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Old 01-20-2020, 05:40 AM   #41
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Interesting article explaining the different classes of ebikes.

https://www.railstotrails.org/build-...nance/e-bikes/


31 states explicitly call ebikes as non-motorized.
Federal and those 31 states laws leave it to local jurisdictions to set their own limits.

So for me my dream ebike is not made yet. Not that I could afford it if they did. Let alone haul it around.

My Lightfoot Ranger with a Bose or Brose crank belt drive with 1KW of battery. I would be happy with it being Class 1. And yes they made a model of it that broke down in half. It would be even cooler with it being Class 2.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:05 AM   #42
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Lectric Ebikes - Amazing!!!

We have just purchased the Lectric eBike. For a value of under $1K it is a great ebike. There are a ton of videos on youtube that review this bike. Love riding it. I think if you are just wanting to ride around at a park or on the street or back and forth to the story instead of taking the Truck, they are great. If you want to mountain bike with them, then I would recommend a mountain bike. They are simple, quick and really just a blast to ride. Good Luck and have fun.

Just a couple of other items to add after reading some of the posts. Lectric ebikes is in Phoenix Area, so in the U.S. They have a 1 year warranty on the bike. They have a tech support and sales support. Overall, they look promising as opposed to purchasing direct from China, etc. Probably the biggest consideration when purchasing an ebike, is check to see if the brand has a website. If it does, there is a good chance there is support. Email them and ask as part of some due diligence before you purchase. That is exactly what I did before purchasing the Lectric ebike. Plus watched a ton of YouTube videos about them.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:47 PM   #43
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Love our Rad bikes

I did a lot of research and enjoy our Rad Miniís.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:14 PM   #44
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We have 2 Rad minis and a rack for the back of our 3931!
Love our RADS mini.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:30 PM   #45
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Wow! We have a 3930! Do your bikes ride good? I’ve only used the front hitch on my pickup.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:37 PM   #46
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I did a lot of research and enjoy our Rad Miniís.
Nice bike rack. Can you give us info on the make/model?
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:46 PM   #47
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Rack

I bought it from Northern Tool, online. I like the rack. It is well thought out and easy to use. The Ultra-Towô Fat Tire 2-Bike Carrier
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:19 PM   #48
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I bought it from Northern Tool, online. I like the rack. It is well thought out and easy to use. The Ultra-Towô Fat Tire 2-Bike Carrier
Great find, however it says 200lb limit which is almost un believable, makes me a little nervous to put $3000 bikes on it.

I ordered one though, will give it a try... Wonder if the 200Lb capacity includes the 40lbs of the rack itself?

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Old 02-27-2020, 06:19 AM   #49
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I had a front hitch on my last truck for my wife's scooter, it was great except when I forgot it was there......
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:04 PM   #50
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We recently bought 2 RAD Step Thru e-bikes... love them!!!! Also bought the Hollywood rack, specifically designed for e-bike weight....
We recently traveled from home (Myrtle Beach) to Punta Gorda,FL witht he 2 bikes on the Monty rear rack... no issues...
My wife bought a 2 bike cover, fit okay, however, really tight and hard to pull into place....
riding the bikes is fun and easy... we have been using Pedal Assist level #1, the lowest.... you still have to pedal, however the motor helps... and the faster you pedal, the faster you go....
a 10 mile ride doesn't cause the battery gauge to move.....
very happy with them....
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:13 PM   #51
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We recently bought 2 RAD Step Thru e-bikes... love them!!!! Also bought the Hollywood rack, specifically designed for e-bike weight....
We recently traveled from home (Myrtle Beach) to Punta Gorda,FL witht he 2 bikes on the Monty rear rack... no issues...
My wife bought a 2 bike cover, fit okay, however, really tight and hard to pull into place....
riding the bikes is fun and easy... we have been using Pedal Assist level #1, the lowest.... you still have to pedal, however the motor helps... and the faster you pedal, the faster you go....
a 10 mile ride doesn't cause the battery gauge to move.....
very happy with them....
Be careful buy accessories via RAD, that Rack you bought for nearly $500 is the same rack discussed above for $150. I bought the $150 rack and also was at the RAD store in Seattle and compared them they are Identical. While RAD bikes are great and affordable for Ebike their accessories are outragous.

Here is how we travel with our Rads (we only use the rack when not towing the 5er)



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