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Old 08-16-2022, 11:23 AM   #1
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Just trying to get some insight about electric bikes. Any information on brands, quality, price etc. Anyone having experience with these bikes, please chime in and offer your experience with brand you have. Not looking for a discussion of which is better, just looking for some information to compare notes. I have a Lectric Step Through 2.0 and it seems good so far. Just want to see what others think of theirs, pros and cons..
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Old 08-16-2022, 11:41 AM   #2
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We also have Lectric brand and enjoy every time we ride them. They seam very well built for the price.
We travel with them all the time.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:01 PM   #3
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Have a Rad Runner plus, bought it used h 40 miles on it. Have put about one hundred miles on it. So far so good. Had a little Yamaha Champ but didnt like starting it early in the morning to go fishing and such. This way I can sneak off without anyone knowing.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:36 PM   #4
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We have Ecotric folding, fat tire ebikes and like them a lot.
We've had them 2 years and they have been trouble free.

There are several prior threads discussing ebikes.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:37 PM   #5
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Subscribed. I’m interested in this topic as my DW has expressed a desire to get an e-bike. I’d also be interested in learning how e-bike owners are carrying them.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:47 PM   #6
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I have had a Velowave Ghost since June 14th that I've about 110 miles on. It hasn't given me problems but I don't go off road with it. Quality for the price is about what I expected. I really enjoy riding it and use it anytime I can instead of my truck or motorcycle.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:47 PM   #7
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Ours fold so we've been carrying them (folded) in the backseat area of the cab. With this new Cedar Creek, there's enough room in the front storage for them. I seen some folks this winter in FL with their folding ebikes in totes in the front storage. We'll likely do the same now that we have the room.Click image for larger version

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We do use 50-55 gallon totes,Best way to travel with them.
We have a Ram mega cab, both totes side in the back seat with some room to spare.
The bikes are heavy, but I understand there is a lite version now.
Also many of the e- bikes are not waterproof. You need to think twice before driving in deep water.
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Just be forewarned if you carry them in the backseat of your truck. Make sure where you park that you will be able to fully open the doors when you return from your ride. We used to carry our RAD folding bikes in the back of our F350. They are heavy and can be a struggle getting in and out.

One time I went to an area with limited off road parking and unloaded and went for a ride. When I returned the lot had filled and I had to stop a person from parking next to me until o loaded the bike. If I had been a little later then I would have had to ride the bike somewhere and then bring the truck to it as I would have been in the middle of a busy road otherwise.

I use a bumper mount receiver bracket with bumper supports from mount-n-lock. I’ve traveled with 2 RAD bikes over 10,000 miles with no issues. If your interested I will share my experience and setup…. https://mount-n-lock.com/
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Old 08-16-2022, 03:59 PM   #10
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We have two Lectric Step Through 2.0 that we have 700 miles on without any problems. We do not get the range they advertise. We typically ride 15 to 16 miles and we are down to 2 bars out of 10.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:39 PM   #11
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Just be forewarned if you carry them in the backseat of your truck. Make sure where you park that you will be able to fully open the doors when you return from your ride. We used to carry our RAD folding bikes in the back of our F350. They are heavy and can be a struggle getting in and out.



One time I went to an area with limited off road parking and unloaded and went for a ride. When I returned the lot had filled and I had to stop a person from parking next to me until o loaded the bike. If I had been a little later then I would have had to ride the bike somewhere and then bring the truck to it as I would have been in the middle of a busy road otherwise.



I use a bumper mount receiver bracket with bumper supports from mount-n-lock. I’ve traveled with 2 RAD bikes over 10,000 miles with no issues. If your interested I will share my experience and setup…. https://mount-n-lock.com/
I have a Rad Rover I transport in the back seat of my Titan. The one time I had what you experienced happen to me I just got the bike ready ( removed front wheel) and backed truck out to clear the back door. With my seats folded up I merely stuff bike in rear first, put in wheel, and gone.

Takes me less time to load bike than it takes the average person to parallel park.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:48 PM   #12
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I love my Lectric XP 2.0 Step Thru. Fits behind the passenger seat of my truck. Just got the extended range battery. Haven't tried that out yet.
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Old 08-20-2022, 07:15 AM   #13
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I also have the Lectric XP 2.0 but not a step through, Use to carry in the back seat of truck but now carry on a bike rack on back of camper rides quit well there and its tied down good no movement what so ever. Love the bike. Later RJD
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Old 08-20-2022, 08:55 AM   #14
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We have two 26" E-bikes. one is a RAD 3 & the other is a MAC Wheel. Traveled across county and back with them twice. The Rail/Trails all over the country are exceptional.
Ours weigh about 60# each. The only TT rated bike rack I could find a year ago was a Swagman E-Spec. Holds two bikes and needs no special bungie cords or tie downs. Locks the bikes in place and we keep them covered as we travel.
I do remove the batteries when they are mounted on the trailer hitch as they add significantly to the weight of the bikes. We monitor them with the rearview camera of our 26' 2511S TT. They flex with the TT and travel well. I do inspect the hitch and rack welds occasionally and have found no fatigue with over 20K miles of use.
E bikes are the best for us older generation riders. 16-30 miles is a breeze with them.
Safe riding & travels.
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Old 08-20-2022, 09:37 AM   #15
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i bought a folding Vivo e-mountain bike - off of amazon. Like it alot and it was not as expensive as other brands. folds nice to lay in the back of my SUV. It does not appear to be an e-bike when you first look at it until you realize it has a few more wires/stuff on it, one of the reasons i got this one.

i looked at conversion kits for my old bike, but would have spent as much on that as the e-bike i bought.
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Old 08-22-2022, 06:28 PM   #16
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I have a Pedigo Comfort Cruiser. We take our bikes in a double rack that goes on the back of the camper. Mine is about 80 lbs, so we take the battery off also. Great to have around the campgrounds!
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We bought my wife a Rad Power Rad City bike just about 2 years ago and are very happy with it. The quality of the bike is very good and we've had no issues in two years. My only beef - and it seems to be the same for most of the e-bikes - is that they are really heavy. Ours weighs a bit over 60# with the battery installed. Like others mentioned, it fits into the rear seat area of our F150 when you fold the seats up. You just got to lift that awkward sucker up first!
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Old 08-22-2022, 07:25 PM   #19
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I bought two Lectric bikes. Despite their advertising blitZ. In my opinion the company is a fraud. 100% Chinese made. I sent both back
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We have two Juiced ebikes. Love them. Whatever you end up getting, I suggest if you’re getting two, get two from the same manufacturer. At first my wife had a Rad City and I had my Juiced. Hers was a 7 speed and mine a 9 speed. She had to peddle a lot more just to keep up with me. We sold her Rad and bought her a Juiced. Now she’s a happy camper…
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