Blix Vika+ Flex Review

Blix Vika Plus Flex Electric Bike Review
Blix Vika Plus Flex
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Shengyi 500 Watt Geared Hub Motor
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Removable 48 Volt Battery Pack
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Handlebar Shimano Revo Shift Gri Shifter Lcd Display
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Velo Ergonomic Rubber Grips Tektro Brake Lever With Bell
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Selle Royal Hertz City Saddle Folding Wellgo F178 Pedals
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Rigid Steel Fork Cst Reflective Tires
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 27 Led Rear Light With Brake Activation
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc Brakes With 160mm Rotors
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 7 Speed Shimano Tourney Tz Deraileur 14 28 Tooth Freewheel
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 52 Tooth Prowheel Chainring With Plastic Guard Folding Alloy Pedals
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Folded Front View
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Folded Side View
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Folded Top View
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Kickstand Rear Wheel Bottle Cage On Frame
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Spanninga Flexio Rear Light Rear Rack And Fender
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Ebike
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Battery Lock Side Led Charge Level Indicator
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Battery Pack And Charger Details
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 2 Amp Ebike Charger Toolkit And Manual
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Burgundy
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Cream
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Steel Blue
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Racing Green
Blix Vika Plus Flex Electric Bike Review
Blix Vika Plus Flex
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Shengyi 500 Watt Geared Hub Motor
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Removable 48 Volt Battery Pack
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Handlebar Shimano Revo Shift Gri Shifter Lcd Display
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Velo Ergonomic Rubber Grips Tektro Brake Lever With Bell
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Selle Royal Hertz City Saddle Folding Wellgo F178 Pedals
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Rigid Steel Fork Cst Reflective Tires
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 27 Led Rear Light With Brake Activation
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc Brakes With 160mm Rotors
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 7 Speed Shimano Tourney Tz Deraileur 14 28 Tooth Freewheel
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 52 Tooth Prowheel Chainring With Plastic Guard Folding Alloy Pedals
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Folded Front View
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Folded Side View
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Folded Top View
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Kickstand Rear Wheel Bottle Cage On Frame
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Spanninga Flexio Rear Light Rear Rack And Fender
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Ebike
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Battery Lock Side Led Charge Level Indicator
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex Battery Pack And Charger Details
2022 Blix Vika Plus Flex 2 Amp Ebike Charger Toolkit And Manual
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Burgundy
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Cream
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Steel Blue
Blix Vika Plus Flex Stock Folding Racing Green

Summary

  • An elegant folding electric bike sold in four classy colors with matching fork, rear rack, and aluminum alloy fenders. Velo brand ergonomic grips, Selle Royal gel saddle, and wider 2.4" CST tires provide enhanced comfort. Higher power, improved battery controller design, the bike has bottle cage bosses!
  • Excellent integrated lights front and rear. The headlight points where you steer and offers side cutouts to keep you visible from more angles, the tail light uses two LEDs and goes bright when either brake lever is pulled. Anti-puncture tire casing and reflective stripes expand your visual footprint.
  • Adjustable height stem and seat post allow the bike to fit a wide range of riders. Intuitive folding design, sturdy aluminum alloy folding pedals from Wellgo, improved magnetic clasp that keeps the bike from rattling around, bike can be wheeled when folded. USB charging on display. Trigger throttle and pedal assist.
  • Heavier than some folding ebikes due to the fenders, lights, and rack. Seat may need to be raised to remove battery pack from frame. Limited seven speed 14-28 tooth gear range and basic Shimano Tourney derailleur. Sold direct, requires some unboxing and adjustment vs. dealer.

Video Review

Introduction

Make:

Blix

Model:

Vika+ Flex

Price:

$1,699

Body Position:

Forward, Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Commuting, Urban, Travel

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1), Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

1 Year Comprehensive, Extended Warranty Options (2 Years $160, 3 Years $220)

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2021

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

54.4 lbs (24.67 kg)

Battery Weight:

7.2 lbs (3.26 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

16.25 in (41.27 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

16.25" Seat Tube, 24.5" Top Tube, 17.75" Reach, 17" Stand Over Height, 30.5" Minimum Saddle Height, 41.5"Maximum Saddle Height, 25.25" Width, 44.5" Wheelbase, 65.75" Length (Folded: 35" Length, 20.5" Width, 27" Height)

Frame Types:

Folding, Step-Thru

Frame Colors:

Gloss Burgundy, Gloss Steel Blue, Gloss Racing Green, Gloss Nu Cream

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Steel, 100mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Threaded Axle with 15 Nut and Steel Magnet Interface Plate with 15mm Flats

Frame Rear Details:

135mm Hub Spacing, 12mm Keyed Threaded Axle with 18mm Nuts, Threaded Magnetic Plate Interface

Attachment Points:

Fender Mounts, Front Rack Mounts, Rear Rack Mounts, Bottle Cage Mount on Seat Tube

Gearing Details:

7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Tourney TZ Derailleur, Shimano MF-TZ500-7 14-28 Tooth Freewheel

Shifter Details:

Shimano Revoshift Grip Shifter on Right

Cranks:

Prowheel Forged Aluminum Alloy Arms, 170mm Length, Square Taper Bottom Bracket Spindle, 52 Tooth Steel Chainring with Plastic Guide

Pedals:

Folding Wellgo F178, Aluminum Alloy Platform, Silver

Headset:

Threaded, Captive Bearings, Straight 1-1/8"

Stem:

Promax, Aluminum Alloy, Folding Joint, Telescoping 315-330mm Height, 40mm Length, Single Bolt, 25.4mm Clamp Diameter, Tapered 30mm Thread Cap at Base

Handlebar:

Aluminum Alloy, 30mm Rise, 620mm Width, 10º Backsweep

Brake Details:

Tektro Aries Mechanic Disc with 160mm Rotors, Three-Finger Rubberized Levers with Integrated Bell and Motor Inhibitors and Brake Light Activation

Grips:

Velo Ergonomic, Non-Locking

Saddle:

Selle Royal Hertz City, Rear Handle

Seat Post:

Rigid, Aluminum, Single Bolt Laprade Clamp, Quick Release Collar

Seat Post Length:

400 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm

Rims:

Star Circle, Aluminum Alloy, Double Walled, 25mm Internal Width, 36 Hole, Machined Sidewalls, Silver, KT Front Hub

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge Front 12 Gauge Rear, Silver with Nipples

Tire Brand:

CST, 20" x 2.4" (61-406)

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

40 to 65 PSI, 2.8 to 4.5 BAR, Reflective Sidewall Stripe, Anti-Puncture Casing

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Spanninga Axendo 40 Integrated Headlight (40 Lux), Spanninga Flexio Rear Light (27 Small Constant LEDs, 2 Brake Activated LEDs), Custom Aluminum Alloy Rear Rack with Pannier Hanger, Bungee Loop, and Yepp! EasyFit Window (Paint-Matched, 25kg 55lb Max Weight, Removable Bolt-On), Custom Aluminum Alloy Fenders (Paint-Matched, 65mm Width), Folding Magnet Retainer, Rear Mount Adjustable Kickstand (40mm Mount), Optional Optional Front Rack, Optional Front Basket, Optional Large Basket (Front or Rear), Optional Bags, Optional Cane Creek Thudbuster LT Suspension Fork

Other:

Locking Removable Seat Tube Mounted Battery Pack, 1.2lb 2 Amp Charger, Basic Assembly Toolkit, 270lb Max Load, 50lb Front Rack Max Weight, IP65 Rated Electronics, 11 Amp Continuous 20 Peak Potted Controller, 3-Bolt Head Tube Badge Rack Mount

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Shengyi DGW22

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

50 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Panasonic 18650 3,200 mAh 13S4P

Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

12.8 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

614.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

6 hours

Estimated Min Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Estimated Max Range:

50 miles (80 km)

Display Type:

King Meter NOKEE-U, Fixed, Backlit, Grayscale LCD, 3.75" Diagonal, Full Sized USB Type-A Charging Port on Right Side of Display (5 Volt 1 Amp)

Readouts:

Battery Level (5 Bars), Assist Level (0-5), Speed, Average Speed, Max Speed, Assist Level (0-5), Trip A, Trip B, Odometer

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad on Left, Buttons: Up, Down, Mode/Power, Lights: Hold Up Arrow, Cycle Display: Press Mode Button, Walk Mode: Hold Down Arrow, Settings Menu: Hold Up and Down, Charge Level Indicator on Battery Pack (4 LEDs), On Off Toggle Switch on Battery Pack

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (12 Magnet Sealed Cedence Sensor)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)


Written Review

This review was provided for free, but Blix split the cost of travel with me so I could meet the team and spend more time with the bikes. My goal is to be transparent and unbiased with you, this video and writeup are not meant to be an endorsement of Blix products. I welcome your corrections, additions, and feedback in the comments below, and the Blix electric bike forums.

Observations:

  • I covered the 2019 Vika+ and noticed the following differences when studying the 2022 Vika+ Flex: Although it costs $100 more money, it offers improved tires, folding design, magnet clasp design, the controller is now integrated into the battery base mount vs. a metal box near the bottom bracket, the wire connectors are more accessible, it has nicer lights, the fenders have been upgraded, and it now has bottle cage bosses!
  • Blix is based in Santa Cruz, California and has been operating since 2006. I feel that they offer some of the best value in the industry, keeping prices low but using high quality parts like Panasonic battery cells and Spanninga lights with brake activation. While Blix used to sell through dealers, they have transitioned more to a direct online model in recent years. This means that you may have some unboxing and assembly to deal with.

Pros:

  • Great value for your money. The bike is not cheaply made and comes with matching fenders, rear rack, and premium integrated lights. It could be used for casual neighborhood riding or commuting. It should perform well rain or shine, day or night, and can fit a wide range of riders.
  • As with most step-thru folding ebikes, the frame is easy to approach and mount… especially given the smaller wheel size which bring it closer to the ground. I appreciate the narrow design of the main folding joint, because it’s less likely to block your knee or leg while pedaling. Petite individuals may appreciate the Vika+ Flex regardless of the folding feature, simply because it’s so approachable.
  • I like the adjustable kickstand that they chose because it’s mounted just far enough back to stay clear of the crank arms when deployed, so you don’t get pedal lock when backing the bike up!
  • In addition to four classy color choices that this electric bicycle comes in, the matching grips and saddle look beautiful. Blix has this vintage European style that is timeless, in my opinion, and they make sure all of the supporting hardware matches. Note the silver spokes, rims, hubs, chainring, cranks, pedals, seat post, stem, and handlebar.
  • Blix offers some nice accessories for their ebikes, including touch up paint, a suspension seat post, and storage options. You could get a set of pannier bags or one of the bolt-on top baskets to add lots of utility. I believe that you could also use a child seat with the rear rack, given the higher 55lb (25kg) max weight rating.
  • The rear rack has a Yepp! child seat window on top, standard gauge pannier hangers on both sides, and bungee loops! It’s awesome, and it also works with their optional basket that can be positioned length or width wise.
  • I love that Blix has updated their throttle behavior to allow for full power output at any level of assist, even zero! This is handy for getting started from stop signs or traffic signals, catching up with friends, or focusing on balance vs. pedaling when transporting kids and other cargo. The trigger throttle offers variable power output, so you can be gentle by only pressing part way for a smooth start.
  • Updated battery pack design! Blix is using very high quality Panasonic cells and spacing them apart in the casing for improved air flow and durability. The 48 volt system provides efficiency and also increases the potential power output. This combines with the high power 500 watt hub motor to produce up to 50 newton meters of torque output.
  • Blix redesigned their controller to fit into the battery slide mount, it’s no longer housed in a metal box at the bottom bracket. This new design looks much nicer, and I was told that the controller is still very powerful, offering 11 amps continuous and 20 amps peak for strong starts and continuous climbing.
  • I like how the battery seems really secure, mounted on the flared metal seat tube section of the frame, and how their replacement packs are less expensive since the controller is separate. There’s also an on/off toggle switch built into the side of the battery pack, so you can disable it completely when transporting or storing for long periods. Ideally, keep the battery in a cool dry location and try to maintain 50%+ when you aren’t riding the bike. Fully draining the pack can stress the cells.
  • Battery weight is positioned low and center on the frame, behind the seat tube so the pack won’t get kicked when you step onto the bike. They also included a pair of braze-on bottle cage mounts on the front side of the seat tube! I like that they actually welded on the threaded eyelets here vs. screwing directly into the tubing, because it adds strength and might allow the seat post to go lower.
  • Note the color matched IP66 rated Julet Mini cables that are water resistant and easy to reach and connect if a part is disconnected during transport or needs replacement. The display, throttle, and lights are all designed to be modular and easy to service. Good external cable routing and wrap protection, making them easier to reach and service while reducing pinching that internal routing can cause, balanced aesthetic and utility here.
  • Blix is using a high resolution cadence sensor with 12 magnets, so pedal assist feels very responsive. The sensor is compact and appears to be well sealed against water and dust.
  • Good weight distribution, the battery pack is centered on the frame vs. the rear rack, I also like how Blix has added a short top tube near the center of the frame and a gusset near the head tube to reduce flex
  • Folding this bike is fairly intuitive, and they’ve chosen a saddle with an integrated handle for secure grip. There are two magnets that attract, keeping the front axle secured to the rear axle, helping to reduce rattling and accidental unfolding during transport. The RevoShift half-grip shifter is less prone to damage than trigger shifters. The frame has been overhauled and is now sturdier than prior generations, the axles are inline so the bike is more stable when rolling in the folded position (as shown in the video review above).
  • A plastic guide on the chainring helps keep the chain from falling off track, whether you’re riding on rough terrain or folding and laying the bike on its side. Although the derailleur is entry-level in the Shimano groupset, it still shifted well during my tests. The full sized crank arms felt natural, and the enlarged aluminum alloy folding pedals from Wellgo felt stiff and stable… much better than the typical plastic folding pedals I’ve tested.
  • Safety is a big deal to me, especially on a folding ebike that might be used to explore unfamiliar locations. Note that the bike does sit a bit lower to the ground, due to the smaller wheels. So having puncture resistant tires that have reflective stripes on the side as well as a two-LED rear light with brake activation and headlight with side windows really come in handy. For those who want to stay as visible as possible, consider the Cream color which will reflect more light in dark conditions.
  • The LCD display panel is center mounted and fairly large, making it easy to read. Most of the controls on this ebike are intuitive, including the half-grip twist shifter that switches gears. It has an optical window on top that displays the gear you’re riding in. I also love the integrated bell that’s built into the left brake lever!
  • I think it’s neat that the LCD display panel has a 5 volt 1 amp USB charging port built-in! This could be useful for charging portable electronics, like a smartphone, speaker, or additional lights, while riding.
  • Blix has left the display panel unlocked, so you can adjust the settings… including top speed! You can lower the top speed to improve range and add some safety, or raise it a bit and operate the bike more like a Class 3 speed pedelec to keep up with automobiles or get to work faster. They ship the system set at 20mph 32kmh to comply with legal framework for Class 2 ebikes. You could even unplug and remove the throttle to ride this as Class 1 if you wanted.
  • Geared hub motors are known for being compact, lightweight, and efficient. I’m familiar with the Shengyi brand used here. This bike felt very satisfying, and I was able to test it out by climbing some of the steeper hills in Santa Cruz California, using throttle only (no pedaling). It seems like a solid choice, based on what I’ve observed from competing hub motor powered folding ebikes.
  • Blix has been in business since 2014, I’ve reviewed a bunch of their products and met the founder on many occasions. They seem to offer great customer support, especially for the low price point.
  • I appreciate the one year comprehensive warranty that Blix offers, along with their optional $160 one-year extension so you can basically have a two year warranty that covers all sorts of things. That’s good peace of mind when you’re buying direct vs. in a local shop.

Cons:

  • Folding bikes often use the smaller 20″ wheel size as Blix has done here. This raises the attack angle of the tire which results in cracks, potholes, and other obstacles feeling more jarring. There’s no suspension fork or suspension seat post here… but the ergonomic grips, name brand gel saddle, and wider 2.4″ tires offer some relief.
  • Note that the fork is made from steel, so if it gets scratched up you might develop some rust. I believe that Blix sells touch up paint, or you can use clear fingernail polish or car paint pens :)
  • Due to its sturdy build with higher than average 270lb max weight limit, aluminum alloy fenders, rear rack, and integrated lights, as well as the high powered 500 watt geared motor and high capacity 614.4 watt hour battery pack… this folding ebike weighs more than average. Consider removing the 7.2lb battery before lifting. I’ve heard it is best to store the battery in a cool dry environment at 50% to maximize lifespan, and avoid discharging below 20% in general.
  • It can be a little tricky to remove the battery pack because it’s surrounded by a section of frame tubing. This is especially true if the seat is positioned low, you may even need to raise the seat post or take it off completely for easier access.
  • There’s no metal guard to help protect the sensitive derailleur and motor power cable on the right side of the rear wheel. If you lay the bike on its side, be sure to keep these parts facing up and avoid bending or snagging them!
  • The bike has seven speeds, but the gear range is fairly limited with a 14 to 28 tooth spread. Without a super low gear or high gear, pedaling cadence is optimized for casual neighborhood riding… but the powerful motor and throttle override really help to overcome slow starts and steep climbs.
  • Mechanical brakes require a bit more hand effort than hydraulic, especially the rear brake due to the longer cable length. Note that the cable runs downward into the housing, so the rear brake could get sticker over time with dust and water settling inside. The 160mm rotors used here are good, considering the small wheel diameter. Both the hub motor and brake rotors get a mechanical advantage vs. a full sized bicycle wheel.
  • If you get the optional front tray rack system the light stays fixed to the fork (so it points where you steer), but it’s a bit less visible from the top and sides due to the platform above.
  • This is a direct-to-consumer electric bike, meaning that most customers order online and have to receive and unbox it themselves. There aren’t too many steps (especially with a folding ebike), but there’s definitely some extra time required, and packaging to be disposed of or recycled. I was told that they work with some shops to showroom their bikes, but ordering is still direct, and that’s part of how they keep the price so low.
  • The display isn’t removable for protection at public bike racks or from inclement weather, but at least it can be angled to reduce glare while riding. I was surprised that the battery charge level readout is actually split into 5 bars even though there are more lines… it would be more precise if you actually had smaller increments or a range estimator menu type of thing. I was also a bit surprised that the charge level readout drains from the left vs. the right.
  • The charger looks awesome because it’s super compact, it feels high quality and is light weight… however, it only puts out two amps and this means it takes longer to fully charge such a high capacity battery pack.
  • I didn’t see a clear sticker slap guard on the chain stay, which means the chain could bounce down and mar the paint. You can find these for sale aftermarket or just use some clear box tape to avoid chips and make the grease easier to clean off.
  • Minor consideration here: in order to improve the magnet clasp design, Blix has removed quick release on the front wheel. Servicing and flat fixes requires a bit more time and tools since both bikes have nuts vs. quick release as you might find on a mid-drive folding ebike.

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Comments (10) YouTube Comments

Susan Rizzi
9 months ago

Speaking as a short person, I’m disappointed they did away with the flip up seat to make removing the battery easier. Also, it would be nice if they would offer optional fork suspension at a higher cost to mitigate the smaller wheels. I have the 2020 Vika and it’s quite a bumpy ride. I’m too short for the suspension seat so I’m not sure how much that would help.

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Court
8 months ago

Yeah, I can see the benefits of the flip up seat interface as well as the strength and weight savings of the more generic non-swivel interface they moved to. Perhaps they still have some of the flip up hardware that could be sold to petite riders? I think you can find stuff like this online as a replacement too. Suspension forks are nice to have, but some of the cheaper ones don’t offer much travel and can suffer from stiction (where it doesn’t slide easily) and be setup for a generic weight with limited adjustability… which means you don’t get the benefits but do have the cost and additional weight. I like their choice of wider tires on the new Vika+ Flex, which can be lowered a bit to act as a suspension. You could always get a small or folding fat tire bike with even wider tires that provide lots of comfort, but then we’re back to weight, noise, and larger size.

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Dan
9 months ago

Hi Court, Thanks for the review of the new Vika+ Flex. I don’t believe, however, that the bike has internal cable routing as mentioned in your written review.

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Court
8 months ago

Hi Dan, thank you so much! You are correct, my mistake there has been fixed :D

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George Sears
8 months ago

There are some decent sales out there, right now. I looked at this bike, Lectric XP step-thru, and the Ecotric Dolphin. The Blix is quite a bit more money. It feels like DIY is going to DIE, unless the US starts producing motors and other ebike components. Sad, what Bafang is doing. But maybe the cost structure makes buying a bike a better deal. I bought an XP v2 step, and I’ll see if it works. I haven’t bought a bike in 7 years. Prodeco. It’s like a big adventure. There was a huge pop cultural movement around the original Sondors ebike, but he’s really moved on from that. There is a big movement around the Bafang 02 and HD, but it looks like Bafang has moved on. The XP has that original Sondors buzz, with the social media. The Blix is a better bike, but maybe not cost adjusted. So many new Chinese companies. Big price cuts this month.

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Court
8 months ago

Hi George! I appreciate your perspective, and know that you’ve been following the space and EBR for a long time. It’s great to hear from you. I hope you’re doing well my friend :)

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john doe
6 months ago

There are some decent sales out there, right now. I looked at this bike, Lectric XP step-thru, and the Ecotric Dolphin. The Blix is quite a bit more money. It feels like DIY is going to DIE, unless the US starts producing motors and other ebike components. Sad, what Bafang is doing. But maybe the cost structure makes buying a bike a better deal. I bought an XP v2 step thru, and I’ll see if it works. I haven’t bought a bike in 7 years. ProdecoTech. It’s like a big adventure. There was a huge pop cultural movement around the original Sondors ebike, but he’s really moved on from that. There is a big movement around the Bafang BBS02 and HD, but it looks like Bafang has moved on. The XP has that original Sondors buzz, with the social media. The Blix is a better bike, but maybe not cost adjusted. So many new Chinese companies. Big price cuts this month.

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Court
6 months ago

Interesting feedback, yeah it sounds like you’ve followed the industry for a long time and I appreciate your insights. I’ve covered fewer kits in recent years, but focused more on a range of complete ebikes based on interest, customer support, and variety :)

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Glen Anderson
6 months ago

I purchased two Vika+ recently. The problem bike is at about 40 miles now and I’ve had some problems with Error 30 within the first 10 miles or so. This is the computer screen that controls everything. Blix sent me a new screen and within 20 miles after installing it, the error returned. I discovered that the cable to the computer was being pulled and it was causing some sort of disconnect at the computer’s cable connection. That cable is attached to the brake and shifter cabling which was pulling on the computer cable.

My solution was to zip-tie wrap the cables to the handlebars to relieve the computer cable strain. That worked for a while until the first time I folded the bike for transport and the problem resurfaced so I had to tighten the zip tie. I’m currently working with Blix for a solution or another computer or cable replacement. Meanwhile, I came back to this site to se if there were instructions for adjusting a dragging front brake caliper on both bikes. Based on the problems I’ve had, I wouldn’t recommend this bike.

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Court
6 months ago

Hmm, thanks for sharing the tips about diagnosing this problem and trying to prevent with zip ties. I’m sorry the bike has been frustrating to deal with, Glen. I’m glad that Blix helped to address the problem initially, or at least tried. Have you got it working reliably now or is the problem going to come back up again?

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