Upgrade Rise or Buy Kenevo SL or buy Transition Relay

What should I do? (see below for more info)

  • Upgrade Rise

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • Buy Kenevo SL

    Votes: 7 29.2%
  • Buy Transition Relay

    Votes: 9 37.5%
  • Wait a year or two for more long travel SL ebikes to come out

    Votes: 5 20.8%

  • Total voters
    24

michael_bc

New Member
Sep 4, 2023
38
42
Laax, Switzerland
Can you tell us a bit more about why you are interested in a slacker and longer travel bike? This is important information to answer the question.

At first sight, you could squeeze quite a lot more out of your bike by replacing the fork with a Fox 36. Burlier tires also make a huge impact. Neither of these upgrades should void your warranty?

The other bikes seem like a side-grade at best considering battery and motors.
 

squeegee

Well-known member
Aug 19, 2019
368
277
USA
Can you tell us a bit more about why you are interested in a slacker and longer travel bike? This is important information to answer the question.

At first sight, you could squeeze quite a lot more out of your bike by replacing the fork with a Fox 36. Burlier tires also make a huge impact. Neither of these upgrades should void your warranty?

The other bikes seem like a side-grade at best considering battery and motors.
I agree about the motor and battery, 540W + EP8 is the better of the options you mention, more power and torque and more juice on hand than others. On my Rise I have 160 fork, Cascade link + the 160 mullet rear travel mod with 8.5x2.5 shock. Set up like this is very noticeable in terms of rear wheel travel and feel of slacker head angle, the extra travel makes a huge difference, Cascade link really stiffens the rear end a lot (you could go Cascade + 210x55 stock shock=150mm rear travel and 160mm fork). Makes the Rise an Enduro capable trail bike, a whole lot more than stock but not in the realm of a Kenevo SL. Asking yourself what you're going to do most with the bike as previous post suggests is the real question you need to answer. If you ride trail more than park for example, or doing shuttle runs and park every weekend etc. And as a 2022 model, your warranty is probably about up, I have 1.5 yrs running my Rise like I mention without incident, riding 3-4 times a week, 3K miles and lots of abuse. Mine is 2022 M model size medium just as an FYI. I use the KSL for park and burly stuff but only represents about 20% of my total riding. I want to ride the KSL more but it's just not as good for trails and jumps I ride weekdays on the Rise.
 

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