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by Gangzoom
7 Mar 2020, 6:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cannondale Ebike
Replies: 22
Views: 1339

Re: Cannondale Ebike

I am attracted by the weight of this bike having now had second thoughts on the Fazua system ( Boardman and the Bergamont types). Done 100 miles commuting miles on the Boardman with Fazua system now. Loving it, gives a really nice boost when it really matters, hills/wind. If you just want to sit ba...
by Gangzoom
20 Feb 2020, 6:21am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Charging battery unheated shed
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Charging battery unheated shed

willcee wrote:in fact last winter he bought that one in December and it didn't see any roads out of doors until March if memory serves.


Keeping a battery charged at 100% for 4 months at a time is WORST thing you can do with a lithium ion battery. It will dramatically increase battery degredation.
by Gangzoom
19 Feb 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

I too have been looking at these mainly because of their light weight. They look and feel very good in the shops I must say. However I read somewhere or perhaps saw it on a youtube clip that the Fazua battery turns itself off after a period of inactivity ( possibly 45 mins?) and to start it again a...
by Gangzoom
17 Feb 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

First commute done, 19km round trip, got battered by the wind abit, really glad to have the assistance. Used sub 20% battery. Have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so it'll be Wednesday before getting back on the bike. Overall really happy with first ride, gives me the right mxiture of effort/work ou...
by Gangzoom
16 Feb 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

And its here, looks and feels fab. I was worried about spending so much on a Halfords bike, but very happy. Have added some mandatory lights, toe clips, first commute tomorrow:).

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by Gangzoom
14 Feb 2020, 5:02am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The future for ebikes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: The future for ebikes?

The whole grid collapsing worry is a myth, 100%. Forget everything else, if you consider peak uk grid demand, which is about 5-8pm, and the stories about how at break time for Coronation street the grid has to pull in more supply to meet demand. This is certainly true, below is our house hold (5 bed...
by Gangzoom
11 Feb 2020, 3:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The future for ebikes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: The future for ebikes?

I've been driving around in EVs since 2015, have to say am surprised to see a topic on hydrogen fuel cells on a bike forum, though it's a common topic in EV discussion :!: Hydrogen is absolutely pointless for personal transportation even in a car letalone a pedal bike. On a pedal bike I cannot see m...
by Gangzoom
11 Feb 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

I liked the advanced but strangely the chap (he looked over 25), in the bike hut convinced me the cost difference wasn't worth for my distance in commuting. I have to say I was a bit shocked by the weight of these eBikes, given the Trek is 8kg, when he told me the Boardman was the lightest eBike the...
by Gangzoom
11 Feb 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Boardman man 8.9E hybrid ordered.

As the title suggests I've just ordered a Boardman Hybrid 8.9E bike after a good 1hr long test ride at Halfords. £2k is a huge amount of money to spend on a Halfords bike :shock: But am hoping the Boardman is the kick up the backside I need to get back into cycling. I did the LEJOG on a borrowed Tre...