First of all, I should not have used the term "allprofit", & I apologize. Nothing wrong with profit!! My fault; I am sincerely sorry. However, they ARE making a huge profit, as shown by other member's posts in this thread, selling a generic ebike. The details can be found above, in this thread, so I won't rehash that!I have to call you out a bit ,here SteveN.
First, you are claiming Optibike of false advertising their power of 500W as a peak result. here are results from an owner in a thread:
Don't know if this helps any...
Just went for a ride and here is the wattage the display read at each level of assist. I rode on flat ground and kept a peddle cadence of around 85rpm. Here are the peddle assist levels and watts.
1=83watts, 2= 170watts, 3= 260watts, 4=385watts, 5=513watts
They advertise 500W because it gives 500W in level 5, with a good charge I assume. That is a nominal, steady state value you would see on flat ground.
Second, you seem to make a bullseye attach on a small, upstart, US company, who offers their first "low cost" product and you question their profit motives? You are the only member I have seen on this forum, so far, to make such a claim in 2-3 posts, about any company. Is not Haibike seeking a profit and trying to be solvent? Currie too? I don't get the knee jerk reaction to a 3k bike.?.
You are 100% correct when you say that other companies are also making a BIG profit. I absolutely agree with you! Nothing wrong with making a profit, but there's nothing wrong with consumers looking for good value either.
I respectfully point out that I never used the term false advertising.
What I am saying, regarding the advertising, is that the standard is nominal watts, not peak watts. Most companies advertise their motors by something called nominal wattage. All those motors are able to put out more wattage at peak, but they don't advertise it that way.
So there's nothing false about it, but I just want to compare apples to apples!