looking for a moped-like electric bike

CarlB

Member
So I saw the RadRunner and I thought that was the bike for me, until I saw the Juiced Scorpion. That was the bike until I thought being 6'1" and sitting on it's apparently very low seat. Searching around I saw the Bintelli Fusion:

https://bintellibicycles.com/electric-bicycles/bintelli-fusion/

Which looks pretty good, but only a 10Ah battery, no suspension and it's really heavy (85 lbs! that's got to be a typo?). But they appear to be available here in Florida so I might check one out.

Anyway, I'm looking for a step thru design. I really like the big headlight on the Scorpion and full suspension. Actually I like everything about the Scorpion except its apparently tiny size. Not a fan of bikes with the T handelbar and stem look, like the VeeGo 750 and similar.

Is there anything else out there to consider? Trying to stay at or under $2k.
 

rich c

Well-Known Member
Curious if you intend to pedal? If so, don’t buy on with a fixed seat. Your knees will be up to your chest.
 

Mike's E-Bikes

Well-Known Member
If you want a moped like step through that has a good size battery, and 3" wide tires, try the CIVI Runabout.

Nice capacity 14.5 ah, 48 volt battery too. Works well for many size people, since it has attributes similar to a 20" fat tire 'folder' in terms of one size fits many, (very nimble, thicker tires, doesnt need a suspension due to the thick tires, etc) but it's a solid frame and so it doesn't fold.

The throttle takes it above the typical 20 mph. Pretty cool. Could ride it all day without pedaling if needed, or at least until you run out of juice, and then have to pedal, but it's not bad pedaling with no assist.
 

CarlB

Member
Curious if you intend to pedal? If so, don’t buy on with a fixed seat. Your knees will be up to your chest.
I do intend to pedal some. Not necessarily because I want to but to extend the range. Maybe a little for exercise. Yeah, unless the fixed seat is relatively high, I'm not going to get full motion. I don't understand why they don't make these long seats adjustable. I remember my brother's first bike back in the 70s had a "banana" seat and it was adjustable via a post in front and a series of holes along the backrest / "sissy" bar in the back. Or what if they came with a few shims that would fit under the length of the seat to raise it a couple inches depending on how many you used.
 

CarlB

Member
If you want a moped like step through that has a good size battery, and 3" wide tires, try the CIVI Runabout.
For some reason that double bar coming down from the stem to the pedals looks odd to me. I'd probably go with the Rad Runner over this one. The Rad Runner looks odd too, but in a more pleasing way somehow. :) Thanks!
 

Mike_V

Member
For your consideration, good company reputation, excellent specifications, and a step through design
 

elainehillrider

New Member
I agree Ariel Rider C-Class seems a very good choice for it's price point. I wish they had adjustable front fork but that isn't a major issue considering other parts it has. I just can't see much review about it.