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Old 05-22-08, 06:28 PM   #1
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E-Bike

Ok - Yes - I'm being a bum and am looking for help in terms of choosing an electric bike. A few years ago I used to commute on a regular basis on my bike. Since then my job has expanded where I need to go to multiple company sites (and still wear a tie). I also stopped riding (yes - gasp) when I started my MBA due to excessive school work. I'm looking to get back to it now that school is finally over (yes - feel free to call me master) but with the multiple sites I need to travel to I'm interested in exploring the world of electric bikes. I'm looking for suggestions that people might have.

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Old 05-23-08, 08:11 PM   #2
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Hi Bret,

Do you need to carry much things when you travel to other sites? I think there are many brands of electric bicycle in the market. Choose one which fits your needs is not so easy. I have a Wisper 905Se sport style bike, wisper has a city style bike which has a rear carrier and full mudguards. You may see the picture of my firend rode this bike. Hope it helps you a little.

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I actually do have to take some things with me. I need to transport a laptop and various amounts of paperwork. I have a nice messenger bag that I used to use that should be able to take my laptop. I will need something with fenders and probably a good size bag that I can attach. I will take a look at the whisper series. I think I waited to long to start my research to find something for this summer but we'll see. If anyone else has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 05-30-08, 03:39 PM   #4
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I have an eZee sprint which came with rack, fenders & the works for around $1600. I commute 11 miles each way pulling my daughter in a burley trailer and the sprint works like a charm. I arrive at work smiling!
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eZee, Giant and Schwinn

I own an eZee Torq and the Giant Lite. I like both, though they're rather different. I recently rode a friend's Schwinn Campus. The Lite is no longer made, but there's a new Giant, the Twist. For info on the Giant and eZee models, google "Electric Bikes Northwest". I bought both from them. They're in Seattle, but they ship. They also have a couple California locations. NYCE Wheels in New York also sells eZee's; not sure about Giants.
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From my experience the $500 electric bikes won't be able to take commuting any distance. A conversion kit with an upgrade from SLA batteries and your donor bike is a good place to start. You might want front and or seat post suspension as well to smooth the ride. A couple of good panniers on the back will solve your 'carrying stuff' problems.

I've been commuting 42 kms a day on an e-bike for 2 years and I find the Wilderness Energy and Cystalyte hubs very reliable.
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