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Old 05-17-21, 01:38 PM
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Advice needed - considering my first eBike

I would like some advice from anyone whether you think this may be a good commuter and regular use ebike. I'm looking to buy an ebike (my first) and want to get something reliable. My budget is Australian Dollars $3000 and there are limited brands here for that value.

This bike comes in at Australian Dollars $3000

Any advice is appreciated.

Motor 250w rear (legal limit in Australia)
Torque 45Nm
Groupset X5 9 Speed
Amp Hours 17Ah
Watt Hours 628Wh
Range 80km
The bike has built in GPS tracking and recovery (they will also be doing an update that will allow you to remotely disable the motor)
Uses a RFID Tag to turn the eBike on
Smart motor with traction control to avoid slippage on rainy days
Hydraulic disc brakes
Weight is 27 kgs (the rear rack capacity is 40kgs)


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Old 05-18-21, 12:38 AM
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My nephew owns one. I'll get his opinion & get back to you
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My nephew owns one. I'll get his opinion & get back to you
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It appears to be your typical inexpensive Chinese e-bike. With that being said, plan ahead to expensive repairs later.

Look for a well known brand at a local bike shop. Way less headaches.

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It appears to be your typical inexpensive Chinese e-bike. With that being said, plan ahead to expensive repairs later.

Look for a well known brand at a local bike shop. Way less headaches.

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How can you tell? Is it the specs?
I've looked in many LBS and their price range are $1500 for cheap Chinese then next step up is $5000 upwards for European models.

This bike does have its own stores in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, London and Dan Francisco and is Australian designed

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These bikes are rented in the US AFAICT, costing up to $50 per week in five major cities or so, and not for sale. Doubt some of the comments are from any type of informed source. If you read this forum regularly you'll discover that many individuals have good experiences with DIY and less expensive bikes. Probably you'll get better info on Zoomo elsewhere (maybe pedelecs.co.uk if they're sold in the UK).
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Oh well. I'm going to take it for a test ride tomorrow.
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Guarantee you'll love the test ride. I've ridden test bikes (from manufacturers) that seemed much more desirable (to me) than when I rode their production models. Nothing was quantitative though, so maybe it was just me.
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Well I didn't go on the test ride. It seems like a very sturdy bike and certainly is built for endurance but I just can't bring myself to a decision. Something about it appeals to me, but it is 27kgs which is pretty hefty and I'm not loving the gears (derailer) as my regular bike has twist shift gears and I've gotten use to that.

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You'll have difficulty finding a full size (not mini or folding) e-bike lighter than about 50 - 75 pounds except the OEM mid-drives or small rear hub systems. Motors usually weigh 8 - 10 pounds and batteries about the same, so with a 30 or so pound bike you're close to or above 50 pounds. You'll need to either DIY, spend $3,000 - $4,000+ or purchase a "fixie-type" from Lina Cycle (I'm not affiliated with them in any way,just have seen this bike on their site).
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You'll have difficulty finding a full size (not mini or folding) e-bike lighter than about 50 - 75 pounds except the OEM mid-drives or small rear hub systems. Motors usually weigh 8 - 10 pounds and batteries about the same, so with a 30 or so pound bike you're close to or above 50 pounds. You'll need to either DIY, spend $3,000 - $4,000+ or purchase a "fixie-type" from Lina Cycle (I'm not affiliated with them in any way,just have seen this bike on their site).
Thanks for the feedback. Luna Cycles is in USA.
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They used to have a presence in Au, but may have left the country.
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