Help me choose please:)

Riccardo

New Member
I'm looking at the EasyMotion Neo Cross or Pedego City Commuter

I am 6'5" 235lbs. These 2 bikes will i hope accommodate my size. I love the upright style of the Pedego vs the Neo Cross. I prefer the balance of the Neo Cross to the Pedego. It appears larger. The Neo Cross seems like I'm getting nicer parts.

My terrain. 12 mile round trip every day. flat road. some hills to consider (maybe dirt trails) I would buy the upgrade to both bike. $ the same.

What do you think?
 

Vern

Active Member
For comfort and power, the 48v City Commuter is hard to beat. For more of an aggressive/refined "bike" feel and better overall components the Cross. You have to decide which bike better suits you. They are both very good. What do you currently have? If you currently have a mountain bike, or even a road bike, you may feel more at home on the Cross. If you currently don't bike, or have a cruiser, you may like the feel of the Commuter better. If it is mainly for basic commuting, the balance may not be much of an issue. Mainly considering your size, my vote would go for the 48v Commuter, but if you like the feel of the Cross better, go for it. I have a Neo Carbon and I love it.
 

Ralph

Active Member
Ricardo, I am not familiar first hand with the Cross, but I did ride the 48v City Commuter. It is a stunning upright bike with lots great kit and tons of power for the heavier rider and some outstanding adjustable handlebars which would allow you to play with your riding position to get it just right. You might find your self bent over a lot on the Cross. I would think for your size, 6'5", the City Commuter would be a great choice.
 

Chris Nolte

Well-Known Member
Ricardo - I think you can have the best of both worlds with a large frame Cross and different handlebars and Stem. I feel like the City Commuter will be a bit cramped for your height, if you want a Pedego the Interceptor would fit you better due to it's larger frame.

The large Cross is made for riders ~6' and up and we could set it up with a stem that slopes up and outward with bars that have a rise to them and pull back a bit. This would make the standard position of the Cross more comfortable. We do this sort of thing all the time, we recently outfitted a Jumper 650b for a rider that's 6'5" and it fits him quite well. We carry both of these bikes and I would be happy to help you work through your decision if you'd like.
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
Excellent suggestion on the Pedego Interceptor Chris! The newest model for 2014 offers both pedal assist and throttle mode with 48 volt power just like the City Commuter but the frame does seem larger. You give up the fenders and lights but it's a great alternative.

Riccardo, the first response from Vern really summed it up nicely. Depending on what kind of riding you do either of these two ebikes would work well. The fact that you can get the Neo Cross in Medium or Large works well for you (given your height) and the high-step City Commuter or Interceptor are both quite large but offer a more relaxed upright riding position that might be favorable given your weight and depending on your experience with bikes.
 

Drock

New Member
I would suggest going to your local Pedego or Easy Motion dealer; the dealers in my area allow customers to test drive their bikes (after signing waivers and other paper work). Once you test drive it you can get a better feel of how it will be like for your commute.
 

boppinbob

New Member
DIY I did. 13 Kw cromotor, 24 fet 4115 controller at 125 volts, 125 battery amps and 250 phase amps. Goes in excess of 50 mph

custom-high-speed-electric-bike.jpg
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
Nice looking ebike boppinbob, especially with full suspension like that! I bet it helps at higher speeds... Noticed you've also got a Hebb electric bike in the background there. I've done a couple reviews and they seem decent. Do you like it or is that for another family member or friend?
 

boppinbob

New Member
The Hebb is my wife's ebike. It's a good fit for her. It's light, and the battery chemistry is safe. The front mounted motor uses planetary gears so there is no drag when you want to pedal without power. It's also easy to charge, but the best feature is it still runs after 3 years with no maintenence except for adding air to the tires and oiling the chain.