Best Ebikes for Touring?

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Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby woldsweather » 21 Jan 2019, 5:23pm

Any recommendations for E-Bikes suitable for touring?

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby NickWi » 21 Jan 2019, 5:35pm

The type of touring you're into would be useful to know.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby woldsweather » 23 Jan 2019, 8:46am

99% roads occasional railtrails, canal towpaths etc. 50- 60 miles per day.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby stodd » 23 Jan 2019, 10:40am

In the more expensive ranges, Cube Touring and Raleigh Motus. Lower price look at Woosh (for full bike of for conversion kits) or Juicy.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby horizon » 23 Jan 2019, 10:50am

woldsweather wrote:99% roads occasional railtrails, canal towpaths etc. 50- 60 miles per day.

I know little about e-bikes but AFAIK those who do may need to know how much luggage you want to take (e.g. is this fully loaded camping touring or just day rides with no luggage), how fit you are and how hilly your terrain (though you have said canal towpaths).

AIUI, the triple whammy of load, distance and hills (all three fairly endemic in touring) can be challenging for an ebike but I wait with interest to see what others say.
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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby woldsweather » 23 Jan 2019, 10:57am

I'll be band b in so 30 kg.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby hemo » 23 Jan 2019, 12:12pm

If you have very deep pockets a Rolhoff Reise and Muller super charger with twin batteries, a tank of a bike.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby Oldjohnw » 23 Jan 2019, 1:07pm

I travelled fully laden for camping around Perthshire doing about 40-50 miles per day. I never ran below 25% charge. I had prearranged lunch/breakfast/evening meal stops in order to charge up.
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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby woldsweather » 23 Jan 2019, 4:09pm

Re fitness I am normal weight for 6 ft 4 and work in the garden (200m long up and down all day) 6 hours a day thought think of myself as especially fit. I cant walk anymore due to arthritis in my hip but it doesn't affect cycling.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby bob simpson » 23 Jan 2019, 5:54pm

I've recently purchased a Giant Explore +1 which I can recommend. Will handle any type of touring you may wish to try.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby groberts » 24 Jan 2019, 1:52pm

Oldjohnw wrote:I travelled fully laden for camping around Perthshire doing about 40-50 miles per day. I never ran below 25% charge. I had prearranged lunch/breakfast/evening meal stops in order to charge up.


I would be interested to know what sort of places allow you to charge whilst touring, this seems to me could be something of an obstacle, especially of camping? Do you pay for the charge - if so how do you arrive at a figure?

Thanks, Graham

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Jan 2019, 2:04pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
I travelled fully laden for camping around Perthshire doing about 40-50 miles per day. I never ran below 25% charge. I had prearranged lunch/breakfast/evening meal stops in order to charge up.


I would be interested to know what sort of places allow you to charge whilst touring, this seems to me could be something of an obstacle, especially of camping? Do you pay for the charge - if so how do you arrive at a figure?

Thanks, Graham


I phoned various pubs/cafes ahead of time. I bought food and contributed to whatever charity box was there. My understanding is that a full charge is a matter of pence.
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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby groberts » 24 Jan 2019, 8:32pm

Thanks John, that's reassuring.

I wonder what others do when touring, what's the attitude charging when you just turn up or with e-bikes in Europe - say France or Italy - either camping or elsewhere? I ask as I'm keen to get touring with my e-bike but am put off by the doubt about where to get a charge.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby hemo » 24 Jan 2019, 8:51pm

Typically a 15ah battery to charge is < 5p.

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Re: Best Ebikes for Touring?

Postby woldsweather » 24 Jan 2019, 9:09pm

Really? I read somewhere before I got mine that its 75p.