Recent content by DrRx

  1. D

    Rize refuses to replace or pay for faulty brake pads on leisure and rx pro

    I'm having an identical issue with Tektro brakes on a brand new but different brand of e-bike. I'd like to try to exchange my pads for the ones that you used. Do you have any more specific information on those pads other than "sintered deore pads from jagwire"? I think your Rize has Tektro...
  2. D

    Elby S1 Deal. Am I craZy to purchase?

    Just re-confirmed with Elby and the Head of Operations pretty much swore on his mothers grave that they are having motors and batteries manufactured for them in Taiwan. They apparently just placed a new order for another shipment of new bikes from Taiwan, but their current stock was built with...
  3. D

    Elby S1 Deal. Am I craZy to purchase?

    Interesting and kind of incestuous as Leisger is the owner of DAS-Kit technology, the 'European' company with headquarters in China! The report says they are not yet mfg'ing any BionX components although they hold the IP for that. I DID speak with the head of Head of Operations and Tech Support...
  4. D

    Elby S1 Deal. Am I craZy to purchase?

    Thanks for the insight! I guess my question is more around risk vs reward. Is the BionX system that good that it is worth the risk down the road of a bricked bike if I can't get parts at a resonable priced!! For the same $2500 CAD price I could stick with the Surface 604 Rook which was (is?)...
  5. D

    Elby S1 Deal. Am I craZy to purchase?

    Thanks Deacon, good point about future resale value of Nil! I did research ebikes.ca and saw that they might be able to supply a new battery / controller. But the cost is very high and would amount to more than 50% of what I am paying for the bike! A current replacement battery (vs rebuild)...
  6. D

    Elby S1 Deal. Am I craZy to purchase?

    I know that Amego does carry the bike and it is one of the only dealers in the greater Toronto area. The offer I have for the Elby is directly from the manufacturer in Aurora and it is around $2500. That's about $1000 less than the Elby web site and about $800 less that Amego. 2-year warranty...
  7. D

    Elby S1 Deal. Am I craZy to purchase?

    I ran into an offer to purchase a brand new Elby S1 9-Speed from the factory with 2 year warranty at $1000 off MSRP. Can pick it up tmrw here in Toronto. Am I crazy to consider this?? With BionX now vaporized not sure if Elby is mfg with stockpiled components or if there is a new supplier...
  8. D

    Leisure Step: Canada vs US specifications??

    Thanks Spatzi for your insights. I have asked the same question to Rize directly but am still awaiting a response. Doesn't Rize supply all of NA out of its Vancouver area warehouse? If so, then we Canadians should also be able to order the 750 watt version (if there are indeed 2 versions of the...
  9. D

    Rize vs Surface 604

    Did anyone here consider also a Surface 604 Colt or Rook when making your decision to purchase a Rize Leisure or Leisure Step or City? What made you decide on a Rize over a Surface 604? Both companies seem to spec their bikes similarly and both use comparable torque sensor technology (which sets...
  10. D

    Leisure Step: Canada vs US specifications??

    In Canada the Rize web site lists the Leisure Step as having a only a 500 watt motor vs 750 in the US! That may be a reflection of Canadian regs that limit the power to 500 watts. Anyone know if the Canadian versions are just software limited to 500 watts or are they really using 2 different...