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Well, i got a Haibike Trekking 3 with a Bosch battery on cyclescheme.

I’m moving and the trip to work is extremely hilly, plus i hate working from.home every day.

Anyway, ive read that bosch batteries are among the few batteries that are UL certified for safety. Im still a bit panicky about fires tho cos i have to store it in the house

Amazing ride tho


if you got it in this country and use the recommended charger etc you should be fine. think a lot of the danger comes from unchecked Chinese imports and mismatched/after market batteries/chargers :person_shrugging:

rented a few ebikes for holidays etc. think they’re great


Hahah! Yeah. I’ve got one of those folding e-bikes. LOVE it, even though as @Matt_was_taken said it’s currently not being used due to a wet saline incident some months ago.


Is it still not working? :cry:

Deary me :frowning:

Am i gonna die in a bike fire?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Just enjoy your bike
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Well. I keep getting new parts sent and they’ve all had some little thing that means they don’t work in combination with other parts, etc. I’m trying ONE more thing and then officially giving up.

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In my experience, you are more likely to drop your e-bike in the ocean than you are to die in an e-bike related fire.


as long as you get a proper approved e-bike from a reputable seller there should be little to no risk - they’ll have gone through extensive safety checks.

the problem arises with these deliveroo etc riders who modify their manual bike and make it look like some sort of horror story out of toy story.

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Yay! Brand-new Cannondale Synapse, Shimano 105 Di2, 50-34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette. Spin to win


Wow nice looking bike. Have fun.

I don’t have an E-Bike but i live in a country where they’ve been a lot more common for a lot longer than the UK. I’ve not heard of anyone having a fire issue. If you’re riding it and storing it with any attention at all it’ll be fine.

First Tenerife ride wasn’t all that fun; was just a short loop but it was through far more built-up areas than I was expecting and the roads were pretty hairy in places. Going out at rush hour didn’t help either :grimacing: Oh well, lessons learned, will do better research next time. First impressions are that a) it’s going to be harder/take longer to get to the rural roads compared to Gran Canaria, and b) I suspect I’m going to end up preferring GC overall. But never mind, if I’m feeling decent enough in the morning the first trip up Teide beckons…


Ok, so I stand by my claim that I think I prefer GC to Tenerife, simply because the urban areas are smaller and quieter to get around, but my goodness the climb up Teide is amazeballs :astonished:


It’s far, far busier than I’m used to, which is very nerve-wracking at times, but the rabbit warren of junctions and one way systems does seem easier to navigate IRL than it looks on the maps. Massive shout out to PlotaRoute, which actually has proper road direction information in its database. If I’d trusted Strava’s route planning it’d have sent me to my death a thousand times over



what’s the altitude up there, how high up does the road go?

This was at the bottom of the cable car to the summit, which I think is as high as you can go by road (not sure if the far crater wall is higher tho)

Apparently the official height of this spot is 2356m, so the BOLT has short-changed me


This downhill was beyond amazing. Really long sweeping bends so hardly ever needed to brake. Nearly 14 miles at 32 mph average, and that was with barely any pedalling into a bastard of a headwind :grinning:


Wow. Would love to [be good enough to] have a crack at this sorta stuff but for now I’ll settle for looking at your pics on Strava and being struck with wanderlust.

We’ve booked a week in Mallorca for next year though and the hotel we’re staying at has bikes! 90km from the mountains though…