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Electrom Pedal-Electric Recumbent Bike
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https://www.electrom.ca/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5xlEDd52og

This looks like an interesting electric bike.

It seems they are not in large scale production yet.

I don't know the price, but I expect it will be more than I would want to pay.
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Since I'm in the market for my first ebike and have wrist problems, I checked it out on the manufacturers website. Height range, without specifying leg length in a seated position, makes me suspect that I wouldn't be able to reach the pedals! Also, did you read the specs on the weight of this Beast? With the wattage they project an average writer can produce, it's basically a recumbent low speed motorcycle. Confused. I'd love to test it out anyway. Big Grin
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(05-12-2024, 01:44 PM)Burrobabe Wrote:  Since I'm in the market for my first ebike and have wrist problems, I checked it out on the manufacturers website. Height range, without specifying leg length in a seated position, makes me suspect that I wouldn't be able to reach the pedals! Also, did you read the specs on the weight of this Beast? With the wattage they project an average writer can produce, it's basically a recumbent low speed motorcycle. Confused. I'd love to test it out anyway. Big Grin
At the price it is stating you are going to be paying about $9000 or more; or buy the frame kit for under $3000 and then build it up which still entails a lot of money. I was never a fan of recumbents due to handling at higher speeds; I would not even think about using them on hilly terrain with steep curves on descents; but still would be interesting to try one out. It needs 2 motors due to its weight (125-150 lbs); and if going over 20mph in many states it would need to a registered as a motor vehicle (in FL 20 mph is the max.) Here is the general NY ruling: "New York sees eBikes as motor-driven cycles, meaning they fall under the rules of other motor vehicles. NY DMV doesn’t legally consider eBikes to be vehicles, so you don’t have to have any license or registration.
You can also drive your eBike everywhere where public motor vehicles are allowed". Be advised that many times you cannot ride any type of motorized vehicle (ebike or not) on trails (paved or gravel). As you stated it is an electric motor cycle to most degrees, and it uses motor cycle tires (not cheap!).
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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