130 Brands! What bike do you have and would you recommend?

Snoop

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Scanning the list of company brands posted on this forum, I count 130. My guess is that there are even more.

That‘s a lot of companies! Talk about market saturation and consumer confusion.
It‘s no wonder that folks shopping for their first ebike are so overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin.

I know when I was shopping, I started with some of those “best of” write ups from several trade publications. Other than that (and people pouring over forums like this one), it’s hard to tell people where to start.

Anyone dare venture forth a list of Top 5 or Top 10 companies they would recommend?

Also, please share these things if you own an ebike(s)

  • Brand / Model
  • Cost
    • $= <$1000
    • $$= $1000-$3000
    • $$$=$3000-$5000
    • $$$$=$5000-$7000
    • $$$$$=>$7000
  • Satisfied?
    • Very
    • Somewhat
    • Not
  • Would you recommend to others? (Y/N)
 

Snoop

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I might as well kick things off.

Aventon Pace 500 v2 (next gen)
$$
Very satisfied
Would recommend

Notes:
-Disclaimer that I have only had the bike for about 3 months (but have 700 miles on it).
-Bike very well oriented toward somebody wanting to commute or take country rides
-Company with preceding reputation of questionable customer support. I wonder if this was pandemic related. My questions and concerns have been promptly answered by them (but they are email only).
 

Kayla

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I own a Magicycle Ocelot pro ebike for half years, and it can handle all kinds of terrain and hills.
-52V 20Ah Battery
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Supplied by Samsung / LG
-Tektro Hydraulic Brakes, that helps me can brakes suddenly and more secure!
-70 Miles of max range, i also prepare another one battery for backup, becasuse i always go for a little long riding.
-750W 96N.m Torque Motor
⚡️

-Last but not least, Magicycle's after-sales service is great, they seems like never sleep, 24online....so i can get answer anytime.
 

Bike Wanderer

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Well, this idea fell flat I guess. :confused:
With you on having some sort of list to sift through the 130+ brands. Or even a simple tier list. I'm trying to find some type of ebike sort list of any kind as well.

C'mon guys, @Snoop is almost asking you to brag/complain about your ebike. :devilish:
I'll settle for say 3 entries to compare and contrast with. Any takers?
 

JerryB

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Lectric XP 2.0 step thru. 500w hub motor. Paid $999 plus got a comfort seat upgrade for anoth $99. Well made bike. Came fully assembled....had to add air to tires. In first six weeks.....I've put on 165 miles. HAd to adjust front brake...took less than 5 minutes. Had minor problem with display flickering.....contacted Lectric....great service.....send me a video....fixed problem in minutes. My ebike is a folding bike....I will take it camping with us. I am sure there are better bikes out there but for me......the price was right and the quality is impressive. I am 6'4' and 230 lbs.....I am an old guy with a new right knee and hip....I got the bike for exercise.....I do 4 to 7 miles almost every night.....I ride in PA 1 80% of time....we have many hills.....the bike meets all the challenges. I would highly recommend this bike.
 

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Coming from a pedal road bike background, I put together something together that reflects that. Gravel bike frame, 700 c wheel set etc. Cost in the $$ range, very happy so far. So if one didn't mind tinkering around, I would suggest DIY to them.
 

arthurdent18610

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Scanning the list of company brands posted on this forum, I count 130. My guess is that there are even more.

That‘s a lot of companies! Talk about market saturation and consumer confusion.
It‘s no wonder that folks shopping for their first ebike are so overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin.

I know when I was shopping, I started with some of those “best of” write ups from several trade publications. Other than that (and people pouring over forums like this one), it’s hard to tell people where to start.

Anyone dare venture forth a list of Top 5 or Top 10 companies they would recommend?

Also, please share these things if you own an ebike(s)

  • Brand / Model
  • Cost
    • $= <$1000
    • $$= $1000-$3000
    • $$$=$3000-$5000
    • $$$$=$5000-$7000
    • $$$$$=>$7000
  • Satisfied?
    • Very
    • Somewhat
    • Not
  • Would you recommend to others? (Y/N)
Cyclotricity 250/1000w £1,599.98 nothing but a pain in the rear end avoid at all costs https://www.cyclotricity.com/uk/electric-bikes/stealth-1000w-e-mountain-bike.html
 

just wondering

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hello. bought a polarna m4 foldable e bike on recommendation from sonny whitehearst you tube videos. have rode it for almost 200 miles now. the bike is really fun. the sine wave controler lets the bike ease into the power when you pedal. overall a solid well built with the exception of the rear fender bracket bike. lots of features for the money. also have a lectric 2.0 step thru. its fun and fast. just wish it had 4 inch tires. seems a little less stable in gravel than the 4 inch tires on the polarna.
 

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If ur looking for Big smiles & fun miles on the trail mountain ebike. U wanna get ur legs around a Himiway Corbra Pro. With a few upgrades u can make the Himi CP into a Jack of all trails ebike. The CP is equipped with a 10spd cassette drive hub and sgs long cage derailleur. Which makes it simple to re-gear and change your cassette and chain ring to accommodate ur riding preference. Dropper seat post and loam control lever & upgraded saddle is recommended to replace overly wide factory saddle and stationary seat post. Consider it to be a safety tip to protect the nutts & butts on steep descents. No tubes conversion is doable with the stock wheels n tires. But not recommended or covered for liability by the manufacture. The stock inverted front fork and DNM rear shock keeps the CP stable and hooked-up & planted on loose and hard packed single track. CP is a heavy ebike so don’t plan on doing any hike-a-bikes. Once you get accustomed to the characteristics the CP weight is a non-issue. With a 1000watt mid drive motor backed by a 48v power supply has the gitty-up and go for a all day adventure. Strictly a Desert n Mtn ebiker. Streets are only to get too and from a trail head. Oh yah, need to mention from reading past blogs. Himiway offers a 2yr manufacture guarantee. Personally I think it’s a decent product for the Chedda $. But, beware they are in the business to sell bikes they don’t fix or repair when things go wrong. Taking all this into consideration you may want to purchase from a reputable E bike shop for support. E-bike forums are informational and supportive to help out when things go out of wack!! Stay tuned, You Are Your Own Best Asset..
Brand / Model Himiway/CobraPro
  • Cost
    • $$$=$3000-$5000
  • Satisfied?
    • Somewhat
  • Would you recommend to others? (Y)
 

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Specialized Creo, cost $6,000, Love it! Once you eBike, you won't go back.
 

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aventon pace 500
$$
400 miles ridden
well made, dependable, dealer is close by, wish it had front shocks.
i would reccomend it.
 

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KBO step through breeze. Too big for me, I'm 5'4". Too heavy for me at 70 lb plus. cost was ok $1400. Had problems with controller and/or pedal sensor. They replaced but didn't pay for labor, just replaced parts. Will be selling so I can buy the smaller and lighter Averton Pace 500 v2 that can be serviced locally.
 

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I've only ridden the three I have below, but I would put Lectric in the Top 10, as they are good quality for the price. No squeaky brakes or any other problems. Motor seems to be rated honestly and ditto for the range rating. Good quality components, even if they're basic.

I don't think I'd put heybike in the Top 10.

The Sailnovo is a great little bike, but with significant caveats.

It's a shame the professional reviewers are sponsored, and so we can't necessarily trust them as much as we'd like to. They've ridden a LOT of bikes.

BIKE 1
  • heybike / Ranger
  • Cost
    • $= <$1000
    • $$= $1000-$3000
    • $$$=$3000-$5000
    • $$$$=$5000-$7000
    • $$$$$=>$7000
  • Satisfied?
    • Very
    • Somewhat
    • Not
  • Would you recommend to others? (Y/N) (with caveats, see my review in compact and folding bikes subforum)

BIKE 2:
  • Sailnovo
  • Cost
    • $= <$1000
    • $$= $1000-$3000
    • $$$=$3000-$5000
    • $$$$=$5000-$7000
    • $$$$$=>$7000
  • Satisfied?
    • Very
    • Somewhat
    • Not
  • Would you recommend to others? (Y/N) (with caveats; see my review in the Compact / folding bike forum)

BIKE 3:
  • Lectric / XP Lite
  • Cost
    • $= <$1000
    • $$= $1000-$3000
    • $$$=$3000-$5000
    • $$$$=$5000-$7000
    • $$$$$=>$7000
  • Satisfied?
    • Very
    • Somewhat
    • Not
  • Would you recommend to others? (Y/N)
 
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