Unlimited Budget, but want the biggest bang for my buck

#22
As for keeping an ebike clean. I wash mine just like an ordinary bicycle, just with the battery removed. No pressure washer! (Not even on a regular bicycle). Once the bike is is clean and rinsed, I wipe it down with a microfiber cloth and put it away to dry completely before relubing the chain. I don't spray the display though, I just wipe that down with a damp cloth.
 
#31
Eventually Luna will put the Chinese garbage to rest and will make it possible to buy a good ol made in the U.S.A. product again hopefully. Their darn sure trying and I don't see nothing wrong with that, they just need a little more support and a little less haters. There's nothing "Motorcycle " about the apex just good modern technology. Eric is a smart dude and he's doing a lot for the ebike industry, he's just trying to cut out the slow boat from China. That's a good thing unless you want to support China's economy.
 

rich c

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#32
Eventually Luna will put the Chinese garbage to rest and will make it possible to buy a good ol made in the U.S.A. product again hopefully. Their darn sure trying and I don't see nothing wrong with that, they just need a little more support and a little less haters. There's nothing "Motorcycle " about the apex just good modern technology. Eric is a smart dude and he's doing a lot for the ebike industry, he's just trying to cut out the slow boat from China. That's a good thing unless you want to support China's economy.
You're suggesting he will be making frames in the United States? Not sure that would be a good business decision.
 
#33
Eventually Luna will put the Chinese garbage to rest and will make it possible to buy a good ol made in the U.S.A. product again hopefully. Their darn sure trying and I don't see nothing wrong with that, they just need a little more support and a little less haters. There's nothing "Motorcycle " about the apex just good modern technology. Eric is a smart dude and he's doing a lot for the ebike industry, he's just trying to cut out the slow boat from China. That's a good thing unless you want to support China's economy.
They are going to build bikes without the "chinese garbage " ? Good luck with that.
 
#34
HELP: Would appreciate thoughts on buying my first e-bike. It MUST be from a local shop as I like to support local businesses, prefer to deal with a human in person, and I’m not handy.
So, from those carried locally what are your thoughts on the Electra Townie Go!, Magnum Peak and Mangum +, and the iZip E3 Dash.
Thanks!



For the most bang for the buck, I went for a Magnum Metro+. The Juiced Bike is very similar but I went for Magnum only because it's an older (?) more established company than Juiced.
Also, when I was doing research, I try to keep in mind on what I have to add to the bike after, such as a rear bike rac, derailleur guard and fenders. Magnum had all that included, whereas other bikes that I looked at similar price range were extra.
 
#35
You're suggesting he will be making frames in the United States? Not sure that would be a good business decision.
Could be done but I'm talking more in the line of the power, Chinese haven't got the market cornered. Custom frames are doable you have to be set up and I'm not saying mass produced , custom and affordable. I'm just saying Chinese is junk. Every once in a while they come out with something good like the ultra but anybody can get them I just think as demand gets bigger in the U.S we will come up with our own and I think Eric at Luna will be the one. Either way, I think DIY is the way it go. You know what your getting and you can get exactly what you want. There's nothing hard about having a sweat shop build a bunch of cheap bikes and putting your name on it, you get what they pay for not what you pay for. Well usually you pay for it up front anyway so your the only one with anything to lose or get stuck with a P.O.S. especially if you buy one with an integrated battery, then your left with a battery that doesn't work on anything else. Go figure ? J.S.
 

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