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    Good investigative journalism from Gordon Chaffin, thanks for posting!

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    I tried Jumpv1. Loved it.

    I tried JumpvUber. I think I test road maybe 4 bikes. First barely worked Second worked Third m'eh. Fourth I manually pedaled back to the office. Jump bikes under Uber... at least the ones I experienced... functioned poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Uber decided to scrap the 20,000 JUMP electric Bikeshare fleet in the US

    https://bikesharemuseum.com/20000-ju...-going-to-die/

    https://twitter.com/crismoffitt/stat...488880649?s=21
    That is a phenomenal waste. A big BOO HISS on Uber.

    Want a giggle? Look at the bikeshare museum site. Yep, someone decided to try to collect a few of these before they were scrapped. They also found that once fitted with proper pneumatic tires, they do make a serviceable city bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    I think it's still an open question as to how much of their fleet is being scrapped vs. redeployed by Lime.
    Perhaps, but this article claims the JUMP bikes videoed being trashed in a junkyard in N. Carolina are the most deployed 5.5 model, that Uber couldn't get the replacement 5.8 model bike which is the one loaded with DRM to work, and Uber say they only handed over their newest model bikes to Lime suggesting Lime may have only acquired a much smaller fleet of non-working prototypes, and the working JUMP bikes are being scrapped.

    It is a disgusting waste, as Chaffin pointed out the JUMP model 5.5 ebikes arent the Millenium Falcon but use standard Bafang brand 250w hub motors and generic batteries, at most they simply need the GPS bloatware removing a new controller fitted, and a battery key for the new owner. Uber could have bought a ton of goodwill at relatively low cost if they had chosen to donate the JUMP ebike fleet to essential workers perhaps paying for the conversion by non-profit bicycle co-ops like Phoenix & Velocity.
    Last edited by Dewey; 05-28-2020 at 10:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Perhaps, but this article claims the JUMP bikes videoed being trashed in junkyards in N. Carolina & Denver are the most deployed model, that Uber couldn't get the replacement bike to work, and Uber say they only handed over their newest model bikes to Lime suggesting Lime may have only acquired a much smaller fleet of non-working prototypes, and the majority of working JUMP bikes are being scrapped.
    JUMP's revenge on Uber? Or Uber being dicks by handing over unusable bikes to Lime?
    Last edited by Starduster; 05-28-2020 at 09:57 AM.

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