Posted by: Sethimus
Posted by: norona
I have over 14,000km on 4 Devinci bikes now and I go through a set of rear brake pads and a rear tire every 9OOkm or per month, that is all I have ever replaced except for a chain my wife broke on a new bike first ride by shifting in a Tricky spot over too many gears. I also have one bike with 5000km on same drive components and everything else, still running it and fine although I have a new chain and cassette ready for it , 200.00 retail which is cheap. I also have a battery with roughly 8000km on it and works as good as new, these easily will go over 20,000km with out loss, and then can be recycled. Sorry to disappoint. Lots of shop guys trade them each year as it is easy to ride them for cheap or free by selling and getting the new model much like they do with an Acoustic Bike. All I do for maintenance is clean the chain and pulleys more often, simple and easy and a daily task since I ride every day usually twice. Love the misinformation here by guys that don’t ride them, keep it up, to the informed you just look like haters on technology you would all benefit from, from racing to DH. Get off the forums and ride! 👍
why do you need 4 of them? and where exactly is that place where you can recycle you batteries?
I have had actually more e-mtb's. Perks of the job really, like I said for bike shop employee's who get deals, it makes sense for them to switch every year, just like they do and have done with regular bikes. I usually run a bike to 2500km-3000km and then sell it. People think any bike or these bikes are over way before it is, which is why I have one with more kilometers on it. All of mine have gone to happy riders still enjoying the bikes. I ride once everyday and 2 times most days. I worked with Zero Motorcycles for a time and the tech allows batteries to be replaced/recycled. Of course it is not 100%. I am not pretending to be green but you guys touting that a regular bike IS over these is a stretch. All those tires, parts, chains, etc have never been recycled, for some reason you care now that it is an e-bike. With an e-bike the bike will be worn before the battery is done. Again I am not here to convince anyone to switch to an e-mtb, I am just here to say why I use one and that 80% of the stuff written about them are false, have no prove by guys who have not ridden one. Again riding one once or down the street, is not really riding one, you would not accept the riders from NSMB to do one ride on a totally new bike or tech and give you the full low down on that tech.