See here my review of 700.Hi folks. New user here from Indiana. Unfortunately we have zero e bike or rental places around here so a test drive isn't exactly possible.
I have been researching for some time and want to purchase soon to take advantage of the summer months here.
I had originally though that I wanted a mid drive, but upon further research, knowing that I'm mostly interested in speed and climbing hills won't be my primary purpose (though I will be climbing some), I'm now wondering if hub drive wouldn't be better for my purposes. I prefer not to have to shift constantly and that sounds like a disadvantage of the mid drives.
Though I would like to do some offroading, I will primarily be on asphalt. I like the idea of fat tires for the suspension advantages and the fact that I can off-road, but I think the 3 inch wheels are more appealing as a compromise between fat 4-inchers and skinny tires.
I also understand that the hub drive has the advantage that if I were to break the chain I could still get home.
I'm 6' and 160#. Price isn't primary concern though I'm not looking to spend a fortune.
Can anyone make suggestions on the points I've brought up? Is my logic sound or do I need to rethink some of this? Beyond that, I would love some recommendations!
Specifically, I'm looking for a 1000w motor as I want to exceed 30mph (please leave legal concerns out of the discussion). If restricted, the unit needs to be able to be unlocked for speed. I prefer to be comfortable with my 6' height and 33 in inseam.
I have been looking at biktrix bikes and I notice that the 1000w swift step through is available now though I'm not sure it will accomodate my height/inseam. Any thoughts? Also it only has 2" tires and I wonder if this would limit my offroading. And finally, I'm curious about the disadvantages of step throughs. I'm fine with a step over and don't really see any specific need for my to prefer a step through.
All of your thoughts, comments, and suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
I had probably tried mid-drive bike from every known manufacturer out there before I concluded that for my use case hub drive is better.
Hi I wanted to share week 1/ 100 mile review of my 700 bike. Background: 1. Have previously owned a Dualtron electric scooter and liked the flexibility/ mobility it gave me to get around NYC 2. But wanted to get an electric bike as I liked the comfort of a bike (bigger tires, sitting position...