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by BertYardbrush
11 Sep 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

If you do manage to up the motor assist beyond the road legal limit, you will succeed in reducing the range.
My motor cuts out around 15.8mph as read on my Garmin.
Doing regular 65 mile hilly rides with the extra battery. Works well.
by BertYardbrush
7 Sep 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

Beginner question - is the lwoc light on the charger (which I haven't used yet) I don't have a smartphone which I presume is needed to connect to the Dealer APP. The Iwoc button is the one on the top tube that turns the motor on, controls the power setting and indicates approximately how much power...
by BertYardbrush
6 Sep 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

The new edition 2020 Orbea Gain has ANT+ which would allow you to use something other than the Ebikemotion app to monitor the bike as you're riding. The Garmin Edge Explore, and maybe other devices, has the facility to pick up and report ebike information this way. Might be worthwhile finding out if...
by BertYardbrush
6 Sep 2019, 8:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain - first ride
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Orbea Gain - first ride

[quote]I presume it's OK to be in a cold outside shed until the battery needs charging./quote] I store my bike is in a secure but unheated place in winter. I had a couple of instances in February when the Iwoc light flashed purple. The error log says discharge over temp. The advice is: 1. Reduce the...
by BertYardbrush
16 Aug 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I have been on a couple of rides with the range extender battery. I charged the new battery and the existing battery fully before installation. Installing the battery on the bike is fairly simple though at 1.6kg it's more of a brick than a bidon. It is secured in the holder cage by two lego style 'p...
by BertYardbrush
6 Aug 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Finally, finally, got my Range Extender Battery. Cost: approx £2.15 per Wh.
Quite an outlay to dispel range anxiety.
by BertYardbrush
5 Aug 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Pleased to hear you've gone for the D40, I've had mine nearly a year now. By and large I'm very happy with it. Expecting my expensive range extender battery any day now. I have given up on the Ebikemotion app for anything other than monitoring battery level at the end of a ride and adjusting the pow...
by BertYardbrush
2 Jul 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

I have a D40. I've just had a look online at the motor spec for the NEO3 Bosch motor. It's torque is 50NM as opposed to the D40's 40NM. The battery on the NEO3 is 500Wh as opposed to 280Wh on the Orbea. The new Orbea range extender battery is due out imminently, priced at £549 I would expect 10% dis...
by BertYardbrush
20 May 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Looking for an E-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: Looking for an E-bike

I'm guessing you may live in Sheffield. You've probably been to JE James where they have a massive selection. Also, a couple of people I know have used Peak eBikes at Hassop Station. They have gone for Raleigh. One got a very well specced Mustang reduced to £1500.
by BertYardbrush
18 May 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Looking for an E-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: Looking for an E-bike

It's getting towards launch time for next year's bikes. you should be able to pick up a last year model or an ex demo for a reasonable price. If you could up your budget 2 or 3 hundred to £1500 you shouldn't have a problem. Not what you're looking for but my LBS, Igloo Cycles, Chesterfield has an Or...
by BertYardbrush
17 Apr 2019, 9:28am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-motion app for Orbea Gain
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: E-motion app for Orbea Gain

I've more or less given up on the Ebikemotion app. I use it at the end of the ride to see how much battery I've got left. I've also used it to change the power settings on the motor, 80% on green, 90% on amber. It's toned down the assist and increased the range. It's not possible to upload a preplan...
by BertYardbrush
25 Mar 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Halfords discount?
Replies: 33
Views: 13135

Re: Halfords discount?

This is NOT straightforward. It is as clear as mud. the real situation is, you go to Halfords, choose a product, take it to the counter and wave your membership card. They tell you, where's the barcode, there's an app. They mention British Cycling. I'm not British Cycling, I'm Cycling UK/CTC. You ne...
by BertYardbrush
21 Dec 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

Hi fellow Gain owners. I have a D40 2019 with 10sp Tiagra. I got it at the end of August and have done 1500 miles. Living in Derbyshire, it's fairly hilly. I too have a blood condition, CLL, stamina has deteriorated and I need the assistance, particularly when riding with a group. Up till recently I...
by BertYardbrush
20 Sep 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?
Replies: 171
Views: 4417

Re: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?

Blimey. I've done a few Audaxes. Didn't realise some participants take the points side so seriously. I did wonder what was the purpose of the cards. Some of the comments are quite off putting to a casual rider like me who has just got an Orbea Gain as age and medical condition takes its toll. I have...
by BertYardbrush
19 Sep 2018, 6:03pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)
Replies: 100
Views: 9959

Re: OBREA GAIN D40 (e-bike)

i got my 2019 D40 on 31st August having ordered it in June. I am still waiting for the auxiliary battery. I'm not sure I need it but it will quell any range anxiety. I am using about 1% per mile on the battery so should be OK for up to around 80 miles. I have a Brooks Swift saddle and Gilles Berthou...