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  1. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    From the Bosch site: “The technical manipulation of eBikes, such as increasing the shutdown speed to over 25 km/h, creates continuous loads that were not accounted for in the design and for which even the robust, high-performance components of Bosch eBike Systems are not designed. In this...
  2. Blackbird

    How do you secure your bike at home

    If anyone is curius on how fast you can open (expensive) locks, look up lockpickinglawyer on youtube. Luckily most thieves are not so wel schooled in that art.
  3. Blackbird

    How do you secure your bike at home

    I lock my doors and have insurance.
  4. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    It was Joseph Joubert that said “The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress” I think that fits here. Cheers to you Al, i’m heading off for the night.
  5. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    I deristricted my bike long before you made those statements, so that is not my justification, i can assure you. It bothers me when people overstate things to drive their point in a discussion, how well meaning they might be. But that point has been cleared up so it is water under the bridge for...
  6. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    This whole thread is about derestricting emtbs. It is fine if you want to give examples about other types of vehicles to illustrate a point but be up front about it. Be honest, when you read this: Can you honestly say that this does not give the impression that somebody used an app to make a...
  7. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    I get that, and i also get the difficulty of gaining and keeping of trail acces. But what i am advocating for, on both sides of the discussion is being truthfull and not misleading. Nothing is gained by withholding info or giving “alternative facts”
  8. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    Well i have a buddy that used a Polini cylinder to make his moped go 55 mph but i did not think it would be relevant to mention here. Sounds like you posted that tidbit just to shock people since it has absolutely nothing to do with the topic we are discussing here.
  9. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    I think it is very important in discussions like these to be truthfull. That is why i want to ask you this question. Are you saying a customer of you used a app, indonesian or otherwise and that app made his normal, 250 watt, before street legal, ebike go 60 MPH without going down a extrme slope?
  10. Blackbird

    I am already tired of......

    I really have not gotten much flak from anyone.. people most of the time don't realize it is a emtb. When the conversation comes to the “e” aspect of it, a few jokes are cracked but nothing harsh, so far atleast. What i do find is a lot of people do not want to try it, “nah, not for me, oh no...
  11. Blackbird

    E MTB as only bike

    Like i said, try the bikes, see wich one fits for you. Although i really don't think there is a wrong choice to be made, spesh and bulls seems both awesome bikes and i really think you will be overjoyed with either one. eMTB's are very addictive. -edit, a second set of wheels is a very nice...
  12. Blackbird

    How did you find EMTB Forums?

    I was looking for a serious forum full of people that were knowledgeable about eMTB's and that had good resources about riding and upgrades. I finaly gave up and got stuck here ;)
  13. Blackbird

    E MTB as only bike

    The Bulls is a very nice looking bike, it's got the Brose motor, same as the Specialized ones so the motor is not the deciding point for you i guess. I think you need to look at what you use the bike for and what you think looks best. If you use the bike mainly on the streets, like me, you might...
  14. Blackbird

    E MTB as only bike

    I have a Haibike Hardnine 7.0 2018 hardtail with a Bosch CX, 500Wh battery, Sram shiftgroup, Suntour Raidon fork, Bontrager line comp 30 wheels with Schwalbe G-One Speed tyres.
  15. Blackbird

    Talk about derestricting / modifying bikes. Allowed or not? Poll - vote now!

    My friends are fit guys that are half my weight, they reach 30+kmh on flat sections using non ebikes. Without electric support it would not be a fun ride for me.
  16. Blackbird

    Where are all the HaiBike riders?

    Nice! Have you dumped the wheels altogether or re-used the hubs?
  17. Blackbird

    Hydraulic gears ?

    Nuvinci is a manualy adjusted cvt. So that should not be a problem.
  18. Blackbird

    Upgrades on entry level Haibike ? (Sduro 2018 Hard7)

    Let me put your mind at ease, the cassete is dead easy to do. What you need is a chainwhip and a shimano cassete tool (together something like 25 bucks) you will earn back that money by not having to pay a shop. Remove the wheel, the cassete is held on by a single nut that has a shimano...
  19. Blackbird

    How do you lock your bike up?

    I'm using the same as kealidoz i'm gonna get a folding abus coded to my battery lock. Also full insurance. Just under 7 euros a month.
  20. Blackbird

    Hydraulic gears ?

    That mubea has some interesting tech! I'm very curious to see how gearboxes will be implemented. The ion is a rohloff rear hub, would be a bit expensive when changing wheels.