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Freego Raptor Electric Bike £449.00 was £799.00 delivered @ E-bikes Direct

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I was recently looking online to purchase a hybrid bike to commute to work, came across an electric hybrid bike sold by e-bikesdirect.co.uk. At the price of £449.00 from £799.00 it is a good bargai…
GerryG Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago49 Comments
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http://i.imgur.com/onEh58M.jpg
The bike looks great in that pic.
How are you getting on with it now you've had it for a week ? Rode it much ?
Just wondered what your views on the motor power and range of battery and the bike in general are.
Thanks for your comment.
Where do I begin, overall I am impressed by the quality of the build, it looks an expensive bike to a point it's difficult to distinguish it from a normal push bike to an electric bike. Several of my friends didn't even realise it was electric powered. On my first ride I took things really easy, I hadn't been on a racer/road bike for years, especially with the bike having very thin tires managing to navigate large pot holes I had to become more vigilant.
Also the frame is very light, took me a while to get used to the handling of the bike, times I thought I was going to come off the bike due to sharp turns, I soon adjusted my own positioning on the bike to help smooth things out. I decided to ride the bike on it's own without the battery, I did notice there was little drag from the back wheel where the motor is, however, on the straights I was able to pickup good speed without any problems, thinking I have been so used to my old electric bike my legs need to build up strength again, in time hopefully can reach higher speeds.
There are several changes I need to make to the bike, firstly the saddle, whilst it seemed comfortable at first it does seem to become sore after sitting on it after 10 minutes or so, you can feel every single bump the bike goes over, so may have to invest in a decent saddle with springs, hopefully this will help.
The handlebars are too low for me, the frame as far as I'm aware is 21 inch, I'm 6ft 4, so will have to invest in either a riser stem or adjustable head stem to make the riding more comfortable. I was impressed by the handle bar grips, these helped with any bumpy conditions, they have a soft spongy feel about them, really comfortable to say the least.
I only have one large hill to tackle using the bike with the battery, on the flats I did notice when the power was set at full on the bike I had to keep up a steady pace to keep the motor doing it's job, there was at times I wanted to go faster to find out soon as I gathered speed by peddling the motor would cutout, my old electric bike would still apply the power after peddling fast.
I finally tackled the bike on a long hilly climb, I decided to go up the icehouse brae (Google maps will show you the incline), I managed to get half way up the brae when it comes to the straight, the motor did struggle somewhat, decided to do a standing pedal up the hill, could still feel the motor was helping me, as mentioned before I need to work on my leg strength, I got to the top without stopping, wasn't knackered as such but got a workout if anything. My initial ride was around 10 miles on full power with some power remaining, 1 out of 5 left on the battery indicator, on the whole was pleased with the battery performance.
After riding a bike that is lightweight and having single speed gearing it's make me think about how lazy and reliant I had became on my old electric bike, after 2 journeys on my new bike I feel I want to convert to single speed bikes now, the simplicity, maintenance and weight are a great attraction. Already eying up a 6KU Detroit fixie bike.....watch this space :)

For the price of £450 it really was a good deal, its similar to the G-Tech in spec, weight & motor/batt power, but the G-Tech is £1000.
Even though i have an Ebike, i wondered whether i should have bought this as it was so cheap.... and a single speed lightweight Ebike would be a fair bit different from my current one. But i do have a road bike i may convert.
As for the probs you are having with the saddle, i tend to change the saddle on every bike i buy..... The Charge Spoon may suit this bike well. Or if you want more comfort you could buy a suspension seatpost. The Suntour is well regarded...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SR-Suntour-SP12-Suspension-Seat-Post/dp/B00BXPMJBY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464596860&sr=8-1&keywords=suntour+suspension+seat+post

One more thing, i wondered what the gear ratio was..... what size T are the chainring and ss rear sprocket ?
http://i.imgur.com/onEh58M.jpg
The bike looks great in that pic.
How are you getting on with it now you've had it for a week ? Rode it much ?
Just wondered what your views on the motor power and range of battery and the bike in general are.


Thanks for your comment.

Where do I begin, overall I am impressed by the quality of the build, it looks an expensive bike to a point it's difficult to distinguish it from a normal push bike to an electric bike. Several of my friends didn't even realise it was electric powered. On my first ride I took things really easy, I hadn't been on a racer/road bike for years, especially with the bike having very thin tires managing to navigate large pot holes I had to become more vigilant.

Also the frame is very light, took me a while to get used to the handling of the bike, times I thought I was going to come off the bike due to sharp turns, I soon adjusted my own positioning on the bike to help smooth things out. I decided to ride the bike on it's own without the battery, I did notice there was little drag from the back wheel where the motor is, however, on the straights I was able to pickup good speed without any problems, thinking I have been so used to my old electric bike my legs need to build up strength again, in time hopefully can reach higher speeds.

There are several changes I need to make to the bike, firstly the saddle, whilst it seemed comfortable at first it does seem to become sore after sitting on it after 10 minutes or so, you can feel every single bump the bike goes over, so may have to invest in a decent saddle with springs, hopefully this will help.

The handlebars are too low for me, the frame as far as I'm aware is 21 inch, I'm 6ft 4, so will have to invest in either a riser stem or adjustable head stem to make the riding more comfortable. I was impressed by the handle bar grips, these helped with any bumpy conditions, they have a soft spongy feel about them, really comfortable to say the least.

I only have one large hill to tackle using the bike with the battery, on the flats I did notice when the power was set at full on the bike I had to keep up a steady pace to keep the motor doing it's job, there was at times I wanted to go faster to find out soon as I gathered speed by peddling the motor would cutout, my old electric bike would still apply the power after peddling fast.

I finally tackled the bike on a long hilly climb, I decided to go up the icehouse brae (Google maps will show you the incline), I managed to get half way up the brae when it comes to the straight, the motor did struggle somewhat, decided to do a standing pedal up the hill, could still feel the motor was helping me, as mentioned before I need to work on my leg strength, I got to the top without stopping, wasn't knackered as such but got a workout if anything. My initial ride was around 10 miles on full power with some power remaining, 1 out of 5 left on the battery indicator, on the whole was pleased with the battery performance.

After riding a bike that is lightweight and having single speed gearing it's make me think about how lazy and reliant I had became on my old electric bike, after 2 journeys on my new bike I feel I want to convert to single speed bikes now, the simplicity, maintenance and weight are a great attraction. Already eying up a 6KU Detroit fixie bike.....watch this space :)
http://i.imgur.com/onEh58M.jpg

The bike looks great in that pic.
How are you getting on with it now you've had it for a week ? Rode it much ?
Just wondered what your views on the motor power and range of battery and the bike in general are.
Nice bike. Is it just me or do the handle bars look strange?

Thanks, that's what I thought also, however, they are slightly risen which makes for a more comfortable upright riding position.


Edited By: GerryG on May 22, 2016 17:40
http://i.imgur.com/onEh58M.jpg

Nice bike. Is it just me or do the handle bars look strange?
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Byocycle city speed folding electric bike £549.99 - www.E-bikedirect.co.uk

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I just got one of there's for work as the weather finally broken its saving me a fortune on fuel, It was £799 now down to £549, extremely powerful on the hills as it has a 36v battery and 6 speed Shim…
Betaboy Avatar1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago1 Comment
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Is the range with pedal assist or purely on the electric motor?
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