2015 Pedego Interceptor III

Richard Beck

New Member
Hay, my name is Rich, I just joined the forum today. I live in Temple, TX. I am 45yrs old. weigh @ 240. My commute will be 8 miles both ways with some moderate grades. I have a Trek 870 that I have commuted with before, but getting a little old.
Today is 17 Oct 2014. Last weekend I test rode electric bikes for the first time at Rocket Electrics, Austin, TX. I was blown away. I had done quite a bit of online research, but I really had or even now, don't have any idea what I am getting into. I loved the City Commuter and the Interceptor. I liked the riding position on the Commuter, but it felt stiff. I'm a big guy and the bike fit me well, the rigidness of the bike made me feel like I was going to brake it. Then I rode the Interceptor with the Fat Franks 26" X 2.35, the ride was a lot smoother and there was some give to the bike, but the riding position was awkward due to the cruiser style handle bars, I really liked everything but the handle bars. The shop owner Nicole and general manager John, (who by the way met me there before the shop opened on a Saturday), anyway, they offered to change out the handle bars. I had watched so many videos and read so many reviews about the riding position, how awkward it can be at first, but how most riders end up loving it. So I chose to keep it.
My questions. I want to outfit my bike with saddle bag panniers. What brand and model fits the Interceptor best. I would really like them to be waterproof with a matching waterproof handle bar bag.
I will be riding home in the dark. So any recommendations about light combinations or safety accessories would be appreciated. Expecting bike sometime next week.... Can't wait.
 

opimax

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Atlanta
3rd duplicate post i read so far same issue but this is probably the right place!
 

Richard Beck

New Member
Yeah, this is the first forum I have ever joined. Excited about my new bike and just wanted to hear other peoples experiences and words of wisdom.
 

Richard Beck

New Member
Yeah, this is the first forum I have ever joined. Excited about my new bike and just wanted to hear other peoples experiences and words of wisdom.
 

Richard Beck

New Member
Yeah, this is the first forum I have ever joined. Excited about my new bike and just wanted to hear other peoples experiences and words of wisdom.
 

gskbrew

New Member
I have a City Commuter and I am going to guess that the frame on the back rack/battery is the same thickness. This causes some problems with pannier bag hooks because the Pedego frame is thicker than standard. I bought these http://www.rei.com/product/604989/ortlieb-back-roller-classic-panniers-pair and they fit the rear rack fine, but with a snug fit. I believe they are waterproof and so far I have had no complaints with them. Ortlieb also makes a handlebar bag. Good luck.
 

GatorBob

Member
Hay, my name is Rich, I just joined the forum today. I live in Temple, TX. I am 45yrs old. weigh @ 240. My commute will be 8 miles both ways with some moderate grades. I have a Trek 870 that I have commuted with before, but getting a little old.
Today is 17 Oct 2014. Last weekend I test rode electric bikes for the first time at Rocket Electrics, Austin, TX. I was blown away. I had done quite a bit of online research, but I really had or even now, don't have any idea what I am getting into. I loved the City Commuter and the Interceptor. I liked the riding position on the Commuter, but it felt stiff. I'm a big guy and the bike fit me well, the rigidness of the bike made me feel like I was going to brake it. Then I rode the Interceptor with the Fat Franks 26" X 2.35, the ride was a lot smoother and there was some give to the bike, but the riding position was awkward due to the cruiser style handle bars, I really liked everything but the handle bars. The shop owner Nicole and general manager John, (who by the way met me there before the shop opened on a Saturday), anyway, they offered to change out the handle bars. I had watched so many videos and read so many reviews about the riding position, how awkward it can be at first, but how most riders end up loving it. So I chose to keep it.
My questions. I want to outfit my bike with saddle bag panniers. What brand and model fits the Interceptor best. I would really like them to be waterproof with a matching waterproof handle bar bag.
I will be riding home in the dark. So any recommendations about light combinations or safety accessories would be appreciated. Expecting bike sometime next week.... Can't wait.

What brand/model handlebar did the shop install?
 

GatorBob

Member
... I really liked everything but the handle bars. The shop owner Nicole and general manager John, (who by the way met me there before the shop opened on a Saturday), anyway, they offered to change out the handle bars. I had watched so many videos and read so many reviews about the riding position, how awkward it can be at first, but how most riders end up loving it. So I chose to keep it.
What brand and model handlebar did the shop suggest it install?
 

GatorBob

Member
Repeating my question, I'd be grateful for an answer, please: What brand and model handlebar did the shop suggest it install?