Solicited Advice


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3:47 PM
Jul 8, 2024
Sudden Valley, Washington
I've asked dealers and repair shops but keep getting referred somewhere else, so it occurred to me that the rider community is the best place to get advice and education.

Over the last 5 years I've had 5 different ebikes in search of the perfect bike for me.

I wanted to ride from my house mainly (I live on a mountain) and that means my "return" has a 450' incline in less than .3 of a mile. So I need torque, power and a "granny gear", yet I want a ratio that allows me to approach 28 mph on the flat, without a frantic cadence.

I have a Bianchi eOmni Deore 10 speed that gets me close to "perfection" and a Fuell 1s with Shimano 5, which would be perfect except the "5"is inadequate on both the high and low ends.

I think a Fuell 2s is one solution, but that's $6500 to fix a much smaller problem.

So, I'm thinking of swapping out the "5" for an Alfine, 3X3 or Enviolo or find another bike that will compete with the S2, but I haven't found any.

I'm very eager to hear your thoughts and suggestions.