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Carrera Crossroad E

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Dave Atkinson

Dave lives at the top of a big hill and his office is at the bottom, so he's all in favour of a helping hand. Plus, e-bikes are fun! He's the editor of ebiketips and one of the founders of EBT's road cycling sister site, He used to work on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike back in the day, and he's a former mountain bike bog snorkelling World Champion. Really.


4 years 5 months ago

Would have preferred deeper tyres and steel forks as standard. Seems very decent for the money. Don't quite understand what that big clump of extra metal at the bottom bracket is doing. As its a hub motor I'm unsure whey the bottom bracket area needs reinforcing like that. Unless that is where the control box is. Frame looks nicely strengthened in other area although the lowered seat stays would mean more flexing I would of thought and a higher fatigue rate. It's not mentioned in the review how much tyre clearance there is but assume as 700x35 is mentioned it must at least go up to that size tyre.

4 years 6 months ago

Ha, I had forgotton about the warmth thing.

I bumped into the bloke from the LBS and his missus the other week, they had just ridden up the muddy hill before me, I had followed their tracks, I was plenty warm in my autumnel get up, they were more wintery in their outfits but of course had had to put in a lot less effort.

I do rely on the effort to keep me warm when the thermometer goes down.

4 years 6 months ago

Looking like cracking value

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