I am new to ebikes and looking to spend not more than about 1500 USD.
I want a bike that looks more or less as a typical mountain bike or dutch-style (not the road or racing style). I am looking for a 500W motor that can get me up hills is most important. I would like it to have a front suspension fork.
I purchased http://www.amazon.com/GBE-GTO-Beach-...be+gto+cruiser this one for $1500 : but may need to send it back because 1) it's too tall for me and the battery pack and controller make it impossible to lower the seat. I am not sure if I would be successful in lengthening the cables and setting the components further back on the rack, to make clearance for the seat. I'm a bit nervous in doing that and voiding the warranty. Also, the handle bars are too large and unwieldy and needs to be replaced.
Any recommendations please -- Otherwise, I may just get the eZip Trails that has a 450 Watt motor and hope for the best.