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  1. What is the maximum chainring size that can be installed on the Fold X7 without hitting the chainstay? Anyone upgraded and has a favorite size? I counted the teeth, and the stock Fold X7 chainring comes with 44 teeth. I went out with my son for a ride today, and his borrowed (sister's) Fold X7 was not able to keep up with my 20" wheel mid-drive home build. He claimed he couldn't pedal faster. Surely enough, when I swapped my bike with his, I was only able to hit about 20 MPH top speed in 7th gear without using crazy cadence. Come to think of it, 20 MPH is fine, but I just want to slow down the cadence. I can't remember this for a fact, but I thought I was able to hit 26 MPH with throttle only when we first got the bike.
  2. Shocker

    chainring upgrade for fat x 7

    Sorry, notice you had Fat 7, not Fold X7. I will start a new post for my question.
  3. Shocker

    chainring upgrade for fat x 7

    Did you do the upgrade? What is the size of chainring you ended up using? Any limitation on the maximum size without hitting the chainstay? I went out with my son for a ride today, and his borrowed (sister's) Fold X7 was not able to keep up with my 20" wheel mid-drive home build. He claimed he couldn't pedal faster. Surely enough, when I swapped my bike with his, I was only able to hit about 20 MPH top speed in 7th gear without using crazy cadence. I counted the teeth, and the Fold X7 chainring comes with 44 teeth. Come to think of it, 20 MPH is fine, but I just want to slow down the cadence. I can't remember this for a fact, but I thought I was able to hit 26 MPH with throttle only when we first got the bike.
  4. Sounds like batch variations. Hopefully, support will get back to you to resolve this. Meanwhile, the worse case scenario is to wire in new connectors, something like the Anderson Powerpole or the XT60.
  5. Hopefully you get it resolved. It sucks to have a new bike and not working properly.
  6. No idea about the error code, but I'd check the speed sensor first if you didn't get any speed reading. There should be a little magnet on the spoke, and that should be fairly close to the speed sensor for it to pick up signal.
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    ebikes for kids

    My daughter is 13, and she is able to handle a Fold X 7.
  8. Yes, I have quite a few throttles in the parts bin, and I will experiment some when I find the time and motivation. Thanks for sharing your experience on this topic.
  9. I had another chance to ride the same Fold X 7 again, and I was able to modulate the throttle to produce different assist level (love that real-time watt meter on the LCD) with very sensitive and tiny adjustments. With that, I concluded that the bike is taking the readout from the hall sensor but not mapping it properly. If it is not possible to change the power curve from the controller side, maybe a different throttle could mitigate or solve this problem? Hmm...
  10. Last week, I had a chance to ride my daughter's Fold X 7, as the ground still had quite a lot of unmelted snow. It didn't ride as well on top of the snow as I had hoped, but it is much better than my other bikes for sure. Anyways, while plowing through the snow packs, I've found her throttle literally is like an on/off switch. It was nearly impossible to modulate the motor assist level other than mostly on or off. I've tried different PAS levels, but the behavior didn't change. Is there an LCD user setting to change this?
  11. Shocker

    Rad Power

    Thanks for the detailed analysis. I am more attracted by their racks, baskets, and fenders. They also have built-in lights. I guess I could obtain all that with some research and trial fits. I don't personally ride a Sondors. I started my daughter on a Fold X7 late this year. I did notice she had some problem clearing the larger width down tube, but otherwise a good beginner ebike for her.
  12. Shocker

    Rad Power

    Anyone has experience with Rad bikes? Their specs seem a little better, and the pricing is very competitive to Sondors. I wonder if anyone has upgraded.
  13. Shocker

    YAY! They are on the way! Update 2

    Congrats! Just in time for the holiday, too.
  14. I wonder how they've derived 68? Wish there was an industry standard to express ebike range. My old Nissan LEAF's real world range was close to manufacturer's specification.
  15. Shocker

    October 22 deliveries

    @ScoobySnacksI actually think the support person handled your chat session very professionally. Yes, it sucks for them to miss the delivery date more than once, but I have more beef with the Sales and Marketing department than anyone else. Sondors needs to shape up and irons out these wrinkles, as this type of practice of over promising won't help the company in the long run. Because the margin is so thin (one of the reasons we've purchased our bikes, right?), there really isn't much room to compensate some of the purchasers that got screwed. I personally would offer those whose bikes were delayed some store credit, but I'm not running an inexpensive ebike company.
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