I need help finding a cruiser for under $1000 for tall rider.

pgarriso1

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I recently got a Juggernaut HD and love it. Now looking for inexpensive (Under $1000) cruiser style e-bike for my wife to be able to ride with me. Issues are she is tall (6ft 1in) and all legs (38-inch inseam) and has a bad back. So the cruiser style is a must. She doesn't want to spend a lot because she is not sure how much she will like it. I checked out Nakto bikes but learned from the reviews here they are made more for the Chinese market and shorter riders. (150-155mm Crankarms, etc...) Any suggestions on others I should look at?
 

Alex M

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Nakto is a bad idea for somebody who's not sure about ebikes. It doesn't have PAS, only throttle, so she wouldn't get the full experience.
There was a slightly better Ancheer, tiny 250W motor and only 3 PAS levels, but it seems they are out of stock.

Ebikes under $1,000 are generally throw-away.
 

Art Deco

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Selinsgrove
Nakto is a bad idea for somebody who's not sure about ebikes. It doesn't have PAS, only throttle, so she wouldn't get the full experience.
There was a slightly better Ancheer, tiny 250W motor and only 3 PAS levels, but it seems they are out of stock.

Ebikes under $1,000 are generally throw-away.
Not much choice for $1000. Check here.
 

FlatSix911

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Silicon Valley
Not much choice for $1000. Check here.

I agree with your recommendation... probably the best deal available now for $899.
You may need to add a taller seat post for her long inseam... easy fix on this E-bike.

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jaizon

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I recently got a Juggernaut HD and love it. Now looking for inexpensive (Under $1000) cruiser style e-bike for my wife to be able to ride with me. Issues are she is tall (6ft 1in) and all legs (38-inch inseam) and has a bad back. So the cruiser style is a must. She doesn't want to spend a lot because she is not sure how much she will like it. I checked out Nakto bikes but learned from the reviews here they are made more for the Chinese market and shorter riders. (150-155mm Crankarms, etc...) Any suggestions on others I should look at?

That's a tall order.
 

Art Deco

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Selinsgrove
Now please somebody explain me what is the "electric throttle control". Are there non-electric throttles, like non-electric widows in 1970 car?
My Amish neighbors have non electric throttles on their carriages.. They call them buggy whips.
 

Alex M

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Get Aventon Pace 350 for $1,100. Decent bike, decent company with dealers.
There are bikes in $600-900 range, but there is nothing good there.
Upzy: Ecotric $710.
Or Walmart, they have "something" for $600, as I recall. Might not last long enough for resale.
 

byunbee

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If you look long enough you can find some solid deals. I found my Haibike Xduro Urban with 1 mile on odometer for $1100 from an estate sale. Right now, I'm also looking for a relatively low cost ebike for my wife, preferably with Bosch, Brose, or Yamaha mid-drive motors and low mileage (less than 100 miles). My target is $1000-$1200. I'm willing to take a risk with an used ebike from reputable manufacturers with reliable motors and low mileage even if there is no warranty.
 

Timpo

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It does say it can accommodate riders up to 6'2"


 

Alex M

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Nakto has short cranks, you can extend the seat post but the mechanics of riding will still be off, for a long-legged rider.

I was wrong earlier, saying that Nakto has no PAS - it does, but it is unusable. There is only one PAS level, it corresponds to High, this is inconvenient and people prefer switching PAS off and using a throttle, this gives you more control. Oddly, some Nakto models have no button to turn PAS off. Switching the battery off (to turn PAS off) is inconvenient either - with steel frame it's too heavy to pedal unassisted.