- 5 Oct 2014
- Reaction score
- Sunny Glasgow
I know, but ive no license and tbh ive been a cyclist for 25 years, so its what im used to and getting on these old legs need a bit of assistance getting up the hills,especially when carrying shopping.£4,800 for an electric bike??? WTF??? That could buy you a motor scooter or a second-hand motorbike!
The cost of all 'capable' full suspension bikes is partly down to the cost of the motor and battery taking up about £1800, and in the cycling world, you get what you pay for component wise. For example a 3000-3500 bike, the components are just not up to any sort of intensive use or longevity. On a suspension bike the main parts are the suspension bits, on the cheaper options, these would retail at about £250 for the fork, £150 for the shock. By going the slightly more expensive, you get a fork that retails at nearly a grand and a shock retails about £350-400 Plus suspension frames can start about the thousand mark. So when you deduct that along with the expensive motor and battery, you can actually see that the deal is quite a good one. This bike I've bought can handle real hard on mtbing, whereas the cheaper bike cannot. 20 years of building bikes have taught me much on bikes,components and their real worth.