- Lets see your….Full suss ebikes !
Supposed to be a corker.Posted 6 days agochiefgrooveguruMember
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Too dark for a sunset but some well-timed headlights helped this photo on my way home after an ultra short but very fast mostly TURBO!!! night ride. Caught the crew on the last trail and followed them to the pub. 🤘🍺 (Also, I swapped the Butcher 2.6 on the back for an Eliminator 2.3 – it’s hardly any narrower at the knobs but definitely less tall and smaller volume – much less boingy or squirmy, better suits how I like the back to feel. Rolls faster, similar grip, easier to break and catch again.) #turbolevo #turbolevo2019 #hopecomponents #rockshoxlyrik
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According to dealers I’ve spoken to – yes.
Non spesh dealers then? 🤣
Mates have a Levo and a kenovo, had em for 18 months, and they hammer them, out all the time.
Only issue they’ve had was a motor frying due to a twig going right into it via the vent, spesh replaced motor FOC.Posted 3 days ago
Spesh have had a few quality and design problems with the 2019 Levos.
The early motors were very loud; Replaced under warranty.
Dirt ingress due to poor design; new motor covers, a sponge, and now a deflector shield. It is still unclear if all dealers are fitting these parts under warranty or if the new bikes are coming fitted with them.
Motor power cable; it’s a generic Brose part and due to the length has a tight 180degree bend close to the connector which causes cracking and shorting issues. There is supposedly a new cable, but Spesh seem reluctant to admit there is a fault.
On the eMTB forum there are quite a few people who’ve suffered motor or battery failures, along with the design issues. The warranty problems are easily sorted but the design issues seem to be a lottery as to whether you’ll get an easy fix or a battle with your dealer.
Bosch and Shimano motored bikes aren’t much better. The Bosch has a well known design flaw that the Gen 4 motor has eliminated and the Shimano seems to have an issue with the bottom bracket bearings if ridden hard.
I’m on my third Bosch motor in under 1500 miles and I know people with Spesh and Shimano bikes who’ve had motors and/or batteries fail.
EDIT: Spesh are also experiencing issues with the TCU on the 2019 bikes.Posted 3 days ago
Must just be lucky with the three we have in the family shared between four of us. A 2017 and 2 2018.
Best keep my fingers crossed.
It would be nice if we had a survey from riders who actually own Ebikes to see what problems, if any, they have had. Might help prospective buyers narrow their choice.
Our red one is defiantly faster than the blue one, we have checked everything and they are all set up the same but who ever grabs the red one is always first up the hill.Posted 3 days ago
The other two aren’t down on power though. Must be the colour even if the blue one looks nicer.
Going to swap over the 650b+ wheels on the red one to some spare 29rs just to see what it rides like. think it will need a part worn tyre on the rear for clearance. Anyone else done it.Posted 3 days agotomhowardSubscriber
Going to swap over the 650b+ wheels on the red one to some spare 29rs just to see what it rides like. think it will need a part worn tyre on the rear for clearance. Anyone else done it.
I’ve done it F&R to my 2016 Levo, fits fine with 29×2.35 tyres and really improves the bike IMO, but I’m not a fan of plus tyres.Posted 3 days ago
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