kubel wrote:I'm on the edge of dropping my bonus check into a Prodeco Phantom X2 (12Ah LiFePO4, 500W motor). I've just been gaining weight at an alarming rate and I need something to encourage me to get out more and shed off this fat. Cycling is the only exercise that I enjoy, but I have AFib, which makes it really frustrating. Electric assist is the crutch I need. The only thing that sucks is I've only really seriously started considering ebikes just this past month or so, and winter is just around the corner...
My requirements in a bike:
1) It has to fit easily in the back of my LEAF, so I'm looking at folding models.
2) I need a 500W+ motor because I'm a fatty.
3) I want as long of a warranty as possible (these things aren't cheap).
::edit:: I pulled the trigger on the Prodeco.
I have read that they are pretty much guaranteed to break within the warranty, but I also read that the battery rack was redesigned for 2013. I'll still give it a thorough check though.LeftieBiker wrote:Most people get them delivered fine. I would still suggest you check the battery rack/BMS unit carefully when you unpack it. When there is damage, it always seems to be there.
It uses a small but heavy lead-acid battery. That equals low range (30 miles would be like the Leaf's 100 mile range), high weight, and lower performance. This thing seems to be a solution in vain search of a problem.Stoaty wrote:Interesting article on the "Copenhagen Wheel" (replace the back wheel with this product and you have an electric bike). Now available to order with shipment in first quarter of 2014 for $699. Be sure to watch the video:
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https://www.superpedestrian.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;