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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:33 pm    Post subject: Electric Bikes.....

Who's got one? Thinking about one?

Tell us about it...


I just ordered one from this local Orange County manufacturer:
https://electricbikecompany.com/model-r/

There's a ton of Electric Bike companies out there, most are in China and ship directly to your home, but you have to do some assembly and I have no idea what you'd do if it needs repair or adjustments.

YouTube has tons of electric bike videos...

Just wanted to see if anyone else here is doing the electric bike thing...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:54 pm    Post subject:

I have a Specialized Turbo Como 4. Honestly, if I was to go E-bike, I'd just spring for one of the major brands and stick to Bosch/Brose/Yamaha motors. You''ll pay more but the warranty is worth it and the motors are WAY, WAY, WAY more reliable than those Chinese Bafang motors. You're also going to get better components and the frame integration is light years better. If you're just goofing off every so often, I'd probably go the cheap Chinese ebike (which basically every of these off brand sellers are, they just rebadge them) and use it simply as a throw away item that when it breaks. I have a lot of Electric Bike Co. employees come by the restaurant and having talked to them they're all getting their from China too. Radpower, Radbikes. All the same crap.

Ebikes are getting huge. In fact, there was a group of customers from China who happened to work for a manufacturer out there and their American host told me he's working on securing inventory and branding and what not. He's just going to be another one of these companies. In the end, you really get what you pay for.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:24 pm    Post subject:

They are a plague in my area. On the major thoroughfares and in parking lots there is, by default, a group of at least four 6th or 7th grader crotch goblins riding 2 to a bike, no helmet, going the wrong way against traffic, sassing motorists and nearly missing pedestrians.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:29 pm    Post subject:

^^ Lol!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:37 am    Post subject:

they are not called electric. they are called "pedal-assist"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:37 pm    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
they are not called electric. they are called "pedal-assist"


Pedal assist is one (the most common) type of electric bike. An electric bike is any bike with an electric propulsion motor, whether that motor operates via throttle or by pedaling.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:45 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Halflife wrote:
they are not called electric. they are called "pedal-assist"


Pedal assist is one (the most common) type of electric bike. An electric bike is any bike with an electric propulsion motor, whether that motor operates via throttle or by pedaling.


Yep and there are some that do both.

You guys ever seen those Honda Groms? They're like little mini sportbikes that get up to 50-60 mph. An electric version of those, maybe even smaller that can hit 35-40 would be so awesome.

I'd use my bike more often but the fear of theft is real. These things get jacked left and right.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:47 pm    Post subject:

not sure of the details, but pretty sure there is a tax credit in the Dems spending bill currently being negotiated.....30%?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:44 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Halflife wrote:
they are not called electric. they are called "pedal-assist"


Pedal assist is one (the most common) type of electric bike. An electric bike is any bike with an electric propulsion motor, whether that motor operates via throttle or by pedaling.


My wife and I have Pedego bikes. We have both the pedal assist and the throttle.

We bought them years ago and they need some maintenance at the moment but we probably ride bikes a lot more than we normally would. They're lots of fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject:

Bought my wife a cargo electric assisted bike for her birthday. Real practical thing for us.
It does have some issue with a sensor though, assist doesn't always work and then it is just a heavy box to push
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:55 pm    Post subject:

I think pedal = no DMV needed
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:08 pm    Post subject:

Heartburn wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
Halflife wrote:
they are not called electric. they are called "pedal-assist"


Pedal assist is one (the most common) type of electric bike. An electric bike is any bike with an electric propulsion motor, whether that motor operates via throttle or by pedaling.


My wife and I have Pedego bikes. We have both the pedal assist and the throttle.

We bought them years ago and they need some maintenance at the moment but we probably ride bikes a lot more than we normally would. They're lots of fun.

I really want one for the trails.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject:

onewheel owner

https://onewheel.com/

https://youtube.com/c/onewheel/
https://instagram.com/onewheel/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:17 pm    Post subject:

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onewheel owner

https://onewheel.com/

https://youtube.com/c/onewheel/
https://instagram.com/onewheel/


there is a guy, gotta be in his 60's who cruises on his onewheel. Its pretty dope.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:35 am    Post subject:

Which e-bike is the best for off-road riding? Is it really worth selecting an e-bike?
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