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wanderingbob

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Posted: 06/26/21 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lets talk about your electric bikes and what you think about them ! We have had our fat tire , twenty inch , folding bikes for two weeks and have been riding them 8 to 12 miles per day . We pedal constantly just because it feels right although I assume you can go on battery twenty some miles . We maintain 14 MPH pretty easily and with more throttle we can get up to twenty ! Our brand " Ecotric Dolphin " , about $ 850 . We like to wander around small towns and some time have to park far away , out in the boondocks because of the length of our rig , we hope this will lead to more exploring and some trail riding . We tend to always pedal and use the battery when these 77 year olde legs get tired ! What kind have ya got , do ya use them as much as ya think ya would ?

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I have two E-Bikes, one Pedego Trail Tracker, and a Letric Fold Up. I have had several problems with the Pedego, but the factory has taken care of me, no problems with the Letric. For comfort and ease of riding, the Pedego with the 26" Tires feels more stable and the seat is more comfortable. The Letric is great when I am riding a short distance or my truck is crowded with "stuff". On either bike, I try to pedal as much as I can, as I want the exercise. It is comforting to know that when I get tired, I use the throttle to get me back to where I started. JH

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Posted: 06/27/21 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

$850, that sounds pretty good... is that an average price for an electric bicycle? I always thought they were over $1000.


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The E-bikes can get up to a couple of thousand dollars but there are a lot of then under one thousand . We bought ours on Amazon for there return policy !

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I have (and love!) a RadRover ST-1. It is a fat tired step thru bike that I purchased a couple of years ago in order to go riding on the trails and back roads with my son's while camping. It has proven to be a wise and fun purchase and fulfills its intended purpose very well.

It can be used with or without pedal assist and has 5 levels of pedal assist. I usually ride in PA 1 or 2.

I added a suspension seat post, water bottle cage, and mirror to it. The mirror is to watch for bears chasing us![emoticon] [emoticon]

The bike cost around $1500 now I think. I purchased it right from the Rad bike company but they also have some stand alone bike shops and dealers in certain cities.

Here is a pic of my bike up at the campground last summer.
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BikesDirect has some sleeker looking models.


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We have two Pedego Comfort Cruisers.

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We purchased two Rad Minis. Their folding profile make them super simple to store out of the way in the garage and transport in back of the truck. They're fun to ride for sure! They've expanded our exploration options and refreshed the joy in travelling. Awesome addition for us old guys with bad knees!


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We love our Lectric XPs so much that we haven't ridden our motorcycles yet this year. I have always liked bicycling, and never stopped riding since I was a kid. I don't race or do long distance stuff, I just like to ride, and get the exercise.

Now when we ride, I don't have to wait for her, she can keep up.

We bought them because we could fold them and carry them in the bed of the pickup, but DW didn't like how close the hitch got when hooking up, so we added a receiver hitch to the back of our 5er.


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I bought an Lectric XP when I could no longer keep up with the grandkids when we went camping. It's fast (28mph) and so far reliable. I picked the Lectric because I wanted a fat tire bike that folded and was affordable at $899. Folding it is kind of difficult and it's hard to handle when folded up. The grandkids liked it so much that they both got one for Xmas. Overall, I'm glad I got it but don't ride as often as I should.

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