I Know What I Want, So Which Ebike Is for Me?

drosen

New Member
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USA
These boards are super helpful, and Court's reviews are phenomenal.

After a few test rides and too much research, I have narrowed down my list of wants. I know this is subjective, but it's what suits my current needs.

Throttle
Class 2 or Class 3
Mid-drive
Torque sensor
Comfortable yet sporty (I like to ride hard...but there are days my knees and back say otherwise)
$3,500 is the absolute top of my budget
Max out at 50 lbs. (ish)


I'd love to be able to walk into a local bike shop to make the purchase, as an online purchase worries me.

Does this unicorn e-bike exist? Guidance from the experts is appreciated. I also want to be riding this spring!!

Keep pedaling!
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
These boards are super helpful, and Court's reviews are phenomenal.

After a few test rides and too much research, I have narrowed down my list of wants. I know this is subjective, but it's what suits my current needs.

Throttle
Class 2 or Class 3
Mid-drive
Torque sensor
Comfortable yet sporty (I like to ride hard...but there are days my knees and back say otherwise)
$3,500 is the absolute top of my budget
Max out at 50 lbs. (ish)


I'd love to be able to walk into a local bike shop to make the purchase, as an online purchase worries me.

Does this unicorn e-bike exist? Guidance from the experts is appreciated. I also want to be riding this spring!!

Keep pedaling!
I don't know what you meant by "sporty", but here goes.
They're both less than 50 lbs, less than $3,500, mid drive, torque sensor.

Class 2

Class 3
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
oh wait, I just noticed that you wanted a throttle.

That would limit it to Chinese powered ebikes (mainly Bafang), because I don't think anyone else makes a mid drive with throttle.

Luna X1
(55 lbs though)
 

drosen

New Member
Region
USA
I'm leaning towards a Biktrix Stunner X--but don't like that it's not a torque sensor.

Also, what are folks' thoughts on the wheel size? I'm accustomed to 26" tires and 24" seems a bit odd to me. I think I'd prefer a 3" tire to a 4"--but that only comes on the 24" wheel.

Thanks!
 

Timpo

Well-Known Member
I'm leaning towards a Biktrix Stunner X--but don't like that it's not a torque sensor.

Also, what are folks' thoughts on the wheel size? I'm accustomed to 26" tires and 24" seems a bit odd to me. I think I'd prefer a 3" tire to a 4"--but that only comes on the 24" wheel.

Thanks!
26 x 4 is a standard fat bike tire size.
The outer diameter is about the same as 29ER (or 700C)
 

ElevenAD

Well-Known Member
the only bike i can think of that checks your boxs is a LunaX1, its Carbon fiber and comes in at a fit 55lbs!
the price is 3500 but i would honestly think about just adding another 300 for the controller upgrade then you would have the same bike featured in the video below for $3800
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