Hi Mike.Hi, I'm Mike and I'm new. Genuine question: how will the orbea ewsE race team get on with only 1 battery. I have the gen 2 wild and really love it and like the look of this new one. I'm concerned about range as I want to race and train on this bike.
Hi, I'm Mike and I'm new. Genuine question: how will the orbea ewsE race team get on with only 1 battery. I have the gen 2 wild and really love it and like the look of this new one. I'm concerned about range as I want to race and train on this bike.
There Is an XL,it has a 505mm reachRemovable batteries are the biggest source of issues on ebikes at most local bike shops. My local bike shop spends more time trying to get the battery contacts lined up properly once wear and tear sets in then any other single issue on emtbs (this is true for all brands that have a removable battery, not just one in particular) It's also the leading cause for water ingress through general riding. Combine all that with the fact that there are serious engineering compromises with regards to weight, complexity and stiffness... it's something that is a scourge to bike mechanics and designers alike.
I think that you're going to struggle to find high performance emtb's with removable batteries from major brands, that take warranty support seriously from this point on. I realize that many people (especially those in the uk) rely on this feature for storage and day to day use... but it's just very difficult to do properly with all of the forces/flexing going on in the frames and the sensitive nature of the electrical components on these bikes. When it comes to electrical components, if the contacts loosen, voltage drops, amperage spikes and the components of the bike are at risk. If you've ever played around with FEA on bike frames... you'd cringe at the idea of a removable battery in the downtube of a performance mountain bike.
Regarding the wild... pretty awesome bike from a design perspective. Vital stated that the Large M-LTD weighs in at 46lbs without pedals, pretty respectable for a full power, 160/170 emtb. The aesthetics of the bike are gorgeous tbh... the way that the top tube leads right into the seat stays is awesome, and the lower shock eyelet/pivot point brace that parallels the top tube looks awesome. The last wild, honestly looked terrible with the kinked top tube and the chunky motor/downtube junction. Geo changes look great, but it sucks that they don't have an XL as at 6'2", I do not fit on this bike with a 480 reach and a 620 ETT. I wonder about the ride quality when mtb journalists are mentioning excessive frame stiffness and getting beat up on descents. That means that most of the rest of us that don't ride at mach chicken putting tons of energy into the bike, are going to get the crap kicked out of us.
I thought that at first - but then noticed the fork and shock are only the 'Performance' level. Maybe things have changed, but I once bought a bike with 'Performance' (ie bottom of the range) level forks - they were terrible. Never again!Wild M10 seems the sweet spot with Fox 38s and float X at 8k.
The World's largest electric mountain bike community.