Hi - Anyone out there have any experience with the Bionx/Montague bikes. I have seen two websites where these bikes are available for sale put together and ready to ride, as oppose to buying separate and hooking them up. Anyone have any experience with or using the Bionx system. - Thanks
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2010 Cannondale Hooligan 3
The BionX system is very nice. Its 8lbs lighter than the lightest Crystalyte/Chinese style hub motor, uses quality battery chemistry, the controls, design, feel and performance are overall very good for an e-bike. Out of the e-bike conversion kits, this one stands out as being a good choice for a "cyclist", who wants a kit to augment his/her ride rather than encourage riding the throttle as if the bike was a moped. One downside of the BionX system, and something that wouldn't matter too much to a non-tinkerer is that the battery packs are proprietary.
I have no experience with the Montague bikes though, sorry.
I got a used Montague frame that I had built up as a 24" singlespeed, and I find it's easy to put in the trunk of a car, for example, but it's a bit more work to bring it along on a flight (finding a bag that'll fit, loosening up the handlebars, etc).
I normally ride a recumbent, but overall I really like this bike as an alternative when riding a 'bent is not practical.
Thanks for the input gentlemen. The Bionx seems the way to go, as I need help, to just get over the hump. The folding aspect of a full size bike, as the Montague, would make it easy to take with you almost anywhere.
The next thing to think about is whether to buy the bike all put together, and ready to roll. Or to buy the Bionx kit, and Montague bike separately, and try to put it together. Either way it’s going to cost more than $2500 usd.
own 2 recumbent trikes: greenspeed x5 and a scorpion
ezglider, did you end up buying the Montague with the bionx kit? I have been eyeing that myself and was wondering what your experience has been with it. I am wanting something with a throttle and an assist like the ezee bikes but I like how the montague is put together and also the bionx system.