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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    New it was even a little more than that with the upgrades on it (probably close to $8K). I paid less than that Click here to enlarge But could have been close to buying a used 335i with 200k miles though LOL.

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    The bike is a better investment and more reliable.

    Why carbon wheels? Lighter?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The bike is a better investment and more reliable.

    Why carbon wheels? Lighter?
    Not necessarily. In fact the bike comes stock with carbon wheels, but it has a set of super lightweight aluminum race wheels on it now. Probably the bigger benefit of carbon (while still light weight) is they’re super stiff and pretty much indestructible.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    Not necessarily. In fact the bike comes stock with carbon wheels, but it has a set of super lightweight aluminum race wheels on it now. Probably the bigger benefit of carbon (while still light weight) is they’re super stiff and pretty much indestructible.

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    I'm looking at the Specialized website and there is a ton of stuff and a billion options.

    What is with their e-bikes? You can just do nothing and an electric motor propels you?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'm looking at the Specialized website and there is a ton of stuff and a billion options.

    What is with their e-bikes? You can just do nothing and an electric motor propels you?
    Yeah, Specialized has so many options. I don’t know a ton about Spesh’s ebikes, but in general, they are likely Cat1 which means they only provide assistance when you’re pedaling. If you’re coasting they don’t do anything. This is good, as ebikes are pretty tightly regulated and anything above cat1 (where you can accelerate without doing anything) are often considered closer to motorcycles and can’t be used on most trails. Even Cat1s are sometimes frowned upon, but are getting more welcomed on trails.

    Id look at an aluminum Stumpy to start with - for $3k it will be a killer bike. In a year or two you’ll be able to sell it for $2,400 to $2,000 and pick up a full carbon bad boy if you really get in to it.

    -Rich

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    Yeah, Specialized has so many options. I don’t know a ton about Spesh’s ebikes, but in general, they are likely Cat1 which means they only provide assistance when you’re pedaling. If you’re coasting they don’t do anything. This is good, as ebikes are pretty tightly regulated and anything above cat1 (where you can accelerate without doing anything) are often considered closer to motorcycles and can’t be used on most trails. Even Cat1s are sometimes frowned upon, but are getting more welcomed on trails.

    Id look at an aluminum Stumpy to start with - for $3k it will be a killer bike. In a year or two you’ll be able to sell it for $2,400 to $2,000 and pick up a full carbon bad boy if you really get in to it.

    -Rich
    That's good advice.

    Those E-Bikes would have been a godsend when I biked from Poland to Rome, Italy. The Alps would have been cake.

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    The mountain biking is great in Colorado right now! A few pics with Pikes Peak in the background. If only the days were longer.

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    edit: top photo is rotated ccw 90* for some reason.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    The mountain biking is great in Colorado right now! A few pics with Pikes Peak in the background. If only the days were longer.
    Beautiful and a nice looking bike too.

    I've been considering a cabin up in Colorado... but it's a long ass drive.

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    I researched this topic more and I've settled on a Specialized Levo Expert.

    Expensive so I'll have to put aside some money but I think this is the mountain bike for having a good time:


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    Yeah buddy. That’s a sweet ride!

    -Rich

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