Positive discussion on ebikes and pedal assist bicycles
Just a quick hint to help with preventing cable fraying.
When you fit a new cable just soak the end. the last 1 or 2 cm in a bit of superglue and let it set. This will lock the strands together. You now don't really need the little end cap anymore either.
I love this forum! Thanks John - I'll keep this one in mind every time i need to cut a cable or thread a cable - even trying to thread an old cable with the odd loose bit could be sorted with a dob of superglue - bewdy!
HI folks - looks like us 2011 orange pure innergy owners are going to be the last standing as our beloved model is no longer available in the Gazelle AU range. its been relegated to the archive page on the Gazelle website- http://www.gazellebicycles.com.au/produ ... dit&id=209
Seems the extra torque of the XT is the go for Gazelle in Australia.
I was chatting with the Gazelle guys earlier in the week about a broken strut on the battery rack...all sorted! Whilst on the phone I was curious about the level of additional assistance that the XT offers...so I asked them (in terms of assistance) how the boost setting on the orange pure would compare with the XT. The fella on the phone suggested that the Eco setting on the XT would be comparable to the Boost setting on the pure innergy. As detailed elsewhere in this forum the XT has 3 times the torque of the now archived standard model.
I am really happy with the pure innergy, its (quite subtle) level of assistance actually suits my needs really well. I had for a brief time one of those diamond framed Chinese MTB ebikes (Nope Dyno V) which was way too powerful IMO - When i first got the innergy i really noticed that the level of assistance (even in boost) was not even close to that of the Dyno. I have since gotten used to this and actually really like the way the bike rides and feels more like a conventional bicycle.
I completely understand the rationale for the extra assistance (torque) of the XT and whilst I suffer badly from "upgradeitis" in this case i reckon my affair with the standard innergy will end up as a long term relationship!
I wonder when we will refer to the pure innergy as being retro!
Hi folks - I recently had a week commuting without either my Gazelle - (In for repairs with the battery struts on the rear rack failing) and my touring bike, Vivente Randonneur out of action due to the rear derailleur somehow getting caught up in the rear wheel spokes = completely buckled wheel and complete rear drive needing to be replaced...
So my 42k (one way) commute to work was on the roadie...interesting! In terms of average speed and total riding time, riding the roadie wins hands down - A couple of nights riding home i smashed any time that could be achieved with the heavy tourer or the Gazelle...
So why has this week on the roadie completely confirmed why the Gazelle is a better commuter option?
The roadie doesn't have...racks for panniers loaded up with laptop/lunch/change of clothes/books/keys/phone/rain jacket etc etc - I had to cram what i could into a backpack - sweaty back/shoulder pain etc
The roadie also doesn't have mudguards built in - One wet morning ride that backpack was the target of 90 minutes of rear wheel road spray and it got completely soaked...i luckily had a plastic bag that i was able to protect the laptop with, but everything else was pretty soaked...
The roadie also doesn't have an enclosed chain guard - About 3k's of the ride is on dirt road - which is really muddy when wet - Straight onto the drive chain - nice and gritty...
The roadie doesn't have lights built in...or a lock built in...The roadie also has roadie tyres - 3 punctures for the week!
I love riding my road bike - but for those loong weekend rides, or short sharp hitouts, or hill climbs ...Its completely a case of horses for courses. For mine the Gazelle ebike wins hands down as a made to measure commuter. It may not be as twitchy or quick as a road bike but for me commuting is not about average speed - its about payload and other features that the Gazelle has in spades!
All those reasons are also why the non electric gazelle bikes are very under rated in my opinion.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill.
Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day.
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