Tall rider / Light Off Road/ Beer runs/ Which bike?

buzzard234

New Member
Need help in narrowing down what type of ebike brands/models I should be looking at. Hoping you experts can guide me in the right direction. Been researching and its getting overwhelming. Here are the details:

Im a tall rider 6'2". Im guessing that standard one size fits all frames would not be a fit. Am I wrong?

I want the torque sensor so I can be peddling.

Don't need all the fancy app/digital readout device tech stuff.

Im not concerned about distance or power. I'm not a commuter, this would be for going from my house to the local pub for a pint, or picking up eggs, or just cruising on a local bike path. However, the way I ride, I want to be able to ride through the grass, that field, explore that dirt path. I wont be doing any jumps (that was my younger days), but want the confidence I can go on almost all terrain. (snow even...why not?) The area is midwest, so lots of flat, no big hills. Fat tire bikes look like the fit for this.

I don't need to go fast.

Im older, not a fan of aggressive hunching over like my old mountain bike days, can have some lower back issue here and there.


Any advice appreciated. Budget is $2,500 or less..

Currently leaning towards the RadPower Rip Current, or a local shop has a NCM Asplen plus Ill be looking at soon.


Thanks!
 

Timpo

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FlatSix911

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USA
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Silicon Valley
Need help in narrowing down what type of ebike brands/models I should be looking at. Hoping you experts can guide me in the right direction. Been researching and its getting overwhelming. Here are the details:
I'm a tall rider 6'2". I'm guessing that standard one size fits all frames would not be a fit. Am I wrong?
I want the torque sensor so I can be peddling. Don't need all the fancy app/digital readout device tech stuff.

I'm not concerned about distance or power. I'm not a commuter, this would be for going from my house to the local pub for a pint, or picking up eggs, or just cruising on a local bike path. However, the way I ride, I want to be able to ride through the grass, that field, explore that dirt path. I won't be doing any jumps (that was my younger days), but want the confidence I can go on almost all terrain. (snow even...why not?) The area is midwest, so lots of flats, no big hills. Fat tire bikes look like the fit for this.

I don't need to go fast. I'm older, not a fan of aggressive hunching over like my old mountain bike days, can have some lower back issue here and there.
Any advice appreciated. Budget is $2,500 or less.. Currently leaning towards the RadPower Rip Current, or a local shop has a NCM Asplen plus Ill be looking at soon.
Thanks!

Welcome to EBR. Take a look at the new review of the Rip Current... just posted today.

It looks like a nice ride with integrated fenders, lights, and rear rack at your price point. ;)

EBR Summary
  • The RipCurrent S is a powerful fat tire adventure electric bike, high speeds and long-range rides feel almost effortless thanks to the massive 998 watt-hour battery pack, available in multiple sizes with free shipping in the contiguous United States
  • Feature complete with resilient plastic fenders, sturdy rear rack, and lights although only the headlight is integrated, adjustable mid-rise handlebars provide comfortable seating positions, XL frame easily accommodates riders as tall as 6ft 5in
  • 80 newton-meters of torque from a 750-watt Bafang motor conquers inclines with ease, capable of Class 3 speeds of 28mph (40km/h) when using pedal assist, torque sensor feels smooth and responsive in any assist level
  • Rear fender is half-length and exposes the rider to some mud and water in bad weather, the rear light is independent and must be activated manually, only sold online so no test rides or fitting before making a purchase

 

FlatSix911

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USA
City
Silicon Valley
Here's another option if you want a similar EBiek with a front rack and no fenders.


 

JuicedRider

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USA
I ride a Juiced Rip Current and love it . I have the standard not the S model $1800.00 . I am 6’3 and have the XL frame which fits perfectly . I use this bike for light off road and street . So far its been a great bike .
 

AHicks

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USA
City
Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
Just a hair over your budget, but close enough where it should be considered for it's Ultra mid drive and 19.1ah battery -

The Rize RX w/27.5 wheels, or RX Pro w/26x4
https://rizebikes.com/collections/frontpage

If that little extra just not possible, they also have a couple of other choices that come with REAL 750w gear driven hubs....