Electric Bike at The Range - £449.99
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Electric Bike at The Range - £449.99

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Found 15th Oct 2014
Brand new electric bike wirth 36V battery & 250W motor to propel you along at 15mph.

No Licence, MOT, Tax etc required.

Could save you a fortune in commuting costs...

Was £499.99

Range blog/reviews:
therange.co.uk/blo…ke/

24 Comments

I can tell you now that 15mph is very subjective as anyone overweight will not get anywhere near that

Aeschylus

I can tell you now that 15mph is very subjective as anyone overweight … I can tell you now that 15mph is very subjective as anyone overweight will not get anywhere near that



Speaking from experience..?

LetoKynes

Speaking from experience..?



nope, I use a 'real' bike

My brother who is awfully overweight uses one to help him to the corner shop, we are talking 25 stone, and you can walk faster than the bike can go with that weight on it

but very few electric bikes are suppose to do all the work, they are suppose to be a supplement to biking, a little push if you will, but I think people buy these to think they are twist and go, and that could not be further from the truth
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 15th Oct 2014

Aeschylus

nope, I use a 'real' bike :)My brother who is awfully overweight uses one … nope, I use a 'real' bike :)My brother who is awfully overweight uses one to help him to the corner shop, we are talking 25 stone, and you can walk faster than the bike can go with that weight on it



Fair enough, your first comment just made me wonder.. even if someone was a little overweight, 10-12mph is reasonable to expect without a motor on a flat road

Seems a good price, but doesn't say whether its an ally or steel frame.... if its steel then it will be well heavy.
Its a 36V 250W system so it will propel even a heavy person easily on the flat to 15mph, although on hills it will slow down/ the motor will then cut out when it reaches 15mph. Because this is the max speed allowed for an electric bicycle on the road, but you can get into the controller to make it faster, although it will be illegal then and it will kill your range per charge.
I have this power on my Ebike and it hauls my 6'2" 15 stone easily, I built my own with a kit.

Definitely heat for this price.

Go to Pedelecs forum for loads of info about Ebikes.

Biker Jeff

Seems a good price, but doesn't say whether its an ally or steel … Seems a good price, but doesn't say whether its an ally or steel frame.... if its steel then it will be well heavy.Its a 36V 250W system so it will propel even a heavy person easily on the flat to 15mph, although on hills it will slow down/ the motor will then cut out when it reaches 15mph. Because this is the max speed allowed for an electric bicycle on the road, but you can get into the controller to make it faster, although it will be illegal then and it will kill your range per charge.I have this power on my Ebike and it hauls my 6'2" 15 stone easily, I built my own with a kit.Definitely heat for this price.Go to Pedelecs forum for loads of info about Ebikes.



I love the £1000 30-40 Mph ebikes, now those I understand
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 15th Oct 2014

Original Poster

This bike with the motor and battery as supplied is capable 15mph. Although not up hill and definitely not with 25 stone onboard!

The maximum load is stated in the link is 120kg (under 19 stone)

Weighs almost 75lb according to the spec.

Just read the blog and still no mention of the frame material..... which leads me to believe its steel. So expect this bike to be 30 kilos plus.

Biker Jeff

Just read the blog and still no mention of the frame material..... which … Just read the blog and still no mention of the frame material..... which leads me to believe its steel. So expect this bike to be 30 kilos plus.



The actual sales page states it's made from Aluminium. It still weighs 34 kg though.

beeryben

Weighs almost 75lb according to the spec.



34 kilos...... well heavy. You can forget carrying this over railway and road bridges, or carrying it upstairs to a flat.

Aeschylus

nope, I use a 'real' bike :)My brother who is awfully overweight uses one … nope, I use a 'real' bike :)My brother who is awfully overweight uses one to help him to the corner shop, we are talking 25 stone, and you can walk faster than the bike can go with that weight on itbut very few electric bikes are suppose to do all the work, they are suppose to be a supplement to biking, a little push if you will, but I think people buy these to think they are twist and go, and that could not be further from the truth


I have had a few electric bikes & they do take u along at 15 mph, ok this is assuming ur on a flat surface, they vary in power (24v, 36v, 48v etc) & depending on manufacturer, so every electric bike is not the same. I wish people would not make negative comments, when they do not personally own the product & base there comments on a 25 stone person, cause people of that weight buying an electric bike are in a minority. I doubt any electric bike is designed with 25 stone users in mind!
It gets hot from me!

johnnystorm

The actual sales page states it's made from Aluminium. It still weighs … The actual sales page states it's made from Aluminium. It still weighs 34 kg though.



The weight is a prob with cheap Ebikes..... it was this reason why I built my own.
Cheap discounted Carerra Crossfire hybrid from Halfords and fitted a kit from 8fun £430...... so £630 all in. This gave me an Ebike with a weight about 20 kilos. Can still carry it easily over stepped bridges.

Aeschylus

I love the £1000 30-40 Mph ebikes, now those I understand



I don't. You'd need a licence, tax, insurance etc and using power to hit 40 would mean a shorter distance from the battery or more batteries for the same distance. Might as well have a moped!

If you live in a really hilly area, I wouldn't recommend a front hub motor...... Crank drive motors are better suited as they have more torque, being that the motors power is directly through the chain, thus the gears can be used.
Although there are rear hub motors now that have torque control, but I've not rode any of these.

That is one heavy bike, I thought it must be old battery technology, but it is Li-ion variant, so the frame must be brutally heavy.

kit form an existing bike!

Bought the wife a chair last year and she won't even plug it in

Original Poster

beeryben

Weighs almost 75lb according to the spec.



That's the shipping weight I expect, not the weight of the bike ready to use...

mrke

That's the shipping weight I expect, not the weight of the bike ready to … That's the shipping weight I expect, not the weight of the bike ready to use...



Packaging will only be cardboard and polystyrene so hardly any weight in that......
Being a cheap ally frame it will be heavy, plus it has a cheap front suspension fork that will also be heavy. It has a heavy duty steel rack to cope with the weight of the battery, plus it comes with mudguards and a stand. Cheaper wheels will be heavy as well........ so I can easily see this bike being well over 30 kilos.
But you aint gonna get light for this cheap price...... and it is cheap for an Ebike.

Lazy persons bike,get out there on a proper bike,give it some,and burn some calories!

I admit I know nothing about this kind of bike, but I did see one recently that was an aluminium frame with a battery inside the frame, so nothing left on the rack for someone to steal. Just looked again, it's more expensive, but worth a look - bicycles4u.com/col…rer

Looks like a standard E-bike kit fitted to this that can go on almost any bike you can get little frame bags to fit the controller into to keep it dry and safe!. So in theory you could buy this bike then easily strip off the E-bike kit, hub motor wheel, and battery pack (which all costs allot more than this to buy separately on their own!) transfer the bits to your own decent bike swapping the normal wheel and brake levers off yours and back onto this to make it a regular bicycle again, then either give it to your partner for a git a brand new bike! or you could sell it for around £200 its new after all! That would offset the price Giving you a full e-bike kit with the lithium battery pack included for just £249.99!!! HOW IS THIS DEAL NOT RED HOT!!!
Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 19th Oct 2014

Seems they don't have any left, but I quite like the look of the folding one that pat-w posted.

If there's anyone who has expertise with electric bikes and can PM, I'd really appreciate it.

badger636

Lazy persons bike,get out there on a proper bike,give it some,and burn … Lazy persons bike,get out there on a proper bike,give it some,and burn some calories!



Dick I cannot agree with you - I suppose you dont use gears to make it more difficult - No I dont have an electric bike I have a boardman city bike, but if someone wants to ride an electric bike please dont be so up urself that you think you are better than them. The more people we get on bikes electric or pedal the better the roads will improve.
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