Thanks to Court for nursing this old boy through the blogging process. This site is very interesting and I have been doing a great deal of research on ebikes and want to become an advocate. I am posting my first thread on any blog so let me know if I am getting too wordy as I tend to do. Hello all; I found a posting on eBay for "NEW XTREME XB 300LI LITHIUM POWERED MOUNTAIN BIKE" and it's listed for $699. I was wondering if you have had any experience with it. It is a new bike offered by a re-seller. It is for a special project for a friend a little down on his luck who needs cheap everyday transportation here in Roswell, GA. He is very limited in budget and we are considering this bike plus ebike kits. I found the parent company offering this called Farbike. I would like to get your opinions if at all possible by the end of the month on the bike because they have a good sale price plus January discount. I have read posts and reviews that talk about people who have paid $999 and are still satisfied with it as an entry level ebike but obviously with some limitations and flaws at this price point. Thanks in advance for your consideration and getting interested in converting my bike as well and possibly the complete bike for my friend.