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Old 07-06-2021, 04:21 PM   #1
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Picked this one up yesterday. Hope to be riding it at lanwr in a few months.
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:42 PM   #2
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Very nice. I need to find myself one also!
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:34 PM   #3
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Very nice! That's a BIG upgrade from what you had before if I remember correctly. Even has front shocks, I've been thinking about putting shocks on mine. Getting an ebike was one of the most rewarding and worthy purchases I've made for hunting. Worth every penny, especially after doing LANWR the first several years on a regular mountain bike, its do able, but it isn't as FUN as 20mph on the way to go hunt without even pedaling a single rotation!
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:36 PM   #4
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Very nice. I need to find myself one also!
Yup, and in a couple months I will be preaching to you about getting one again lol
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:42 PM   #5
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Very nice! That's a BIG upgrade from what you had before if I remember correctly. Even has front shocks, I've been thinking about putting shocks on mine. Getting an ebike was one of the most rewarding and worthy purchases I've made for hunting. Worth every penny, especially after doing LANWR the first several years on a regular mountain bike, its do able, but it isn't as FUN as 20mph on the way to go hunt without even pedaling a single rotation!
I wouldnt really says it's an upgrade but I do like it. The other one was very well made and very reliable. Twice I did over 35 miles in one day at lanwr and still had about 25% battery left. I bought it in 2017 when I first got drawn for lanwr and used it each year since. The only reason I got rid of it and got this one is because of the tires.
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:47 PM   #6
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Sweet. Definitely one in my future.
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Old 07-07-2021, 01:27 AM   #7
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I wouldnt really says it's an upgrade but I do like it. The other one was very well made and very reliable. Twice I did over 35 miles in one day at lanwr and still had about 25% battery left. I bought it in 2017 when I first got drawn for lanwr and used it each year since. The only reason I got rid of it and got this one is because of the tires.
Dang so you've been running an ebike since before they were permitted? I say that because I thought they were first permitted on the 2019 hunts. I could be wrong.

What about the tires do you prefer? The larger mountain bike wheels?

My first bike was a 29" and I like riding it alot. The ebike is a 26" fat tire, it's better foe the job but I would hate to have to pedal it without the electric motor, its over 60lbs! My other one is a cheapy from Walmart that I got discounted and it worked great. Still no comparison to an ebike though.

I did alot for flat protection on both bikes and both worked, but a fat tire bike does pick up more thorns. Learned that lesson on the last ride, the only time I left without a pump. Recalled another bike on the way in, borrowed their pump, still ended up walking it back for 1.5miles. Only time I had a full blown flat in many many rides down there.

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Old 07-07-2021, 04:58 AM   #8
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:14 AM   #9
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What brand is this bike and where did you get it? I tried looking it up and couldn't find this particular bike. Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2021, 03:14 PM   #10
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Yup, and in a couple months I will be preaching to you about getting one again lol
Hahah I know you will
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:26 PM   #11
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I wouldnt really says it's an upgrade but I do like it. The other one was very well made and very reliable. Twice I did over 35 miles in one day at lanwr and still had about 25% battery left. I bought it in 2017 when I first got drawn for lanwr and used it each year since. The only reason I got rid of it and got this one is because of the tires.
I have a 2020 version of your old Sondors. Been a great bike. I'm looking for some "motorcycle" type tires to fight against the thorns. I don't think your tires come in a 4x20 size.
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:00 PM   #12
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Nice ride Johnny! Hopefully you will be using it to help me haul out my Nilgai!


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Old 07-08-2021, 10:37 AM   #13
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Dang so you've been running an ebike since before they were permitted? I say that because I thought they were first permitted on the 2019 hunts. I could be wrong.

What about the tires do you prefer? The larger mountain bike wheels?
Yep, since 2017. The paperwork for the hunt stated "no motorized carts or wagons". It did say you could use a bicycle but didnt specify what kind so I used an ebike. If I had gotten a ticket for it I would have fought it in court and I believe I would have won on that technicality. Regardless, they allow them now so it doesnt matter.

As far as the tires go I found a company that sells puncture proof inner tubes but they dont make them for 4" wide tires so I needed a bike with a regular tire size.
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Old 07-08-2021, 10:38 AM   #14
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Yea, hopefully! Just dont leave a bag of corn in the back of your truck this time.
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Old 07-08-2021, 10:41 AM   #15
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What brand is this bike and where did you get it? I tried looking it up and couldn't find this particular bike. Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2021, 05:01 PM   #16
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I bought a Rad Rover a few years ago....with racks itís a beast for getting in and out of hunting areas....

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Old 07-21-2021, 03:36 PM   #17
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I bought a Rad Rover a few years ago....with racks itís a beast for getting in and out of hunting areas....

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I almost bought one a couple of months ago. I may still yet. Look like that would be the way to go to get in some back country
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My ebike is a gamechanger for me.
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:44 PM   #19
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That looks awesome. Where are the Ninja bikes sold?

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Old 07-22-2021, 02:45 PM   #20
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:58 AM   #21
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:01 AM   #22
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Nice ebike! I have been looking into these myself.
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:03 AM   #23
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Very cool
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:20 AM   #24
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These are awesome and I have considered getting one but I don't think they are legal in the national forests?
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Old 08-22-2021, 01:24 PM   #25
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My mind is blown. I never thought to even try this.


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Old 08-22-2021, 01:36 PM   #26
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These are awesome and I have considered getting one but I don't think they are legal in the national forests?
I would suggest checking with the Ranger District office where you hunt but it appears e-bikes are now legal on National Forest.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/e-bikes
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:51 AM   #27
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Yes they are, as of two years ago.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:55 AM   #28
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They still are illegal in Wilderness area's.

I honestly didn't know they were ever illegal.
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