The utility cyclist wrote: reohn2 wrote:
Day in day out commuting needs a reliable vehicle, a £500 pedelec doesn't equate to reliability IMO.
£1000 actually and how do you know it isn't reliable, have you used one, you have a source of information on that model, one from a well known brand?
Please let's hear some facts not baseless waffle based on price!
I clearly said it was a punt to see if it might work out, the practicalities of the journey itself and the charging without hrowing a huge wedge of cash. Maybe even just for certain days if not feeling great but whatever, you basically said it's crap based on price alone.
Check the link,it's a £500 s/hand ebike.
The OP is looking for reliability he can trust,he has £2.5k to spend,as Brucey say,a quality battery will be much better than the unknown quantity of a £500 s/hand one.
The OP is seeking advice,so perhaps some facts from you about the bike you've recommended wouldn't go amiss
FWIW we've no idea where the OP lives and Merlin cycles based in Leyland Lancs,and cleary state it's collect only.
You could be 100% right in your recommendation but weighing the odds in that way,isn't the best way to buy a bike unless you know your stuff.
It seems the OP doesn't,though I could be wrong,that's why I recommended he go to the Pedelecs forum where people do know the ropes.
You and I have had a difference of opinion in which I didn't say the Merlin bike was 'crap' merelymthatmit was cheap and cheap electrical doesn't usually mean solid and reliable.
If you don't mind I'd ask you to respond a little more adult and stop getting so personal,it's becoming a habit with you and there's no need for it .
To the OP,don't buy anything with suspension unless you have to as it just adds weigh won't add much comfort unless going off road,and is just something else to service,and most ebikes have cheap suspension fitted anyway.,