I have bought the base model and I am very pleased with the bike. I have driven 3000 km on the Samurai and have enjoyed all of its features immensely. Top quality components and assembled in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I am 70 years young and I wanted to get back into biking. I had tried 3 other Ebikes which were of the cheaper variety and which were quickly returned for various reasons, but mostly because they were built with cheap components.
When I was again looking for an ebike I happened upon a newspaper article about the Zen bikes. I made contact with Ravi, one of the owners and was quite impressed with what they had to offer. Of particular interest was the carbon belt drive system. This was a game changer for me!!! Minimal maintenance and a really smooth ride!! No greasy chain and adjustments. Like I said I have pedalled for 3000km to date. Mostly along the Cabot Trail, in the Ingonish area of Cape Breton. I have had many positive comments on the bike from fellow bikers. They are especially pleased that these bikes are assembled in Halifax by quality personnel.
The support team is top notch and have done everything they possibly can to make my journey back to biking very pleasing
Should you have any questions just reach out and I will help if I can.
THANK YOU!! I MOST APPRECIATE YOUR POSITIVE WORDS!
I am 67, one functioning lung (NEVER smoked anything my whole life) and lower back issues, etc. Age is a 4 letter word! Lol.
I relate 100% to your comments! I am very much drawn to that belt drive…a game changer it would be for me! No interest in messing around with chains, degreasing and lubing, etc. I just want to enjoy a trouble free riding experience.
I, too, really like that assembly is in Halifax!! Although born and raided in the Montreal area, never have had the tremendous pleasure of visiting the beautiful Maritimes. On my ‘bucket list’ before I am 6 feet under!
At 6’3, I expect the xl to be the best fit.
I am waiting to hear from Ravi…sent him an email a few days ago. He initially emailed me after an ebike forum person gave him my contact info. His initial email to me was very informative.
I am concerned about service on that bike in BC. I live about 90 minutes from Vancouver. A local bike shop told me earlier today that they would not touch that Samurai bike, despite the fact they sell bikes with Bosch motors (but not the Bosch speed motor). A very arrogant and not helpful shop owner!
How do you find that speed motor? I hear the added power (up to 28 mph) is remarkable. Is climbing hills decent? Some have said the Bosch CX performance line motor is better at hill climbing despite its 20 mph cap. Apparently, something to do with the torque setting.
I would like to call Ravi and speak over the phone. Perhaps he will email the shop tel number.
Sure sounds like beautiful country where you are. That famous Cabot Trail…I have heard about all my life. Must visit one day!
Thanks again and stay safe and best of health!
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