Saucy White Boy
- May 27, 2008
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What bikes are you looking at? I’m expecting to pay around $4K to get my wife an e-bike, from what I’ve been seeing.
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Was literally just looking at lights on EV and came here to get recs. The discounts on bikes isn't huge, usually 20% or less, and inventory is super tight. She's particular about getting a step-through model, which are less common to begin with. . iZip has a couple of good options that aren't available. So, no luck there so far.Also, does your ski gig get you access to Expert Voice? The diamondback family is on there (including Haibike and izip which only make e-bikes) and I think a couple other ebike makes might show up. Inventory can be scarce, but discounts can be large!
Yeah, EV inventory seems weird and their site makes it impossible to filter for things that are actually in stock (or to get notified when things come back in stock). Although they also vary the discounts, so something could easily come back at 30%.Was literally just looking at lights on EV and came here to get recs. The discounts on bikes isn't huge, usually 20% or less, and inventory is super tight. She's particular about getting a step-through model, which are less common to begin with. . iZip has a couple of good options that aren't available. So, no luck there so far.
Back to lights: what headlights do folks suggest for road cycling, no Garmin compatibility required? I get a decent discount on Light and Motion but am open to suggestions. @sugarbutch ?
I'm sure that the people buying e-bikes are wonderful people but I'm so far not impressed with the Boomers on the local bike paths with them.
Indeed. And (amplified).Back on a bike for five minutes
Already bitching (and snarking, pompously, as per usual) about ebikes
Quoted for well-stated pro/con cogency (as opposed to you-know-who's obviously uninformed snark).After riding the ebikes they have put into our local bikeshare fleet a few times...I admit that I would be tempted for commuter purposes if the office were to reopen.
It wouldn't really be faster than commuting on my road bike (unless I get one that goes faster than you are "supposed to" go), but for large parts of the year, I could do that commute in street clothes and normal shoes and not have to shower when I get to the office...
And still get some mild cardio activity? It is pretty compelling really. Save the road bike for exercise/leisure rides.
That said, other than the ease, I don't really enjoy the riding experience on the bike share bikes. I'm sure personal bikes are better (these things are *heavy* and have super anti-flat tires that ride like shit), but given that I can out-ride their max speed, you have this really awkward feeling where the assistance keeps switching on and off.