Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Bike Touring Highlight
Stefan and Silke went for a bike ride.
June 6, 2020
The weather was worse for the afternoon. Therefore today a relatively short lap without planning always following the nose. And somehow you always drive your favorite routes ...Easy to ride all routes by bike. Some climbs require a little more strength, whoever is riding an e-bike is happy. Then it doesn't matter if it's windy like today.
Marienrode looks great
It is no coincidence that we often drive there. ☺️
Poppy fields 😍 ... Marienrode is really an idyllic place at all times ☺️
The poppies, beautiful, just like Marienrode.We will definitely spend our vacation at Hildesheim.
Hello Stefan, it is remarkable how active you are cycling, almost every day. I particularly like your tours in the Hildesheim area because I am an "emigrated" Hildesheimer! I have been living in the Hanover region since 1975 and am happy to find out about my home from time to time through your tour reports. I am currently buying an e-bike because I want to ride an active bike. Since the market is very diverse and it is difficult for me to decide on a particular brand, I would be very happy if you could tell me which technology you are using and what experience you have had with it! There is always enough air in the tire! Kind regards, Helmut Krause
June 7, 2020
My wife is traveling with an impulse-powered e-bike. NOT recommended, there is only used or as a shop keeper. The engine is grits, which I had to replace after 13,000 km.I ride a normal bike into which I have built an electric drive. The technology is very robust and uncomplicated. There is a ready-made bike to visit and buy under the brand "NCM" in Hanover.If I were to buy a finished bike now, a mid-engine bike would be an option. Widespread and technical service everywhere.
June 10, 2020
@ HelmutWe live near Bremen and have had e-bikes for 3 years. With the beginning of this era, we realized that we don't really know our home. Our daughter brought us on Komoot ... and so on Stefan with the very nice tours.@StefanWe are always enthusiastic about your tours, your photos and are amazed not only by the length of the tour, but also by the altitude difference that you cover with a battery and without intermediate charging.When we went on vacation in the southern Harz, the 500 watt battery was all gone after 40 km and 680 meters of altitude. Do you sometimes drive without motor support on the long distances?
June 11, 2020
@ HelmutMy husband drives a charger and I a Nevo (R + M), both with Bosch Performence cx motor, carbon belt drive and Nuvinci / Enviolo gearshift (we didn't want derailleur gears), Marathon 365 GT tires (center bar for asphalt and side studs for difficult soils) .We are very satisfied except for the gears, the traction on steep climbs sometimes leaves something to be desired. I have already had another pulley installed, which means that I have 3 gears "less" in the lower area, but more in the upper area, and pedaling much more pleasant in the lowlands. It's hard to do without engine support, and we're not sure whether it's because of the gearshift or the mid-engine. We are flirting with a Rohloff hub, but are still completely undecided ..... or a wheel with a Pinion gearbox that can only be combined with a rear engine.
Hello Bsit, I am about to buy my first e-bike. I chose that"Flyer Gotour 6-7.03" decided! The Bosch PerformanceLine mid-engine (65Nm) and belt drive and gearshift "Shimano Nexus 8-Speed" are installed. The manufacturer has released Shimano for the aforementioned naming. The battery has an output of 625Wh. I hope that this will give me the support I need in the low mountain ranges, such as the Harz Mountains, and that the battery will last longer. The demand for e-bikes is currently huge and the Swiss company has already reached its production limit for 2020 bikes. I still hope to get my bike this year.
Write error: I mean "hub gear" of course!
The range or the achievable meters in altitude depend on a large number of factors. A key factor is the level of support. If I get less support, I have to contribute more myself, so I get on with the battery. Headwind is also underestimated, as is speed. If you always stay below 20 kmh, the wind resistance will be weaker. The wind resistance increases quadratically with the speed, so speed and headwind are very energy consuming.Yes, I often drive without support. The hub motor is then no longer there and I have a normal bike. Except for the 10 kg weight of the battery and motor.For shifting: The Nexus 8 Premium from Shimano is durable enough for Ebikes. My wife is not a lightweight and she drives uphill in the mountain aisle, she has been doing tours in the Harz and Weserbergland so far. If you want more torque on the mountain, you can replace the chain sprocket with a larger one, but then have restrictions from 25 kmH. You have to kick like a hamster ...Something is always.In my opinion, the Roloff is completely overambitious. It's more for fexes who want to scramble up the mountains with muscle power and also drive significantly faster than 25 km / h on the plain. Only well-trained athletes can drive faster than 25 with an Ebike, and they rarely ride Ebikes.