Dual suspension, 28mph, etc.

Breadwig

New Member
I currently have an older 2014 izip e3 Dash, which has been pretty good, but I’m now looking to get a new ebike and I’m having trouble finding a model that has the five main things I’m looking for. Here they are:

Dual suspension

28mph assist

Hard pedalling at highest assist

Throttle

Not a fatbike

Basically I ride a lot around the flat Indiana countryside and like to pedal hard. I sometimes get chased by off leash dogs so a faster bike with throttle would be good. I also want to ride around on some of the rougher off road trails (hence the dual suspension). Maybe I don’t know enough about ebikes as to why it’s not a more common combination. The only thing I’ve found that seems to fit is the Luna X-1 Enduro (which is not taking orders currently), although I don’t know about the harder pedaling at a high assist setting for that bike.

Anyway, I’d love any thoughts or ideas folks might have for a bike that would be a good fit.
 

Johnny

Active Member
That Raleigh looks really good, although I didn't see that it had a throttle?
Oh sorry no it doesn't have throttle.

Good FS bikes are usually mid drives and almost all of the well known mid drives don't come with throttle. Usually hub motors have throttle options but then they don't make good FS bikes, especially for the country side.

Dog situation is tricky but I believe putting it to turbo should be enough to get away from the dogs by light pedalling.
 

FlatSix911

Active Member
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Breadwig

New Member
Oh sorry no it doesn't have throttle.

Good FS bikes are usually mid drives and almost all of the well known mid drives don't come with throttle. Usually hub motors have throttle options but then they don't make good FS bikes, especially for the country side.

Dog situation is tricky but I believe putting it to turbo should be enough to get away from the dogs by light pedalling.
That makes sense as to why it’s hard to find that combination, thanks. The nice thing about the throttle is how quickly I can zoom away when the dogs come charging. Also nice at intersections.
 

Breadwig

New Member
Have you considered the Moto HAL E29... great value for a full-suspension bike with a mid-drive Shimano motor.

It would be easy to add a speed doubler to increase the max speed if you are concerned about reaching 28mph.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/full-suspension-mountain-bikes/ebikes-hal-e29-electric-mountain-bikes-29er.htm

2019 Motobecane 29er Full Suspension eMTB HAL e29 Shimano E6100M Electric MidDrive $2699

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That’s pretty intriguing. I’m not familiar with speed doublers, I’ll look it up. I didn’t see if this bike has a throttle or not.
 

BBassett

Active Member
I currently have an older 2014 izip e3 Dash, which has been pretty good, but I’m now looking to get a new ebike and I’m having trouble finding a model that has the five main things I’m looking for. Here they are:

Dual suspension

28mph assist

Hard pedalling at highest assist

Throttle

Not a fatbike

Basically I ride a lot around the flat Indiana countryside and like to pedal hard. I sometimes get chased by off leash dogs so a faster bike with throttle would be good. I also want to ride around on some of the rougher off road trails (hence the dual suspension). Maybe I don’t know enough about ebikes as to why it’s not a more common combination. The only thing I’ve found that seems to fit is the Luna X-1 Enduro (which is not taking orders currently), although I don’t know about the harder pedaling at a high assist setting for that bike.

Anyway, I’d love any thoughts or ideas folks might have for a bike that would be a good fit.
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Trail Cruiser

Well-Known Member
There are 2 ebikes that I can think of that have dual suspension, 28 mph capable, and has a throttle.
One is Luna cycle
And the other is the FLX ebike.
 

Breadwig

New Member
Looks like the Stance only comes in Large and is sold out or unavailable. The FLX looks interesting.