40 mile range all intergrated into the bike.
40 mile range all intergrated into the bike.
The U.S.A. bikes from Schwinn are far fewer than the international link shows.
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.
Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
badasses don't need no stinkin' fenders!
I wonder what the advantages of front wheel drive are...
If you were packing a lot on the back and were going up a steep hill with motor assist I wonder if the torque would be strong enough to slip the front wheel? XD yikes that would suck.
The advantage is that it is simpler to make and maintain.Originally Posted by kill.cactus
That is one slick looking bike. Does not really look like a elec bike which is what I like. People won't know till you turn the jucie on.Originally Posted by jyossarian
And even then they might not know unless they are racing you uphill.Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma
A couple of baseball cards in the spokes and it'll make that cool motorcycle noise too.
Originally Posted by wheel
Electric bikes put out so many watts for so long. If it's windy, up hill, you don't pedal, you accelerate a lot, You are heavy, go top speed, your tires are soft, or have a load you don't get maximum range. That turns out to be almost all the time. You get whatever that distance becomes with that much wattage for that time. It varies a lot more than you would guess if you have never tried one. One can go a lot farther with a nice road bike. If you don't ride much the electric bikes seem nice the more you ride the less usefull they are.
If you like long rides they become a drawback instead of a benefit. If you like short trips to the store, are out of shape, and can leave the bike long enough for a recharge, then they are nice. If you are just starting cycling you will out grow the usefulness as you get in better shape.
Thats looking like a nice electric bike. The electric assist makes the inefficiencies of the shaft drive less improtant but you still get the clean low maintence drive train. That saddle looks like a Brooks, and I like the integrated rack and fenders. I wonder what the price is? Lithium batteries are expensive.Originally Posted by FraAngelico
As for the Speedster Models, where can I get those 26x3" slicks? They'd work great on my Pugsley for road riding. Actually the Speedster models look pretty cool. I'm surprised they are not bringing them to the US market given the popularity of the StingRay and other style bikes.
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Didn't see how fast they go. Anyone know?
What kind of fenders do you suppose those are on the Continental?
450 watts for about 40 minutes. It depends on the total load. It will be different for everyone.Originally Posted by knobster
I was told they could hit 20 mph under ideal circumstances. Since the output remains constant the top speed will vary all over the place. If you are a different weight than me we will have different results.
I could hit 17 mph with 350 watts with a heavy load. I could believe 20 in ideal conditions.
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The nice thing about the Schwinn lineup is that they hide the electronics very well. They look like regular bikes. I also bet they do very well in the rain.
However, Schwinn is making some pretty tall claims about these bikes (60 mile range?). Has anyone tried one yet?
Lithium Polymer batteries? Damn! Those are the Holy grail of battery technology. My electric micro RC helicopter is powered by an 11V LiPo and I just can't believe how light it is. Especially considering the 15 minute run time, which is a lot of an RC helicopter BTW!
Whoa what kind of RC copter do you have? I have an Eco Piccolo - but that was back when like almost many years ago.
E-Sky Honeybee CP2 RTF. Great little toy BTW!
I got a message today from someone at Schwinn, who said the bikes won't be out anywhere until this summer...
It seems you can buy them in Chicago now.
The bike has an electric motor in the front hub, powered by a battery under the rear rack (top left) and controlled by a throttle on the handlebar (below left) that also has a battery gauge.
It has a battery lock.
What's weird is they announce this line back in 2006 to the fanfares of various blogs, then nothing happens. I keep looking them up online every couple of months, but see nothing in the wild. Seeing how it's 2008 soon, has anyone seen these sold anywhere at all, online or LBS.
I went to a Schwinn bike shop this Summer and ask the manager if he sold Schwinn electric bikes. He told me no, they were always in the shop for repair that they had alot of problems.
They look cool and have good specifications but $1,200 would be a better price point. I'd really like to get an electric pedal assist road bike at < 45 lbs.
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See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on FFRtrikes web page