Electric Mountain bike

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by Snake Oiler, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Hey folks. If I'm in the wrong please direct me to the proper place. Im not good at the searching on the forum and wasn't able to find a thread on electric MTB's. I'm thinking about looking at a higher level one simply because I always end up there anyways. So can anyone tell me their opinion on what to look for or at? I do believe I should have at least full suspension on front and rear for my old body even though I probably won't get too crazy wild on it. Lol

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  2. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    I don't have any specific recommendations, but I liked this electric bike primer video, helped me get a handle on the basics and vocabulary:

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  4. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Thanks I'll have to check it out later when I have more time.
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  5. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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  7. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    As others have said, thread in shiny things.
    Surly you should have known Husky has a class 1 E-bike or at least branded as Husky
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  9. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Yep I know Husky and KTM had one way out of my pocket book. But those aren't MTB they are electric motorcycles aren't they
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    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Plus they weigh as much as a gas bike I believe too
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    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Not what I'm talking about , google Husqvarna bicycles, look at There E-MTB's, 50ish pounds
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  12. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I thought was what you were talking about and I miss understood you. Lol
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  13. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I didn't know they made bicycles tho
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  14. mousitsas

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    Full suspension is a good idea. Consider also the fazua motor-ed ebikes. They are the lightest around with a removable motor. They also are the least powerful, but this is not an issue. If you are a cyclist coming from "analogue" bikes as they are called these days, then any motor support feels plenty. They also come with a small battery which is godsend if you dont need a big one, plus they are light enough to carry a 2nd on your backpack should you need one.
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    Personally I would not be content with less than 500W... and happier with 750W... Don't need more

    YMMV
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    TimCC Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Shaolin Been here awhile

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    I have a Rad Rover and a Fuji eNevada Two.1. The Rover is a fat tire bike with front suspension, class 2 (has throttle) and a 750w rear hub Bafang motor and is very popular. It does weigh 70+ pounds and costs $1500. I got a leftover Fuji which I stole for $1200 from a bike shop (list $1800). It is about 45 pounds, has a better fork, 27.5" wheels, 250w rear hub Bafang motor, class 1 (pedal assist only). The Rover has upright seating position so you might want a suspension seatpost upgrade. It is like have a Humvee. It can go virtually anywhere but drives like a pig. The Fuji is nimble and more fun for me but not as "hardcore" since it has 2.25" tires so it won't go too far on the sandy trails we have locally, at least not as confidently as the Rover. It rolls very fast so it speeds up quicker than the Rover despite only having 250w. Haven't had any problems with either bike but it is reassuring that a local bike shop assembled the Fuji.
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