Step-Thru

Dewey

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#9
For folks seeking a step-through donor pedal bicycle frame to convert to an ebike with a DIY motor kit, the Reddit City Bikes spreadsheet has a column indicating where a step-through frame is available together with price, type of drivetrain, and web link.

Common features of ebikes used in urban bikeshare systems such as the Smoovengo E-Bike (Paris), Uber JUMP (Washington, DC, & San Francisco), Bewegen Pedelec (Baltimore), and BCycle Dash+ (designed by Trek, coming in 2018), are a step-through frame, 26" wheels, 3 or 7 speed IGH, Class 1 pedelec, 250w front hub or 350w mid-drive motor, and rollerbrakes. Dock based systems recharge off the bikeshare dock vs dockless systems like JUMP incorporate a GPS locator chip and require you lock up the ebike with a provided U-lock and a maintenance guy either swaps out the battery or recharges it at a hub collection point every 2-3 days.

 
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Dewey

Well-Known Member
#17
Corratec Lifebike


Blix Komfort Prima




Evelo Galaxy ST



Gazelle Arroyo C8 (personal favorite)



Kalkhoff Agattu B8



EasyMotion Evo City Wave Pro



Riese & Muller Homage Nuvinci HS (the only full suspension step through ebike)
 
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