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Needs_o2
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Found a nice surprise Christmas present to myself outside the door a couple of days ago!









I wasn't expecting it until spring, but they are having some issues with their logistics company and so, SURPRISE!!!
I kept it hidden until last night to surprise Julie, since she has one on order as well, and snuck it up stairs, all 70 lbs of it, to surprise her.
I have yet to charge it or fine tune anything yet, but I will start tinkering with it today, and I may have to plan a short road trip to get out of the white stuff and put some miles on it.
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Jaimec
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

VERY cool!
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Zac4mac
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Congrats, Merry Christmas and hope the other one arrives soon.
I'm trying to put together funds for one myself.

Z
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Sifo
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 01:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Very cool! What is that mounted at the top of the rear triangle that almost looks like a V-Brake caliper. I see it's got discs at both ends, so I know it's not a brake caliper.
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Shoggin
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 01:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sifo: Looks like a fork brace to me? The brake cable/hose in just running past it.

Super cool present! I hope to read your in-depth review here: ) Merry X-mas!
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Sifo
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 01:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That would be a very funky design for a simple fork brace. It's also right next to where it joins the seat tube, so not much need there. I would call it a terrible design, so I don't think so.
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Needs_o2
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 03:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The mystery item is an Abus frame/wheel lock.



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Needs_o2
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What has really intrigued me is the tire technology, sooo much like true motorcycle tire, just different scale.

Hey Zac,
If you ever make it up to Summit county. let me know or just stop in at my store, which is right off I-70 in Silverthorne (https://www.mountainreflectionswoodworking.com/), and I'll let take out for zip around town or up the nearest mountain grade.

Best part, no loss of power due to lack of oxygen!
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Sifo
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wheel lock! Makes sense.

So is there still that big jump park on the north side of I-70 in Silverthorne? Last I was out there with MTBs was about a dozen years ago.
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Tpehak
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good bicycle for commute. But where is the front wheel mud guard?

(Message edited by TPEHAK on December 25, 2019)
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Jaimec
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've never seen a bicycle with a belt drive before. That's pretty cool...
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Tpehak
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Revzilla review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww2wzY0SsyE
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Tootal
Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I remember the guys riding a prototype at Gus's in East Troy when Erik showed up. If you wear a back pack you can carry extra batteries! Very Cool Jeff, Enjoy!
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Shoggin
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 01:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"That would be a very funky design for a simple fork brace. It's also right next to where it joins the seat tube"

I thought you meant the brace in the front. Theres no "fork" to brace on the back under the seat.

Is that lock a standard item built into the bike? or something you added? I know I could look it up but: )
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

VERY slick, congrats! Keep posting as you familiarize with that toy. Super cool you got the SO one too, good on ya.

May I offer $.02, O2? Aesthetics would improve if the goony reflectors went away. A piece of fishing line for the forks, old trick for the MC crowd. Just my two cents. ; )
Never really understood the functionality, seems a waste of plastic on a grand scale, gov't mandated for ALL two wheelers.

Have fun! Ride review ASAP, phleezze!!!
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Needs_o2
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not sure if it's the same bike park you visited, but Frisco has a pretty nice park.









All the ski areas offer lift access for downhilling on trails within the ski areas, like Keystone's below.





However, we have no intent on downhilling or playing in the park, these are like his and hers slow speed Ulys for commuting and sightseeing.
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Needs_o2
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The belt drive will keep me spiritually connected to my Buells.

The wheel lock is considered standard with the bike. They also offer gps tracking and a folding lock from Abus as accessories.

I do agree on the reflectors, but with the huge influx of Gappers up here during the summer any bit of self defense is welcomed. The brain bucket at the Eisenhower tunnel fills up pretty quick once the snow melts. I joked about using a sharpie on the whitewall tires, then I was informed that they where reflective, and do reflect quite well.
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Needs_o2
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 01:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Unfortunately, the front fender was missing, but they already have one ordered to be sent out to me.

Greg,
No real need for the backpack, with both batteries on the bike there's a claimed range of 125 miles. Of course that depends on how you apply the boost, so with a 21 mile round trip to my store I figure I'll get one trip per battery, top gear full boost ya know!
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Tootal
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 01:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ha! I have no doubt! The extra battery thing was just something we were discussing with Erik at Homecoming. That's quite a range, more than my old ass would want to ride anyway! BTW, my pedal only bike is a Spot Brand from Golden. It has reflective white walls and a belt drive. Those tires really light up! Love the belt drive with a 11 speed shimano hub. I just need exercise, not transportation!
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Needs_o2
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 02:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I figured I'd get both and save some wear and tear on the truck when I don't need to haul product to the store.

It's only the eight speed hub, and I think the eleven speed has some issues with it.

With 74 ftlbs of torque, I won't need those extra three gears anyway.
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Tootal
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

WOW, that's only ten less than the Uly!!
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've never seen a bicycle with a belt drive before. That's pretty cool...

Back around 2000 I was hanging out with the guy running the race program for Infinity Cycles when he showed me a bicycle belt drive.
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Torquehd
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've never seen a bicycle with a belt drive before

I've never seen a bicycle drive at all.
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 04:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Torquehd, you're kidding, aren't you? Unless it's a kid's bike with pedals connected directly to the front wheel they ALL have a chain drive from the crank to the rear sprocket...
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Crusty
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 05:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bicycles can't drive; they don't have Licenses!
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Licenses? they don't need no stinkin' licenses.
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.prioritybicycles.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobCh MIttiyuq3U5gIVw8DACh1fwgAKEAAYASAAEgJokPD_BwE
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Sifo
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not sure if it's the same bike park you visited, but Frisco has a pretty nice park.

Nope, it was in the Silverthorne area. Had some big gap jumps like that on the right side, smaller gap jumps on the left, and a whole bunch of jumps and drops into a big bowl area in the center. It was in a pretty wooded area no more than a mile north of I-70.

Spent a lot of time riding the DH trails at Vail and Keystone back then.

Lots of good riding for a bike like the Flluid out there too. Enjoy!
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Needs_o2
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow, I've lived out here for 23+ years now, and I'm drawing a blank on a bike park in or near town but there is a skate park in town.

Maybe it was Red Gerard's backyard!

Sifo, when was back then?
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Torquehd
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 08:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jaimec you ruined the joke.
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Sifo
Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 08:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Late 1990's, early 2000's. It was kind of a bootleg thing, but they really put work into it, and I know it was there for a number of years. Didn't know much about it other than our group got invited out for a "session" by one of the locals. We had a little website called Team Sally back then. Somehow it became kind of a thing. We met people all across the country that knew of us back then. It was kind of freaky! I was in Utah for the Red Bull Rampage one year, camping to some Canadians that were in the event. They were stoked to meet a Team Sally member. The internet can be a weird place!
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