Seeking 1st E Bike!

Maremcredd

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In part my main concern is there's not much info out on the Emazing Apollo Plus, though test riding it was amazing. I'd buy it today if i knew more good things about it. & if the shop considers adding puncture-protected tires. Surface Rook & Shred are at ELV Motors also yet no batteries available for another week so i can't test drive yet. Shred Range is 45 miles yet Apollo is up to 100 miles. I've been saving pennies for awhile so I could go as high as 3.5K. Also ELV Motors is the only E Bike shop I've ever been in. Are they top notch? Are there other shops near Stanford U? I'm in Portola Valley. thanks for the help here.
 

FlatSix911

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In part my main concern is there's not much info out on the Emazing Apollo Plus, though test riding it was amazing. I'd buy it today if i knew more good things about it. & if the shop considers adding puncture-protected tires. Surface Rook & Shred are at ELV Motors also yet no batteries available for another week so i can't test drive yet. Shred Range is 45 miles yet Apollo is up to 100 miles. I've been saving pennies for awhile so I could go as high as 3.5K. Also ELV Motors is the only E Bike shop I've ever been in. Are they top notch? Are there other shops near Stanford U? I'm in Portola Valley. thanks for the help here.

Yes, I would recommend 2 bike shops near you (and in my neighborhood)... Palo Alto EBike Annex and the Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos. ;)


 

Maremcredd

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Someone just posted regarding the Apollo Plus which i keep thinking i will purchase. Maybe not... :(

< My review: have not seen or ridden one, but wildly overpriced. It looks to me to be a $400 regular bike with a mid-motor bolted on.>

& I'm kinda suspicious as well and yet also disgusted if this is what shops do. ELV Motors came highly recommended. Is there anyway i can find out if the above is true? Maybe i need to just go in and bring it up...thoughts? Or just call Evelo for the Delta X...
 

Maremcredd

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I emailed them at: sales@emazingbike.com. And they sent this:

Bafang All-in-one mid-drive system provide high speed, torque riding to go up extraordinarily steep road, and has maintenance easily.

Apollo plus Electric Bike
⦁ 26”x2.3" all-terrain ebike with firm build-in rack in frame
⦁ 48V/840WH Samsung cells
⦁ Shimano 9 gears derailleur; Kenda tires with nighttime reflection
⦁ Front and rear disc brakes; SR SUNTOUR fork suspension
⦁ Bafang Liquid Crystal Display integrated with Bafang 48V motor, sensors, controller in an All-in-one great performance system.
⦁ Bafang MM 500 high torque mid-drive 500W (rating) motor with its 750W (peak) let rider reach 25mph in PAS
⦁ Additional Thumb-Throttle operation
⦁ Head light and tail light indicating

Thanks,
Emazing ebike


Yet now i'm thinking to look elsewhere like maybe Evelo Delta X. Others I hoped for are not available til September: Surface Shred, Ride1Up, Monarch, Dost Drop. :(
 

Dewey

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Someone just posted regarding the Apollo Plus which i keep thinking i will purchase. Maybe not... :(

< My review: have not seen or ridden one, but wildly overpriced. It looks to me to be a $400 regular bike with a mid-motor bolted on.>

& I'm kinda suspicious as well and yet also disgusted if this is what shops do. ELV Motors came highly recommended. Is there anyway i can find out if the above is true? Maybe i need to just go in and bring it up...thoughts? Or just call Evelo for the Delta X...

Respectfully disagree about the general characterization of the bike as a cheap conversion, the spec sheet you posted clearly shows a purpose built ebike frame with internal cable routing, compare with the BMEbikes Shadow that is $400 less but is a converted KHS pedal bike with the kit zip tied to the frame, nothing wrong with that if the price is right, converting a bike if done well is worthwhile if you want to save money but still get a powerful motor, smaller battery however on the Shadow. The larger battery likely accounts for the higher price of the Apollo Plus as it is typically the most expensive component on an ebike. The other point raised about the brakes, you do usually see hydraulic brakes on bikes at this price so that’s one component you might want to upgrade. ELV have mistakenly included the wrong bike among the photos on the product page, but I would suggest that’s a mistake and the shop and manufacturer need to improve their marketing for the bike.
 
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Marci jo

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Maremcredd,
Not an ebike question but what kind of animal is your avatar?
First thought it might be a small dog but the nose says otherwise.
 

Maremcredd

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For the Apollo Plus: Notice the spec sheet shows "Up to 28mph" yet the email from Emazing ebike to me says ..."25mph..." ?
& If i were to ask to add gear sensor & Hydraulic brakes, price would go up another 500 maybe? ...
The Bulls Cross Mover Speed Wave (Marathon Plus tires is nice.)
Bulls has Bosche Battery 36V/13.4Ah/500Wh with Range up to 134 miles... yet Apollo Plus is the Samsung Battery at 48V/840Wh...? Yet Range says 70-100.
Can anyone help me understand the discrepancy here?

Bulls have the gear sensor??
 

Dewey

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For the Apollo Plus: Notice the spec sheet shows "Up to 28mph" yet the email from Emazing ebike to me says ..."25mph..." ?
& If i were to ask to add gear sensor & Hydraulic brakes, price would go up another 500 maybe? ...
The Bulls Cross Mover Speed Wave (Marathon Plus tires is nice.)
Bulls has Bosche Battery 36V/13.4Ah/500Wh with Range up to 134 miles... yet Apollo Plus is the Samsung Battery at 48V/840Wh...? Yet Range says 70-100.
Can anyone help me understand the discrepancy here?

Bulls have the gear sensor??

I don’t have a BBS02 but I’ve read 25mph sounds about right.

You would have to ask ELV for an itemized quote but a gear sensor is a $50 part, unsure what a hydraulic brake set would cost but say $150-200, plus the ebrake magnet sensors for the brake levers $30, and an hour’s shop labor say another $150-200, so your $500 estimate is in the right ballpark.

Who gave you that range estimate on the Bulls? No way a 500wh battery powering a Bosch Performance Speed motor is going 134 miles. Realistically at Class 3 speeds you’re consuming say 20 wh per mile so with a mix of riding speeds and terrain maybe you’ll go 40-50 miles.
 

Maremcredd

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specs on Bulls website:
Class: Class-3
Drive Train: Bosch Performance Speed (350W)
Battery: Bosch PowerPack, 36V/13.4Ah/500Wh, 4 modes: Eco, Tour, eMTB, Turbo
Battery Range: Up to 134 miles (single charge at optimal conditions)
Display: Bosch Purion
Charging Time: Approx. 4.5h to 100%
Max Speed: 28mph
 

Maremcredd

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So if specs are accurate, Apollo Plus would be: $3000 plus. The Bulls Cross Mover Speed Wave is: $3499 with more reviews. Possibly a better bike? Your input has helped alot. Maybe i'll calm down with a bike before 2021! (Dost Drop is still sweet too.)
 

Dewey

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(Dost Drop is still sweet too.)
I like the Dost Drop too. The BBS02 stator is 20% wider than that on my BBS01, and with higher current from the 48v system vs my 36v, it would certainly be better at hill climbing than my bike. I like the step-through frame, suspension fork, dual battery option, and gear sensor. Just needs a suspension seatpost.
 

Maremcredd

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Just dove in 4 the Dost Drop! Paid 4 & w add of suspension seatpost. Now awaiting October!!!
Thanks for all your help everyone here!
& Dewey, ever out to CA, stop by early to take Dost on a most dope ride. Though i may be out for some long range Coastal Dosting myself...
 

Dewey

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Just dove in 4 the Dost Drop! Paid 4 & w add of suspension seatpost. Now awaiting October!!!
Thanks for all your help everyone here!
& Dewey, ever out to CA, stop by early to take Dost on a most dope ride. Though i may be out for some long range Coastal Dosting myself...

Thank you and congratulations, May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back.