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    Specialized Turbo e-bike: One smoking fast commuter

    Yes, it is illegally fast in the US and most of Europe, but a pure blast to ride. I'm on my way back from the global launch event in Valencia, and truly stoked:
    The electric Specialized Turbo: First ride - bysykling



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    I past a guy on an E-bike on the MUTs yesterday...he was blasting +50kph.....a little fast for conditions.

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    think those tires are going to be available for sale? i've been looking for 700x40/45 slicks

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    The tires were developed specifically for the Turbo, with max Armadillo puncture protection. No idea if they will be available separately, sorry.

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    that looks like fun

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    Looks like fun, but there is no way I would be locking up a $7k+ bike outdoors.

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    Good to see the big boys *starting* to make ebikes with SAFE SPEED. 20mph makes you an obstacle on most roads in the US. 28mph will help a fair bit, while still being a bicycle. Most city traffic seems to be 25-30mph when not in gridlock. Now we just need a high speed ebike class to make it legal....

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    If I remember my state's law correctly, 25 is the max for a power assist without a motorcycle license, insurance and lighting. However, given that the Police don't pull people over doing 45 in the 30 zone close to home, I doubt they would notice a couple mph over the limit. As long as it looks and pedals like a bike, I doubt they'd notice it was powered and think to check whether it is a bit too fast.

    It is a sleek looking unit without the big battery pack on a biplane rear rack. It would be nie if it was a success for them.

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