Help with commuter and weekend rider

Jared Schwartz

New Member
Hi Friends,

I joined to ask your expert opinion. I am new to eBikes, and wanted to get one to commute to work (about 2 miles downhill / 2 uphill. On the weekends I would like to ride trails and think front suspension might be a good idea? I also like the "sporty" look.

I saw that Evelo is releasing the "delta" model soon that looks interesting but is over 2k and I can preorder, whereas some of the reviews on this site, show models that are far less and look nice but I am not sure what I need!

Any tips?
 

Aurora Maven

New Member
Hi Friends,

I joined to ask your expert opinion. I am new to eBikes, and wanted to get one to commute to work (about 2 miles downhill / 2 uphill. On the weekends I would like to ride trails and think front suspension might be a good idea? I also like the "sporty" look.

I saw that Evelo is releasing the "delta" model soon that looks interesting but is over 2k and I can preorder, whereas some of the reviews on this site, show models that are far less and look nice but I am not sure what I need!

Any tips?
I'm not familiar with the delta model but I do own the Evelo Aurora, which comes with mountain tires and front suspension. I don't use it for commuting but I do use it primarily on paved city park trails and the occasional hard-pack dirt and pebble trails. Almost any ebike will satisfy your particular commuting requirements though a mid-drive will probably do better on the uphills. My suggestion is to visit a local ebike store, if one is available near you, and give a few bikes a test ride. The staff at these types of stores are usually bike enthusiasts and will really try to recommend the best bike to meet your needs and price point. That is what I did and it helped my decision-making.
 

Dewey

Well-Known Member
Luna Alite is $1759 with a 750w bbs02 mid-drive motor, 48v battery, gear sensor, brooks b67 sprung saddle option and front suspension. It will do everything you want.
 
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pmmckillop

New Member
The Evelo Delta is a hardtail with front suspension and a large 3" front tire. Evelo is switching to BuFang drives, and this one has a 750W motor. I am thinking of buying one before May 30th when the price goes up. I also like the NuVince Continuously Variable Transmission. I rode an Aurora and Aries last Monday and loved the transmission.
 

fredi

Member
I got a fully loaded Evelo Delta with the 20% off intro price. The NuVinci N380 Transmission and their attentiveness to all my questions is what sold me. Now have to just wait till the end of June for delivery.
 

Sedgeman

New Member
I just got a Rad City for $1500 and it is all that I wanted and more. Solid built bike for sure and plenty of juice for what you are talking about. My commute is 5.5 miles up and down some hills, grocery stop in between and a bit of full throttle assist at key traffic spots. I am going in the high teens to 25 mph as I go up and down hills and toggle between assist levels. I still want some exercise but also want to keep up with car traffic. Front suspension, comfy seat, bomber rack, integrated lights and full fenders. My bike is a rear hub motor not a mid drive, whatever that is worth. 750 watts. The local shop had bikes starting at $2500 and with less features and power. Definitely worth a look.