I've posted this review on a couple of other sites as well...just getting the word out there for those who may be considering purchasing a KBO bike. Just my opinion! I received the Breeze a couple of weeks ago and have generally enjoyed my experiences so far. I mostly use the bike to commute to...
I have a problem with my step through bike. I ride to work and back about three times a week. I am 5'4". My bike weighs 70 pounds.
I don’t know exactly know if what I am experiencing is normal or not… because I have only ridden one other e-bike and we didn’t have hills and it didn’t have a throttle like my step through bike has.
All I know is what I experience. Heading into work (and back) I have three fairly steep hills, each only about a half block long. My momentum heading up to the hill is not enough to make it up and over. I have tried to use the throttle to boost my efforts and it does absolutely nothing - as a matter of fact my efforts and lack of attention tend to cause me to stop all momentum. I am forced to use the throttle and pushing with my feet along the edge of the road to get to the top. I have a sneaky feeling this effort is not good for the mechanics of the bike —but what do I know! Again, I am pushing 70 pounds of bicycle uphill!
Comparing my experience with other people that have e-bikes I am told my experience is not normal for an e-bike.
By the way, the throttle works great when on the flat to swiftly cross streets.
Please help. I can’t help but starting to dislike my bike and dreading my “ride” to work.