Says she already tested the new levo sl and its coming soon.
I doubt that they can react that fast. Bikes for Delivery this spring (or last autumn which is when we were expecting this to drop) will have been "booked" at least 2 years ago and designs and tooling would almost certainly have had to be finalised well before last winter/spring if not earlier.I think that the Pivot and Trek caught Spesh by surprise, and they scraped the release of the "updated" SL, because the drive system wasn't as refined as the Fazua or TQ systems.
I don't see them releasing anything until their drive system is 50+ NM, and in the sub 35lb range.
Seems like the most reliable mid-power ebike motor is the Bafang in the Forestal.
I’d hold off on anything with a Fazua motor/battery for a good while. A friend of mine back in the US just had his Shuttle SL replaced with a Shuttle LT because Fazua has no motors in stock for warranty replacements and no ETA on when they would. His had the retaining ring pop out that seems to be happening to a ton of them.
The display is stupid imo and Forestal is releasing an economy version that's going to cost less without that display replacing it with just a state of charge indicator, and weigh 1/2# less to boot.Interesting. And they had problems with the display.
When the Forestal was announced with it's display, it was pretty ground breaking and impressive. It's basically just a small android phone though and for whatever reason has been plagued with issues from day 1, from supply, development, electrical interference, reliability. The syrion's also a stunning bike and I've ordered it twice and then given up. There have been countless issues with the motor over time - hopefully, at some point, maybe we are there now - it's finally coming together as a package. At the start we discussed that - as a bit of a niche bike, owners would expect some issues and be more forgiving of them, it's only natural.The display is stupid imo and Forestal is releasing an economy
That maybe true and we'll all see things as we want to justify our choices !Bafang is the world's largest e-bike motor manufacturer, likely many times over, and as a result they seem to have the reliability bugs worked out.
Was that a technology R&D facility or a Profits R&D facility ?And spent millions on acquiring a new R&D facility.
No idea, but you could always ask them...Was that a technology R&D facility or a Profits R&D facility ?
We've asked customers and they'd like things to be on average 8% lighter ... PRD facility - ok, make the workforce 8% less.
People like the value that a DTC supplier gives them. PRD facility - Ok, we'll sell direct, but sell at the same price so they get the feeling of a premium product.
Now that we're competing with ourselves ... we need to be more efficient .. PRD facility - No problem, We'll cut the dealer margins.
No idea, but you could always ask them...
The Levo SL has been on sale forever here in the UK, they just reduced them again but they still aren’t selling. The shop I bought my Levo from has a ton of the SLs in their warehouse, the owner was joking about starting to charge Spesh for storage since they don’t think they’ll sell anytime soon.All of the Levo SL bikes just went on sale (USA), I'm guessing that the new SL will be unveiled springtime.
I'll probably sell my current SL and decide whether to buy the new SL or just go full fat.
FF might make more sense for me because I still ride a S-Works Stumpy about half the time (differentiation)
A friend of mine just got a Pole Voima and that thing is beautiful in person and holy smoke, 190mm travel. Price is significantly cheaper than some of the other big boys.
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