Please help me choose a bike

Hello, I am so confused. Information overload! I am a serious buyer who wants to purchase an electric bike. However, I am not new to electric bikes. I purchased an ezip in 2011 and was never impressed. I hear that the ezips have gotten better, but I don't think I want to go that route again. This bike will be used for exercise and part time commuting. I do have a tricky knee so I definitely need the electric assist for some moderately hilly terrain. I have a $2000 budget, but would be elated if I could find a good bike at around $1500. Absolute musts include quick release wheels, low step thru and a well thought out, quality design for enjoyable riding. Unfortunately, there are only a storefronts carrying electric bikes in my neck of the woods and I haven't been too impressed with the reviews on prodeco bikes. Also, any suggestions on online retailers who ship would be greatly appreciated
 

Paul E.

Active Member
Well thought out, quality design for $2000 or less is gonna be tough, unless you happen to find a demo, previous year model or used.
 

Shea N Encinitas

Active Member
Well thought out, quality design for $2000 or less is gonna be tough, unless you happen to find a demo, previous year model or used.
I agree. Maybe it's time to finance a portion of the deal and get a Stromer ST1 step thru, that is if you are seriously dedicated to riding. The used market is strong in some areas, maybe not so much in the woods. Good Luck! -S
 

MLWilcox

Member
Check out Crazy Lennies in Madison Wisconsin. He has some great deals on demos a few weeks ago when I last looked. Had a Stromer ST1 demo, low mileage for $2,200. If that is gone, see what other deals he might have.
 

MLWilcox

Member
It's Crazy Lenny's. I just checked the website and he still has the Stromer on there. It was a white, step-through, Platinum with only a handful of miles. He may also have Elites. Check the other bikes carried and give them a call. It's winter up in Madison so probably they are not selling too many bikes to locals right now.