You are very wrong. A Specialized e-bike is always delivered by Specialized LBS. In case of "white glove" home delivery, the sales commission is the highest. It is lower if the customer wants to pick the e-bike in the store.They don't get a commission, from what I've read, on DTC sales, only those delivered through the shop.
Can you please make a decision already... or I'll be forced to fly to Poland and give Stefan a home lobotomy with an ice pick!Looking for a mid drive commuter for gravel and city roads. Typical commute is 15 miles or so, and would like to have sustained 20-25mph speed.
I have shortlisted the following
Cannondale Tesoro Neo X2 - 4100$
Trek Allant+ 7S - Trek - 4050$
Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 - $4000
Gazelle Medeo T10+ HMB - 3700$
These 4 bikes are very similar? Any other brand I am missing in this class and type (class 3 mid drive torque sensing brose/Bosch 250W 75-85Nm motors)?
Specialized has the best display, but the lowest power.
I am not sure which of these have a suspension seat post, but a couple have.
Cannondale is sold by REI so the 10% member cashback puts it at Gazelle price.
SO I am confused between these 4. What are the pros of cons of these 4 bikes? Which one would you prefer, and is there any other brand I should look at in this price range (Need warranty support and local network)
If I were him, I would be already riding my Vado Why go with all the trouble with the legacy Bosch system and 500 Wh battery, not even mentioning the Purion if he could have MasterMind and the 710 Wh battery? (User @Roamers went with a Gazelle and later asked how to determine the cadence there )Can you please make a decision already... or I'll be forced to fly to Poland and give Stefan a home lobotomy with an ice pick!
If I were you I would give my advice once, maybe twice and then STFU.If I were him, I would be already riding my Vado Why go with all the trouble with the legacy Bosch system and 500 Wh battery, not even mentioning the Purion if he could have MasterMind and the 710 Wh battery? (User @Roamers went with a Gazelle and later asked how to determine the cadence there )
June 13th, 2021.
The first Ride1up Prodigy orders just starting showing up on people's doorsteps in recent days, and the feedback has been really good so far. They really like the quiet responsive Brose system. The XC model has a front suspension. You can get a spare or replacement battery for $449.Yes, both priority current and prodigy ride 1up (brose motor) are a bit of a gamble, but at under 2500$, I save 1700$. These companies offer 2 year warranty and based on the forum threads they ship replacement motors etc., promptly as they are USA based.
In the end its like spending 1500$ more and getting more peace of mind, but maybe I will go a bit adventurous
And your penchant for whining....So you can't parse the fact that the BBSxx series was the only powerful kit available, but support has been s*it? And Doug and I went above and beyond supporting Doug's customers, but got nothing from Bafang. Can I find issues and still like my motors? Or do I have to be a blind fanboy like you? FFS you can't access programming. How is that good support? Whatever. Back to the PLONK for your stubborn evangelical approach to Bafanged.
Ordering something by this Friday. It’s either prodigy Vado or priority current. The latter is in fray due to awesome. 2500$ price point through CostcoI was phone less this morning but it looks like I didn't miss too much of the fun stuff that goes on in the forum.
This thread turned into a "My Ebike is Better than yours"
Stefan playing the leading role.
This is what I picture @Gionnirocket look like. Tony Walnuts from Tony Soprano.
Did the poster buy a bike yet?