turbomar

Fortwo ED and Ebike together at last

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Two ED's meant for each other!

However, not for everyone!

 

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Too many Smart ass comments
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Very nice! How do you like the e-bike? What's the range like?

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On 20/09/2019 at 4:31 PM, darren said:

Very nice! How do you like the e-bike? What's the range like?

It has 60km range on the lowest assist. See the link below for all the specs:

 

 

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16 hours ago, MikeT said:

Top speed?

Governed at 32kph by law in north America

On 20/09/2019 at 4:31 PM, darren said:

Very nice! How do you like the e-bike? What's the range like?

It has 60km range on the lowest assist. See the link below for all the specs:

 

 

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32, even downhill?  That'd drive me nuts, because on my regular bike I'm usually at 35+ on flat roads.  Downhill, up to 100!!

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3 hours ago, MikeT said:

32, even downhill?  That'd drive me nuts, because on my regular bike I'm usually at 35+ on flat roads.  Downhill, up to 100!!

 

Most e-bikes that I know of, free-wheel when travelling downhill, so depending on the hill, anything within reason is possible.  I live in an area where the hills aren't long enough or steep enough to get up to 100, but I have managed to make it to about 85.  Not too shabby for a relatively flat area like southern Ontario.  As for the 32, that can be maintained with zero effort until the battery poops out.

 

Some of us are not physically young enough or strong enough to ride a pedal bicycle for long periods of time or distance at or even close to 35!

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10 hours ago, tolsen said:

It is clearly a bike intended for women. 

 

What makes you say that?

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1 hour ago, darren said:

 

What makes you say that?

Because it looks like a lady’s bike. 

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So this morning on the ride into work on my Cervélo - admittedly not trying too hard because it was cool out - I was thinking of this e-Bike and what effect it'd have on my average speed into the office and my fitness.

 

Today's average speed was slow, at about 28 km/h (normally my average is 30-32).  Today's top speed was 65 km/h.  On the flat sections I was averaging about 35 km/h. 

 

So I figure if I got one of these e-bikes, I'd be no faster* on my 26.5 km commute but I would definitely be less fit due to the presence of electrical assistance when going uphill.

 

I can see the utility of an e-bike for people who require assistance for whatever reason when on a bike, but in my case it'd be a waste of money.

 

(*because they lose electrical assistance above 32 km/h, are not aerodynamic, have big high friction tires and weigh a "ton", and would be slower on the flats and downhill)

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NOW you're talking!  A secret weapon for when I'm 85.

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Hmmm....? Range again is still the deciding factor on these machines.......and cost of ownership.....wow!  The specialized .com machines I speaking of now...I agree with Tolson on the Smart e-bike...lol...sorry fellow owners...lol

Very nice machine all the same....I filled in all the specs and ended up with what 20 miles range.....just doesn't cut it.  I expect the folks who buy these machines are fit enough to peddle where ever they are going without this aid......so I ask why..?

 

It's just a very nice toy to say you own.....bragging rights for sure........a bit like owning a CDI Smart.....lol

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13 hours ago, MikeT said:

NOW you're talking!  A secret weapon for when I'm 85.

 

You'll need it sooner than that! :lol:

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