As a commuter bike I suppose this is interesting but only in the same way as an urban SUV might be to a car driver. In reality you’d need full mudguards for something like this with a rack. I think something more along the lines of Specialized Creo/Vado (gravel/hybrid) with less excess weight to...
What I like about my Di2 is that the shifter is so much neater and matches the mode selector for the motor on the left (E7000 both sides). It shifts beautifully too. Needed? Possibly not but it is a neat thing.
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I wonder if Bosch are able to improve pedal through when it reaches the assistance limit in software? Did you notice any improvement there @Rob Hancill ?
Traditional bikes will not become extinct. EMTB and lots of other electric augmented transport are going to be pretty huge though in a few years compared to now.
Wouldn’t it be nice if a motor or battery replacement was just like any other groupset replaceable item? If it was £400 for a motor...
- There’s no rolling warranty on the Brose.
- Brose is no more or less repairable than the E8000.
- I’m not saying E8000 is perfect either but they both have issues
- The seal situation is terrible on the Brose too for example.
Don’t get me wrong though all manufacturers have a...
Like a few in this linked thread the road/SL type motor could be a separate 48v battery/motor setup That’s different to a bolt/battery...
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What make you think there’s just one motor coming? 😊
As for whether I’d buy Shimano at the moment. They’re no worse or better for support than all the others on balance. In addition the E8000 still holds up well by current standards. Particularly when you go beyond numbers and ride...
Worth noting that Specialized will be announcing the 2021 models soon. This may or may not help with availability as demand for Specialized is always quite high. Also there seems to be a feeling that the real boom in cycle sales could be tailing off.