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    Question Help me decide, Pedego, Stromer or ?

    New to the forum and new to ebikes - Hello!

    I'm 50 years old, 180lbs, not in bad shape, deciding what ebike to buy. Some years ago I broke all the bones in the arch of my foot. Ideally I shouldn't put too much pressure on it, light pedalling is okay.

    I'm looking to buy a high-end ebike with the greatest range possible.

    Have it narrowed down to Stromer or Pedego and would welcome any other suggestions.

    I like Stromer because of the look and their reputation, but it's pedal assist only. That's concerning due to the problem with my foot.

    I need a bike that can give me decent range on level terrain with average to no pedalling and able to get me up a relatively steep hill with very easy pedalling. The Stromer boost mode I don't think is enough in itself, and I don't mind peddling if the resistance isn't too great on my foot

    Pedego is another good option. I like the look of the ST1 more than the Interceptor II. But the Pedego has the throttle and from what I've read it should go up a fairly steep hill on throttle only?

    While I'm pedaling on flat terrain and smooth bike trails using a little throttle constantly but at low speeds can I get an afternoon riding on a charge?

    In freewheeling mode which bike has the least resistance?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by uniquest; 06-28-14 at 10:05 PM. Reason: edit

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    Anyone? Over 100 views and no replies. Did I post in the wrong section or is there another forum that's more suitable for doing the research I'm doing on ebikes? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniquest View Post
    ... Did I post in the wrong section or is there another forum that's more suitable for doing the research I'm doing on ebikes? ...
    You are in the right place. Be patient. All questions do not get instant responses. Where are you located? This is a worldwide forum. Providing your location will help avoid some responses that might not be applicable to your situation.

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    I have owned and ridden an Ohm Urban 700 for two years. It would fit the bill for you as well. It was very well thought out and built. The motor is silent. It is comfortable.

    Throttle only works well on level ground and mild hills. Steep hills require pedaling for any of these bikes.

    I am over 60 and ride whenever possible, for commuting and for fun/fitness, adjusting the boost level for what I want to accomplish that ride.

    Ohm is coming out with a D series this summer, a lighter but more powerful bike. I might trade up...
    Give your best every day. Each morning brings new opportunities.

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    I am a bit younger than you, and have no past injury issues. I chose the Pedego City Commuter simply because I liked the all in one solution. I have right around 1K miles, and while I wish I had a fleet of ebikes I am still pleased with my selection. Anyway I don't think you can go wrong with either solution. For me the commuter made sense, because I use it for commuting, and liked the fenders included and rack that made it easy to go from the crate to my first commute with very little modification.

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