General Discussion: Electric bikes


beardywierdy
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720 posts since 8/1/13

23 Apr 2020 12:00
Anyone got any experience of these?
I am looking at something for a commute, not an MTB or anything fancy. I was looking at the FIIDO D2S

Just cautious about buying second hand.

Any help appreciated.
MrW
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3063 posts since 1/8/11

23 Apr 2020 12:49
BAN
illwill
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4143 posts since 17/5/04

23 Apr 2020 12:49
My mate has an Analog Motion which he loves.

I've had a go on it and seems like a great piece of kit.

Battery died after a few months and they replaced it within days so aftercare seems decent.
Best
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9941 posts since 21/10/05

23 Apr 2020 12:59
Report to the nan kid thread
pentonville
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974 posts since 12/3/12

23 Apr 2020 14:00
Fucking hell

Get in that nan kid thread
bertoni
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1491 posts since 29/9/11

23 Apr 2020 14:04
Yeah I still don’t get these things for anyone under 60 odd. A mate who runs a bike shop said he hadn’t sold a single non-electric bike during the whole of 2019! Just ride a normal bike and build up fitness.
16simon
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600 posts since 21/4/11

23 Apr 2020 14:23
TBF they also work for women. Someone in my bike club goes for long / fast rides with his wife, the electric motor means that he doesn't have to wait for her

But otherwise… strong nan kid vibes
Burt
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6180 posts since 3/1/10

23 Apr 2020 15:21
MrW wrote: BAN
beardywierdy
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720 posts since 8/1/13

23 Apr 2020 15:26
I run and go to the gym so I don’t need it for fitness, just to fuckabout on
bertoni
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1491 posts since 29/9/11

posted 23 Apr 2020 15:35, edited 23 Apr 2020 15:35
I’d go with a normal bike mate. Lighter, more eco friendly, no charging etc….
quest
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3731 posts since 11/7/11

23 Apr 2020 15:54
how long is your commute?
swede
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10000 posts since 21/3/09

23 Apr 2020 15:56
bertoni wrote: Yeah I still don’t get these things for anyone under 60 odd. A mate who runs a bike shop said he hadn’t sold a single non-electric bike during the whole of 2019! Just ride a normal bike and build up fitness.

I'm a keen cyclist and fully understand them - although I don't own one, I completely see why people would buy into it. They are ideal for;

- Commuting and not getting sweaty when wearing a suit/other. Avoiding the tube/bus whatever
- MTB e-bike - being able to cycle all day. Very popular in european alpine locations now, saw loads in Wengen when I was last there. completely understand it too. just allows you to go further
- Injury recovery/support handicapped or less powerful riders to keep up with the pack

Guy in Farnham opened an ebike store way ahead of everyone else. absolutely loaded now. only helped by cycle2work scheme covering bikes up to £5k now
beardywierdy
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720 posts since 8/1/13

23 Apr 2020 16:32
Commute is a couple of miles.
illwill
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4143 posts since 17/5/04

posted 23 Apr 2020 16:46, edited 23 Apr 2020 16:46
Laughing out loud lazy fucker

Better off with one of these

MrW
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3063 posts since 1/8/11

23 Apr 2020 16:46
Couple of miles? Just buy a Porsche.
bertoni
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1491 posts since 29/9/11

23 Apr 2020 16:54
swede wrote:
bertoni wrote: Yeah I still don’t get these things for anyone under 60 odd. A mate who runs a bike shop said he hadn’t sold a single non-electric bike during the whole of 2019! Just ride a normal bike and build up fitness.

I'm a keen cyclist and fully understand them - although I don't own one, I completely see why people would buy into it. They are ideal for;

- Commuting and not getting sweaty when wearing a suit/other. Avoiding the tube/bus whatever
- MTB e-bike - being able to cycle all day. Very popular in european alpine locations now, saw loads in Wengen when I was last there. completely understand it too. just allows you to go further
- Injury recovery/support handicapped or less powerful riders to keep up with the pack

Guy in Farnham opened an ebike store way ahead of everyone else. absolutely loaded now. only helped by cycle2work scheme covering bikes up to £5k now

Yeah I live in the French Alps so understand older cyclists wanting to continue with their passion. I just can’t help but see them as being indicative of our times….a quick fix so that unfit people can consume their environment instead of earning that right. Surely that’s the challenge? Getting up that « Col » at last. You go further when your legs allow it.
shame
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1733 posts since 17/7/12

23 Apr 2020 17:13
ebikes are fun as hell. I always joked about them, till i had a longer ride on one myself.
Bought a tern hsd last year, can highly recommend it because you can share it with the whole family and it can carry alot of stuff. At least in germany you can get alot of money back from your city, i guess there are similar programs in the uk?
I think you should go with a Bosch motor, everything else seems to be not worth it in the longterm. Beside that, go to a store and test it yourself. Too many options out there.
beardywierdy
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720 posts since 8/1/13

23 Apr 2020 17:44
To be fair, I fancy just having one for a fuckabout, nipping to the shops etc. Daughter would probably use it too
sofashionmuchamaze
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863 posts since 12/12/13

23 Apr 2020 19:03
You're so insecure you have to scold at ebikes? Laughing out loud I had one but sold it again, because it's useless in Amsterdam rush hours. Other than that it was great. Also allows you to go way farther than you normally could. Just don't buy the cheapest you can find, those are shit.
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

23 Apr 2020 21:15
MrW wrote: Couple of miles? Just buy a Porsche.

Laughing out loud