What's good at the moment?

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by Mister Paul, 13 Jul 2018.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I've just been on the phone to my dad, who is 76 and starting to find hills difficult. He's talking about an electric bike. Neither of us know what is good and isn't so I said I'd ask around.

    What's currently a decent mid-range electric bike?
  2. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Not sure about where they sit in the range but Bergamont are ace.
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  3. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    You want to get one with a 3rd generation motor. I think Bosch are top of the line but 3rd gen is the way To go.
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  4. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Why not save him a ton of money and buy one of the electric wheel/crank conversions for about £3/400 for his existing bike?
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  5. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    My LBS has a dog named Bosch. That tells me what I need to know.
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  6. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    In terms of propulsion, the Bosch crank drive system is reliable and gives a reasonably authentic cycling experience.

    It's fitted to dozens of makes - and types - of bicycle, so it depends what father likes to ride.

    As a general point, Cube/Bosch bikes look good value, starting at under £2,000.

    Hub motor bikes are a bit cheaper, some of the Chinese stuff is truly dreadful, but there are decent makes.

    Worth a look at Wisper - various styles available.

    Still Chinese, but reasonable quality, @welsh dragon has a Wisper which she is pleased with.

    Wisper's owner, David Miall, is a good guy who believes in looking after people, so you will get some genuine customer service which you wouldn't get with a Chinese cheapie off ebay.

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  7. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    As Pale Rider says, i am very happy with my bike. I have had it for 2 years now and apart from a flat this last week, i havn't had any trouble with the bike itself.
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