There are things I don’t understand. Electrical mountainbikes is such a thing. Until we got this to work yesterday:
Specialized Turbo LEVO FSR Expert 6Fattie. Specialized’s like long names and like good bikes. It’s a doped Stumpjumper at just 22,9kg with pedals.
So how is it to ride a electrical mtb that is 10kg heavier than usual but with 250W extra up to 25km/h?
First climb you probably could hear my laughter all over Sickla. 3″ tires with endless of grip and a bike that is just pushing and pushing with suspension eating all big obstacles. Massive is the word. Going downhill felt as regular good FSR bike as long as you didn’t want to jump.
Med up with Fredrich and his Camber:
He rode faster than me on the descents (I haven’t been mtbiking since last summer) but on the climbs I caught him, sitting 😀
Going up on roots, rocks and small obstacles that usually slows you down went without problems. The LEVO is the solution for getting dropped on climbs. Climbs got as flowy as the flats and the geometry made the bike low and stable downhill.
So is the bike just good?
The downsides are if you want to jump over an obstacle it’s heavy, when you loose the grip it’s a lot of weight to stop. It can spin in corners (don’t know if it’s a bad thing or just great fun ;).
But it’s a trailbike with parts made for singletracks and technical cycling. Going on gravel was just boring, you spin out at 25km/h and the bike just feel boring. So keep it on the nice singletracks 😀
A bike for laughter, for training your arms and towards goals you never thought of before.
Maps and some stats (no e-bike segments 😦 Strava