interesting to see how the responses go from here.
I feel that popularity here it has to do with the issue of people needing to have lots of great bike riding skills+ mechanic skills+ general “not a lazy coach potato skills” for just tinkering with the ebike/changing tires and so on...
I read an article this evening about GM boss pushing for autonomous EV (Electric cars) legislation. May take few years or 1year , here people will happily get locked inside the car cage , one w/o a steering wheel as that’s how controlled it will be.
But maybe it will be safer for everyone ??
Personally , I’m on a 860watts peak motor BH ebike with a 605wh pack+A spare occasionally, crank changed to a 52t enabling 29-30mph speeds and is almost really good.
There were and still are very few option for a
Reliable speed pedelec. It took me
Two weeks to decide. On >5% hills the ebike can’t do 23-25mph ...but it does 21-22. Is 60lb with the rear heavy duty rack, Granit lock, moto mirrors. 45lb top is the ultimate ebike. I just got a Schawlbe ice spiker front tire ,on a speed pedelec may not last long but is just needed.
This sort of DIY that I did on my ebike the average car customer will never be able to attend to unless a very good bike shop is behind.
But that costs a ton of money and time for working/customizing each ebike.