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    What would you say has proven to be the most reliable emtb motor?

    Oh yeah, I know - my reply was in similar vein.
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    What would you say has proven to be the most reliable emtb motor?

    One thing they don't lack is range. Might take longer than an FF bike, but it balances out, 'cos the SL won't break down..! ;)
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    Kenevo Never again Specialize e-bike

    Sometimes depends on the size of the rocket: https://www.elitemodelsonline.co.uk/Rockets/Rocket-Motors Sometimes not so much: http://www.spaceuk.org/motors.html But "rocket motor" is still a proper name for them.
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    Ebike power learner problem

    Yep, I've seen this before - in fact I nearly inadvertently hospitalised my best friend (a road cyclist) by letting him loose on my FF bike: despite all of my very clear - and repeated - warnings and demonstrations of what to expect, he thought he knew better. He rides motorbikes too, and was...
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    Cube carbon frame issues

    Crikey, that's not what you want to see...
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    And I really don't care what you believe. You're projecting your personal opinions onto other people's motivations and assuming that what you think must be what everyone thinks. It isn't. I very deliberately chose the SL for what it is, not what it isn't; and - having posted that phrase here...
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    Noted. Thanks.
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    That doesn't characterise this discussion at all.
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    Are you going to be in a race? There's no debate that the SL is less powerful - that's precisely why most of us buy them. If you want a more powerful bike, fine - but it doesn't detract at all from the idea that the SL is designed to do things a certain way, and it does it brilliantly. If...
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    It's not a "problem". It's just not right for you. Most riders who buy an SL buy it because it's 240w. It's what we want. You buying the wrong bike doesn't make the bike the problem.
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    Should e bikes have gearboxes?

    Why would he be "stuck"?
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    You clearly haven't ridden one if you think that's the case...
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    Heh! You're funny! A "revolution"? It's literally nothing more than a standard ebike with the motor turned down a bit!
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    Should e bikes have gearboxes?

    Or things will go in completely the other direction: electric cars and electric "motorbikes" like the Zeros have no gears at all - just gobs of torque at any and all speeds. I can easily see ebikes going the same way: a strong chain (or maybe better, a belt); a good, tough chainring; a single...
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    Levo SL Levo SL killed by Orbea?

    But no less "A Thing" for that...