New eMtb from Vancouver

rsidedown

New Member
Nov 18, 2022
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Vancouver
Picked up a used Trek Rail. Got a couple of rides on it. Enjoying the tech climbs and figuring out the power mgmt. Already fell off a couple of low skinnies and spun out / wiped out trying to clear a 10-12" greasy log. The power overrun on the bike takes a bit to get used to.
I can see that I could have an issue with going through chains faster or breaking them and will have to pick up a couple of masterlinks for the pack
 

Fat Rat

Active member
May 7, 2020
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167
UK
Hi welcome
You will find the power over run good on techy climbs if you use low power modes it doesn't do it .
 

Stihldog

Handheld Power Tool
Subscriber
Jun 10, 2020
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Coquitlam, BC
Welcome to the forums.
Sometimes it’s easy to apply too much power/assist or use a low cadence. In 3+ years I’ve never snapped a chain but I’ve worn out a few chains and some cassettes.

When I follow our group of riders I watch their cadence. (Usually on pavement or gravel). I know that proper cadence can improve the wear and tear on the drivetrain and also helps in efficiency.

Usually I carry a quick link , tire plug, small tool set and a tire pump.
 
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