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    Buy E-Bike - which one?

    I`m looking for a good E-Bike, but I don't know which E-Bike I should buy.
    Which E-Bike do you have bought? :)

    The first decision is whether to buy a factory turn-key ebike, or to buy a kit and add it to an existing bicycle. Factory ebikes have fewer selections in their frames and sizes, and having a bike that fits you well is important. Also, a factory bike will be more expensive, plus it will not have as much power or range as the kit options.

    However, kits can be awkward and time-consuming to install, so...if you find a factory ebike you like, it works well for your commute, and it fits your budget? Go ahead and get what works for you.

    Once you decide between turn-key or kit, the next question is..."what will you do with it"?

    Off road downhiller on the mountain trails? Street commuter to blend in with car traffic? Weekend exercise tool?

    Do you have steep and frequent hills? Is your city flat? What top speed do you want? What is your budget?


      I admit I'm sold to Luna, but I can't find anything that would match these bikes, it's a no brainer if you don't really care about building it yourself:

      We are makers and distributors of the finest and fastest bikes in the USA

      I especially like the Giant Luna BBSHD....


        Sebz is spot on. Theres nothing available to match or beat it. Lucre and Biketrix completely rape the buyers with the BS stories about exclusivity of products. Luna can have an issue here or there, but as long as they are building bikes, there will be no better prebuilts at their price point.


          Electric bicycles look very similar to the standard bicycles you are familiar with. E-bikes feature slick designs which hide the electrical motor, so they have all the aesthetics of a bicycle whilst making it simpler. The electric component is supposed to improve your bike riding experience, not always remove from the physical facets of biking. For instance, if you're pedaling uphill or there's a strong breeze, an electric bicycle makes those hindrances more manageable. You will also enjoy modern technological features like LED lights which electricity on from the dark so that you do not need to worry about portable lighting for evening or night rides. Arguably easier to ride than electrical scooters or boards, e-bikes can adapt substantial weight, making them a wonderful match for most people.
          Last edited by BlackWhite; 06-15-2021, 12:57 AM.


            Originally posted by Raquel1 View Post
            I`m looking for a good E-Bike, but I don't know which E-Bike I should buy.
            Which E-Bike do you have bought? :)
            You're in the same boat as so many of us are (or were) in. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

            I'd suggest starting with YouTube videos to check out some of the general features that you might be interested in. I'm short (28 inch inseam), so seat height and accessibility were a top priority. That eliminated 95% of the field. I'm a senior, so comfort and erect posture were also high priorities. There are a few hills in my area, most of them I can avoid by pre-planning my trips. So, torque and hill-climbing ability would be nice to have features - but not absolute necessities. All of my trips are less than 10 miles, so range wasn't a particularly high priority.

            I further refined my search by googling e-bike reviews.

            Hate to say it, but I didn't research any e-bike forums because people tend to be a little too effusive about how great their bikes are.

            After spending 3 or 4 weeks of research, I narrowed my choice down to 3 bikes. I didn't choose the best one. I chose the one that I felt would LEAST LIKELY disappoint me (quality, comfort, performance, durability). It was a conservative choice. I won't tell you what that choice was. I don't want to influence your decision. The decision should be your own, based on your own research.

            If you do view some YouTube videos, be sure to check out the comments section. Some of the most valuable insights that I got came from reading the viewer comments.


              There are many good e-scooters available in the market, and the choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider when selecting an e-scooter:
              1. Range: Consider the range of the e-scooter and how far it can go on a single charge. If you plan to use it for long-distance commuting, you might need a scooter with a longer range.
              2. Speed: Check the maximum speed of the e-scooter and make sure it is suitable for your needs. Keep in mind that some areas have speed limits for e-scooters.
              3. Weight and portability: If you need to carry the e-scooter on public transportation or store it in a small space, you might want to choose a lightweight and portable model.
              4. Build quality: Consider the build quality of the e-scooter and make sure it is durable and can withstand daily use.
              5. Price: E-scooters come in a wide range of prices, so choose one that fits your budget while also meeting your requirements.

              Some popular e-scooter brands include Xiaomi, Segway Ninebot, Razor, and Swagtron. It's always a good idea to read reviews and compare different models before making a purchase decision.