E-bike advice

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djbs10
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E-bike advice

Postby djbs10 » 24 Mar 2019, 12:17pm

Hi I have an injury and was thinking of getting an e-bike.
I prefer road bikes.
Has anyone got one? What is good/bad?
Regards Dan


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Oldjohnw
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Re: E-bike advice

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Mar 2019, 5:10pm

The only negative in my personal experience is its weight when lifting it on to a train.
John

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Wesh-Laurence
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Re: E-bike advice

Postby Wesh-Laurence » 2 Apr 2019, 2:11pm

You will get more replies if you post in the E-Bike section of this forum.

I bought an Orbea Gain e-road bike late last summer, I haven't used it yet. It doesn't look like an e-bike because the battery is "hidden in a slightly larger diameter down tube, the motor is in the rear hub and there is no "control panel" on the handlebars.

It's a very good looking bike and the prices are from reasonable to expensive depending on which model you buy. It weighs about 14kg including the battery.

A Google Search will show you details and there are reviews on You Tube.

Oldjohnw
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Re: E-bike advice

Postby Oldjohnw » 3 Apr 2019, 8:17am

My bike is my existing hybrid motorised. The hub motor looks like a dynamo, there are sensors on the crank and the battery is on the luggage rack. Controls are via a small cycle computer on the handlebars. The set up cost about £700 and the total weight is about 20kg.

Most people would have no idea that I had an electric bike.
John

Cycling and recycling