate to break it to you, but my permanent fix was to sell the bike. That wasn't the only reason for selling the bike, I also have an Aethos and found myself just riding the Aethos far more and it didn't make sense to have the Creo just sit there most of the time so I sold it to a friend who...
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    Specialized turbo vado SL 4.0 chainring information.

    I had a Creo and had the same problem, happens less when you have a new chain and chainring, but it is an annoying trait of the bike.
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    Were You Moving Away From E-Bikes, What Traditional Bicycle Would You Buy?

    How much do pedals weigh? I can see the website might list the weight without pedals, but the sales guy is quoting you a figure including pedals.
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    Were You Moving Away From E-Bikes, What Traditional Bicycle Would You Buy?

    Which model Domane did you ride? SL6? I knew the Domane was on the heavy side, but I didn't think it was that heavy.
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    Were You Moving Away From E-Bikes, What Traditional Bicycle Would You Buy?

    Back when I started cycling to work I was about 190 lbs, and riding to work about 3 days a week on average got me down to about 172 lbs. Then I got an ebike that allowed me to ride 5 days a week and that got me to about 165 lbs. Then a diabetes diagnosis and a change in diet got me to about...
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    Were You Moving Away From E-Bikes, What Traditional Bicycle Would You Buy?

    Not hypothetical for me. I bought a Specialized Aethos and I have my eye on a Specialized Roubaix. It was a Trek Domane until I saw the new Roubaix, which I like more.
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    specialized creo 2

    Well, hopefully they get the Q factor narrow enough to do a 2X drivetrain. I would love a Roubaix with the SL motor and a 2X drivetrain. As for a dropper seatpost on a road bike, well Matej Mohoric won Milan San Remo in 2022 with a dropper post. It was useful for the descent. Now, I would...
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    specialized creo 2

    That's interesting about the hub spacing and it does resolve a major issue I had with the bike. I wanted to buy a nice set of carbon wheels for the bike but didn't want to splurge on a really nice set of wheels that couldn't be used with any other bike. As for the 2X e-roadbike, the Trek...
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    specialized creo 2

    I had the original Creo and I did not like it as a road bike because of the 1X drivetrain, too many gaps in the cassette. I also didn't like the non-standard spacing for the wheels. I didn't want to pop for an expensive set of carbon wheels knowing that the only bike they would fit would be a...
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    Riding an electric bike drops heart and cancer risks, finds German study

    I think it depends upon the individual. I agree with the comments regarding HR, and how much motor power one needs to allow them to ride for say an hour is dependent upon many factors. I no longer own an ebike and I've done long rides of 100 km's plus on my conventional bike and some days I'm...
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    Have you broken a chain?

    I have never broken a chain in all my years of riding. I'm not sure how many km's that represents but I'm going to guess that's around 50,000 km's over several decades. I am a smaller guy so I develop less power. Having said that, my carbon Cervelo is cracked on both sides of my bottom bracket...
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    Specialized Como Motor and Battery Failures

    That's really unfortunate and I agree that 2,500 miles and 3.5 years is too soon for a motor and battery to fail. I'm surprised they won't even offer a discount on a new bike or replacement motor and battery.
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    2023 Trek Domane+

    This is really encouraging as that was one of the limitations about my Creo that I didn't like. Not so much the limited top end, but more the ability to have a 2X drivetrain so the cassette has smaller gaps. I sure hope Trek comes out with an aluminum Domane+ in Canada so it is more...
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    Rode my acoustic today.

    In contrast to the OP, I bought an Aethos and enjoyed riding it so much more that I ended up selling my Creo. I no longer have an electric bike, and while some days I wish I had the motor, overall I'm very happy with the Aethos. It has a ride quality that the Creo can't touch. Although the Creo...
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    2023 Trek Domane+

    With the aluminum Fuel EXe being introduced I'm hoping Trek will offer a Domane+ AL5 i.e. aluminum frame and 105. That should bring the price down by several thousand. The $13k price of the Domane+ SLR7 in Canada is quite a bit more than I'm willing to pay. If an aluminum Domane+ competes with...
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    2023 Trek Domane+

    Antonio, if you wouldn't mind sharing your impressions of the Domane+ vs the Orbea Gain once you've had more time on the Domane+ I'd really appreciate it as I'm interested in the Domane+. I had a Creo, which was nice but I wanted to buy a nice set of carbon wheels and given the goofy spacing of...
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    TQ motor

    I don't think they're that new to ebike motors. The TQ120 has been around for a while, though admittedly, not widely used. But this article suggests they've been in the ebike motor game since 2012. I think the TQ120 was available sometime around 2015 or 2016, but I can't quite remember. This...
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    New Bosch Performance Line SX motor

    I'm excited about this motor. It is still larger and more powerful than I'd want ideally, but I like the fact that the weight has dropped and total system weight is only 4 kgs. A drop bar bike of 30 lbs or less is possible and it would be a pretty powerful bike. I'm hoping more manufacturers...
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    I thought Class 3 would feel safer on the road

    Sounds like things aren't that different between our cities. I find if I pull into traffic and can do 40 - 50 km/hr that cars generally don't try to pass me.
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