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Tony datoy

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  1. Mike's Pass Giants Castle Game Reserve, met up with the organizers of the X-Burg Challenge after the ride for a beer.
  2. Excellent customer service and product support. My Levo's motor had a wobbly on Saturday, dropped the bike off on Monday morning with Jason. Contacted today to collect my bike; motor replaced under warranty. No stress, no fuss, just exceptional customer service and product support. Thanks to Jason and team for sorting out my bike for the weekend... T
  3. I can second this, had a frame replaced, no questions asked.
  4. Re-glued my specialized cadets a few days ago and they are as good as new. Shoe glue is wonderful stuff. Glue them and ride....
  5. https://www.cwcycles.co.za/product/hope-pro-4-front-hub-32-hole-boost Pro4 front hub 32 hole boost T
  6. King price took 10 months to pay my daughter out for her car... Third party claim, nevertheless 10 months is a long time.
  7. We already have our own class on Strava and compete against each other. No intention of messing up conventional cyclists times and KOMs. No reason why we can't compete againt each other on races in our own category.
  8. Ebike must pay more and ride in our own category and hour before or after the conventional mtb's
  9. scrutineerIng, bike must fall within the definition of a pedelec.
  10. PostNet to PostNet, they have never asked me if its 2hnd, only the value of the item insured. Sent a fork to from Durban to Johannesburg and paid around 3% on the invoice amount and a frame from Cape Town to Durban, same thing.
  11. I've also only had good dealings with hubbers, I always insist on insurance when buying/selling high value items. At the end of the day it protects both parties. T
  12. Now we are talking ebike https://www.bikehub.co.za/classifieds/311452-1500w-72v-electric-bike-scooter-conversion-kit/ Maybe I should fit this to my Levo? (tongue and cheek) Turbo boost for the next race
  13. It all depends on your age, weight and fitness level. My friend weighs 45kgs and she flys uphill on her pedelec, whereas it takes me much longer to get my 110kgs there. Basic physics.
  14. I've just sold my Pyga and I've still got my hardtail in the garage. The Levo is great fun and it's what I choose to ride.
  15. After migrating from a Pyga OneTen to a Turbo Levo FSR 6 Fattie earlier this year I have been shown the middle finger more times than I care, which I don’t. When people say ebike, they usually mean Pedelec. There are technical and legal differences between a pedelec and an ebike. Pedelecs (pedal electric cycles) are cycles that assist the rider’s pedaling effort with a battery/ electric motor delivering up to 250 watts assisted power at a speed of up to 25 km/h. There are many other different types of electric bikes with different ways of activating the electric assist and they all fall outside of the definition of a pedelec. Pedelec’s are designed to augment human power and not replace it. Assistance only comes on when you pedal and it makes pedaling easier. Assistance automatically turns off when you stop pedaling; there is simply no throttle present. These amazing bicycles use pedal assist which runs in the background delivering smooth assistance whilst cycling with the option of a little boost to get up a steep section of trail where challenged individuals would normally have to get off and push. This can be seen to be advantageous to the other cyclists as it mitigates bottlenecks. You can adjust the level of assistance from no assistance to a great deal of assistance so don’t take it for granted that everyone on a pedelec is at full boost all the time; I spend most of the time at 20% which basically compensates for the additional weight. At a certain speed assistance is cut out; 25 km/h is the limit. Most bicycle riders can reach speed higher than 25 km/h for a limited time without much effort. The same people who pioneered mountain-biking in South Africa are now in their 50s and 60s, and we still like to ride our bikes. Pedelecs allows us to continue to do something that we’ve always loved to do despite the physical challenges that come with age; something that younger folks are not going to get. My pedelec will extend my mountain biking by another 15 years. In my opinion the limited speed and power of pedelecs makes them okay to use on trails with other cyclists, however I do not agree with mixing then up with other cyclists in races unless they are grouped in a different class without interfering with the other cyclists on the race day.
  16. Donation made, hoping for a speedy recovery brother.
  17. I was an ebike sceptic until Greg Minnar Cycles lent me a Levo for a weekend. Bike charged, I headed for the trails at first light on Saturday morning with a friend who already owned a Levo. What a blast, we rode every trail the bike park had to offer. Two weeks later, I bought two Levo's; now my wife and I get to ride together at the same pace. We're not in it to win it, we're not competing against fellow cyclists, we're just enjoying the great outdoors together. If we're courteous to one another and we allow fellow cyclists who are trying to get KOM to pass, there is no reason that we can't enjoy the trails together. Ironically I have a few KOM's in the ebike category on Strava already. In all honesty I haven't ridden my Pyga since getting a Levo, overall a Levo is a blast, it's just so much fun getting to the to of a mountain now. If you can't afford a Levo, don't take one for a ride.
  18. I've also sold mine, I don't miss the 10k installment or the + 2k to fill the tanks.
  19. To confuse matters, add one of these to the mix https://za.yt-industries.com/cat/index/sCategory/567
  20. I'm also using open source on my Edge 1000, works great... Follow tutorial by DC Rainmaker...
  21. you should rather look for a new 2016/2017 bike with better components Here is a good example http://www.vbike.co.za/scott-contessa-scale-710-27-5-2016/ Most brands and retailers mark down the earlier models to make way for new. If you don't want the latest, greatest there are some very good deals to be had.
  22. I recently bought my wife and I a Levo each. We went for the entry level bike that retails for R65K. I negotiated a 10% discount and used the discount to upgrade the bikes. Wife's bike I added a spez dropper, grips and did a tubeless conversation. Mine, I added a 160mm Yari, reverb dropper, Saint brakes, grips and tubeless. Surprisingly with 10mm more travel upfront I don't have pedal strike. My wife is light and she doesn't complain about it either. Since owning a Levo, I tell my friends if you can't afford it, don't test ride it. You're sure to want on if you do. We were riding on average around 40km over the weekend, we are now doing around 80km. I get around 40km on a charge, my wife only uses 60%, she would easily get 60+ Kms. Cost of ownership, time will tell, I carry a spare chain with me + the normal. I haven't ridden my Pyga since getting the Levo, riding the Levo is a blast. Pyga will be in the classified soon along with my wife's Merida.
  23. If it's a 100 x15 I have a new one for you. R600.00 + R99.00 for PostNet and I'll send it to you. T
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