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    Can this be any good?

    I came across this on ebay. I don't know anything about the manufacturer, but can this be any good at the price they are asking?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Voltage-...-/321131485940

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    The seller didn't even take the time to provide stats such as approximate charging time or travel distance per charge under whatever conditions. I'm not very confident that the seller cares to provide a decent product or back it up if any quality issues should arise.

    Pass.
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    "The seller didn't even take the time to provide stats such as approximate charging time or travel distance per charge under whatever conditions. I'm not very confident that the seller cares to provide a decent product or back it up if any quality issues should arise.

    Pass."

    What do you mean? The seller posted those stats:

    MODEL VFB-20/250
    Vehicle Type Electric Bicycle
    Motor Type Brushless Motor
    Motor Power 250 Watt
    Brake Front V Brake / Rear V Brake
    Light Yes
    Shocks Yes, ZOOM Suspension
    PERFORMANCE
    Top Speed 18 mph / 30 Km/h
    Range 31 Miles / 50 Km <==================
    Derailleur Gears SHIMANO 7- speed
    Capacity 1 Person
    Load 350 Lbs / 160 Kgs
    Climbing Ability 15 Degrees
    BATTERY
    Battery Type Lithium
    Voltage 36V
    Capacity 10 Ah
    Recharge Time 4-6 Hours <=================
    Battery Life 1000 Cycles
    SIZE & WEIGHT
    Net Weight 50 Lbs / 23 Kgs
    Length 61 In. / 155 Cm.
    Width 22 In. / 56 Cm.
    Height 44 In. / 112 Cm.
    Wheel Base 41 In. / 104 Cm.
    Seat Height 36 In. / 91 Cm.
    Wheels 20 x 1.95
    Carton Size 34 x 17 x 28 (In) / 85 x 45 x 70 (Cm)
    Gross Weight 63 Lbs / 29 Kgs


    The range, and charge time seem reasonable to me given the 250 watt motor, and the 10 ah battery pack.

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    The only somewhat meaningful spec provided is charge time... 4-6 hours but is that to assume an 80% depleted battery or a completely dead one? (which brings up the question, at what point is the motor ineffective, at 20% battery charge... at 10%? Or does the rider only get pedal assistance up to 10mph once the battery level drops to 50% charge?)

    Top speed is supposedly 18mph... under what circumstances? Going downhill with a 40lbs rhesus monkey piloting?

    Range is spec'd at 31 miles... is that traveling at 15mph with a 120lbs person doing most of the pedaling or a 180lbs person going all out without pedaling at the supposed top speed of 18mph?

    All the specs stated are inter-related yet based on nothing concrete so like I said, the stats/specs are lacking. Unless of course you'd care to enlighten me as to how those stats correlate to someone like me. I'm ~6' 2" and 195 lbs... how far can I ride that bike and at what speed without pedaling?
    Last edited by BassNotBass; 07-21-13 at 12:29 PM.
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    Roll thy dice? At least they pick up shipping.. I just keep on pedaling, myself..

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    You know, with all due respect, that's why eBay provides the means to contact the seller. Why come here to this forum to ask those questions when the seller should be able to provide the answers? Does that make sense?

    Ed

    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    The only somewhat meaningful spec provided is charge time... 4-6 hours but is that to assume an 80% depleted battery or a completely dead one? (which brings up the question, at what point is the motor ineffective, at 20% battery charge... at 10%? Or does the rider only get pedal assistance up to 10mph once the battery level drops to 50% charge?)

    Top speed is supposedly 18mph... under what circumstances? Going downhill with a 40lbs rhesus monkey piloting?

    Range is spec'd at 31 miles... is that traveling at 15mph with a 120lbs person doing most of the pedaling or a 180lbs person going all out without pedaling at the supposed top speed of 18mph?

    All the specs stated are inter-related yet based on nothing concrete so like I said, the stats/specs are lacking. Unless of course you'd care to enlighten me as to how those stats correlate to someone like me. I'm ~6' 2" and 195 lbs... how far can I ride that bike and at what speed without pedaling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwong3 View Post
    You know, with all due respect, that's why eBay provides the means to contact the seller. Why come here to this forum to ask those questions when the seller should be able to provide the answers? Does that make sense?

    Ed
    It sure does. I bid $2... I hope I win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
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