Full suspension e-bike

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Full suspension e-bike

Postby Garry Booth » 14 Jul 2020, 5:17pm

I know that there are full suspension (ie front and rear) mtb type e-bikes, but does anyone make a full suspension women specific e-bike for the road? The reason is that the person in mind has a fragile back. Thanks.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby al_yrpal » 14 Jul 2020, 5:18pm

Dont know of any but you could fit a Thud Buster seatpost.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby stodd » 14 Jul 2020, 9:03pm

Interesting problem. Full suspension road bike seems pretty rare, without the woman specific and e-bike qualifications.

As al_yrpal says a suspension seatpost might help a lot. The Suntour NCX is pretty good at a lot less than half the price of the Thud Buster; I don't know how they compare though.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby Garry Booth » 15 Jul 2020, 8:36am

Thanks for the comments re seat posts: I hadn't thought of that. Could be the way forward as it leaves the field open for choosing a bike.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby stodd » 15 Jul 2020, 8:58am

Some find sprung saddle effective as well as (or instead of) sprung seatpost. It seems (internet search not personal experience) that sprung saddle works better on high frequency 'roughness', and sprung seatpost on lower frequency bumps/potholes.

And fatter tyres, though that can remove some advantages of the road bike. Maybe a gravel bike would be a compromise there (as in reviews in last CTC mag). Depending on back problem details even a (semi-)recumbent?

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby reohn2 » 15 Jul 2020, 9:47am

Garry Booth wrote:I know that there are full suspension (ie front and rear) mtb type e-bikes, but does anyone make a full suspension women specific e-bike for the road? The reason is that the person in mind has a fragile back. Thanks.

Reiss & Muller have onenin their catalogue but sit down before you look at the price,that said they're top quality machines.

OTOH as Al says a Cane Creek Thudbuster is a good alternative,I have the LT(Long Travel)version fitted on my MTB and it's great for taking the sting out of big hits when trail riding:- https://canecreek.com/product/thudbuster-lt/

BTW cheap suspension bikes aren't good at all,lacking effective spring damping adjustment to be of any real benefit
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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby Garry Booth » 16 Jul 2020, 10:34am

Thanks a lot for the input.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby bob simpson » 16 Jul 2020, 2:33pm

Reise and Muller do the Culture which is a full suspension bike which would cover the needs. It's very expensive but not more so than so than a full suspension MTB.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby fivebikes » 6 Sep 2020, 3:10pm

You may be sorted already but have a look at these.

https://www.arccbikes.com/pages/moulton-with-e2-pod

Expensive but the base bike is to start with.
We have one and my wife enjoys riding it. A quality conversion that works well.

If you were able to locate a second hand bike, the additional cost of a conversion, either Arcc or possibly another brand, would probably be cheaper than a new, converted one. Ours was retro converted by the previous owner.

The Moulton rides pretty much like a conventional bike but with road tailored suspension.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby dezzie » 6 Sep 2020, 6:36pm

Look at rad bikes, can get step thru,folding and fat bikes for under £1700 all got room for potential upgrades, lots of facebook groups on them and youtube reviews all pretty favourable.

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Re: Full suspension e-bike

Postby Phil Fouracre » 9 Sep 2020, 8:50am

Silly question, but, how exactly do ‘women specific’ bikes differ?
We’ve got a pair of Scott Axis eride mtbs, small and large! no geometric difference otherwise, that I can see. We both find them fantastic to ride, so, not sure what you would actually look for to differentiate?
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