Really. You would have thought they could have pushed the envelope a bit more with all their resources???
I have had a Bionx 250HT for over two years and my battery STILL gets better performance than this one hopes to do. And if it cuts out at 25, that will only be down hills with this lump!!
My ebike also folds in two so I can get it in my lift at home. (A montague folding bike). Mine also has a detachable battery so when removed mine looks just like a normal MB and I can charge it up at work as I bring the battery in side with me.
Mine is also 18 punds lighter, so I can carry it down stairs at train stations etc. and is still classed as a bike so I can go in the bike lanes.
Mine also has a distance meter etc. which is water proof. unlike an iphone.
Basically.....this is not moving it on at all!!!
Have a look at my machine here. IMO it is still the best ebike solution out there.
P.S I also have 4 levels of electric boost (25, 50, 100, 300%) and regen braking.
P.P.S Why is BIONX still not really known? It is the answer to all of our mobility problems!! Trust me, I know as I sold my Nissan 350Z 6 months after getting the BIONX as I just didn\'t use the car anymore!!!!
I even wrote a book about it...and I have now sold over 100 copies of it on ebay.... :)
if you have a spare battery, you could swap this and charge up the exhausted one.The problem with all these electric bikes, is their enormous expense compared to a push bike. I like the replacement of the chain of the tooth belt, quieter and a lot less messy.
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great idea !
Wow, couch potatoes will love that. The US is the fat lazy ass capitol of the planet. I use my bike (Surly Pugsley w/ 2.35x28 Big Apples on 29er SnowCat offset wheels) all year to do local errands and I use my legs to power it.
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I can\'t understand what designers of these \"new\" ebikes are thinking. For a useful bike, I need attachment points for lights, racks and fenders. I can\'t park at work next to an outlet so I need a removeable battery pack. The electronics need to be waterproof for all weather (it rains, you know!). I\'m not sticking my iPhone out there. Right now I use a good old-fashioned ebike (Electrec) that meets my needs.

For those people who don\'t understand the point of ebikes at all, let me clarify that they don\'t replace regular bikes, they replace cars. I use a regular bike for recreation. I use my ebike for commuting to work instead of a car. The ebike makes a bike commute that would otherwise be too time-consuming, tiring and sweaty now a possibility. I don\'t want to get folks off bikes - I want them out of cars!
Designed by designers who evidently have not used a bike for many years. Looks nice though!
30 to 90 km is just pure BS from a
I am not defending it, but, it is nearly up to state of the art in most departments so I must take exception to those who were there before. At least its trying...and we need all the free advertising we can get if we are to get the herd to follow.
Issues: aluminum is good today failed tomorrow and no warning. Those single trailing arms are begging to prove it. Who forgets to add the connects for fenders etc and forgets that perhaps \"under the saddle\" is not at all a smart rear lamp solution (coats, racks...) Yes, belt is nice, but it reduced this to an e-fixie (one speed transmission) thus degrading battery performance. Again I will rue the influx of designers into what is best left to hands on and d.i.y. engineer/tinkers.
Lastly, Mr Schell, thank you for pointing out the true niche. Why is this so hard to understand. We want to replace cars, not switch bikes. My train of thought here is a little different, a little less minimalistic, but i want to \"deconstruct\" the car and offer the most possible advantages (and overcome users\' all to reasonable reticence to switch) in a human hybrid. Multi passenger, trunk space, stable at standstill, enclosed and safe in traffic. I find historical explorations, but alas mass I.C.E., oil and highway interests and \"the American way\" left them in a cloud of burnt rubber. I\'d love to (low kinetic human hybrid)
P.S. forgot the cellphone? sorry, you do not have access to the motor feature. happy uphill pedaling in one speed...what is wrong with simple keylocks and if you are paranoid an alarm system for when they freeze hack the lock? Maybe I should patent a cryolock?
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Battery issues aside as pointed out in the first comment, I really do think this is a good looking machine indeed. The smart-phone feature is the icing on the cake for me.