Difference between these two? (Biktrix)

AllAroundTheIsland

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Canada
Hi people. I think I've narrowed it down to two choices, how I've done that I don't know as I know NOTHING. I haven't even been on a bike in about 25 years. Fingers crossed riding a bike is like riding a bike.

First is the Biktrix Juggernaut Classic Duo, a 750 mid drive (2nd on the page)

Second is the Stunner X (This might be a good overview as well if you go down to the bike, not really sure).

So I live in a pretty small down in Canada, so no ebike shops near me. Trying them out just isn't an option and I would *really* like to order from a company that deals with Canadian shipping (no custom/import hassles) and Canadian dollars. Biktrix fits that, so did Rad but they are sold out for the Rad Runner Plus with no idea when they'll have more stock.

I'm 5'4/5'5 depending on who measures me and about 270, maybe a bit less, maybe a tiny bit more. I believe that I would primarily like the bike to explore the neighbourhoods, take my dog out to run beside me, maybe some small trips to the grocery store. Generally it would be pavement, groomed trails and logging roads, so if the bikes would be good for that, it would be awesome. Don't think I'd ever be comfortable enough to do those small mountain bike trails, but whatever bike has more power and could handle more would be my choice, I just don't know which one, if either is better than the other.

I live in a fairly hilly area but after racking my brain the steepest I can find is 15.1% but easily avoidable if it would be too much to ask the motor. Steep but short. Most of the other ones I've checked out (thanks mapometer) top out at about 8%-10% and aren't super long. I want to peddle, but I'd really like a bike that can boost me up those until I get more stamina and can do more of my own work.

I do lean towards the Juggernaut simply because of the dual battery setup I can get, but I'm not against the Stunner X, I would just get a second battery. I really can't think of any more information that would help point me towards one or the other. But I do have a small secondary question...

Given my weight and the pavement/logging roads/groomed trails, which tires would be best? I can do 26x4 Fat or 27.5x3 MTB on the Jug and for the Stunner X it would be 26x4 Fat, 24x3 MTB and 24x3 street to choose from

I really appreciate any and all help!
 

Dewey

Well-Known Member
The specs appear to show both bikes use the BBS02 motor so power should be the same. I like the step-through option on the Juggernaut as it has a lower stand over height than the Stunner X. The 24x3 tires on the Stunner would lower the whole bike compared with the 27.5” tires on the Juggernaut but the lower stand over height should compensate. I’m not sure heavy noisy fat tires are necessary for your use cases so you should be good to go with the 27.5x3 on the Juggernaut, maybe ask owners on the Biktrix brand area of the forum what is their experience with those Kenda Havok tires, or consider an alternative brand touring tire like the Schwalbe Super Moto-X if Biktrix can say if the 27.5x2.8 tire size can fit on the rim.
 
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Scona

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Canada
If you have never owned an e-bike then I think it would be useful to be near a shop that could service it. These bikes
require a lot more service than the non-electric ones that you have owned. And they are complex to repair.
If you live on Vancouver Island Biktrix has an agent in Nanaimo. Also in Kelowna and on Gabriola Island.
They are good to deal with and readily supply parts as well.
I am heavy also and ride on 4" tires which give good support for my weight.
I have not ridden either of the bikes that you are enquiring about so can't help you choose one of them.
Good Luck with your search for 2 wheel transportation.
 

AHicks

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USA
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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
I'd just like to share that the 26x4 tires are going to leave you with a bike that's pretty tall - even for taller guys. 24x3 sounds like a good plan from that perspective.
 

Scona

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Canada
I'd just like to share that the 26x4 tires are going to leave you with a bike that's pretty tall - even for taller guys. 24x3 sounds like a good plan from that perspective.
Yes, you are right it probably will. I have a step-through folding bike so that does not come into play in my case. Nothing wrong
with 3" tires, really, in practice. I am not sure how easy it is to get those tires and tubes. You could always go tubeless, of course.
It is getting hard to get 20" tires of any width now, but that is a problem for all of us.
 

tomjasz

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I have built around every BBSxx series motors. I would not be interested in a BBS02 build. BBSHD would be a better choice. BBSHD builds have a very good parts availability and are easier to repair AND is far more forgiving of throttle starts.