Yup, without a doubt!
Yup, without a doubt!
Amazing that everyone that buys a Specialized is instantly an expert on all.
Seems money can buy everything except common sense, courtesy or humility
Yes, I misidentified your e-bike. Still, your Alaska could stand by an e-MTB for 20 years, and it would still not become a mountain bike.Bamabradt77 said:Stefan, if you are going to bust on me, at least use the right picture. That is not the Alaska, that is their commuter bike. .
This^ is not dual motor, its a 1000watt Bafang hub motor bike.In stefans defence, searching for the " freesky alaska" comes up with different results in different countries.
Australia gets this confused creature - I'm not sure if that's a bafang mid drive AND hub drive?
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Or Amazon wants me to believe in this....again, a mid drive AND a hub drive?
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So perhaps if you could include a picture of your bike and what you consider a steep hill to be, we might be better able to help?
ps , I suspect stefan is intending to " bust on" the bike, not the owner. Sometimes, it's worth understanding where a person comes from when assessing where they are coming from.
In general Specialized are very good bicycles and a good part of that is the warranty coverage.. which you do pay for up front at the time of purchase. But that doesn't translate to all else is not worth buying.Most of us bought other bikes first and have the common sense to recognize the value in the brand - AKA I'm too tight with my money to waste it.
In my case, I started with a giant full e pro in 2018 , with the intention of upgrading in 1/2 years - at which point I realized the warranty was not transferable if I sold the bike second hand . Resale was horrible without warranty. Multiple warranty issues later, I discovered giant doesn't have a rolling warranty - ie a warranty replacement motor ran out of warranty a week after delivery because it was 2 years since I bought the bike. That bike had lots of minor but frustrating issues - poor quality wheel bearings that failed prematurely, a poor quality chainring that broke in my first week! Lots of water ingress issues and poor app functionality - part of the early days of emtb's . I still like giant bikes, and have since bought another analogue for my son, but I'm not in a hurry to buy another giant ebike.
I have 2 x norcos in the shed, as well as a marin - all have had quality control issues.
For comparison, I bought my specialized levo sl second hand, pretty much all the warranty was transferred to me ( except the lifetime frame warranty, that dropped back to 2 years) . The motor developed bearing issues just outside of warranty but specialized not only fixed it for free but the replacement motor came with a fresh 2 year warranty! No issues, replaced within a week. This bike has been otherwise faultless - amazing to ride, super reliable. Specialized have earned my appreciation as a brand.
Now, about courtesy. I can't imagine ever calling someone a nazi. Especially someone who lives in Europe so most likely has personal connections and a true understanding of what that means.
Humility? There is more to this than your financial situation.
You know, I did put a rear hub motor on a twenty-plus year old full suspension MTB not too long ago, just under 60 pounds, though I put street tires on it for road use. What helps is it's 24 gears, and up to 1400 watts of power. On steep hills you do pedal with effort, but it is a bicycle after all. A hub drive eMTB ain't going to be for competition or technical stuff, but if you just want to do trial riding it will work just fine.A dream on the flat, a disaster on climbs. Very heavy as well.
So how much did you say the powerful DD motor and a battery necessary to power it weighed altogether?You know, I did put a rear hub motor on a twenty-plus year old full suspension MTB not too long ago, just under 60 pounds, though I put street tires on it for road use. What helps is it's 24 gears, and up to 1400 watts of power. On steep hills you do pedal with effort, but it is a bicycle after all. A hub drive eMTB ain't going to be for competition or technical stuff, but if you just want to do trial riding it will work just fine.