Well of course, 2 years ago a 500watt battery was the norm. Now a days allot of people feel like a 600watt is small and most bikes come with 600+watt batteries. Hence the more common heavier bikes.Seems the norm for a regular EMTB has gone from 23kg to 25kg in the last two years.
Thats my point, it seems the market as a whole is prepared to accept heavier bikes in the quest for longer range.Well of course, 2 years ago a 500watt battery was the norm. Now a days allot of people feel like a 600watt is small and most bikes come with 600+watt batteries. Hence the more common heavier bikes.
It's one of the main reasons I'm in no hurry to buy a new bike; as I want the Holy Grail of light weight and long range I need Elon to pull his finger out and develop some much more energy dense cells.That's my point, it seems the market as a whole is prepared to accept heavier bikes in the quest for longer range.
Wasn't the 2019/20 carbon Levo with 700wh battery about 22kg as well?Only lightish bigger capacity bikes I can think of are Santa Cruz Bullit (630Wh ) and 2022 Levo (700wh battery) that are in the 22KG region, maybe there’s a couple more out there from smaller brands (Rotwild?)
Yes ... and no.The fact of the matter is, until current battery technology changes, the bikes can't get much lighter.
Would be interesting to find out who did that for him!Yes ... and no.
Came across a guy a few weeks back on a ride that had a battery failure on his E8000 powered bike. Could not get a battery from his LBS so sent the battery to a guy that does repacks for contractors power tools. Had a bunch of failed cellsso did a full repack - apparently the cells were 2000mah originally. The guy was given the option of 3 different brand batteries - 2600,mah, 2800mah or 3000mah with appropriate pricing. He was also advised a shipment of 3200mah were on the way but not expected for a month or so. As he wasn't too worried about range having got enough with the original battery he went with the middle ground and I think it ended up close to 600W/h instead of the original 504Wh. Weight wise I don't expect much difference.
However, as Graphene starts to be fully developed and the cost comes down that will have a huge impact on weight.
See below:Maybe you'd get used to it. I rode the Scott Spark for a day and hated that twinlock. So much extra crap on the bike for very little (if any) benefit. I actually never lock out my suspension. Does anyone on an ebike? Actually interested to see if folks do...