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Location: Gradyville, Pennsylvania
Bikes: DiamondBack Approach, Diamondback Outlook, Giant Cypress, Schwinn Sprint 10 speed
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Originally Posted by treknavigator
Bion X has teamed up with Trek in the ebike market there next move is the getting together with Cycles Lambert to be there supplierand service rep to retail Wondering how this is going to help Bion X What to happen to the smaller retailers that have been with them for years Any thoughts on this out there
I researched a lot of e bike kits and went with the Bionx. I test rode their OHM bike and decided to put a kit on mine and my wife's bikes. I called the "smaller retailers" in my area, (near Philadelphia), and some didn't seem to know they were retailers and others said, "well, we haven't done many, but I guess we could put one on, but it takes months to get a kit". Not very inspiring.
Finally found Bob's Bikes in Poolesville, MD, (kind of far away), and Bob was most knowledgeable, let us test ride his OHM. We ordered them from him and it did take a few months, but he installed them for no extra charge.
I would be sad if this adversely affects Bob's Bikes, but I don't think the rest of the dealers in the area would notice.
Recently a couple of e bike stores have opened in the area, but they just sell those cheap Chinese bikes.