Re: Any experience with electric bikes?
Well, I bought this bike I was interested in the original post.
Works as advertised. Was delivered packaged extremely well. You have to install the seat, the pedals and the handlebars. Took all of 5 minutes.
Build quality appears excellent. It's built heavy and you can tell. I don't perceive any weight balance or CG issues - those may come into play for guys doing serious mountain bike riding - but for a casual rider like myself, it seems fine and I should get many years of good use out of it.
The motor is very quiet. You just glide along. I haven't tested it for distance, but in the short ride I took, hill climbing is no problem.
The battery is pretty big, but that's the price you pay to get range. It is secure in it's mount, and you can charge it without removing from the bike.