I have narrowed it down to two

Jgreen92

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I noticed this morning it said "Low inventory, buy soon!" And then it quickly went back to saying backorder. That was weird.
 

AHicks

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If you are referring to RAD, yup, that happens frequently. Part of their success is based on keeping a minimum amount of stock. This would also have a tendency to keep prices up as they will very rarely have to put them on sale due to a bulging warehouse.

They DO go on sale occasionally, but not this time of year. We're coming up on prime time where there will likely be a chronic shortage of the more popular models.

I had to wait several weeks to get my 'City. Even after I had one allotted to me, it took them 2 weeks to ship it! They were REALLY poor communicators regarding the delay. One excuse after another (lies). Worth the wait (and frustration) though. Though there's not a lot of OEM left on it, still very happy with my purchase!
 

Jgreen92

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My bike actually shipped today so that is a nice surprise to be sure. I guess I must have ordered mine just in time.
 

AHicks

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Not to poop in your breakfast cereal, but watch the tracking to see if it actually did ship, or if they just cut the paperwork for it. Once they finally get it to the shipping company, things move along pretty quickly.
 

Jgreen92

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Yeah I hope it actually will ship and won't be really delayed. I emailed them so hopefully they can tell me.
 

AHicks

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You know this because you ran the tracking number and the trucking company is showing it "in transit", or did some tech tell you that to get on to the next customer?

You're familiar with tracking numbers?
 

Jgreen92

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You know this because you ran the tracking number and the trucking company is showing it "in transit", or did some tech tell you that to get on to the next customer?

You're familiar with tracking numbers?
It is in transit on the tracking number, that is a little bit insulting...
 

AHicks

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Sorry, that was not my intention at all. You'll have to trust me on that. I was asking as my experience with them regarding this kind of information was not good. I had a RAD tech tell me my bike was "shipped" nearly a week prior to it actually showing an "in transit" status with the shipping company. Prior to that, they (the shipping company) just showed "shipping info received".

Congrats on your bike. I hope you get it soon! -Al
 

Jgreen92

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Yeah it is crappy they made you wait so long on yours, but it has indeed shipped as it is now in Oregon from Washington. I saw on the tracking number today though that the scan code on the box was unreadable and was replaced so hopefully that is not going to cause any issues. It is coming this Friday if nothing goes wrong but it looks like the weekend might by rainy so that figures lol.
 
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TMH

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Rainy weekend and new e-bike coming WITH FENDERS, no problem! ;)

Congrats on your new bike.
 

Hectors Ghost

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So I think I have seen about every fat tire ebike on the internet now I believe I have it narrowed down to the final two options, the RadRover 5 vs the BPM Imports F95 17ah 1000w. But there is not a lot of information about the BPM bikes that I can find. It does have a 19'' frame rather than 18'' of the RadRover and has a 17ah battery with a stronger motor. But does a 17ah have much higher capacity than a 14ah battery that the RadRover has? Also I don't know the handlebar height on the BPM, I had put that into my list of questions for them but they didn't answer that one, so I may have to ask that one again. Finally they said the throttle speed is 25-30 If they understood me right which if 25 is the top speed then the speed is the same as the RadRover. I searched the forums about BPM Imports but couldn't find much, what do you guys think about BPM?
They are both crap. Build your own so you have a working bike next year too.
 

AHicks

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They are both crap. Build your own so you have a working bike next year too.

Not to discourage anyone wanting to build their own, but after having done that as well as buying one over the counter, I'd suggest people consider both. I know for a fact there are home built pieces of crap (most actually, in my experience), just as I'm sure there are some available over the counter.
 

Jgreen92

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I did research building one but the problem I was having was that the fat tire bikes I would use as the base were either too expensive for just the bike ($1000+) or they were 17'' frames or 18'' frames with low handlebars that would be too small for my height. Also even with the cheaper fat tire bikes it would end up costing me more than just the radrover. So I figure I will just make modifications to the radrover eventually like a larger 21ah battery, new controller + display, and a new motor and it will have everything I want to have.
 

AHicks

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Spoken as though you were in possession of some common sense, sometimes missing it seems, from other's comments.
 

Gordon71

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I did research building one but the problem I was having was that the fat tire bikes I would use as the base were either too expensive for just the bike ($1000+) or they were 17'' frames or 18'' frames with low handlebars that would be too small for my height. Also even with the cheaper fat tire bikes it would end up costing me more than just the radrover. So I figure I will just make modifications to the radrover eventually like a larger 21ah battery, new controller + display, and a new motor and it will have everything I want to have.
For what it's worth I went on my longest ride to date yesterday on my RR. It was 25 miles. Some was on bike trails and some on the road. There was some riding into the wind as well as hill climbing in PAS 4&5. As for me I weigh 205. At the end I had three bars showing so a little over 50% battery left. I'm looking forward to longer rides once it manages to warm up to 60 or more.
 

Jgreen92

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What PAS level were you at to go that distance? I was hoping I could get at least 20 miles in level 2-3 so that is a good distance.
 

Gordon71

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What PAS level were you at to go that distance? I was hoping I could get at least 20 miles in level 2-3 so that is a good distance.
For the most part I use PAS 2 or 3. I use 4 or 5 on hills. I also hardly ever use the first 2 gears preferring to boost the PAS rather than drop that low so I really could do better on distance if I wanted to but it really looks like I won't need to.