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Old 04-20-17, 10:42 PM   #1
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E bike recommendations

I have been going back and forth about getting an e bike for my primary mode of transportation. I am also a big guy standing at 6'5 and 270lbs. I have recently started yoga, cardio and a new diet and thought a bike would be a nice addition to the new lifestyle. Problem is i'm not sure which bike would be good for me to commute with and if i could get it in the $2000 range. Any and all help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-20-17, 11:31 PM   #2
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This would be a better place to as if you want useful information rather than emotional commentary.
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Hm, I would suggest looking at the EasyMotion or Pedgeo brands but do not know USA prices.
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At that price range, I would recommend an inexpensive bike with disc brakes and then install your own motor. Having both a hub motor bike and a BaFang mid drive bike, I recommend the mid-drive.
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I'd also recommend the Bafang BBS02 750W/48V mid-drive with a quality and size battery of your choice. There are a couple advantages to this kit and someone of your size can select a bike frame that actually fits them well. First it has 750W of power (more at peak) which none of the premade E-bikes have that I am aware of. Second it has a throttle option that most premade E-bike don't offer. Third replacement batteries don't have to be a specific brand at double the price. The battery and kit will cost you from $1,000 to $1,500 depending on the battery you select. that gives you a nice cushion to select your desired bike size and style. Good luck!
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750W HPC Mid Drive Conversion System - Hi-Power Cycles or, http://www.hi-powercycles.com/hpc-20...-complete-kit/ I would take either one and be happy...
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There are a LOT of good e-bikes in the $2k range that would put a smile on your face James.

E-motion is a great one. You fail to mention your location so we cant point you toward somebody.

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At 6'5" you probably want a 22" frame which is going to limit your options. Stromer offer their bikes in that frame size.
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Does anyone know of a good infographic or site where you can easily see the difference in specs and features for similarly priced bikes?
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