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Or more accurately, Electrically Assisted Bikes

My 72 year old neighbor (none internet user) is looking for an electric assisted bike. His daughter told him to get this one (see link) https://shop.m2sbikes.com/collection...tric-bike-27-5

He rode for many years, he's knee are getting weak but he still wants to be able to ride his 10-12 mile loop twice a week. I don't know anything about them so I'm asking here. I had looked at Trek but they are about $4000-$5000. The M2S bikes seem like a good option that he can afford

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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Or more accurately, Electrically Assisted Bikes

My 72 year old neighbor (none internet user) is looking for an electric assisted bike. His daughter told him to get this one (see link) https://shop.m2sbikes.com/collection...tric-bike-27-5

He rode for many years, he's knee are getting weak but he still wants to be able to ride his 10-12 mile loop twice a week. I don't know anything about them so I'm asking here. I had looked at Trek but they are about $4000-$5000. The M2S bikes seem like a good option that he can afford

Thanks
​​​​​​I don't know anything about them . However, at least 4 people in my park here in Florida have one.
they are the fat tire model. They ride them on the sand roads around here.
I see them riding almost daily, so they get a workout and appear to hold up well.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
​​​​​​I don't know anything about them . However, at least 4 people in my park here in Florida have one.
they are the fat tire model. They ride them on the sand roads around here.
I see them riding almost daily, so they get a workout and appear to hold up well.

Thanks! They are riding the M2S brand?
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Hope he can do his own repairs and willing to hunt down his owe parts. Most shops I know won't work on internet electric bikes because they can't get the electric components through normal suppliers. He sounds like he's in shape but at 72 might want to at least try a Townie. Comfortable, major brand and owned by trek so easy to get parts for and find someone to service it. https://www.electrabike.com/sites/de...?itok=X1x3wcVd
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Get one where the motor is on the pedals not the wheels. Much more like a real bike.
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They're a lot of fun and they are FAST if you want them to be. One thing they are not though, is a workout. I guess if you kept the throttle all the way down they could be a bit of a workout. Should be perfect for him.
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Thanks for the info guys!
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It sounds like hes looking for a bike that has electric assist when needed not a fully powered bike. Just something to help out when his knees get tired. Im sure he will get plenty of exercise. OP i believe there are several kits to allow a battery and motor to be added to his existing bike. Might be a good option. No experience just something I saw in Pop Mech at one time.
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The kits are to expensive an awkward. Just order a LECTRIC XP for $899 and have a fun. They are a fully folding fat tire bike with a LG battery which is most important. Based in Arizona any problems are a phone call away.
28mph max with a 40 to 50 mile range on a charge. They ride across low tide beach sand smooth. We bought two back in September.

https://lectricebikes.com/
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I have one and love it. I tried to order a M2S bike but They have to fill a container so you have to wait. I ended up w a volt bike that is exactly the same. Just different stickers. They are all prety much the same Chinese parts. Get a Rad Rover. They are a good company have three buddy’s w those all good
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Great site! electricbikereview.com for options.

Rad Rover isn't bad. Most have a weight capacity of 275#.

I bought a Biktrix Juggernaut HD last year and love it. You can pick tires and battery size.

Biketrix.com
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Thanks! They are riding the M2S brand?
Yes
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Don't get caught modifying them for speed in France

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You can buy the electric powered wheel and battery, install it on his existing bike. Cost under $200. Looked at doing that for my wife.
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I like Rambo bikes...
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My wife and looked at many electric bikes. We finally settled on Trek bikes. They were $2250 each. Verve ". We liked the fact they had Bosch batteries and electronics and Shimano gears. We knew that spare parts likes batteries would be available for a long time. We had seen so many bikes made in China or Vietnam that were crude and had no name batteries and electronics. Ours are class 1 or assist bikes. No throttle. You can dian the amount of assist but it can't be 100%. Ours go anywher fromn 25 to 60 miles per charge depending on the amount of assist. We also like the fact Trek's are sold everywhere so parts should not be an issue.
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I like Rambo bikes...
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I great bike. I would buy another one tomorrow.


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I have a reconstructed hip, the only bike I can ride is electric. I was ready to spend many thousands on whatever it took to keep me riding. On the advice of a trusted friend I bought an Ancheer 26” electric bike off Amazon for like $600. New seat for the hip, rear rack and special low resistance tires were another $100 (my hip is f*cked). I figured I was throwing away money but my friend was insistent. I’ll be damned, the thing is amazing. Everything in the listing is accurate. It’s well made, the battery lasts forever, high quality components. Don’t waste your money, give this a shot.
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Hope he can do his own repairs and willing to hunt down his owe parts. Most shops I know won't work on internet electric bikes because they can't get the electric components through normal suppliers. He sounds like he's in shape but at 72 might want to at least try a Townie. Comfortable, major brand and owned by trek so easy to get parts for and find someone to service it. https://www.electrabike.com/sites/de...?itok=X1x3wcVd

As a shop manager, I totally agree with this. I have had to have several tough conversations with people this season already (and it's not even april yet) about not being able to get parts to fix the electrical systems on off-brand e-bikes. I am a HUGE fan of the bosch systems. The Bosch Active line drive system has already been used and proven in Europe for a decade. It's easy for shops to troubleshoot, diagnose, and more importantly repair these systems in the unlikely event that something does go wrong. We even get annual Bosch training to remain certified to work on them and stay apprised of all changes and updates. Top notch all around. Also, I have several customers with bikes that use this system that have over 2500+ miles with no issues besides the usual drivetrain consumables like chains/cassettes


The Trek Verve +2 has been a best seller for us at $2849, and it's great to ride as well. It has adjustable levels of electrical pedaling assistance(you have to pedal to get assistance) but no throttle, so it's less likely to be regulated like a "type 2" assist bike (has a throttle)

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...rve-2/p/28299/

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