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February 20th, 2018, 04:16 AM   #31
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We don't have lift parks around my area.
Perfect situation to get one then! Its unbelievably easy. Just have to watch your battery level. The extra weight actually feels good on the downhill.

I'm not sure anyone is actually making a pure DH ebike yet. The nearest Ive seen is a Specialised Kenevo 180 up front and a coils rear. More like a heavy Enduro bike though.
I actually fitted a kit to my DH bike for that exact reason. And if I want to go back to a pure DH bike I just take all the e-gear off. Only drawbacks are about 30mm less space to ground just in front of the BB. And I had a great set of 165mm Truvativ Howitzer cranks on it that I cant use. Runs a 170mm square taper but its been ok, especially as I don't do anything to big these days.
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February 20th, 2018, 04:32 AM   #32
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Perfect situation to get one then! Its unbelievably easy. Just have to watch your battery level. The extra weight actually feels good on the downhill.

I'm not sure anyone is actually making a pure DH ebike yet. The nearest Ive seen is a Specialised Kenevo 180 up front and a coils rear. More like a heavy Enduro bike though.
I actually fitted a kit to my DH bike for that exact reason. And if I want to go back to a pure DH bike I just take all the e-gear off. Only drawbacks are about 30mm less space to ground just in front of the BB. And I had a great set of 165mm Truvativ Howitzer cranks on it that I cant use. Runs a 170mm square taper but its been ok, especially as I don't do anything to big these days.

Haibike makes one. Santa Cruz makes an ebike conversion for their v-10 dh bike but like you said, it lowers ground clearance which is already an issue. They need to do it on a bike like the commencal dh which has that unique high drivetrain with added clearance. I don't mind pedaling my 150mm bike. Its the dh bike I wouldn't mind the extra weight on anyway.
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February 20th, 2018, 06:03 PM   #33
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I was thinking over the last few years that Id have to give it up. But the ebike has given me a whole new lease on riding. Its actually a bit of a new sensation too because it has new aspects to it. Like flowing UP a hill, in that respect its like a subtle moto. And you start to ride things you wouldnt have before. Mind you my bike has like 1500W ( if I want ) compared to the 250W legal around here. Still all pedal assist though, I want to keep it bike .... not wannabe moto, so I am not installing the throttle.

Good fun, and an extention to my riding life.
So your pretending to pedal?
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February 20th, 2018, 07:18 PM   #34
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So your pretending to pedal?
With the cadence dependence ( rather than torque sensing ) type that I have ...... yes it seems like that at times. Lol.

But ..... you dont pedal ... you pay in battery going flat quicker.
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February 21st, 2018, 02:54 AM   #35
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Thread hijack for a test post.

I've only made a handful of posts in the last year or so, but none of them have ever shown up (I think only one had the word 'Rossi' in it as well).....

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February 21st, 2018, 03:24 AM   #36
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Thread hijack for a test post.

I've only made a handful of posts in the last year or so, but none of them have ever shown up (I think only one had the word 'Rossi' in it as well).....

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If you want people to see your posts just say something about Casey Stoner. Preferably negative. His supporters will dust of their keyboard and fling vegamite at you like a monkeys at the zoo.
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February 21st, 2018, 03:48 AM   #37
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If you want people to see your posts just say something about Casey Stoner. Preferably negative. His supporters will dust of their keyboard and fling vegamite at you like a monkeys at the zoo.
My post would have to be visible first
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February 21st, 2018, 03:49 AM   #38
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Maybe you need so many posts before you can post outside the new member's area?

I'll attempt a post elsewhere and see what happens...
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February 21st, 2018, 03:55 AM   #39
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Maybe you need so many posts before you can post outside the new member's area?

I'll attempt a post elsewhere and see what happens...
6 posts but I an only look this one up. Something isn't working right.
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February 21st, 2018, 04:02 AM   #40
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6 posts but I an only look this one up. Something isn't working right.
I think the others are awaiting an admin to approve them (some for as long as a year )

It seems to be ok now though, I've posted in the main MotoGP forum and it showed up (I've deleted the post now as it was bumping an old thread)
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