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Can someone explain how to disconnect the controller to carry out the app change please, where do you disconnect and how, don't want to break anything.
Ps invisiframe should now have the kit in small soon.
 

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You can change the motor settings via the e-tube phone app. The default setting gives boost the highest power level and the trail setting the lowest, after eco. The explorer mode gives trail a bit more power and boost a bit less power which feels spot on.
There is info on this thread about connecting Bluetooth as the controller unit will prevent it from working initially.
There is a new version of the app available 3.4.0 to allow connection with e7000 and a firmware update
 
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Nope, had to replace DT Swiss front wheel bearings but all the frame bearings are good with no sign of play. And this bike gets caked in mud three or four times a week :)
 
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My dropper cable is messed up and its caught on something, form what i have read i need to drop the motor, how do you do this?
 

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you dont necessarily need to drop the motor - the usual cause is too much cable, and it gets kinked when the post is inserted. You can actually pull/push the cable outer through the frame with a bit of elbow grease.

First step should be to see if you can shorten the cable/housing.

I am not sure if the new dropper lever on 2019 models means if the cable is clamped at the remote or at the post end?

Either way I would cut the two cable ties down by the shock that hold the dropper cable tight to the frame to avoid fouling the shock - make sure you have some cable ties handy to replace these later on.

Now move the post to its minimum insertion and see if the dropper works and check the cable isn't lined near the shock - if so its the cable being bunched up kinked that's at fault.

What I did is cut the cable down so that I actually have to pull the cable back through the frame a bit if I want to fully remove the post, which means the cable is not kinked

I did this by unclamping the dropper lever, then pulling the cable outer back about 10 cm further into the frame - you will likely have to push the cable from he top tube end and pull it from by the shock, then feed It up the seat tube - I then cut it down so that the cable just pokes out of the top tube enough to connect to the post.

The I reversed the process, pushing/pulling the cable back though the frame the same amount I pulled, it, and reconnected the lever etc. The re zip tied the cable to the frame, but not as tight as it is from the factory.

Sorry not the best description but you get the idea!
 
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you dont necessarily need to drop the motor - the usual cause is too much cable, and it gets kinked when the post is inserted. You can actually pull/push the cable outer through the frame with a bit of elbow grease.

First step should be to see if you can shorten the cable/housing.

I am not sure if the new dropper lever on 2019 models means if the cable is clamped at the remote or at the post end?

Either way I would cut the two cable ties down by the shock that hold the dropper cable tight to the frame to avoid fouling the shock - make sure you have some cable ties handy to replace these later on.

Now move the post to its minimum insertion and see if the dropper works and check the cable isn't lined near the shock - if so its the cable being bunched up kinked that's at fault.

What I did is cut the cable down so that I actually have to pull the cable back through the frame a bit if I want to fully remove the post, which means the cable is not kinked

I did this by unclamping the dropper lever, then pulling the cable outer back about 10 cm further into the frame - you will likely have to push the cable from he top tube end and pull it from by the shock, then feed It up the seat tube - I then cut it down so that the cable just pokes out of the top tube enough to connect to the post.

The I reversed the process, pushing/pulling the cable back though the frame the same amount I pulled, it, and reconnected the lever etc. The re zip tied the cable to the frame, but not as tight as it is from the factory.

Sorry not the best description but you get the idea!


thanks for the the advice i tried pulling it though with a bit of elbow greece and it has now broken the cable...... :cry: not broken in half so should be ok to re wire it. now i need a replacement cable any idea where to start.....
 
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Nope, had to replace DT Swiss front wheel bearings but all the frame bearings are good with no sign of play. And this bike gets caked in mud three or four times a week :)
Good to know. My Giant Reign would need swingarm bearings twice a year and I was using Enduro bearings and I lived in South Africa where they don’t have much mud.
 

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cable is a gear cable - can be bought from Halfords/lbs

e.g

Clarks Universal Inner Bike Gear Cable
All sorted managed to get to Halfords before it shut and have replaced it. its deff a drop the motor job but really not that difficult. From looking at the original cable it was ran really tight in between the motor and the frame. Works like a dream now thanks :cool:
 

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I just got a 2019 XL fresh from the box. Boy does this look nice in this colourway. Cant wait to ride it. Can see some nice refinements over the 2018... better placed dropper, neater speed / mode controller.
 
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I just got a 2019 XL fresh from the box. Boy does this look nice in this colourway. Cant wait to ride it. Can see some nice refinements over the 2018... better placed dropper, neater speed / mode controller.
How do you find it for size (6’3”)
 

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At 6'3 you are definitely going to want an XL, unless you like riding smaller bikes.
 

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So it's your fault then!
Wiggle have just cancelled my order for an XL due to insufficient stock!

Thanks a lot Rob ;)
Last years Sommett (non VR) in an XL - Comes with the e8000 motor unlike this years standard model which comes with the e7000

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So I'm on my third ride now and have noticed a delay on the motor engagement. I think it was there from day 1 but can't be sure. Feels like play in the drive train/delay of the motor engagement and a slight clunk as it engages. no more than a second or a half inch of crank movement before engagement.

With the motor off the drive train is tight as a nut so its defiantly the motor. I have checked Cassette and chainring etc and all is good with those.

Just wondering if its normal or not? Does anyone else get this? I did try and video it last night so will check the footage this morning see if its any good. Unfortunately I've not ridden enough other bikes to know.
 
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So I'm on my third ride now and have noticed a delay on the motor engagement. I think it was there from day 1 but can't be sure. Feels like play in the drive train/delay of the motor engagement and a slight clunk as it engages. no more than a second or a half inch of crank movement before engagement.

With the motor off the drive train is tight as a nut so its defiantly the motor. I have checked Cassette and chainring etc and all is good with those.

Just wondering if its normal or not? Does anyone else get this? I did try and video it last night so will check the footage this morning see if its any good.
I noticed this on mine yesterday and did concern me, was going to post something this morning. be interesting to see if this is normal or a problem fingers crossed not a problem.
 

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half inch of crank movement before assist kicks in sounds perfectly normal from freewheeling to begining pedalling again.
The motor kicks in when it senses cadence/torque and whhel movement.
The lag is a perfectly normal trait of the motor but can be more pronounced depending on speed/cadence and asssist mode.
It's least noticeable in Eco and lower cadences/speeds

If you've ridden a shimano motor for a while you'lll be so used to it that if you ride soemthing else like a Yamaha for instance where the assist comes in straight away it'll feel unweildy compared to the subtleness of the Shimano motor.

That slight lag isn't a dead zone. you are still driving the cassette it's just not assisted until it kicks in.
also bear in mind your Ebike has two freewheels (one at the crank and one at your rear hub. so pick up is slightly slower than just a freehub

Have you updated your firmware?
this trait became smoother with later updates
 
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Thanks for answering, Gary.

All firmware up to date (Was finally able to check now the apps been updated).

At least it sounds normal behaviour, certainly isn't impacting the way the bike works. It was very pronounced thud of engagement. Not noisy but the feeling through the crank and my foot.
 

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You get used to it and once learned the trait actually becomes handy. ie. half cranking when you don't want a big kick of power/wheelying etc.
Same with how the motor cuts out. ie. soft pedalling just before a gear shift for a light smooth shift
 

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Thanks again. I've already learnt to lift and shift, like changing gear on the motorbike. You just reduce the crank input slightly, certainly makes shifting smooth.
Great analogy - taken a year for someone to put it so succinctly!

On the motor engagement, you can actually learn to use it to your advantage when going down trails.
 

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Anyone with a Peartune or other chip done the latest Etube update? I want to do it as have the e7000 controller but noticed a load of stuff about not modifying the software in any way so want to check they haven't found a way to block it. That said would have to be the firmware loaded on the bike that would do that presumably
 

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Interested in that too. (E7000 controller also) also wary of updating firmware.
not sure what you mean here though?
That said would have to be the firmware loaded on the bike that would do that presumably
I've always presumed the firmware IS the control S/W that's loaded on the bike
 

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I'm no expert but I would think that there is the Etube software loaded on to your phone/tablet which uploads parameter changes to the controller on the bike. When disconnected the firmware in the bike controller is the bit monitoring the cadence, torque sensor inputs and controlling assistance output etc so I would think that if a 3rd party chip is blocked that is where it would be done rather than via Etube. I could be completely wrong though.
 
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Anyone with a Peartune or other chip done the latest Etube update? I want to do it as have the e7000 controller but noticed a load of stuff about not modifying the software in any way so want to check they haven't found a way to block it. That said would have to be the firmware loaded on the bike that would do that presumably
I've got the latest 3.3.4 E-Tube and all up to date firmware on my 2019 VR. My peartune is due early next week so I'll let you know if it works ok.
 

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I've got the latest 3.3.4 E-Tube and all up to date firmware on my 2019 VR. My peartune is due early next week so I'll let you know if it works ok.
I got the badass box but obviously that’s non intrusive and isn’t affected by software so all good here
 

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