Best advert for E-bikes I’ve seen yet

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by TyrannosaurusTreks, 9 Sep 2019.

  1. TyrannosaurusTreks

    TyrannosaurusTreks Formerly known as Giantbadge

    Location:
    Somerset
  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    So does that mean you'll be buying one @TyrannosaurusTreks ?
     
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  3. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Brilliant. It's a foregone conclusion that I will definitely have one, eventually. :okay:
     
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  4. Freds Dad

    Freds Dad Veteran

    Location:
    Gawsworth.
    Bit steep at over £4000
     
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  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Length of that head tube... yikes.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    TyrannosaurusTreks

    TyrannosaurusTreks Formerly known as Giantbadge

    Location:
    Somerset
    I’ve already got one a trek domane+
     
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  7. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey Nearly 63 - oh dear! Moderator

    Is there any specific performance advantage over the Trek vs an Orbea Gain - or does the Gain look infinitely sleeker at the expense of some performance loss?
     
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  8. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Guru

    Location:
    Lincs
    Its a little bit like that when I go out with my wife now. She can hold 16mph into a 20mph headwind uphill. I was drafting for all my life to stay on the back wheel. Soon as I popped out to ride beside her, dropped!

    It really has levelled our riding pace, which is great.
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    A mate of mine has bought one for his wife and she is able to get in the Peaks with him - previously very occasional cyclist. I'm awaiting the ear bashing I'll get when we ride out to watch the Tour of Britain. It's only a 5 mile route, off road, but the last mile is up a seriously steep off road track. - I'll be pushing both MTB's !
     
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  10. OP
    OP
    TyrannosaurusTreks

    TyrannosaurusTreks Formerly known as Giantbadge

    Location:
    Somerset
    Performance why’s
    Trek - 63nm torque & a 500wh battery
    Orbea - 40nm torque & a 250wh battery
    The gain will look a bit more sleeker with The Ebikemotion rear hub drive v Bosch mid drive.
    I’ve not ridden a Ebikemotion yet, but think I wouldn’t like the difference in torque & half the size battery.
    Think the trek is around 6 kg heavier than a carbon gain as well, but the trek moves very well even after the 16.9 mph cut off.
     
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  11. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Entertaining - but SO misleading. Those guys would have been exceeding the legal assistance cut-off speed within seconds of setting off, so the e-domane guy must be superfit, retired or not, to be riding like that unassisted :scratch:
     
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  12. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    I thought that, but I think the motor is marked 'Speed'.

    In other words, it's a speed pedelec that assists to 45kmh/28mph.

    Legal in some parts of Europe and America.
     
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  13. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    So that is what Bradley looks like now.

    Bianchi do a 23lb model now. Those weights are coming down and they don't look so different to a normal road bike.
     
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  14. Zeek48

    Zeek48 Member

    You have nailed the differences. I originally had a Giant Road E before any of the lighter models like the Orbea Gain was available. While was certainly fun to ride and definitely had more power and a bit longer range I much prefer my Gain. They market it as just enough. That's what I was looking for. A little help when needed into the wind or climbing. I still want ride unassisted as much as possible and that has enabled me to go the longer distance that the lighter bike and 250w battery loses to the bigger more powerful mid drives with 450-500w. It's all what you want out of the bike.
     
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  15. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Guru

    Location:
    Lincs
    I reckon a bigger motor and battery for heavier riders and lower power and battery for lightweight riders will become the marketing slant for the future
     
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