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I'm looking to start biking. I am 6ft while my wife is 5ft. We're looking for advice on which bike to buy. Not knowing how this will pan out, we would like something inexpensive. More than just pedal assist, rideable as an regular bike. Foldable is a plus. Thanks so much in advance for any effort. Its appreciated.
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(08-17-2022, 08:54 AM)Ib12know Wrote:  I'm looking to start biking. I am 6ft while my wife is 5ft. We're looking for advice on which bike to buy. Not knowing how this will pan out, we would like something inexpensive. More than just pedal assist, rideable as an regular bike. Foldable is a plus. Thanks so much in advance for any effort. Its appreciated.

It will be difficult to find an inexpensive e-bike. I would avoid used bikes due to the battery life/usage being unknown and the high cost to replace them (it is wise to work a spare battery into the purchasing deal). Most decent ones start well over $1000. I don't know how much the folding feature adds to the cost, but it definitely adds to the weight of an already heavy bike.

I would search this site (and other bike forum sites) to review what others have found out through their experiences with e-bikes.
There is a thread or 2 here discussing features of e-bikes and what the most important ones are to the biking community.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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I don't know how much you like doing mechanical and electrical work.

If it was me, I would buy an electric bike conversion kit, and convert an existing bike. That should be less expensive. If something breaks, you can buy the appropriate part and replace.

You can start with a bike the rider likes.

Obviously, this option is not for people who don't like doing, or don't have the skills to do mechanical or electrical work.
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