1. WHEN should you stop pedalling to not DESTROY your motor ?

    WHEN should you stop pedalling to not DESTROY your motor ?

    This may sound like an odd question, but it’s an important one as far as your motor is concerned. This article is written more for anyone who owns an ebike with an expired or expiring warranty. We are probably all guilty of riding a bike with a worn wheel bearing or loose bottom bracket for...
  2. TQ HPR50 Review + Trek Central app

    TQ HPR50 Review + Trek Central app

    A few months ago, we tested the new Trek Fuel EX-e 9.9 AXS with the new TQ HPR50 motor. The test was done before the bike launch and the Trek Central app wasn't ready at the time. We noticed the motor couldn't possibly be set to 200% amplification of rider input. Not if we were to trust the...
  3. MrSimmo

    Other Clean your motor and tcu!

    OK so big thanks (again) to Berkshire Bikes who this morning just replaced my motor, tcu, power cable and hmi cable as my bike turned itself into a very heavy brick on Wednesday. Anyhow, I didn't know this. I'm sure its posted somewhere but thought I'd take the time to repost it just in case...
  4. SparkleHedgehog

    2019 to 2021 Turbo Levo RaceCo deserves lots of credit and praise….

    I bought my Levo carbon expert 2nd hand from RaceCo in December and the motor developed an issue after 150 miles. It had covered 1000 miles total. Took it today and they swapped the motor out for a brand new august 2021 model motor there and then whilst I waited. 1.5 hours and I was driving...
  5. Stumpy

    Other Motor issues, what issues?

    As an original owner of a 2018 Levo, like many others, I've been through my fair share of motors under warranty and never worried too much about it as I know Spesh are good to their word and don't quibble over issues. My last warrantied replacement was just over a year ago. Since then, according...
  6. D

    2019 to 2021 Turbo Levo Motor shutting off

    I have a Levo with a 1.2 motor. When putting it in Turbo mode (90 /100) it shuts off after some (short) time...mostly at higher loads. Does anyone have an idea what this might be?
  7. Neeko DeVinchi

    Is BB height and motor placement just as important to consider on emtb's?

    This may sound weird and daft but humour me. I've begun a side project by using my Lyrik 180mm travel forks from my Kenevo on my 2017 Enduro Comp 29. Thankfully, I'm able to squeeze my 29x2.35 Magic Mary into the fork but as I suspected, the BB height has increased (along with slackened head...
  8. C

    Shimano Steps e8000 warranty

    I have a Focus Jam2 6.8 2019 which is currently in the bike shop getting a new motor fitted (Just hit 1300 miles), 3 hours away from where i live because i bought it online and didn't think about the consequences if anything goes wrong with it. I was wondering if when i get it back does this...
  9. E-rik

    2019 to 2021 Turbo Levo LEVO FSR 2018 assistance fails

    Hi all, during the last 2 ride my LEVO FSR 2018 just stops with providing any assistance with battery levels over 50% and in eco mode 30%, when this happens I can not change the assistance level. As I heard about the overheating safety kicking in. I turned off the battery and after about...
  10. P

    Irritating clicking noise (worse under pedal load) on 2020 S-Works Levo - finally solved

    I upgraded my 2018 S-Works Levo for the 2020 model last August and things were going really well until recently when I started to experience a clicking sound. This noise seemed to be coming from around the motor area when putting initial pressure on the left crank. The clicking then started to...
  11. Cannikin

    Unused ports on 2.1 motor?

    I found this on page 148 of the service workbook: Front/rear lights... interesting. And one called "E-Bike". Is this maybe for future functionality where you'll actually turn lights on and off via some switches in the cockpit? Anyone try probing these ports to see if there's any voltage present?
  12. S

    Is Bosch the most reliable motor?

    As the title says, everyone seems to say Bosch is the noisiest motor. But is it also the most reliable? Having perused these forums, it seems people have had problems with their Brose, Shimano, Yamaha/Giant motors. I don't think I have come across posts where people say they had to replace...
  13. Akiwi

    Motor drag? What's all the fuss?

    I am constantly hearing about "Motor drag" and how so many people put so much emphasis on this when selecting their e-bikes. I have been riding e-Mountain bikes for 2 years now. I started with the Focus Jam 2 with Shimano motor for 1 year, and then changed to a Cube 160 Race with Bosch motor...
  14. Downsman

    2017 Levo FSR jangling noise from back of bike at speed

    I have a 2017 Levo FSR purchased 4 months ago, which has had an irritating noise since new. Above about 15mph, a jangling noise is evident from the rear of the bike. At first I thought it was from the motor, but am now reasonably certain it is from something striking the brake rotor. The black...
  15. Rob Rides EMTB

    Bosch 2019 motor - Rumours

    Hi all, Heard that Bosch are developing an all new motor for 2019. Lighter, smaller, quieter and decoupling to remove any friction once the motor assistance has stopped. Given that Bosch are the masters of motors I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with. Interesting times ahead...
  16. Hurrellmc'burrell

    Specialised motor reliability ???

    Hey guys recently went to a bike shop where I purchased my e bike from to have it serviced but while waiting was asking about specialised bikes cause they are such nice looking bikes and the guy who serviced my bike plus the other guy I think he was a manager said that the specialised bikes are...
  17. PeteIOM


    It's funny but the amount of threads I read on hacking/derestricting eMTB to go faster (I have no interest in doing this aside from the legal issues, my battery has enough to cope with) I hardly ever see anyone post warning of invalidating the warranty. Who would spend that kind of money on a...
  18. PeteIOM

    Riding speed

    Do you guys actively aim to sit at a certain speed? I find that on flat the momentum and correct gear allow for fairly comfortable consistent 17mph. When I'm at 17mph what is the motor doing? Also do you use a cadence meter and find it helpful to get the most out of your battery/speed combo?
  19. Sylvain

    BLEvo Z-Works App

    Hi, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the BLEvo Z-Works application. I bought it yesterday night but I did not the have time to try it yet. Better battery usage and smoother power delivery are the two things I hope I'll get with the app. Did you try it? What features do you use? Does the app...