Electric Bikes - Which E Bike do I buy?
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07-05-11, 10:09 AM
My bike was just stolen and I need to replace it. I'm thinking of buying an emoto 1.0 at rei cuz it's affordable, would add to my dividend and has a guarantee backed by rei. I'm a long term bike commuter but I have bad knees (knee surgery only partly successful). So i need some help on hills so as to put off knee replacement but i want some exercise still... I live in boulder, co. No huge hills, no long distance, just going to work and doing errands. Good bike paths/lanes so biking conditions are good. Would welcome your thoughts on emoto or other brands. Also, my husband says that a step through bike isn't good engineering and adds to much weight. Thoughts? TIA!!!!
07-05-11, 01:57 PM
Is that the emoto velocity 1.0 "hybrid city bike"? I don't know too much about this bike but, overall it looks good. The only problem is the 26 volt battery would be light on power. Most electric bikes start out at 36 volts and the first thing people want to do is upgrade it to 48 volts for more power. If you're a small person it might be ok. Heck, when your climbing hills any help is appreciated.
07-05-11, 02:16 PM
My Husband wants to get the 2.0; I think power is one of the reasons. Have you heard any negatives? Thanks for your input!
07-06-11, 08:39 AM
A step thru design doesn't add much to the weight of an electric bike. The weight of the motor and batteries adds much more to any bike than a little heavier frame. If a step thru design makes the bike more rideable for YOU, then it is worth it.
07-07-11, 10:38 PM
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