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    My new Luna X-1

    I recently purchased a new X-1, and having a few miles on it, thought I would post my thoughts on it. I am 68, been biking all my life, live in an area with mountain biking trails all over. My non motorized bike is a Salsa Spearfish, pretty nice bike. I have been experiencing a bit less lung capacity, I guess is the right way to say that. I look to the electric bike to keep me in the game, keep it fun. At the expense of seeming like an easy mark, I have nothing but good to say about this new bike. What fun! First, I just cannot get over the overall quality, fit and finish, and thoughtful design of this bike. The suspension, brakes, handling, and electrical control and function are all top shelf. A few rides into some rough, steep, rocky, loose deep sand and silt, and fast down hill areas were easy. The only negative was striking my crank a time or two, but I had not yet set my suspension air for my weight. I also need to learn to use the throttle for some of those sections. I have kept it in power assist level 2 for the majority of the ride, using 3 when I see bottomless sand/silt coming up. I have changed things a little concerning the bar mount/height/width. The bars were too wide. I also needed them raised up a bit. I am considering a bigger front sprocket, as top end is a little slow. Also looking into getting the shifter to access the 12th gear. Good info on this site concerning both of those mods. Bottom line is, I am more than happy with this bike. I have ordered one for my wife, it should get here this week.

    #2
    Curious if you changed the chain ring yet.

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      #3
      No, not for lack of interest, lack of time.

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      • BillyKidd
        BillyKidd commented
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        I changed my ring and chain yesterday. Working very slowly as to not jack up the chain with stupid mistakes. Took me about 90 minutes. If I had to do another one, it could be done in half hour or less. I'm new to this and trying not to ruin parts and wasting money.

      • stsmith5150
        stsmith5150 commented
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        How did you get the chainring off? Is it the sram chainring? I am waiting on my snail and heard someone had to cut it off.

      #4
      Do you know if the Bafang display has Bluetooth and can connect to the Bafang app?

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        #5
        Hey stsmith5150. A little patience was required and watched a video from this thread (Luna X-1 Enduro FS ebike-#333 or https://youtu.be/6O1PlwpbqgY). Removing it the first time was the most difficult but once you get it off you could do it over and over. Shouldn't have to cut it off. I did put some cloth between the chain ring and the frame so as not to scratch the frame.

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        • stsmith5150
          stsmith5150 commented
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          Yeah they changed the chainring to SRAM and you cant remove it like that anymore. Have to remove crank and so on to get it off. I even contacted Luna and they said I had to buy the $65 socket

        • BillyKidd
          BillyKidd commented
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          That's wild because I just got mine 2 weeks ago.

        #6
        I got the SRAM ring off without the socket. It takes a little patience to find the right angle and then a little leverage from a flatblade to flex and it came off pretty easy. I do have the socket, but its actually easier to just do the ring without pulling the crank.

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