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I don't mean to totally discount it, but I would keep in mind that's one man's opinion. If I had been using his guidelines when shopping for my first e-bike, I'd still be walking.So I really should be looking for bikes with at least 350 lb limit. Any bikes that still fit my budget?
I am not supper keen on cargo bikes like the radwaggon since they are so long(where would I park it at work?)
I am very worried about safety and reliability, hince will rebudget to 2.5k if needed
I have found that you will clearly working the rear tire and wheel at max capacity, so they need to be right! A loose spoke or 2 will quickly lead to more, then the spoke breakage issues begin. Proper tire inflation same story. Unintentionally dropping into a pot hole with a low tire can destroy the tire, and/or the tube. Ask me how I learned these tidbits....
As long as you plan on riding in a sane manner, and don't have a need to carry a week's worth of groceries on the back, you should be fine on a LOT of bikes that aren't rated 300lb+. I've never had one even rated that high.