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    Bionx on A Specialized (see pictures)

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    im thinking what is it? some kind of motor?

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    http://www.bionx.ca/en/

    sweet probably is helpful for rehab and physical limitations

    or just riding further, farther whatever like it says, it would be great for transpo bike i wouldn't mind it on transpo bike especially in arizona summer with no shower facility at work

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    Those things go 35mph on flat pavement with a twist of the wrist. And they are legal anywhere a bicycle is allowed, on and off road. Commute without breaking a sweat!

    Hope I never see one on singletrack.

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    NOOOOO. Defeats the purpose.

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    And the rear wheel alone weighs close to 20 lbs.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    It matches up well with that seat.
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    i think your a out of shape fat ass ruining a bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    And they are legal anywhere a bicycle is allowed, on and off road.
    If you add a motor to a bicycle, you have a "motorized vehicle." Bicycles are permitted in some places that motorized vehicles are not permitted.
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    yep

    a lot of places say no motorized vehicles. If you are commuting, maybe get a commute bike like a CX bike or something. Leave the motor on the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    If you add a motor to a bicycle, you have a "motorized vehicle." Bicycles are permitted in some places that motorized vehicles are not permitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    yep

    a lot of places say no motorized vehicles. If you are commuting, maybe get a commute bike like a CX bike or something. Leave the motor on the road.
    There could very well be local restrictions in some areas or states.

    The e-bike reps promote that the pedal assisted e-bikes are legal where non-electric pedal bikes can go. I don't think they conspire to lie about that.

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    I think you mean "you are" or "you're"

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    Id much prefer one of these.

    Powered by a 48 volt lithium battery and pushed by a 600 watt brushless geared rear motor. The ElectrickBas offers power and performance like no other e-cycle out there. Battery life of over 2000 cycles. 20 to 34 miles per charge. Recharge time of 2-3 hours and costs less then a nickel. Thats 50,000 miles and less then $125 in energy cost for the life of the battery.
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    This Reply is Rude & Harassing

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    i think your a out of shape fat ass ruining a bike
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    This Reply is Rude & Harassing

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsvideo
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    This Reply is Rude & Harassing
    im sorry but imo that defeats the whole point of mountain biking
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    ^ bottom bracket is too high

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    Why do people post e-bikes in the all mountain forum? There's an e-bike section for that. Nobody wants to read about these things here. Everyone here pedals their bikes, even us big out of shape guys.

    Plus you already posted it in the e-bike forum, why post it again here?




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    personal perspective?
    that's dumb!
    why buy a bicycle that you're supposed to pedal, then add an electric motor? it not only defeats the purpose of the original bicycle, it defeats the point of HAVING a bicycle since you get next to no exercise.

    engineering perspective?
    you've added about 10 pounds of battery as high as possible on a bike (without being on the seat), you've also added another 10 pounds (roughly) to the rear wheel, meaning you would be disinclined to EVER pedal since the rotating mass you're pushing (rear wheel) is now so much heavier.
    assuming your bicycle was 25 pounds in the first place, that 10 pound battery means you've added 40% of the bike's total weight in
    the worst possible place, up high and over the rear wheel meaning you've lost a TON of traction up front for steering.

    you've compromised offroad handling to an unmeasurable degree.

    calling other people "rude and harassing" when they're posted a single negative comment about you betrays a lack of understanding of the term "harassing".
    and the fact that someone uses rude terms to expess that it's a bad idea doesn't mean they're wrong.
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    so you saying out of shape fat ass is ok to say to someone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsvideo
    so you saying out of shape fat ass is ok to say to someone?
    No it's a bit overkill, but you're really asking to get slammed posting an e-bike in the all mountain forum.
    Gotta get up to get down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donsvideo
    so you saying out of shape fat ass is ok to say to someone?
    dude you are pretty much posting a electric dirt bike on a mountain bike site what do you expect.
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    dude you are pretty much posting a electric dirt bike on a mountain bike site what do you expect.
    I know you did not ask me but.... personally I would expect people not to act like little children, and just move on if it does not interest them.

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    Lol you might as well put kickstand an reflectors on it now
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