Electric-powered bicycle....

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

  1. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume Super Member

    This thing looks pretty interesting....

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  2. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

    EC Indiana
    W O W !
  3. ilusndweller

    ilusndweller Addicted Member

    Looks fun and hauls ass! I wonder what top speed it is capable of if they didnt limit it? :eek:
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  4. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

    Central Moonbeamia
    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

    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

    San Diego
    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:


  8. PabloX

    PabloX AK Subscriber Subscriber

    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

    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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