It's a yes and no answer. With all kits as with all bikes, the majority have good experiences but each type has the odd horror story. For example and incuding references to the above postings:Or are they all plagued with probelms like the BIONX ?
The above is perilously close to a sales pitch.. Stricltly against forum rulesHi,
eZee will be launching it's conversion KITs in UK very soon, I don't know what the retail price is going to be in UK at this time, ask Rhys at Cyclepoint. But I am sure it will be the best deal you ever get, great performance and value for money, and take a much shorter time and far easier to install than the Bionx, and you don't have to mess with the drive you already have on your bike, and there is option for disc brakes.
We have been extremely successful with our launch this year in Canada, and we have been selling many hundreds of these there, giving Bionx a good run in their home ground.
So for those who are interested contact Cyclepoint so that they could make the estimates of quantities for their stocks.
Another point is there will be available 200 rpm ( 16 mph on 26" wheel ) and 250 rpm version ( 20 mph or 32 kmph 26" wheel ). Also available in 28"/700C wheels, and 300 rpm versions for 20" wheel , not recommended for people who have suicidal tendencies to put 300 rpm 40 kmph on 28" wheels.
Also will be available in soft battery pannier bags, as well as specially built rear carrier with flat battery boxes. All 37V 10 Ah Li+ polymer battery and 4 amps fast charger. 80 % charge ( 8Ah) in 2 hrs flat.
W W Ching
The danger is that the forum could get swamped in a sludge of ads and not-so-cleverly disguised promotions and it loses its impartiality, and that is not its purpose. This can be really irritating and often results in slanging matches, incriminations and ill feeling.Cannot speak for Russ, but I do not mind if the information is of interest, which it is.
Hi MusicbooksThe above is perilously close to a sales pitch.. Stricltly against forum rules
What are your views Russ?
Hi Flecc,Yes please David, that news will be interesting.
On the issue of advertising in thread entries, the majority of members have said they do welcome announcements with basic details on products that are relevant, this giving them the chance to ask questions and request more details.
The ones causing the problems are usually easily identified, resembling as they do a page or more of a sales catalogue and being blatantly intended to sell, often lacking information.
Most objectionable are the ones we have immediately removed, list of items which have little or no relevance to a pedelecs forum.
For what it's worth here's my two penneth.
The site allows sensible comment from suppliers and gives a little more lee way to the advertisers who support the site by paying for space. Unfortunately the site does cost a lot of money to keep open and unless all the contributors would like to make a donation to keep it free of advertising (which I believe would drastically cut the number of members) it has to be a little commercial.
Making allowances for the above would anyone like to have a little advance information about the new Wisper kit? It's on test at the moment in New Zealand and it's not half bad, it's not half price either Macca44!!
Best regards David
I do take your point, but as long as the poster identifies who they are commercially there should be no problem for newcomers. Wai Won, the 50cycles directors and Lloyd, the Wisper directors and Dick Lai, Frank at Powabyke and Emotive Pete all do that, leaving no-one in any doubt about the relationship with the product. Since we do gain quite a lot from their presence with advice on problems and helpful actions on needs I think we win overall and I wouldn't like to see them removed. Their relationship is certainly commercial, but they can often be very good friends as well.Hi Flecc,
I think my objection is to the hard sell that is bedded into posts. I don't think Mr Ching's post is that bad but I get fed up with sales pitch rather than honest opinion. We know who Mr Ching and all other company directors are etc and we can make objective judgements about their opinion but those new to the forum might jump right in and make the wrong decison based on commercially-driven biased comments such as "best ever" etc etc . I think that was the point I was trying to make.
I wouldn't like to lose them either as their advice is often very helpful and constructive, and their presence on the forum is great for raising awareness of new products, troubleshooting problems and answering complaints and criticisms directly.I do take your point, but as long as the poster identifies who they are commercially there should be no problem for newcomers. Wai Won, the 50cycles directors and Lloyd, the Wisper directors and Dick Lai, Frank at Powabyke and Emotive Pete all do that, leaving no-one in any doubt about the relationship with the product. Since we do gain quite a lot from their presence with advice on problems and helpful actions on needs I think we win overall and I wouldn't like to see them removed. Their relationship is certainly commercial, but they can often be very good friends as well.