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Offline Amsterdam

Re: Electric bikes here we come!
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 05:18:44 pm »
If you are commuting then a cheap electrical bike makes sense.  Consider this:
R40 grand is not cheap... :sip: and after 6 months the battery starts failing... We had 3 chopstix electric bikes at work, they all failed within 12 months and were written off as unrepairable.

Reasonable if it lasts.  Expensive for 6-12 months.
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Re: Electric bikes here we come!
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 06:26:31 pm »
My 5yr old son and I ride Osetís together.  Heís on a 16 and Iím on a 20. There is something magic about riding around MTB and public parks, dogs donít even notice you.  Even though I weigh roughly double the bikes recommend limit, the torque is insane to the point of my turning the Ďresponseí down, and thatís only a 1200w 48V motor.  The batteries only lasts an hour or so but by then weíre happy to head for the car.  You get Lipo batteries in the UK which weigh a quarter and last 4 times as long. 
Donít knock it till you try it.
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