Ebike that will be comfortable for someone with long legs and short arms for around $1200?

Frostybikes

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I am roughly 5'10 (my height varies from 5'9 and 3/4 to 5'10, so I am just going to say 5'10 since i'll be wearing shoes). My bike inseam measured with a book against the wall is about 32-33 inches. My wingspan is about 67-68 inches.


So I have long legs and a short torso/arms.

I was originally going to get the radmission, but I cannot figure out what size would be comfortable with my measurements.


I have an old 19 inch ross mt pocono, and the seat is way higher than the handlebars in order for me to get full pedal extension. The handlebars are also about the same height as the radmission. I feel like I have to lean very far on the mt pocono to hold the handlebars since the seat is so high.

Its starting to get really disheartening trying to figure out what size I need, and i'm starting to wonder if I should just get something else instead of a bike.


Any suggestions? Is there an ebike that will be comfortable for me with long legs and short arms? My budget is about $1200.
 

Alaskan

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Just get the bike that otherwise meets your needs and budget and then put an an adjustable angle stem on it. If the reach is too far, make sure the stem is also shorter by the proper amount that you need to bring in closer and more comfortable.
 

kmccune

Active Member
I have the opposite problem, the 750 watt "Maxfoot" Beach Cruiser is a big bike within your budget,I found it plenty big with 180 mm brakes it was pretty comfortable Bike stopping and otherwise , it has 26 Fattires and as Alaskan sez, the adjustable stem addition if necessary will probably fit pretty good.
I lucked out and bought a real cheapie( wanted steel frame-) it was an "Ecotric Peacedove" step through cruiser bike, it actually fits me well and the sub$ 600 price didn't hurt either.
 

Frostybikes

New Member
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USA
Just get the bike that otherwise meets your needs and budget and then put an an adjustable angle stem on it. If the reach is too far, make sure the stem is also shorter by the proper amount that you need to bring in closer and more comfortable.
The problem i'm having is, I don't know which one would be the closest to my measurements between the two radmission sizes. I don't want something that feels too small, but I also dont want to have too much reach. I know there is only a half inch difference in reach between them, but i'm not sure how much that affects it with the other measurements of them.
 

Alaskan

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The problem i'm having is, I don't know which one would be the closest to my measurements between the two radmission sizes. I don't want something that feels too small, but I also dont want to have too much reach. I know there is only a half inch difference in reach between them, but i'm not sure how much that affects it with the other measurements of them.
It is apparent that the only other way you will be comfortable with your purchase is to limit your search to bikes you can test ride first. That means a bike purchased from a local bike shop. There are several real advantages of doing that, primarily after purchase service, adjustment and generally greater dependability as shops don't like to sell bikes that are less reliable (more frequent parts replacement, and warranty service). Supporting a LBS does tend to cost more.
 

kmccune

Active Member
And go to the local bike shop and have them fit you and advise you( they need the business)
 

Alaskan

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And go to the local bike shop and have them fit you and advise you( they need the business)
The best advice so far.

Bite the bullet, expand your budget a bit and get the kind of service and answers you obviously need and have been seeking. You are very likely going to be dissatisfied with a mail order bike with no service and precious little remote phone advice.
 
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