Looking for a super-cheap, lightweight ebike?
Hi there! This is my first time posting.
I've been looking at the eZip Trails (women's) as an alternative to a car, because I can't afford a car. But I also ride the bus and need to put my bike on the rack on the front. Sometimes I have trouble getting just my current bike (the women's Avalon by Next, previously sold at Walmart) on/off the rack. I'm 5'4, 110 pounds, and not very strong.
Thus, I need a lightweight bike. I've read that the eZip is about 70 pounds... is the women's any lighter? I don't know if I can lift 70 pounds onto the rack. Can you make any suggestions as to how I can make it lighter? I don't think I'll be able to get a second battery pack if it's that heavy, which would be good to increase my range. =(
Is there another bike in this price range that would be lighter? Or a kit? I've never worked on a bike at all, so I have no idea how to install a kit, but... I could try, get some help, or take it to a shop. How much does it cost to have a kit installed at a shop?