E-co Electric Bike £249.99 @ SPORTS DIRECT DELIVERED
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E-co Electric Bike £249.99 @ SPORTS DIRECT DELIVERED

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Found 7th Mar 2014
The same bike is available at Tesco direct for £380

tesco.com/dir…prd

or with the Viking label at £569
amazon.co.uk/Eco…GCE

Amazing bargain and with 5% topcashback can't go wrong.

141 Comments

This is the cheapest ebike I've ever seen.Looks a like a basic £100 folding bike but with a front powered wheel.
I expect a replacment battery pack would cost a close £250. Hot from me.

Good price.....

Can I remove the battery to charge it.

Original Poster

yes

Tempting...

Banned

that is an amazing price for an Ebike

Looks a bargain for the money.

whats the mpc... sorry just found it . its 35 miles per charge
Edited by: "cornishscouse" 7th Mar 2014

sports direct give no refunds. company policy.

R4nger

sports direct give no refunds. company policy.


Seems legit.

I have wanted one of these for ages but I always seem to get the faulty one were bikes are concerned....

Pedal you lazy gits!

R4nger

sports direct give no refunds. company policy.

My policy is not to buy from company's like that, cheap or not cheap. Been bitten to many times in the past.

















jukkie

Pedal you lazy gits!



Different people have different needs. It may not be suitable for you but for someone like me recovering from anorexia, this is perfect to get back into cycling.

I was tempted to buy the tesco hopper bike last month but couldn't afford £400 at the time, but I think I'm going to go for it at this price. Thank you OP

jukkie

Pedal you lazy gits!



You have to pedal these to get the motor to work. When you stop pedalling, the motor cuts out. Safety feature.

R4nger

sports direct give no refunds. company policy.



Under the distance selling regulations, they have to refund if you change your mind within 7 days.

(Which)

Under the Distance Selling Regulations, you're entitled to key information about the seller, including a geographical address

Your right to cancel starts the moment you place your order and doesn’t end until seven working days from the day after you receive your goods

If your goods are faulty, or you're sent substitute items that you don't want, the retailer must pay return postage costs
Edited by: "LongPockets" 7th Mar 2014

Can you peddle very gently on these, just wondering if it's gentle enough for someone recovering from an illness?

What electric bikes can you get that you don't have to peddle?

I used to work in a sports direct and they don't give cash refunds unless faulty. They will only offer you a credit note to spend in one of their stores. The amount of customers I would have shouting in my face for a full refund was ridiculous. Can't blame them, but it wasn't much fun being in my position!

silps

Can you peddle very gently on these, just wondering if it's gentle enough … Can you peddle very gently on these, just wondering if it's gentle enough for someone recovering from an illness?What electric bikes can you get that you don't have to peddle?



You have to turn the pedals but can use it so almost no effort is required. If you don't want to pedal at all - look for an electric bike which has a throttle. Whoosh might be a good place to start:

wooshbikes.co.uk

steviecross

[quote=R4nger] sports direct give no refunds. company policy.

My policy is not to buy from company's like that, cheap or not cheap. Been bitten to many times in the past.[/quote
]I'm with you there.

steviecross

My policy is not to buy from company's like that, cheap or not cheap. … My policy is not to buy from company's like that, cheap or not cheap. Been bitten to many times in the past.



They comply with UK/EU law. M & S started the refunding because you don't like m'larky and regretted it from there on in.

simont_space

They comply with UK/EU law. M & S started the refunding because you … They comply with UK/EU law. M & S started the refunding because you don't like m'larky and regretted it from there on in.

Purchased a Mobile phone from Tmobile, again their policy is not to refund. That caused me some grief(as well as a phone that I had to loose £100 plus on), I try to steer clear of these company,s now that do not give a toss about customer service once they have your money. If I wanted to buy something that may develop a fault and want rubbish after service i will buy from some dodgy geezer on ebay
Edited by: "steviecross" 7th Mar 2014

Ok I've just ordered one using next day Saturday delivery. Thank you OP

Would this be ok for my 43 stone wife, only having trouble getting her in our old Mini Metro?

I've gone for one too, the same bike at tesco is £420, not the £380 one so seems like a bargain to me.

Good reviews on amazon for the Viking branded one.
Edited by: "silps" 7th Mar 2014

I have an electric bike but the battery packed up and it's over £300 to replace it! I'm seriously thinking about buying this and putting together a lead which will let me use this bikes battery with my own (superior) machine!

Excellent bike for the money, I have the Tesco branded Hopper model which is identical to this, I use mine on a daily basis commute to work, bought it from a seller on eBay for £240, had it almost 1 year, still holds a good charge, this is a bargain considerig Argos sell it for £799 :O

Video of it on Youtube.

youtube.com/wat…cXo

GerryG

Excellent bike for the money, I have the Tesco branded Hopper model which … Excellent bike for the money, I have the Tesco branded Hopper model which is identical to this, I use mine on a daily basis commute to work, bought it from a seller on eBay for £240, had it almost 1 year, still holds a good charge, this is a bargain considerig Argos sell it for £799 :OVideo of it on Youtube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XHdzD-4cXo



Can you get away with peddling very lightly and do you have to peddle fast to get maximum speed from the motor?

silps

Can you get away with peddling very lightly and do you have to peddle … Can you get away with peddling very lightly and do you have to peddle fast to get maximum speed from the motor?



The bike has 3 power settings..low (5mph), (10mph) medium and (15mph) high, yes you can pedal lightly, all you are doing in theory is turning the pedals to keep the hub on the front wheel turning, you don't need to pedal fast to get maximum speed, I commute on the high setting and turn the pedal very slowly.
Edited by: "GerryG" 7th Mar 2014

I have an electric bike, there are two settings on mine the first requires a half turn on the pedals to get the motor working the second setting needs continued pedaling. The pedaling doesn't even have to be forwards, back pedaling half a turn is enough to set it going.

Seems a very good price but their suggestion that you're saving £450 on some regular price of £700 is falsified by the reviews on the same page which shows that it was £399 last year!

greencat

You have to turn the pedals but can use it so almost no effort is … You have to turn the pedals but can use it so almost no effort is required. If you don't want to pedal at all - look for an electric bike which has a throttle. Whoosh might be a good place to start:http://wooshbikes.co.uk



My dad tells me that his viking ego takes very little effort to pedal, he keeps it in top gear even uphill. Apparently, a throttle is legal in the UK, but not allowed in other EU countries which require the pedals to be turned.

I've seen an e-go for sale on ebay with a throttle added by the owner, and I've also seen a post in a forum suggesting that there may be a throttle connection on the controller board. But if it is important, then you'd need to get an owner of the sports direct version to open it up and check for a vacant socket.
Edited by: "melted" 8th Mar 2014

not very eco with a battery on it get a real bike and pedal thats eco

Any one know how high the seat can go, I'm 5'9 tall?

Thsnks for share. Ordered one.

P

fantastic value this you won't see a better deal on a pedelec, reviews on Amazon and Very are generally positive and happy

silps

Any one know how high the seat can go, I'm 5'9 tall?



I'm 6ft 4 with 34 inch legs, the seat post can extend to a good range.

darren hardie

not very eco with a battery on it get a real bike and pedal thats eco



It's more eco than a car or a motorcycle. Many cannot, or will not, ride a "real" bike due to injury, age, ability, lifestyle or fitness - but would like to enjoy the other benefits of cycling. It's a perfect rehabilitation tool as you can start off with almost no effort required and gradually add as much as you like later. It is also great if a couple would like to go cycling together, but one half's ability is considerably different to the other's. For example, my missus on hers now sometimes drops me on the hills rather than vice versa.

To be honest, I'm sorely tempted myself as lugging back heavy shopping up steep hills is doing neither me or my nice "real" bike any good. It would be nice to give the knees a rest occasionally. The only trouble is that missus insists I get rid of one of the other bikes if I do. She may have a point as I have five!



Edited by: "greencat" 8th Mar 2014

Just ordered a silver one. An excuse to save money on fuel and improve my health, even if it's just a little bit! Two months worth of fuel pays for this bike at this price for me! Topcashback 5% for new customers extra bonus too. They stuck a £1 mug and magazine in my basket though so I had to go back and remove that. Thanks OP have some heat!

pasheast

Seems a very good price but their suggestion that you're saving £450 on … Seems a very good price but their suggestion that you're saving £450 on some regular price of £700 is falsified by the reviews on the same page which shows that it was £399 last year!



I think they're suggesting £700 was the MSRP whereas SportsDirect are notorious for ridiculously low prices over MSRP.

With fair reviews at £400, £250 makes this a real bargain.

Edited by: "cjdean1983" 8th Mar 2014
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