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Albert Werth

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  1. Reddy, We have had several conversations in the past concerning SONDORS gears. My last line, "It would be nice to see SONDORS come out with mountain bike gears, 10-50 with a 32T Chainring". This was not a retrofit idea, this is a totally reengineered SONDORS MTB bike. SONDORS is coming out with new bikes every year, my MXS is a great example of the engineering SONDORS is bringing to the e-bike market. I spent 2 1/2 weeks east of Anchorage, AK, riding in the foot hills. Without MTB gears it is impossible to take on 40% grades with ice and snow! I upgraded the Cassette with a 14-32, this is a direct replacement for the stock 14-28, and the 50T Chainring with a 32T, this took an existing SONDORS X, without suspension, and turned it into a great Flat Bar Gravel Bike for ice and snow! My comment was a suggestion to SONDORS, to take a look, but if this is not their market, then case closed. The conversation was driven by a SONDORS ad, that showed a SONDORS biker riding in a glacial setting, which was totally wrong, without Studded Tires, and the right gears. Don't forget the Pogies! SONDORS Ad that ran during February 2020 This is what a brand new SONDORS X looks like properly outfitted for AK, February 2020! I had SONDORS ship this X to AK! You know Reddy, this is the reason we both own several SONDORS bikes, they are a great bike, and we love to work on them!
  2. You’ll find a post on this forum detailing what I had to do to my SONDORS X to make it up 40% grades in the foothills Hills East of Anchorage Alaska 14-28 changed out foa a 14-32 I changed the original 50T For a 32T - this was the silver bullet The Trek bike shop in Anchorage changed out the cassette, as I did not have those tools with me, but I ordered the 32T off of Amazon, along with chain break and master links. It worked out very well. It would be nice to see SONDORS come out with mountain bike gears, 10-50 with a 32T Chainring
  3. SONDORS X - Fully outfitted for riding in Alaska Winters, your hands will love the Poagies!
  4. I just had to post several photos from the Hillside area above Anchorage, AK Just before noon today, in the Hillside area, east of Anchorage, with the SONDORS X, mountains capped with clouds today I am visiting my Son Daniel and his wife Claire here in AK, it's their place up in Hillside, the Modified SONDORS X is now Dan's and the guy in the Sandals is heading back to SWF, namely Fort Myers, FL - Good look at the modifications - Studded Tires, 32T Chain Ring, 14-32 Cassette and Bike POAGIES - made in AK
  5. I have updated my SONDORS X in order to ride the foothills east of Anchorage, AK In order to ride in this area I changed out the Stock 14-28 Cassette for a 14-32, easy swap. I also changed out the 50T Chainring for a direct replacement 32T Chainring. I had already changed out the Knobby tiers for off the shelf Knobby tires with Studs, these are a must have when riding on snow and ice. I also added Bike POAGIES, made in AK, similar to the ones shown in the SONDORS ad. After all the modifications were finished I took my 5th ride yesterday, February 21st. First a comments: The SONDORS X, basic bike without front suspension, with Studded Tires, at 8-10 psi, is a very stable ride here in AK winter conditions. Yesterday, February 21st, the gravel roads and trails had 3-6 inches of fresh snow, with ice and crusty ruts as a base. The SONDORS X held a very straight line going up or down hill on the gravel roads, even in these conditions, I was able to reach 23.+ mph, downhill, and it felt like I was in control. Thank God for Disk Brakes! It would not be possible to ride in the above conditions or the conditions shown in the SONDORS Glacier Riding Marketing piece, without making the Drivetrain and Tire modifications. I just can't get over how Stable the SONDORS X was in these conditions! Respectfully, AL
  6. I have a major problem with the email ad that was just sent. The SONDORS X is not geared for Hills. As you know I am a big supporter of SONDORS electric bikes I have three, but if you ship them to destinations like Alaska, you’re going to get major complaints. I would recommend that you come up with a cassette and a Chainring that will climb hills in cold weather! I will restate that I am a huge supporter of SONDORS, but because I have experienced it firsthand, Cold weather and Hill’s don’t speak well for your Existing bikes. SONDORS should also offer studded tires, or tires that are set up to take studs. Just my opinion Thank you, Al
  7. No this didn’t help my climbing problem, but they sure are keeping my hands warm!
  8. SONDORS X, changing out the 14-28 Casse Has anyone had this problem, if so, please respond.
  9. SONDORS X arrived in Anchorage, AK 02.07.20 First ride into the foot hills on 02.09.20
  10. SONDORS came through 100%, new MXS Bottom Bracket installed, SONDORS paid for the part and the installation at my local bike shop. Here is my update: Five 18-mile rides after installation of the new Bottom Bracket on my MXS, super quiet! Thank you SONDORS for the excellent service!
  11. Grant with SONDORS TECH Support rectified the situation. SONDORS is sending me a new Bottom Bracket for my MXS and will reimburse the charges for a professional bike mechanic for the installation. Outstanding service, thank you SONDORS! Ordering a new SONDORS X today, for delivery to Anchorage, AK
  12. I contacted SONDORS TECH Support this morning, let’s see how they respond with a Bottom Bracket parts request for the MXS.
  13. Good morning HalK, Yes, that’s the first thing I checked, followed by removing the Cranks, then checked the Bottom Bracket, every things was tight. thanks, Al
  14. MXS Started Making noise during today’s Ride. Post 300 Miles my MXS Bottom Bracket started making a Creaking and Snapping Noise on the Power Stroke. Noise from right side started first, then a few minutes later the Left side became equally as loud. The noise does not occur when Spinning, but only under load, regardless of 1-5 Assist or Zero Assistant settings. Any ideas?
  15. After 311 mi/500 km of Workouts on my MXS, still a great ride! The SONDORS MXS is more agile than my SONDORS X, but the SONDORS X, with it's larger tires acting like huge flywheels and 14 additional pounds, is much easer to keep at speeds above 19 mph at zero assist. Of course it's Flat SW Florida. I moved the KINEKT seat suspension, Ritchey adjustable bike Stem, added the Selle SMP TRK saddle, and added the FOOKER MTB pedals etc. I use the wahoo ELEMNT and related monitors to track Cadence and Heart Rate in real time. The 750 watt motor has become a little less quiet, but still super smooth. The MXS color monitor provides all the power I need to run my iPhone 11 Pro Max, ELEMENT, etc. The ROCKBROS case is a must have. I call my ride the "NOSE", I ride this rout three times per week and take the weekends off to recover. I typically ride in assist # 1, until I reach 20 mph, then I move to assist # 0, until I have to down shift to hold my speed and cadence, usually about 18 mph. This helps keep me in Cardio after the first couple of miles warming up. As you can see there are several turns, turnarounds, and stops on this rout. I downshift at these points and then upshift to get back into the ride. The area of max seed is a sprint past the TSA building, you can see the small percentage of Peak in the Heart Rate. FYI, after a bone-on-bone diagnosis in 2017, my right knee has totally rebuilt all cartilage, using PEMF, Prolotherapy, and SONDORS eBikes, what a winning combination.
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