1oldfart

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I have not tried running in low mode yet, probably will not either as I get quite a few rock and log rolls that strike the motor.

I am actually going to up the fork to 160 with an air shaft and leave the bike on high. This should then closely match the geometry of the standard bike on low, and hopefully help clear more log and rock rolls.

My trails can be tight and twisty and the added agility of high mode seems to suit these trails better.
I also ride in places where a high BB is a nice feature. I ordered one 2021 and plan tu use 2.8 tires and the highest position, maybe even a 3.0 in front. From my search the fork has plenty of room. I am supposed to get it in june.
 

7869hodgy

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I picked mine up yesterday.

First Impressions:

It feels a bit lighter than it’s 2020 predecessor and a lot more chuckable.

For something that looks very similar with similar geometry the riding position seems slightly more upright...still need get seat right though.

Motor seems noisy when in high gears but it’s only done 23km.

Cable routing 100% better, battery protection 100% better and colour scheme 100% better.

Shifting is super slick as you’d expect on a new bike (XTR vs XT rear derailleur may help)

Picked up a few Strava PRs (by 10 secs on one) on my regular 23km circuit I’ve ridden 40/50 times and also a KOM.

Starting battery was 93% and finished at 64%. Same ride on the 2020 would have been 50% battery left from 100%.....albeit in colder conditions.

EDIT - battery came 93% charged, I managed 78km with 6% remaining. Mainly ECO/ECO+ but hit POWER a few times.

So far very chuffed. Hopefully it will be as reliable as the 2020 I did 2300km miles on. And it stayed clean after its maiden voyage

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DrStupid

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I picked mine up yesterday.

First Impressions:

It feels a bit lighter than it’s 2020 predecessor and a lot more chuckable.

For something that looks very similar with similar geometry the riding position seems slightly more upright...still need get seat right though.

Motor seems noisy when in high gears but it’s only done 23km.

Cable routing 100% better, battery protection 100% better and colour scheme 100% better.

Shifting is super slick as you’d expect on a new bike (XTR vs XT rear derailleur may help)

Picked up a few Strava PRs (by 10 secs on one) on my regular 23km circuit I’ve ridden 40/50 times and also a KOM.

Starting battery was 93% and finished at 64%. Same ride on the 2020 would have been 50% battery left from 100%.....albeit in colder conditions.

So far very chuffed. Hopefully it will be as reliable as the 2020 I did 2300km miles on. And it stayed clean after its maiden voyage

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I've been too lazy to actually make a study of the geometry between the two bikes (in my case a trance19e and tranceXe), but it seems odd that the bike which offers the better cornering, is also the bike which suffers less from peddle-strikes, the longer bike is more playful, yet goes faster pretty much everywhere.
 
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DrStupid

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I picked mine up yesterday.

First Impressions:

It feels a bit lighter than it’s 2020 predecessor and a lot more chuckable.

For something that looks very similar with similar geometry the riding position seems slightly more upright...still need get seat right though.

Motor seems noisy when in high gears but it’s only done 23km.

Cable routing 100% better, battery protection 100% better and colour scheme 100% better.

Shifting is super slick as you’d expect on a new bike (XTR vs XT rear derailleur may help)

Picked up a few Strava PRs (by 10 secs on one) on my regular 23km circuit I’ve ridden 40/50 times and also a KOM.

Starting battery was 93% and finished at 64%. Same ride on the 2020 would have been 50% battery left from 100%.....albeit in colder conditions.

So far very chuffed. Hopefully it will be as reliable as the 2020 I did 2300km miles on. And it stayed clean after its maiden voyage

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Oh yeah. Congrats on the new bike!