I noticed on the ohm cycles page they have the new bikes listed. Has anyone seen/rode/bought one?? Is the motor upgraded?
Good suggestion and you were correct. Whereas I do not have a local Ohm dealer I do have a Bionx dealer. I called them and they said definitely they could service the Bionx system need be. Bike service to my neighborhood bike shop and Bionx service to my Bionx bike shop. At least this gives me options and probably puts Ohm ahead of Stromer at the moment on my list of top candidates (3 way tie for 1st place: Trek, Kalkhoff, Ohm with Stromer at #4)!...any shop that can work with Bionx could help with maintenance. (Of course ask them first!...
Yup I read those comments. I could probably learn a lot more about Kalkhoff if I could read German. Seems to be a lot of commentary in German bike forums. But I would have to say for reasons you mentioned and other reasons, the Trek and the Ohm are floating up to the top of my list (both bikes lighter weight, strong dealer network for Trek, Ohm has a number of attractive qualities - range, Bionx system seems well supported and has great features... I could go on). So definitely a lot of reasons for me to consider these two North American brands over the 2 European I mentioned. I can't wait to actually get on them and test them out.I was also interested in Kalkoff, but it seems they are having problems with their motors, according to some message boards...Have heard plenty of good about Trek.