- Oct 15, 2015
I am disabled now and looking for a lighter bike. Hub gears slipping again. I need a throttle on the new bike.
I can understand that you're excited about your new bike. Hopefully, it's going to make you very happy. Why not start your own thread so that you can tell us all about it?Throttles are not legal on bikes. To get a throttle controlled bike would be a risk, although it is possible. It should become a moped, with a licence plate etc. Very difficult to sort in this country, because there is no precedence (or very little).Also MTBs are generally heavier, the only exceptions are special versions like Specialized Levo SL. This is much lower weight, but also lower powered, and very expensive...
I am a year older than you, and have just ordered a new Moustache Xroad 27 FS, which would do the job you want, but it is not light and no throttle. Also very expensive c/f the Toba. There is a similar Trek Powerfly FS Fully Equipped.
https://www.cyclinguk.org/cyclists-library/regulations/eapc-regulations I am working on the basis of the above article, specifically the paragraph concerning throttles. As for not feeling for his needs; absolutely not true. I am clinically disabled, and know how hard things can get. That is why I posted the link to the Youtube page, as the poster there has a lot of experience with the subject of custom made, throttle-equipped, e-bikes. Whether you go along with all of his statements and opinions is another matter. But he is a source of experience.For your understanding, there is no law against, nor risk in having a bike with a throttle. I think you're getting throttles mixed up with "twist and go" type bikes, which might be operated by a throttle.
Thanks for the replies. I'm significantly disabled and I do not really want a buggy. The biggest problem is starting in traffic or on inclines.Show me in any of those links where it says that you can't have a throttle.
Did you know that throttles are fitted to many of if not all the Wisper bikes, all of which have been tested and found to be in compliance with EN15194?
Shortlist; https://wisperbikes.com/shop/e-bikes/step-through-ebikes/wayfarer-m7-mid-drive-step-through/Thanks for the replies. I'm significantly disabled and I do not really want a buggy. The biggest problem is starting in traffic or on inclines.