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Romet E-Wagant 3.0

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Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guide books include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner plus Electric Bicycles. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling

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1 week 3 days ago

You mention that the gearing is e-bike specific. Does this extend to integrating the power delivery with the shift actuation, such that the motor momentarily eases off at the moment of derailleur movement? 

The Cues system doesn't incorporate gear change sensing - it does incorporate Linkglide changing which is there predominantly to solve the problem of crank drive e-bikes eating through traditional drivetrains where the motor power is 'downstream' of the drivetrain itself. Shimano say Linkglide is three times as durable as traditional drivetrains not designed with e-bikes in mind. It is also designed to give more precise shifting under motor load. Components are compatible between the 9, 10 and 11 speed versions making for easier servicing - for example all versions use the same 11-speed chain.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Sounds like an excellent e-bike. I like that it comes fully equipped for its intended use, with proper lights and rack rather than the usual token offering, although the mudguards could be a bit longer to actually catch all the crud. Given all the other quality attributes, the European manufacture and proper UK support (kudos for not neglecting those aspects in the review), and the cracking price, I'd have thought it merited a solid 4 stars.

 

You mention that the gearing is e-bike specific. Does this extend to integrating the power delivery with the shift actuation, such that the motor momentarily eases off at the moment of derailleur movement? 

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