Buying EMTB in Europe

tretopflir

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I was looking into buying a EMTB bike in Italy. Possible lightly used for a good price. Hang out with some family for a week or so and ride. Ship Home The Europe specs are limited to 15mph , I would like to modify the bike to US 20mph. I can ride some great hills close to home but would like to get there quicker. 5mph is not a big deal in hills but to ride 5-10 miles to get to hills it adds up. Looking at the cube 160 team. Can this be done easily?


 

ruthabagah

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I am not sure about Italy, but when i tried to do the same thing last year in france (buy a heavily discounted new Lapierre) the bike shops (i tried 2 places) would "unlock" the limit to 20MPH, but ONLY on a new bike, and if it was shipped overseas, disassembled in the original packaging.
 

tretopflir

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Of course there are stiff fines for riding unlocked in Europe. I’m curious how hard is is to do once here.


 

vikb

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Look at what it takes to ship an e-bike battery home and whether or not you can take it on a plane. It might not be an issue, but worth confirming.
 

tretopflir

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I work for the airlines and get a good discount on fed ex , that is why I’m thinking of doing it this way.


 
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