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.
 

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?