Looking for advice on buying a Woman's e bike please

Biking mum

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Hi, I am considering getting an E-bike. Any advice for something not crazy heavy as I need to lift up a couple of steps to get it to a charger and something reasonably priced? I am not using for long rides, but need help keeping up with my kids uphill.
 
Typical weight seems to be 20-22 Kg (48lbs) which is very heavy , in £800-1200 price range.
Islabikes e-Janus is 13.5kg/30lbs. Your purse will be £2,699.99 lighter which is fairly typical of lightweight ebikes.
 
If you get one with an easily removable battery then you don;t need to get the bike to the charger - so the weight may not be too much of a problem
Not specifically to do with women only - but when my wife wanted one we ended up having to get a folder so she could get the saddle low enough
The other thing is that you might want to look for a change of saddle - local bike shops are best for this - mine offered to swap it for free if I bought the bike from them.

aprt from that - welcome to the club!!
 

CXRAndy

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Hi, I am considering getting an E-bike. Any advice for something not crazy heavy as I need to lift up a couple of steps to get it to a charger and something reasonably priced? I am not using for long rides, but need help keeping up with my kids uphill.

Its easier to get an extension to bike than lift bike into property. Best option is removeable battery.
 
Worth considering a 20" wheel bike.

Still not particularly light, but the compact frame and smaller wheels make it easier to (wo)manhandle.

The ride on balloon tyres is surprisingly good.

Halfords usually have a model or two in stock, or there's the Woosh Rambletta.

That's also a folder.

The folded package is still unwieldy, so you'd probably find it easier to hump over a couple of steps unfolded.

https://wooshbikes.co.uk/?rambletta
 

richtea

Active Member
Boardman ebikes come in womens sizes, have a removable battery, and are relatively light for an ebike (15Kg-ish).
Price is middling at £2.2k but they're reasonably well made.

OK for beating your partner up the hill too, not just the kids. :okay:
 
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Biking mum

Biking mum

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Good value, reasonably robust, gutsy motor, and a very popular seller... the best selling ebike that Hellfrauds have ever sold.

https://www.halfords.com/bikes/elec...ybrid-bike-2.0---14in-16in-frames-445966.html

It's 18kg, which is very competitive weight at that price, but it's still a lump. However, the batteries on most ebikes detach - as it does on this - so you only need lug the battery up the stairs.

Thanks but to be honest I avoid Hellfrauds since seeing an advert with the forks on the wrong way
 

CXRAndy

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I don't get it with some folk. They post asking a question for guidance, then don't bother to revisit the forum to see replies. :wacko:

Joined Monday 10am last seen Monday 12pm :angry:
 

Drago

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Thanks but to be honest I avoid Hellfrauds since seeing an advert with the forks on the wrong way
Thats not logical. Do you avoid all GPs because of Harold Shipman?

Do you really think the clueless photographer from the ad agency they hire has anything to do with the setup of customer bicycles?

Keep your wits about you and youre fine. Ive had 5700 trouble free miles from mine in 15 months, and its actually feeling better and torqier with the mileage.

Halfords give a 2 year warranty on their ebikes and actually have a halfway decent reputation there - Because their techs are often not the most skilled they are often unable undertake repairs, and plenty of tales abound about people just being given new bikes under warranty instead. I know someone who got two free bikes off them that way in fairly quick succession (to my knowledge the third is fine) which is far better than many other brands are managing in the current parts supply crisis.
 
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richtea

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Thanks but to be honest I avoid Hellfrauds since seeing an advert with the forks on the wrong way
The bike will come in a box, which itself came from China. It is well built. We've had no problems* in 2 years ownership.
All Halford will do is turn & tighten the bars, and fit some pedals. And as Drago says, they're not all clueless.

*OK, one problem - you need to check is that the bottom bracket bolts are tight. It was a well-known (and simple to fix) issue with the Boardmans last year. Not sure it its still true, but no harm in checking.
 
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