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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:57 pm    Post subject: E-bike

There are so many options now that I don't know where to start. Can you recommend some good brands to check out? I'm probably looking to spend $1000-$2000 unless I can get away with a quality product at $500.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:13 pm    Post subject:

Not too familiar with E Bikes but few of my buddies have the Aventon E bikes and they seem pretty cool. I rode one the other day and its rides pretty good. The build quality looks good also. I weigh 225 and it had no problem getting me around.

They paid around 2 grand for theirs.

Btw are you looking for the all terrain type or the smaller ones for getting around town?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:01 am    Post subject:

I did a lot of research on e-bikes before I ended up with a bike called a HyperScrambler 2 from a company called Juice. I think they're out of SoCal. If you look at their ads from any of the companies, they'll give you perfect world, battery capacity and speed.

So if you go to owner's groups on facebook and join them and look at what the actual owners are posting, it'll give you a better and more honest assessment. I weigh 150 and my bike gets me up to 30mph and a range of around 60 miles on a full charge, but the ads say 30+ mph and 100 miles.

Some of the popular brands I see around are Aventon, Sondors, and Juiced. There are so many options out nowadays. They have road bike styes, mountain bike styles, and the ones like mine which are almost like cafe racer style. Lots of fun. Good luck finding one!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:41 am    Post subject:

aprevo15 wrote:
Not too familiar with E Bikes but few of my buddies have the Aventon E bikes and they seem pretty cool. I rode one the other day and its rides pretty good. The build quality looks good also. I weigh 225 and it had no problem getting me around.

They paid around 2 grand for theirs.

Btw are you looking for the all terrain type or the smaller ones for getting around town?


Just around town for a quick ride to the store and stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:57 am    Post subject:

I bought in early and I paid a relative fortune. I went in with a friend and we bought 4 at the same time. That translated into a discount but I could get a cooler bike these days for half the price...even from the same brand.

My wife and I each have a Pedego.
I have other friends who love their Rad Power Bikes.

An old neighbor of mine (who owns an e-bike store) said the battery is the most important part. I think that's right. High capacity batteries are best. I've gone 40 miles on my pedego regularly and I have been glad I have the battery to support me. Without battery power, obviously you can still pedal, but then it's just a REALLY heavy bike.

Whatever you do, do not buy Jetson e-bikes (sold at Costco). They're inexpensive, but they fall apart quickly and none of the regular bike or e-bike shops will work on them. Waste of money.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:56 pm    Post subject:

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I bought in early and I paid a relative fortune. I went in with a friend and we bought 4 at the same time. That translated into a discount but I could get a cooler bike these days for half the price...even from the same brand.

My wife and I each have a Pedego.
I have other friends who love their Rad Power Bikes.

An old neighbor of mine (who owns an e-bike store) said the battery is the most important part. I think that's right. High capacity batteries are best. I've gone 40 miles on my pedego regularly and I have been glad I have the battery to support me. Without battery power, obviously you can still pedal, but then it's just a REALLY heavy bike.

Whatever you do, do not buy Jetson e-bikes (sold at Costco). They're inexpensive, but they fall apart quickly and none of the regular bike or e-bike shops will work on them. Waste of money.


Pedago has a good warranty so I was looking at them. I was also thinking about a Bosch because they make batteries.
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