Hopper City Electrical Bike - Cheapest Electric Bike around at £187.95 delivered, plus clubcard boost? @ Tesco Direct
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Hopper City Electrical Bike - Cheapest Electric Bike around at £187.95 delivered, plus clubcard boost? @ Tesco Direct

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Found 3rd Sep 2015
I've been looking for a cheap and easy to use electric bike for my elderly neighbour who wants to start cycling in a bid to become a bit more active. I think this one ticks all the boxes for him and using my clubcard vouchers I have managed to get it for a lot less so he is over the moon. The reviews are positive and I will update after it gets delivered on Saturday. The same bike is being sold on ebay for £499!!
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That is definitely hot: it was £250 the last time it was on here a few weeks ago. Someone said the battery itself is worth about £200.
No brainer at this price...looks like stock is low so will sell out fast. I have ordered one but I'm not sure about the look of it for a grown man so I may give it to the misses.

stuartguarding

No brainer at this price...looks like stock is low so will sell out fast. … No brainer at this price...looks like stock is low so will sell out fast. I have ordered one but I'm not sure about the look of it for a grown man so I may give it to the misses.



This look has been in for ages....:D
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/charliedutton/images_zpseqxvs6oy.jpg
Bargain!
im tempted but I think a bloke will look abit weird on it
Looks a great buy and good on you for looking after the elderly gent,.
I also have a m8 whos looking for an electric bike at a reasonable price but needs a three wheeler
so gonna nick your thread and ask if anyone has seen such a bike to post a link..ta.
kiwi12

im tempted but I think a bloke will look abit weird on it


Here's the ultimate gents electric bike . got to have some spare change though as its a whopping 12k
https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/image/cache/data/Electric-Bikes/N-Carbon-Ultimate/Haibike-xDuro-Full-Carbon-Ultimate-2015-Bosch-eBike-783x470.jpg


Edited by: "cadmus" 3rd Sep 2015
cadmus

Here's the ultimate gents electric bike . got to have some spare change … Here's the ultimate gents electric bike . got to have some spare change though as its a whopping 12k


If I'm paying 12K I expect to get pedals!
how fast is it

got my answer

Delivery was on time and efficient. The City Hopper bike was easily … Delivery was on time and efficient. The City Hopper bike was easily assembled and I was soon able to take it for a test run once I had charged the battery - a couple of hours. It took a little getting used to! Starting to pedal engaged the motor which moved the bike forward at a fair pace; stop pedalling, the motor disengages and the bike slows. Moves at a good speed while pedalling. Well made, sturdy and good value.Read more at http://www.tesco.com/direct/hopper-city-electric-bike/432-0796.prd#6WJlZf1vgDrfH8Wq.99

cadmus

Here's the ultimate gents electric bike . got to have some spare change … Here's the ultimate gents electric bike . got to have some spare change though as its a whopping 12k[



I can't get my head round that. A bike for people who are into extreme mountain biking, but don't like pedalling?
Great deal. Really want one for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Must resist...
It's £250 on ebay
Muig1972

I can't get my head round that. A bike for people who are into extreme … I can't get my head round that. A bike for people who are into extreme mountain biking, but don't like pedalling?



If you have to ask, then you wouldn't get it......... try one, then you'll see what fun they are.
Its weight is 21kg. Thats approaching 3 lightweight bikes. Its going to give someone a heart attack when the battery dies.
Great deal thanks, I have also taken out a delivery saver trial so delivery is free total cost £180 oh and I had some tesco vouchers lol
Its really cheap for an Ebike..... just dont expect much from it with only 200W and a 24V 5amp/hr battery. Which is about the least power and shortest range on any E bike around these days. Personally i wouldn't buy it, but i can afford better.
Heat for the price though.
I don't know the product, but I expect it will be very heavy, and with a low usage range.
Biker Jeff

Its really cheap for an Ebike..... just dont expect much from it with … Its really cheap for an Ebike..... just dont expect much from it with only 200W and a 24V 5amp/hr battery. Which is about the least power and shortest range on any E bike around these days. Personally i wouldn't buy it, but i can afford better.Heat for the price though.



Hi Jeff, You seem to know your stuff. I have ordered one of these and was wondering if I could uprate the motor/battery in future.
At that price you could order a spare just for the battery!
Can you still pedal like normal if the motor cuts out?.
stuartguarding

Hi Jeff, You seem to know your stuff. I have ordered one of these and was … Hi Jeff, You seem to know your stuff. I have ordered one of these and was wondering if I could uprate the motor/battery in future.



To uprate the power you would need to change everything. The battery, the motor, the control unit..... then there's whether it would fit ok on the bike and whether the other controls and fittings would fit. And you'd still have the base bicycle which is basically a bottom of the range supermarket bike, it doesn't even have gears.
You'd be far better off buying a more upmarket Ebike in the first place (Wooshbikes have a good rep)....... or do what i did and buy an Ebike kit, then you can fit that kit to a bike you already have, or buy a new or used bike as the base bicycle.
Kits start from around £420, but they are far better than the electric kit whats on this Hopper bike.
Pedelecs Ebike forum has loads of info from the posters on there and dealers put Ebike deals on there as there. Its the place to go for Ebike info.
I bought a kit from '8fun' and fitted it to a cheap Carrera hybrid i bought from Halfords.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x315/BikerJeff/002_zpscc8f33ad.jpg
OOS
Biker Jeff

To uprate the power you would need to change everything. The battery, the … To uprate the power you would need to change everything. The battery, the motor, the control unit..... then there's whether it would fit ok on the bike and whether the other controls and fittings would fit. And you'd still have the base bicycle which is basically a bottom of the range supermarket bike, it doesn't even have gears.You'd be far better off buying a more upmarket Ebike in the first place (Wooshbikes have a good rep)....... or do what i did and buy an Ebike kit, then you can fit that kit to a bike you already have, or buy a new or used bike as the base bicycle.Kits start from around £420, but they are far better than the electric kit whats on this Hopper bike.Pedelecs Ebike forum has loads of info from the posters on there and dealers put Ebike deals on there as there. Its the place to go for Ebike info.


Thanks for the info Jeff. I have one on order so I'll see if it is any good, the reviews suggest it is. If it gets me to work for a couple of months then it's paid for itself and I will upgrade if needed then. It seems like a massive jump in cost for another make of ebike so I hope this one suits my needs.
stuartguarding

Thanks for the info Jeff. I have one on order so I'll see if it is any … Thanks for the info Jeff. I have one on order so I'll see if it is any good, the reviews suggest it is. If it gets me to work for a couple of months then it's paid for itself and I will upgrade if needed then. It seems like a massive jump in cost for another make of ebike so I hope this one suits my needs.



How many miles from your home to your work ?
Biker Jeff

I bought a kit from '8fun' and fitted it to a cheap Carrera hybrid i … I bought a kit from '8fun' and fitted it to a cheap Carrera hybrid i bought from Halfords.


Is that Christchurch in the background?
Biker Jeff

How many miles from your home to your work ?


I work in the city and I currently pay £100 a month to park and the last part of my commute takes an age. The plan is to park for free a couple of miles out and cycle in. I don't want to arrive to work hot and sweaty so I thought this would be a good way of getting in.Hopefully I will save money in parking, fuel and it will probably be quicker.
OB1

Is that Christchurch in the background?



No, i'm in Somerset not Dorset..... pic is from Cycle tracks around fishing lakes nr Bridgwater.
Looks like it has sold out
stuartguarding

I work in the city and I currently pay £100 a month to park and the last … I work in the city and I currently pay £100 a month to park and the last part of my commute takes an age. The plan is to park for free a couple of miles out and cycle in. I don't want to arrive to work hot and sweaty so I thought this would be a good way of getting in.Hopefully I will save money in parking, fuel and it will probably be quicker.



This Hopper should cope with that easy enough, although if you go up any hills you will find the motor will struggle.
Probably best to charge every night as well, as when the battery is 50% depleted the power will start tailing off.
monsterism

Can you still pedal like normal if the motor cuts out?.



Yes, when the battery runs out and the motor stops, it just becomes an ordinary push bike...... albeit a rather heavy one without any gears.
You also have to keep pedalling to keep the motor running..... you cant just use this bike like a motorcycle. Personally i dont like this system, which is why i bought a kit with a thumb throttle.
That gearing looks like even a mild incline would prevent cycling when the battery cuts out. I wonder if there is any reason you couldn't mod it to have 6 gears or something so it would be all round faster and you could put more effort in with assisting the battery uphill. It could also do with a manual over-ride so flat and downhill doesn't use batteries. I know you could stop peddling but then that would slow you down. A bit of work would surely extend the battery life hugely without making the rider a sweaty mess as he would only need to cycle for the easy bits. Maybe that's not possible due to the way the motor works on the front wheel.
bonzobanana

That gearing looks like even a mild incline would prevent cycling when … That gearing looks like even a mild incline would prevent cycling when the battery cuts out. I wonder if there is any reason you couldn't mod it to have 6 gears or something so it would be all round faster and you could put more effort in with assisting the battery uphill. It could also do with a manual over-ride so flat and downhill doesn't use batteries. I know you could stop peddling but then that would slow you down. A bit of work would surely extend the battery life hugely without making the rider a sweaty mess as he would only need to cycle for the easy bits. Maybe that's not possible due to the way the motor works on the front wheel.



When you reach 15 mph, the motor will cut out automatically, as that is the legal speed limit for E Bikes. Although you'll probably only reach that speed on this bike through gravity going down hill.
mynameisstu

Its weight is 21kg. Thats approaching 3 lightweight bikes. Its going to … Its weight is 21kg. Thats approaching 3 lightweight bikes. Its going to give someone a heart attack when the battery dies.



hahahaha
I know nothing about these things, but 15 miles seems pretty poor to me. My commute is about 6 miles each way with a fairly steep but short hill in the middle. It takes me about 30 minutes on a hardtail mountain bike which cost around this and I'm about as fit as anyone else that does no exercise... I can't even spell Jim..

Edit as I guess I do shower at work..
Edited by: "Corranga" 3rd Sep 2015
Corranga

I know nothing about these things, but 15 miles seems pretty poor to me. … I know nothing about these things, but 15 miles seems pretty poor to me. My commute is about 6 miles each way with a fairly steep but short hill in the middle. It takes me about 30 minutes on a hardtail mountain bike which cost around this and I'm about as fit as anyone else that does no exercise... I can't even spell Jim..Edit as I guess I do shower at work..


the mileages they quote are absolute max peddling like hell on flat ground My experience of the eco hopper with a 9ah battery is about half of what they quote as a guide peddling moderately on hilly terrain
Range from a battery on an Ebike is always BS from the manufacturer, there are too many variables, like weight of rider, how many hills you ride up, and how much input pedalling you do to assist the motor.
The range becomes even worse with bikes like the Hopper because you always have to pedal to make the motor work and its only a single mode, so the motor is always using the most power it can get, which at 200W 24V isn't a lot anyway.
With an Ebike with a throttle, you can use as little or as much motor power as you need, or even no power when its preferable..... this will always give you the optimum range.

Can someone recommend a decent entry level ebike for very light occasional use?
I'm looking for a practicality more than anything. I live in a hilly neighbourhood.
I see these deals on HUKD and I always seem to change my mind multiple times as I follow the threads. so still haven't bought one.
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