Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes: just a 150cc scooter; looking to buy first electric bike
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NEED HELP NARROWING DOWN 1st BIKE SEARCH
I've narrowed down some preferences, etc., to the following, then have a couple questions after them, please.
These are a must for me, unless any of you say I'm wrong:
A throttle-control, which doesn't require pedaling at all. Just like a motorcycle, twist and hold the throttle back to control power and speed. You can assist by pedaling along, but it's not required.
(I like that idea with throttle control, but I also want to pedal as much as I can, and pedal more as I get used to riding (because one reason I want a bike is because itíll be the only exercise I get, yet still would use the throttle idea quite a bit).
Is throttle-control noisy?
●―14 inch frame fits me just right. I have a difficult time getting onto anything larger.
●―Definitely a step-through.
●―Less than 50 pounds overall weight.
●―NO fat tires
●―Handlebars that arenít too straight, donít have to ďlean overĒ too much.
●―A LifePO4 battery. (At least 36V)
With these preferences and not wanting a kit, I need help choosing a basic bike. I was favoring Torker but found the smallest frame they make is 17Ē and thatís too big for me (Iím 5í1Ē)
About wheel/tire size: is 24Ē too small or is 26Ē better? Since Iím so short, I favor compact-ness; however, I donít want it to look like Iím riding a kidís bike.
Any help, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.