Help! Buget ebike for a budget of €1500 for leisure cycling

jambonsambo

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Hi there , any recommendations on an ebike at this price point ? I hear that a little lower than this and the motor is in the wheel while at this point the motor starts to be found in the crank , any recommendations on a good quality bike appreciated
 

Swizz

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Hiya,

I would suggest a look at Decathlon and am sure many will chip in to mention Juicy, Wisper & Woosh. All have their fans on here!
 

jambonsambo

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Hiya,

I would suggest a look at Decathlon and am sure many will chip in to mention Juicy, Wisper & Woosh. All have their fans on here!
Thanks so i see that it isn't really a specific bike or brand but more like trusted uk dealers who sell Chinese E bikes of a certain standard , I am not sure about decathlon most of there other stuff is pretty low end.
 

Swizz

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Thanks so i see that it isn't really a specific bike or brand but more like trusted uk dealers who sell Chinese E bikes of a certain standard , I am not sure about decathlon most of there other stuff is pretty low end.
Mmm depends how you catagorise Low End. There is a fitness for purpose element but from experience I wouldn't put them down as crap. Nor the other brands mentioned from the positive experience of others you may read of anecdotally.

At £1500 you are not going to get something cooed over in a cycling glossy. That doesn't mean you won't get a perfectly serviceable eBike though.
 

egroover

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The 2 below, at £1299 are probably among the cheapest crank drive bikes available in the UK at present. Some may warn you off Plant X as a reliable supplier though. The Frappe 300 represents great value with a 500wh battery and Shimano Steps E6100 motor (60nM)

 
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jambonsambo

Finding my (electric) wheels
May 5, 2017
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ireland
The 2 below, at £1299 are probably among the cheapest crank drive bikes available in the UK at present. Some may warn you off Plant X as a reliable supplier though. The Frappe 300 represents great value with a 500wh battery and Shimano Steps E6100 motor (60nM)

Thanks those both look interesting , especially considering I was about to buy a second hand kahlkoff impulse 2 bike for €1500 but was warned off it in these forums , out of curiosity why is crank driven more expensive than a wheel motor?
 

jambonsambo

Finding my (electric) wheels
May 5, 2017
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Thanks those both look interesting , especially consodering I was about to buy a second hand kahlkoff impulse 2 bike for €1500 but was warned off it in these forums , out of curiosity why is crank driven more expensive than a wheel motor?
What about this bike for example ? is it too cheap with bad parts ?

 

Hovlev2

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Thanks those both look interesting , especially considering I was about to buy a second hand kahlkoff impulse 2 bike for €1500 but was warned off it in these forums , out of curiosity why is crank driven more expensive than a wheel motor?
Thanks those both look interesting , especially considering I was about to buy a second hand kahlkoff impulse 2 bike for €1500 but was warned off it in these forums , out of curiosity why is crank driven more expensive than a wheel motor?
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I didn't go for a crank driven motor, as, apparently, if they go wrong outside of warranty, they can be bloody expensive to repair, so I opted for one with rear hub drive. I bought an Oxygen S Cross MTB MkIII, which I'm very pleased with, along with many others
 

jambonsambo

Finding my (electric) wheels
May 5, 2017
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ireland
The 2 below, at £1299 are probably among the cheapest crank drive bikes available in the UK at present. Some may warn you off Plant X as a reliable supplier though. The Frappe 300 represents great value with a 500wh battery and Shimano Steps E6100 motor (60nM)

I am very interested in these two , what is the biggest difference between them , is one a better bike ? Is the Steps motor a lesser motor than the E6100 ?
 

Nealh

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The E6100 is a Shimano Steps drive as is the E5000 just one will be more powerful then the other in torque figures.
 
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vfr400

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Have you thought about how you're going to fix any electrical issues when these bikes need it? Buying bikes cheap online might seem a good idea until they need fixing. You can't fix a Shimano system without the specialist equipment.

There might be local dealers, but they will almost certainly bump up prices and may be uncooperative if you didn't buy the bike from them. Have you checked out who and where your local Shimano ebike specialist is and what their attitude is?

Have you checked out how Planet X deal with warranty problems?
 

Nealh

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That's the problem with online retailers, bikes will have to be boxed and returned for repair. Also warranty isn't transferable.
 

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