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Old 04-06-17, 01:02 AM
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Best Electric Bikes Under $1000?

I'm currently looking for an Electric Bike to use as transportation to work. I would be biking around 7 miles a day. Looking to order online.

The bike I currently have in my Amazon cart waiting to buy is an ANCHEER Electric Mountain Bike for $620 (Just went up from $600...) and it goes up to 15mph, possibly 18mph according to some reviewers.

I'm willing to spend more, but I can't seem to find the right bike that has good reviews, is under the $1000 mark (Really wouldn't want to spend more than $900 but if it's worth it to spend the extra money I will do it.), and goes 20mph or more.

Basically I'm looking for an Electric Mountain Bike that goes 20mph or more (higher the speed the better), doesn't look ridiculous, and is a good bang for the buck. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-06-17, 10:14 AM
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There's a single speed on indiegogo for $799 now that looks good from a company that delivered on its first offering, but my choice would be a Juiced Cross Current (but it will cost $1099).

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Sondors is a good cheap bike. I have two of their fat tired bikes and they work well and can be upgraded if needed. If you need one right away look on the sale sites. Ordering from Sondors is in batches and takes a few months.

Juiced is very good for the money. Consider adding a little more to your budget.

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All I can really add is, just make sure the bike you end up with fits you size wise. Some low end cheap E-bikes only come in one size fits all and we all know there isn't such a thing.

If you are buying a MTB for off-road weekend play in the steep hills and commuting during the week, then make sure you get a mid-drive E-bike that will leverage the gears for climbing. If you are only looking at MTB E-bikes for the sitting position and just plan to commute on it with minor hills than the hub motor system should be fine.

As always, go for more battery than you think you need or as much as you can afford (it's the most expensive part of the E-bike), because once you start riding one you'll want to go further and faster with time.
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While I agree with the mid-drive going through the gears IS better for going up hills... It also depends on how much assist you really want/need... If you really still want to ride the bike as a bicycle hub motors usually can provide all the assistance you want/need. JMO. 27 gears is usually enough to "almost" be the same, "if" you still really want to pedal. NOW, a mid drive with a Nuvinchi hub... I want one too, but you ain't going to get one for $1,000. probably not for even $2,000...
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I had a tight budget when shopping for my e-bike, and ended up spending $1800 otd to get the performance and durability I need for daily transportation in challenging terrain.

It's widely recognized mid drives are better for hills, but several local sources actually recommend direct drive hubs for reliability if one isn't in the high end market.
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KS, no question about DD reliability since they have (basically) one moving part, the hub (some may consider bearings as moving parts). Plenty of individuals have thousands of miles even on cheap ones.
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You could also get a kit to add to a mountain bike. I recently did that to a Specialized mountain bike. In my case the frame was too small so I had to move the battery to the rear rack. This one is a 36v 350 watt front geared hub motor. Total weight is 48 lbs which isn't bad for an electric bike. Speed is capped at 25 mph, but you can change it to be 20 mph. It also has a pedal assist sensor so you don't have to throttle. It's a good kit and reliable.

You can check out Dillenger Electric bikes for their street legal kit. ($630 for the kit and battery)

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If all you want is an appliance that gets you down the road at 20+ mph, a $200 1000W motor kit on ebay will do that. Put it on the rear wheel for safety, as that kind of power has snapped off forks on bikes. Pair it with a good battery, which will be about $500. They're heavy at about 20 pounds, and are not fun to pedal. More like an electric motorcycle. If you find an old steel mountain bike (for free or cheap) to convert, it will meet your budget.

WilliamT's solution is good for someone who likes to bike. Everything for $629. The kit is lighter. Lower power, but that gives you more range, A better feel when pedaling. Name brand battery. Less chance of trouble. You still need to supply a bike.

The Ancheer doesn't look bad for $614, if you can work with its 250W motor and 16mph top speed. Good enough for 7 miles a day.

If it's really only 7 miles round trip, a quality pedal bike makes more sense to me.
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Saw, but didn't ride Populo's at an expo on Saturday. Look like a solid deal. OP appears to be a one-post wonder.
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Does anybody have a fresh list of best electric bike under 1000? with good positive review?
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Old 09-14-18, 09:26 AM
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Look at electricbikereview (there's the Populo, maybe others); the only ones in my stable are DIY (YESCOM DD Kit; $600-700 plus bike & BBS02 about $800 plus bike; I've been using a 52V, 6 ah battery which is good for 15-20 miles. Individuals seem to have varying success with Ancheer (look at endless sphere).
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good luck, you are underbidding for even any decent electric conversions , to an existing bike.

hub motors don't climb , you need a mid driver then..
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Old 09-17-18, 12:48 PM
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I read all reply. i got an idea about e bike of 1000$. Thanks buddy.
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Old 09-24-18, 09:06 PM
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How reliable is Indiegogo bike?
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Old 09-25-18, 08:50 PM
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How reliable is Indiegogo bike?
Probably about as reliable as a Yugo. I wouldn't want to buy anything that requires maintenance from a company that cannot support itself without the use of crowdfunding. Cheap bikes are exactly that, cheap. They lure you in with initial price and don't mention that parts don't really exist and the company may not even exist or is tough to reach.

If you truly want an e-bike buy a good quality one from a shop and get warranties and support. Don't buy on price because you will likely be left out in the cold or with a broken bike you are sinking way too much money into and getting little in return. Bosch and Brose are reputable names who make a quality product that is well serviced around the world. Shimano while not as nice of a motor is the same. Buy from brands you can trust and that can be serviced at your local shop not some random online person who had a cool idea but no business experience to back it up.

Trust me if all of my great ideas had been made into a company I would be bankrupt several times over. Not because they are necessarily bad ideas but I don't have the capital to make things happen and certainly don't have the business knowledge I need to run my own company and trying to source that from random people just doesn't really work all that well except in rare cases.
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For under 1000, you are not going to be able to get an ebike with any warranty.

If you don't care about warranty, just buy whatever the cheapest one on Amazon or Walmart marketplace.

You need slightly over 1k to get a decent ebike with service support.
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I found one for $999.00, local owner, 1 year warranty. Decent quality. I never buy something online unless I can see and touch an example. After much research and a small budget, I opted for the Ride1up City bike as it was available to test ride a demo.

PROS: 500W 48V Bafang hub motor, Larger diameter rear spokes, 10.4Ah LG cell battery, simple, stylish design, 53lbs with battery, thread-less headset (with comfort shock), Fits me (5'11") and my wife (5'3") with just a seat post adjustment. Free shipping. Optional matching rear rack and fenders, optional LCD panel with 9 modes of PAS

CONS: No bottle cage or generic rear rack braze-ons

I really can't bash on this one. In a perfect world, I would have liked a freehub vs freewheel as it is limited to 7 speed only, Lockout on the fork (easy to upgrade to a new fork, if needed) These would increase the cost though.

The quality of the bike in it's self is equivalent to a $400-$500 comfort bike, not like a Huffy or Roadmaster.

I can fully review it here if there is any interest.
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I found one for $999.00, local owner, 1 year warranty. Decent quality. I never buy something online unless I can see and touch an example. After much research and a small budget, I opted for the Ride1up City bike as it was available to test ride a demo.

PROS: 500W 48V Bafang hub motor, Larger diameter rear spokes, 10.4Ah LG cell battery, simple, stylish design, 53lbs with battery, thread-less headset (with comfort shock), Fits me (5'11") and my wife (5'3") with just a seat post adjustment. Free shipping. Optional matching rear rack and fenders, optional LCD panel with 9 modes of PAS

CONS: No bottle cage or generic rear rack braze-ons

I really can't bash on this one. In a perfect world, I would have liked a freehub vs freewheel as it is limited to 7 speed only, Lockout on the fork (easy to upgrade to a new fork, if needed) These would increase the cost though.

The quality of the bike in it's self is equivalent to a $400-$500 comfort bike, not like a Huffy or Roadmaster.

I can fully review it here if there is any interest.
Andy
Well we would appreciate a long term owner review since the unknown thing for cheap ebike is long term reliability. You don't even have to list the spec, entry level US ebikes all have the same components: bafang hub motor; tourney 7 speed derailleur, mechanical disc brake, unknown battery etc etc.
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Jueshuai 48V 500W Electric Bike s900 26" 48V 12AH

More or less the same bikes the NYC delivery guys ride. We bought one and it has been really good. I changed out the stem and handle bars for a more relaxed posture than the flat bar the bike came with. Its marketed as a mtn bike but there is not much mtn in this bike. It is fine on dirt/grass/mud/wet roads.
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