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Old 06-29-13, 12:26 PM   #1
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New to Ebiking and my new ebike

Just piked up a new Emotion Neo Cross.
Did a lot of research and really liked the quality of the bike. Wish it would of come with a 500 motor instead of a 350.
But plenty of power so far. I am 60 years old 6'3" and 230 lbs with some serious medical problems so got this to help me up the hills and be able to ride like I use to 20 years ago.
Hope to lose about 20 lbs and improve my health.
Have less than 5 miles on it but it is hot hot hot here today so no riding. The little I have ridden it gives me grins and is just what the doc ordered.
Anyone else have this bike?

Will give a review in a couple of weeks.
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Old 06-29-13, 02:17 PM   #2
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I don't own one looks like a nice bike from a quickie Google I did, the one question I have is did you inquire what the bike's rider weight limit is ? I see your 230lbs. Seems most E-Bikes aren't built for bigger folk. I know nothing about yours but thats an observation after riding my MiPower for 5000 miles since purchased 11 months ago, another fellow I know through these forums is 275 & has had problems with his that I havent @ 200 lbs. And just a couple threads down from this " who else in US sells electric bikes " this is a big guy with a host of problems with a Kalkhoff { well respected german brand ** these guys are really big though 275 plus.
You should be fine @ 230 with that i would bet, just something to check into maybe , these E-Bikes seem to be for people not to heavy ..
Good luck with yours, I'm 51 & lost 19 lbs & my hypertension is close to normal due to my E-biking .

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Old 06-29-13, 08:18 PM   #3
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I think most of the "problems" with E Assist bikes boil down to 1 thing... People riding them, trying to ride them like Mo-Peds, not like bicycles that you have to pedal normally, with some E Assist to help out on the hills or with strong headwinds some of the time... JMO
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Old 06-29-13, 09:27 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure the Emotion is pedal assist, so that shouldn't be a problem for the OP.
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Bike is rated for up to 300 lbs. it feels very solid to me so far with no sign of not being able to carry my fat ass.
Bike is both a pedal assist and throttle model. I use it 98% of the time on pedal assist, have a Ducati with a throttle when I want one.
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Old 06-30-13, 09:10 AM   #6
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Also Rogercor trust me on this, re-torque the spokes after 50 miles or so keep them taught , keep an eye on them so to speak until lyou get the bike into a groove, dont bang uo or down curbs watch pot holes , take your weight off the seat when hitting bumps going off curbs etc. & your e-biking experience will be a much more enjoyable one
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