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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 12 Oct 20 6.42pm Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

I'm interested in buying an e bike, but there's so much choice out there, it's confusing, so was wondering if anyone on here owns one, and what do you think of them? There not cheap, and would hate to buy one and then find it's not quite what I was looking for, so any information and comments would be very welcome, I've seen a few on the internet but really don't know enough about them, Boardman seem a good make also specialised have nice ones, so over to you any advice greatly appreciated thank you.

 

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View glazedallover's Profile glazedallover Flag Allier 12 Oct 20 8.10pm Send a Private Message to glazedallover Add glazedallover as a friend

Depends on what you want to use it for, budget etc. CRE. FWIW i have just purchased an e trike here in France. I dont drive, live in a rural area and needed something to get me around and carry cases of cheap beer and wine...

Anyway, I think they are great. Just make sure they have quality components especially the battery and motor (bosch or any jap make).

 

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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 12 Oct 20 8.32pm Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

Originally posted by glazedallover

Depends on what you want to use it for, budget etc. CRE. FWIW i have just purchased an e trike here in France. I dont drive, live in a rural area and needed something to get me around and carry cases of cheap beer and wine...

Anyway, I think they are great. Just make sure they have quality components especially the battery and motor (bosch or any jap make).

That's helpful thank you mate

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 12 Oct 20 9.25pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

whats an E-bike ??

not a real bike, but powered up?
I honestly dont know.

 


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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 12 Oct 20 9.55pm Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

whats an E-bike ??

not a real bike, but powered up?
I honestly dont know.

An e bike is motor assisted by an electric motor, good on hills etc

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 12 Oct 20 10.00pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by collier row eagle

I'm interested in buying an e bike, but there's so much choice out there, it's confusing, so was wondering if anyone on here owns one, and what do you think of them? There not cheap, and would hate to buy one and then find it's not quite what I was looking for, so any information and comments would be very welcome, I've seen a few on the internet but really don't know enough about them, Boardman seem a good make also specialised have nice ones, so over to you any advice greatly appreciated thank you.

Sinclair C5. Vehicle of the future.

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 12 Oct 20 10.50pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

I remember push bikes that had a small engine on the back wheel . Fell out of favour when they had to be taxed . I wonder if e bikes plus e scooters will also be taxed .

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 12 Oct 20 11.06pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Fatherken

I remember push bikes that had a small engine on the back wheel . Fell out of favour when they had to be taxed . I wonder if e bikes plus e scooters will also be taxed .

Velomoteur. The Velosolex had an engine that dropped down onto the front tyre. Had a French teacher with one. Batsh*t mental.

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 13 Oct 20 7.45am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

To answer your question, it's worthwhile to pay a little more and buy good quality.

Buy it off a local dealer rather than the internet as getting spares and service is only for the brave,

Get one with a Bosch crank motor and not ones with a rear wheel drive.

If you want convenience rather than distance get a foldable one, as you can stick it in the boot of your car, park out of town and ebike in.

Below are two links, one from a supplier in the UK (who no longer exports) I still have the foldable model and in 8 years have only replaced the motor once and the battery.
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The second is a Swiss site, I don't expect you to buy there obviously but it shows some of the possibilities that are out there.
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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 13 Oct 20 9.00am Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

I bought one a month ago. I went to check out an E-go model, they have four foldable models, mostly dependent on battery size/range.

In the end, I came away with an EZE-go fold, which has a higher capacity motor.
It rides well, is well made and has a decent range - and is priced well at 1,000.

If you want a non folding bike, you can't gett better than a van Moof.
If you want something outrageously radical, go for a Reevo.

Whatever you do, check out YouTube first.

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 13 Oct 20 9.02am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

I hired one a few weeks ago. I was a bit suspicious at first because it seems like cheating but totally won over.

They are amazing. Travelled 50k and barely felt a thing. Pointless for exercise, but brilliant for getting out and about and seeing things.

They are very heavy. The only time the weight was an issue was when trying to do a hill start up a very steep slope. Had to do a quick circle on the flat for 5m so the motor kicked in then it was easy again before attempting climbing.

Would get one myself but already have two bikes so can't justify it. Saying that, if I got one, I'd probably get rid of my car as the e-bike would be better for any journey of less that 5miles

 

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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 13 Oct 20 9.40am Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

Thanks v much fellas I've been looking at the van moof, so nice to see it mentioned, cheers!

 

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