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  1. jabberwocky

    Vado 4.0. Change seat post due to short legs.

    Dropping the post to its minimum shouldn't hurt anything. I would leave ~1/4" between the dropper collar and the top of frame, since that piece isn't really supposed to be load bearing. As others have noted, seatpost height is generally set by your pedaling position. Not being able to stand...
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    Total e-bike ban after a fatality in Key Biscayne, FLA

    A couple of paths in the DC area have speed limits that have existed for longer than ebikes have really been a thing. Generally they were probably enacted more as a CYA for the managing agencies than something intended to change behavior and are completely unenforced. Thats not really what I'm...
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    Turbo Creo 2 Comp E5 (aluminum) is out, is a Vado SL 2 next?

    Glad you got yourself sorted out. Hope the bike is amazing! Buy once, cry once. :D
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    Total e-bike ban after a fatality in Key Biscayne, FLA

    The compounding factor there is a lot of ebike advocates bristle or get wishy washy when stronger enforcement of e-motos-pretending-to-be-ebikes is proposed. Which makes it really easy to just lump those in with actual ebikes in peoples minds. I mean, I've lost count of how many times people...
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    Recommended air pump to carry on bike

    Topeak Morph of some sort has been my go to for 20 years. I have a mini morph on my road bike and non electric gravel, a road morph on the electric gravel and a mountain morph in each of my MTB packs. They have a small foot peg that folds out and an actual hose which makes them much easier to...
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    Front page LA Times today regarding Ebikes

    A substantial percentage of the ebiker community has a belligerent "you can't tell me what to do" attitude. Especially the overpowered throttle everywhere crowd. I've had a few friends in the MTB advocacy world really sour on ebikes, and its not from people out there riding class 1s. Its...
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    Turbo Creo 2 Comp E5 (aluminum) is out, is a Vado SL 2 next?

    My wife has a Liv Thrive, which is their version of the Giant Fastroad (which is Giants flat bar road ebike). She loves it. They did have an XS (my wife at 5'-5" rides the small). Not listed anymore. It is class 3. Liv never had a version of the Revolt E+ or Road E+ when Giant had them. I...
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    Turbo Creo 2 Comp E5 (aluminum) is out, is a Vado SL 2 next?

    Sorry, thats annoying. Custom is a huge expense, but should hopefully be a bike that you'll keep a very long time. Aside from fit, big upside of custom is you get to pick all the parts! Main downside is you get to pick all the parts, which means you'll pick the expensive ones. :D I think...
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    How to Switch to Clipless Pedals

    The way I learned clipless is I sat on my bike in a doorway in view of the TV and watched a few shows while repeatedly clipping in and clipping out. Still had a handful of "stop, try to yank my foot out of the pedal, tip over" moments when I was learning, but I got used to it pretty quick. At...
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    what PSI?

    The rating on the tire is a max and largely meaningless. Most tires can be run above max if you really want to (I suspect the number is derived more by lawyers than actual engineers) but generally most people run tires too hard on pavement anyway. Actual best pressure takes some...
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    A 27.2 mm Electronic Dropper Seat-Post. Ideas?

    Oh man, thats annoying. Yeah, electronic it is, unless you're willing to drill out the frame somewhere or zip tie the cable to the top tube and run an external dropper.
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    A 27.2 mm Electronic Dropper Seat-Post. Ideas?

    Does the bike not have internal routing for a dropper? No experience with wireless, I'm sure it works, but cable actuated droppers are way cheaper and running the cable isn't hard (assuming the bike has internal routing). Plus I love the Wolf Tooth levers. I had a first gen Reverb...
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    Creo seat post collar for rack

    Dunno if the Creo has a brake bridge with a threaded hole, but my Revolt did so I made an aluminum piece and attached my rack like this:
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    Shopping for a new Full-Suspension Step-Thru E-Bike w/Throttle -- Best Brand/Model?

    My main concern with the CC is you would be going from a small frame with a 58.5cm/23" TT to a pretty big frame with a 64cm/25.2" TT. Which is a huge difference in fit, even ignoring standover. Strictly speaking, Bafang Ultra bikes generally aren't street legal either (above the power limit...
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    Shopping for a new Full-Suspension Step-Thru E-Bike w/Throttle -- Best Brand/Model?

    My main concern with the C-C is it appears to be offered in only one size, with a 640mm top tube. That would be a large from most mfgs. Pretty big bike. If you're in the 5'10"-6'-0" range, probably fine. But thats not a universal size, even though they are listing it as one.
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    Shopping for a new Full-Suspension Step-Thru E-Bike w/Throttle -- Best Brand/Model?

    I mean, if he decides he wants a standard class 1 e-enduro with no throttle, there are lots of options out there. I'd recommend researching over on EMTB forums for that sort of thing, there don't seem to be a ton of mountainbikers here, especially running enduro geometry bikes. But hes been...
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    Shopping for a new Full-Suspension Step-Thru E-Bike w/Throttle -- Best Brand/Model?

    Sounds like you know what you're doing and know what you want! Just making sure the cheap, low hanging fruit had been addressed. Not that I'd ever talk someone out of a new bike. :p Gotcha. Its an issue not from a "you're not legal" standpoint, just in that most companies with deep...
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    Shopping for a new Full-Suspension Step-Thru E-Bike w/Throttle -- Best Brand/Model?

    Of the ones you posted, I'd vote for the Frey and then the Biktrix. The Frey looks to have some sort of dual-link suspension (which are hard to design and manfuacture, so hopefully they got it right). The Biktrix appears to be single pivot. The Frey has better components. Its a more upright...
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    Shopping for a new Full-Suspension Step-Thru E-Bike w/Throttle -- Best Brand/Model?

    Your broad issue is that pavement bikes with suspension generally have crap suspension. Short travel, not great quality shocks, linkages designed by people who don't really understand leverages and wheel paths to the degree that MTB designers do (especially designers who have been working on...
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    Total e-bike ban after a fatality in Key Biscayne, FLA

    Not sure what rights you're referring to.
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