Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by MaxxVolume, Sep 28, 2017.
This thing looks pretty interesting....
W O W !
Looks fun and hauls ass! I wonder what top speed it is capable of if they didnt limit it?
Must have shot that video here in California. Ran all the stop signs, rode on the wrong side of the road, crossed a double yellow line...........
At what point do the tires expand let loose? I've always been under the impression that 35MPH+ on bike tires you are treading on thin ice.
Naaaahhh....most of the better-quality bike tires are Kevlar-reinforced these days, so that`s not a problem.
Saw this little gem in a high end dept. store when I was on vacation last week... checked my pockets and didn't have the 12K euro asking price on me, so I had to walk away.
Don't think it'll match the OP's bike for performance but you'd be the coolest kid on the block:
I cycle a fair bit. I average about 100-120 miles per week and ride one of those skinny tired road bikes (yes, I wear the spandex and all that). For 49, I can keep a pretty good pace and regularly ride with guys 10 years younger than I am.
However, one day, I was riding up a hill and got passed by some guy much older than I am, wearing jeans and on what appeared to be a hybrid. In my mind I thought "what in the actual f**k!". I couldn't figure out what the bike was as I was huffing and puffing to go from 12mph to 13mph in hopes of keeping up, but couldn't.
Then, a month or so later, the same guy passed me again and I got a look at the bike. It turned out it was a Specialized electric bike. I was pretty impressed.
As far as tires, I hit 35mph on pretty much every ride I go on and have hit 55mph as my max. The tires and wheels on modern (good) bikes are amazing pieces of engineering.
When non-bike-savvy people inquired about "them skinny little tires" (tubulars) on my bike, they were always amazed when I informed them that those tires were glued on (!) to the rim, and would safely run at 115 psi....
Cool for some people, but not for me.
On the video I kept waiting for someone to back out of their driveway and launch the rider. I must be too old to appreciate the skills or dumbassery. Which ever it is.
It is a cool bike though.
There are all kinds of e-bikes in California now. I was thinking about getting one, then I thought a motorcycle would be more fun. The retro looking ones to really cool.
We have a 20mph speed limit for on the road. I think there is no limit for off road.
And if you`re so inclined, a low-caffiene alternative is a scooter....Honda makes some nice ones, and there`s always the vintage\retro jobs, Vespa, Lambretta, etc.
I really like the styling of vintage Vespas and Lambrettas. I think Vespa is making an electric one. It would be nice to be green. I'll probably get one when I retire and putt around Maui.
You mean hum around Maui.
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