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Old 12-25-10, 09:10 AM   #1
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Folding E-bike

Has anyone had a chance to check out the new Folding E-bike by Prodeco Technologies? It is called the Mariner S. It seems easy to fold, has a stainless chain, and all sealed bearings, with either a 200W or 250W motor (at no extra charge), and they claim 2000+ recharge cycles. Range is 15-25 miles on a full charge with an extended battery available that will go 50+.

I ask because it is selling for $899, and that seems like a lot of bike for not alot of dollars???
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Old 12-25-10, 04:13 PM   #2
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Front wheel motors have been used in many bikes already.
have no idea about that brand, so you tell us all about it.
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Old 12-26-10, 01:44 PM   #3
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i've thought about these from time to time. if i could save a few minutes on hilly trips, might be nice. but overall, i think the extra annoyance of lifting and biking with that extra weight for 6 days a week, for maybe 1 day a week usage, is not worth it for me.
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Old 12-27-10, 09:24 PM   #4
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Unless you weigh less than 50 lbs., I can't imagine a 200 watt motor helping on any hills.
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Old 12-27-10, 09:50 PM   #5
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Maybe the folks at NYCE Wheels know something about that particular bike. At $899, there may be some corners cut somewhere. NYCE folks certainly put together what I would consider the ideal folding electric bike. Costs way more than $899, though you really get what you pay for.

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