Electric Bike from sportsdirect.com - £399
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Electric Bike from sportsdirect.com - £399

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I'm pretty lazy but my laziness hasn't quite pushed me into buying an electric bike just yet, but these look like a pretty good deal. My mother-in-law wants one. Around £500 elsewhere. Just need a discount code to make it a steal.

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This deal was posted a couple of weeks ago, with a code to bring it down to £337

hotukdeals.com/dea…116

Be warned these 'cheap' versions are VERY heavy, best to see it in person before buying!

20 kilos..... which isn't exceptionally heavy for an electric bike.

Sportsdirect is not the best place to order bikes from, I've had trouble from them, very difficult to get hold of someone, I sent a bike back because it was damaged, they refused to send another until it was on the delivery van, so I had to take 2 more days off work than I should have, I am still not happy with the bike but don't want to deal with them anymore, not very good at all.

I had a look on the website and couldn't find any info on the range of these, does anyone know?

IIUC, they all have ~360WHr battery which can cost >£300 to replace . They are more "motor assist" than anything else, so the range you will get will be determined greatly by other factors than the bike itself. It roughly takes 1kJ to raise 100kg by 1m. So, a 100m climb will take 100kJ or ~50WHr (allowing for losses). So, if you weight <80kg and can cycle OK on the flat, this baby will flatten out a few hundred accumulated metres of hill climb.

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IIUC, they all have ~360WHr battery which can cost £300 to replace . They … IIUC, they all have ~360WHr battery which can cost >£300 to replace . They are more "motor assist" than anything else, so the range you will get will be determined greatly by other factors than the bike itself. It roughly takes 1kJ to raise 100kg by 1m. So, a 100m climb will take 100kJ or ~50WHr (allowing for losses). So, if you weight <80kg and can cycle OK on the flat, this baby will flatten out a few hundred accumulated metres of hill climb.



Yeah but this pedal-assist isn't it .... so the battery isn't doing all the work to raise you and the bike up that hill. Or had you already factored that in?
Edited by: "buybuybuy" 3rd May 2013

Looks like fun! How fast can these go? X)

cheers!

15 MPH is the legal limit and they are restricted to that.

I should add 15 MPH is the legal limit for the motor...... nothing to stop you pedalling faster than that.

I've been researching leccy bikes for the past few weeks or so, in view to buying one.....
A few downsides that are still putting my off....... The batteries generally last around two years, and that's if you use them properly by keeping them charged and don't leave them for ages in between use. Like any rechargeable batteries, if you don't use it you lose it. there's also the fact the batteries are very expensive to replace.
Also if you want a half decent spec mountain bike or hybrid as the base bicycle you have to spend upwards of £1500.

Biker Jeff

I should add 15 MPH is the legal limit for the motor...... nothing to … I should add 15 MPH is the legal limit for the motor...... nothing to stop you pedalling faster than that.



I wonder if you pedal over 30mph, in a 30mph speed limit area, will you be breaking the law?! (_;)

I would assume so.

buybuybuy

Yeah but this pedal-assist isn't it .... so the battery isn't doing all … Yeah but this pedal-assist isn't it .... so the battery isn't doing all the work to raise you and the bike up that hill. Or had you already factored that in?



What I allowed for was someone who could manage to cycle along on the flat, so that the only thing the motor and battery had to provide was the additional energy needed to lift the total weight over the total height. Thus the human is providing all the energy needed to overcome air resistance and friction and the motor is providing the energy to do the lifting.

I bought this very bike a couple of weeks ago and I love it! Have been up steep hills with bum still on seat and no effort, hardly used the car and saved loads on petrol It folds quickly and easily and although is quite heavy the battery is removable.
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