Voltbike Urban, Mariner, or E-Joe EPIK?

keyboardmashing

New Member
I think I've narrowed it down to these three. I live in Buffalo, NY - very flat, and very snowy. Most rides would be 10+ miles.

Must have: PAS and Throttle (thumb, not twist), 350W+, folding, $1,600USD or less.

Voltbike Urban: The price is great ($1100), Motor and Battery weaker than the other two. Easier to transport. No-name cells.
Voltbike Mariner: 6lb heavier than the Urban, Motor and Battery are stronger too but the fat tires probably compensate for this. Name-brand battery cells. Claims longer range than the urban. Better derailer than the other two. No suspension but the fat tires probably help. I'd really enjoy off-road capabilities but 90% of my riding will be on-road.
E-Joe EDPIK: More expensive, softer suspension, lighter than the other two, fun colors, longer battery range.

I'm open to other suggestions, corrections, or thoughts on the above three. Thanks!
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
If you plan to ride in the Buffalo snow, the skinny tired folder will give you lots of thrills, most of them unwanted. A fat tired folder would be safer.

On the other hand, my fat bike on pavement on a nice day makes me feel like I'm cruising in a big boat Cadillac in the 1960's. It's nice, but a skinny tired bike just feels better.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
Indeed, the Sondors is a good looking bike, but not shipping til this Fall. Probably $99-199 to ship, putting it at $1099-1199 with a seven speed. The Mariner probably performs the same, but has the external battery. The Mariner appears to be a hot seller at Voltbike, as it's out of stock.
 

EBs_are_fun

New Member
I am looking for similar bikes, and I like the Magnum Classic as well. Another thing I found helpful was to go to the folding bikes section, sort by price, and do some side-by-side comparisons of bikes that looked like they might match what I'm looking for.