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Cowboy 3


2 years 5 months ago

This clearly ain't designed for me so ignore this, but isn't this what happened a few years back when designers from outside "bikes" jumped onto the Oregon Manifest? The design's perfect, we just need to find the right people to fit it. Nevermind, with bikes you're not limited to one for everything so as the review say if it's your bag then... maybe look at a VanMoof. I'll keep looking for bikes with a full set of practical features.

2 years 6 months ago

Shades of the Babymaker (tm) here, given the single size. 59 would be ok for me but the need for an app to ride it is totally stupid. A bike should last 20+ years if looked after and consumables are replaced. What chance the app is still available, secure, can run on current phones and is supported by the supplier in 2041? And what happens if you break or lose your phone?

2 years 6 months ago

I'm somewhat amazed that this firm in its wisdom designs an entire frame around a battery without first considering what that will do to the availability of right-sized riders they are trying to sell to.  It's also hard to see how such a large battery apparently stores a comparatively wimpy charge.

The stupid linear response of the motor seems daft was well, you may want the last 20% of assistance to scale with effort but that's the last thing you want at the low and mid end.

All in all it seems like a bunch of people who don't fully understand how to build and market a bike have got hold of a neat battery integration idea, found a contract manufacturer in China to build it and are deeply unaware that they need to go back to the drawing board but cant afford to.  The poor tolerances and positioning on the battery connection are worrying too.  Surely the connection should be at the base - otherwise you are putting them at the wrong end of a very large and heavy lever.

A triumph of style over substance at this price.  They should have spent more time looking at Van Moof - which has some of the same minor rack problems, but have mitigated the frame size issue with 2 models and its the same price.

2 years 6 months ago

Struggling to understand the rationale behind not having any gears. So it's simpler, but so is walking. Could it be a cost saving? If so, I'm not seeing it at the asking price.

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