Very tricky to get help from Dillenger . Cheapest e bike around at £199 in 2015 . Still got two of them after 2 years . A set of gears would be a great improvement .These are heavy little bikes for any lifting . Better to remove battery . Glad i bought two so i have spares as they are now discontinued . The motor sounds like a wasp in a tin can but works pretty well . For those old cyclists who have knee or hip problems this is a little mobility machine to keep you moving and get you out and about.
My Cheetah blows fuses just seconds after starting on a hill near local supermarket . To avoid this and burning fingers on removing the hot fuse ( no kidding ) , id have to pedal like mad to assist it . Lucky i bought a handful of fuses as spares. My wifes Cheetah has a fueless system and less problems . However after a fairly lengthy journey we tried both bikes on a long steep gradient home and pedalled like mad and the bikes made it to the top and still had enough power to get us home , just . We paid £199 only last year 2015 , for each . You can hardly buy a battery for that price on the more sophisticated e bikes . Its a good introduction to an electric bike . The motor is really noisey but then folk turn round as you approach and hear you coming . No way you can pretend to be only using pedal power ! Getting back up from Dillenger has been a series of hollow promises to compensate for transit damage and battery wires disconecting and a bent carrier frame .i have more faith in the bikes than i do in the aftersales team .The bikes do what they do ,A-B . A year later im still waiting for two compensatory Cheetah Panniers and a blue touch up paint kit .I know they read the comments on this site .
My Dillinger cheetah has been excellent so far. It's a little heavy but that's not a problem. Plenty of power. For local use it's ideal. Many thanks
Er, that sounds bad.
Bought 1 from Dillinger when @ 1st out in August`14 @£299 + VAT & p&p = £384-70. problem =d sometimes not work. & then wouldn't recharge, I fixed it, as =d lose wire in battery box. Only've 11 miles from 1 charge, & not enough to go over the hill & back @ about 5 miles. I think it should do 18 miles on level @ 15 mph. If 1= happy @ 15 mph, being over-taken by push-bikes, OK. Has no gear change, so not go much faster, & 1 needs to get off on stepper hills up.