Mountain bike trails

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by gots_a_sol » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:03 am

juddspaintballs wrote:
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So why not a chin bar helmet?

For the pace I can manage on a pedal bike a full face helmet seemed like overkill.
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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by smdub » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:03 pm

The full face DH helmet I have is much hotter and heavier than my XC helmets.
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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by BigBird » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:05 pm

I got one of these in yellow and think it will be good and very light and well ventilated.
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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by gots_a_sol » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:17 pm

I'm officially a cheater now :lol2:


Focus Jam², snagged it off another riding buddy after riding another buddys e bike and determined I needed one in my life.

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by Marylander » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:22 am

Neat, does it have a throttle or pedal assist or both? How much riding do you expect to do on a charge? I assume you've found enough trails close to home to make it worthwhile...

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by gots_a_sol » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:27 am

Marylander wrote:
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Neat, does it have a throttle or pedal assist or both? How much riding do you expect to do on a charge? I assume you've found enough trails close to home to make it worthwhile...
It is just pedal assist. It has 3 modes that you can select depending on how much assist you want, eco (50%), trail (80%), and boost(100%). The amount of assist can be tweaked also with an app although I haven't read much in to doing so yet.

The guy i bought it from said he could get a bit over 20 miles if he didn't run it in boost mode too much. This bike is built with a smaller internal battery than most ebikes (makes it lighter) but has a port to plug in an external battery if the range is needed.

Seems to be enough places to ride around here to have made it worthwhile. I rode another buddy's bike a few weeks ago which sold me on it.
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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by gots_a_sol » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:33 pm

Finally got to ride this thing for a few miles today. Was out of town then was waiting on a brake line that just sat at the post office for over a week before they decided to actually put it on a truck :frustrated:

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It is definitely still a work out. You have to put the effort in and it helps you out.


Hopefully I can get out again tomorrow. Currently sitting in this hotel room charging haha

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by gots_a_sol » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:06 pm

Put some miles on the Focus. I hadn't been to these trails before and it was only about 25 mins away (rolling ridge/speakeasy trails here in Jefferson county). It was way more technical than I was hoping. I would have turned around after 5 minutes on the analog bike :lol2:

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Did have an oops moment. Was able to shape a small rock with a larger rock to a shape to fit the nut and bolted it back on. Pinch bolts were still tight. Weird.

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by Marylander » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:21 pm

You can ride through those rocks on that thing?

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Re: Mountain bike trails

Post by gots_a_sol » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:42 pm

Eh, 50/50. Basically same as the dirt bike, gotta have momentum. Just a lot harder to keep it while having to pedal and not hit rocks with the pedals.
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