Recent content by lmartins

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    Beware about ebiketuning.com orders

    For anyone looking to buy from them, things were cleared up. They were having issues with their site, and related or not their messages were not reaching me either.
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    Beware about ebiketuning.com orders

    I've placed an order on this site early in the week and have been since trying to contact them without any luck. This morning site was down, which prompted me to proceed with PayPal dispute. I have been burnt before. As soon as I've opened the dispute, within one hour, I get a reply from the...
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    Shimano E8000 derestricting options

    Anyone else getting a poor customer support experience with ebiketuning.com? Bought a kit from them this Monday, have been trying to contact them since and no response at all.
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    2019 Turbo Levo Delivery Countdown

    Oh I can only image, I could only wait from September until November, that was it for me. Time to go ride your bike! ;)
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    2019 Turbo Levo Delivery Countdown

    wow, you are a patient man! :)
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    Spectral:ON and eBike first ride and impressions

    By default Eco mode is set to have the minimum assistance I believe.
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    Spectral:ON and eBike first ride and impressions

    Yeah, that's what I thought. Will continue experimenting to see how it evolves.
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    Spectral:ON and eBike first ride and impressions

    ahh, that must be it. I was indeed on very low gear!
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    Spectral:ON and eBike first ride and impressions

    Rode again yesterday, and boy am I enjoying this thing! I've been feeling what everyone says about ebikes, so let me for now focus on what is not so great about this one: 1. Walk mode - This is more a Shimano thing I imagine, but man, does it suck! 2. Range - Yesterday I've rode 44km, 900m of...
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    Are e-bikes ruining mountain biking?

    Exactly. What caught me off guard here was the fact that these guys are always very reasonable and knowledgeable. The negativity towards ebike riders and the arguments used surprised me. As Gordon points out, maybe there's some friction in US caused by trail access issues, and then there's the...
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    Are e-bikes ruining mountain biking?

    Oh, I need to catch up on the other ones then. The thing that really annoyed me was the assumption, and it can only be an assumption, that people riding ebikes are less likely in general to help with trails maintenance. There were a few other considerations about "cheating" and "reward" which...
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    Are e-bikes ruining mountain biking?

    This was the topic on conversation on a Podcast that I listen regularly and enjoy. Catching up on old episodes I found this one that approached the topic in the title of this posts. MTB Podcast – Episode 10 – Dirt bike in sheep's clothing - MTB Podcast Kinda disappointed with their views on the...
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    Going from ebike to a normal bike

    Yup, after just one weekend with my ebike that's how I felt too.
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    Going from ebike to a normal bike

    I've just start riding my spectral: on and I'm thinking I will eventually buy another non ebike too. They are really different riding experiences and I don't want get to the point where I just ride ebikes. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I believe you should try not to be too much...
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    Good range test

    How much battery did you had left at the end? Love the color of your bike. Was what I had ordered and would get, had specialized been able to deliver.