Electric bike advice...

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    ilscuro said:

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    Firstly sorry if this is in the wrong section.

    Ok, i was once a keen cyclist and looking to get back into it, problem is i'm not getting any younger, so i want something that will give me an helping hand if/when needed.

    I've been looking at getting an electric bike, after seeing quite a few around town, these are 2 i quickly found online [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] but these are just the first i've found in my price range.

    Do any members have one?

    Thanks
    Last edited by ilscuro; 24th May 2016 at 04:08 PM.
     
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    burner1 said:

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    I've got one mate, a Viking Advance E-bike. I'm getting on a bit and wanted a bit of a boost and it does the job well enough. It's 'ok' as far as build quality goes, but I imagine there is better ones out there. There's more powerful batteries out there as well, this is 24V-8AH but on the plus, it's Samsung cells which have a decent rep. I use it on the usual mix of flat and hilly areas and haven't really pushed the battery limit yet as I don't tend to do more than 20 miles a trip using a mix of pedal and battery, dependent on the territory. I also think at times, on a downhill run, it could really do with another gear or two but I guess that limit may be down to total power output having to be within some legal limits.. What is a plus for this bike to me is the place of the battery, it's on the downbar of the frame as opposed to behind the seat etc. I'd say that helps with balancing the weight more evenly and not many people have noticed it's actually a battery and not some drinking bottle.

    Those battery's aren't cheap so if I'm parking up somewhere, I put the battery in a rucksack and take it with me.

    Overall, I'm pleased I got it and use it often, feeling much less tired, sweaty or stressed when I get where I am going.

    Edit - With this bike, you have to turn the pedals for the battery to kick in, it's not a throttle type where you can idle your feet on the pedals.
     
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    ilscuro said:

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    Nice info mate thanks.

    Just googled that bike, it seems to be between 750- 850 so it's in my budget, i'm not sure which type would suit me best though, the pedal assist like this one, or the throttle type?

    Thanks again
     
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    wakadoo said:

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    ilscuro said:

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    4,000
     
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    wakadoo said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    4,000
    ouch...

    looks good though eh, lol.
     
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    ilscuro said:

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    It's on my list
     
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    ilscuro said:

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    Just seen an ad on tv for the Gtech eBike, is there anything that guy hasn't invented?

    It seems a bit expensive at 1000 though.
     
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    wakadoo said:

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