Do any of you guys and gals own a eZee Torq ebike? If not, what are your opinions on "eZee ebikes". Are they any good? I saw on a uk forum where a lot of people like them.
Here's a link to the "eZee Torq ebike" Click Here. I'm also looking at the eZee Liv ebike. Here the link to it. eZee Liv ebike
I'm still looking at the Giant Suede e. Click Here.
If any of these bikes go out of production, will I still be able to get parts for them? I noticed one website stated that the Giant suede e is no longer being produced for the usa. However, their are still some around. I'm looking at all 3 of these bikes very seriously. If all 3 were to stop production tommorow, I wonder if I could still buy the original batteries and hub motor?
What's ya'lls opinions on the eZee bikes and the giant? I want a ebike very bad. There's just no dealers in my area for ebikes, or kits. I'm not mechanically inclined at all. There is a giant dealer located about 75 miles away from me. They can get the Suede e for me by special ordering it. However, the nearest giant dealer that works on these bikes is 250 miles away.
My local bike shop located 35 miles away won't install any conversion kit on my trek 7100. They've never installed one before, and said they didn't have any future plans on ever doing it. I'm afraid I'm going to spend a lot of money and the ebike, or ekit, break, and I will have just thrown money away. Since no one in my area works on them.
Here is how I intend to use the bike:
*Use it mostly for running errands. Probably ride about 10 miles per day
* All riding will be on flat ground, no hills in my area.
* No bike commuting as I'm retired
*I'm willing to spend up to $1800
I really want an ebike. The concept sounds great. No gas, no insurance, no licence needed. Sounds like a lot of fun. I really enjoy riding my 2 bikes. With that said, I have 2 bike shops who refuse or are not qualified to work on any ebike or install any kit. In other words. I'm on my own.
One bike shop did say they could install a kit for me. However their price would be $60 an hour. Since none of their mechanics have ever installed one before, they said it could take up to 8 hours !!! That's $480 just for installing a "Bionx kit" on my 7100. Giant bikes have already stopped producing the lite, and suede e bikes. That isn't a very good track record for a major name brand bike manufacturer like Giant imo.
I guess people just don't know about these bikes. Or their is not that big of a demand for them.