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Old 04-19-17, 09:13 PM
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Golf E-bike

I never see e-bikes in use where I live, so I was quite surprised to see an e-bike on the golf course today.

One of these:

The Golf Bike ? Fitness and Speed of Play

But outfitted with what appeared to be a pedal assist motor. They're not advertising an e version on the website, so his may have been a prototype version. But with the battery mounted under the rear rack, it looked like it may have been designed from the outset with that addition in mind. He said he could ride to and from the course and play 18 on one charge, but as we were both mid round on opposite nines, we had little time to talk so I didn't get any info on the battery or motor.

I was impressed.
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Old 04-20-17, 09:25 AM
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I find their calorie numbers to be way out there... According to my ridewithgps I would need to ride 27.5 miles to burn up 1,300 calories with elevation gains of 500Meters... Riding an assisted bike 7 miles would burn less than 331 calories, not 1,300. In my experience...
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Nice, but you may have to live in a golf community to ride safely to the links.

If I tried to ride to my two nearest courses, 6 and 8 miles by car, both have stretches where I'd have to compete with cars going 45+ mph. The alternate routes would be at least 2X longer. And when I got there, it's a 4 hour round anyway on weekdays. Over 5 on weekends, so I am fortunate to be a weekday player. Walking with a push cart is good exercise anyway.
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You got my attention with the title containing two of my passions!

I like the idea of riding an E-bike to the golf course with some kind of rack for a golf bag, but not sure about riding the bike on the course itself. Two rather thin tires and 250lbs. might groove the grass and not sure how good that kick stand would work on grass with that heavy bag of clubs on the back. At my young age I look forward to the backrest in the golf cart between swings!
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Old 04-21-17, 11:04 AM
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Here's a review of the bike itself. And I do agree, no way will you burn that many calories using a bike on the golf course,...let alone using an ebike.

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Old 04-23-17, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by NoPhart View Post
You got my attention with the title containing two of my passions!

I like the idea of riding an E-bike to the golf course with some kind of rack for a golf bag, but not sure about riding the bike on the course itself. Two rather thin tires and 250lbs. might groove the grass and not sure how good that kick stand would work on grass with that heavy bag of clubs on the back. At my young age I look forward to the backrest in the golf cart between swings!
The tires would work just fine on the course we were playing. It's a very firm course. The kickstand could be another matter. It was parked on a cartpath when I saw it. Certainly there are plenty of places hard enough to hold, but as I learned with motorcycles years ago there would also be a lot of places that only seem as if they're hard enough to hold. And if it does crash to the ground, fate will dictate that it happen in the middle of your downswing.
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I rode my bike through a golf course once, on the cart paths only (not on the grass). Got yelled at by someone working there saying bikes weren't allowed, but I put the power down and headed on through the course anyway and out the other side to some public roads. I can't imagine that bike being allowed on courses around here.
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Playing “ready golf” and subscribing to the tee it forward initiative by checking your ego and moving up a tee box can make a difference, but to measurably speed up golf and alleviate the game’s chronic pace-of-play woes, hole-to-hole transport needs to evolve. So E-bike is a nice solution, I have one and I love it. It helps me so much, especially when I am really tired or my feet hurt and I still want to play golf. I think that many golfers will understand me. So yeah, an e-bike is such a nice purchase I won't ever regret about it. By the way, I found out which is the best by reading the forum Windtree Golf.

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Option is to move to Mission Viejo, CA. My son lives in a planned community where you can ride a golf cart from your house to the course on a bike path.
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Interesting looking bike and not too expensive for a specialty bike. It almost looks like it can be used as a compact cargo bike too or at least as a grocery getter using standard panniers. I'm pretty sure that an electric conversion is not at all out of the question for that model if that is what one would want.

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I never see e-bikes in use where I live, so I was quite surprised to see an e-bike on the golf course today.

One of these:

The Golf Bike ? Fitness and Speed of Play

But outfitted with what appeared to be a pedal assist motor. They're not advertising an e version on the website, so his may have been a prototype version. But with the battery mounted under the rear rack, it looked like it may have been designed from the outset with that addition in mind. He said he could ride to and from the course and play 18 on one charge, but as we were both mid round on opposite nines, we had little time to talk so I didn't get any info on the battery or motor.

I was impressed.
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Interesting looking bike and not too expensive for a specialty bike. It almost looks like it can be used as a compact cargo bike too or at least as a grocery getter using standard panniers. I'm pretty sure that an electric conversion is not at all out of the question for that model if that is what one would want.
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You think so?

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Why do you say that? Are they already out of business?
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Why do you say that? Are they already out of business?
OK,...there's another link on the page, and it was no good. They're still around,....sorry about that. Here's the link: https://thegolfbike.com/
I did notice there's no way to order on their website. I believe they're no longer viable, but the site is still up and running.
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OK,...there's another link on the page, and it was no good. They're still around,....sorry about that. Here's the link: https://thegolfbike.com/
I did notice there's no way to order on their website. I believe they're no longer viable, but the site is still up and running.
It says it right on top of the Home Page that their checkout is under construction and to call their number to order. I found a number of videos on YouTube about this bike including unboxing, assembly of the bike and actual use on a golf course.

I think that for even non-golfers, at $799 US, this could double as an affordable compact cargo bike using large shopping panniers and is a good platform for adding an electric conversion kit.

Just my 2 cents.👌

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It says it right on top of the Home Page that their checkout is under construction and to call their number to order. I found a number of videos on YouTube about this bike including unboxing, assembly of the bike and actual use on a golf course.

I think that for even non-golfers, at $799 US, this could double as an affordable compact cargo bike using large shopping panniers and is a good platform for adding an electric conversion kit.

Just my 2 cents.👌
Ok, I'll clear this up now. I called the number, and they're closed. No big deal,...correct? Then I used the link on their web page to view their shop. It's a chicken joint. Seems closed down to me.


I had the same idea that you did, that this bike would be excellent as a cargo bike. Too bad they're no longer in existance. And I also saw their videos, but they're 3, 4 years old. There's been no new activity in quite some time.
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Well, I guess that is just too bad. It is sad to see a business close, especially if it's a bike company.😢

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Ok, I'll clear this up now. I called the number, and they're closed. No big deal,...correct? Then I used the link on their web page to view their shop. It's a chicken joint. Seems closed down to me.

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I had the same idea that you did, that this bike would be excellent as a cargo bike. Too bad they're no longer in existance. And I also saw their videos, but they're 3, 4 years old. There's been no new activity in quite some time.
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Maybe they should have marketed it as a cargo bikt that could be used on the golf course, since it appeared utilitarian to me, and amenable to conversion.
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