Should be working wrote:Just realized this is the 2011 Focus. It has a Panasonic 300W motor; the 2012 has the Bosch 350W. But according to my shop person, no one is selling the latter yet. And it's new, and she didn't want to take on the beta risk.
Should be working wrote:Stokemonkey doesn't seem to be for sale anymore, but it's a great idea.
teklektik wrote:Should be working wrote:Stokemonkey doesn't seem to be for sale anymore, but it's a great idea.
Yep - just to be clear: this is not a StokeMonkey, but similar product. Again - I think this may be more bike than you really want unless you are looking to do Minivan-type hauling .
Should be working wrote:... pedaling is always required. I'm fine with this, the highest level of assist felt stronger than the Ohm's WOT.
Should be working wrote:With the Focus, I didn't feel it AT ALL and my legs were wonderfully tired and well-worked-out. It was like it ONLY worked my legs, not my hips. I've never felt like that on a bike, even on flat land. So I could mess with building a bike and then end up with one that I feel in my hip. I don't know why I don't feel the Focus in my hip--weight, geometry, feel of motor--but to me this is a huge benefit, albeit a costly one.
Should be working wrote:The very helpful SF ebike store young lady BROUGHT me, to my house, several other bikes to try. Very good service. We rode together up the hill a few times, switching off bikes.
But she also brought me a Focus Jarifa Speed to try, with a Bosch middrive 350W 36V motor. ...how did I make these grades I've been complaining about with just 350W?
Should be working wrote:Teklektik, it's the 2011 Jarifa Speed, hence a Panasonic 300w motor, not the newer 2012 with the Bosch.
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