Electric-powered bicycle....

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by MaxxVolume, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

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    This thing looks pretty interesting....

     
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  2. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    W O W !
     
  3. ilusndweller

    ilusndweller Addicted Member

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    Looks fun and hauls ass! I wonder what top speed it is capable of if they didnt limit it? :eek:
     
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  4. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    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...........
     
  5. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    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.
     
  6. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

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    Naaaahhh....most of the better-quality bike tires are Kevlar-reinforced these days, so that`s not a problem.
     
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  7. jdurbin1

    jdurbin1 Tandberg enthusiast Subscriber

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    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:

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    John
     
  8. PabloX

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    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.
     
  9. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

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    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.... :)
     

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