I know that a Segway is not an Ebike or Emoto.. but it has two wheels and goes Extremely fast.. so it qualifies to be in the EBMX Blog and product suite
Hands up who has ridden a Segway? No not one of those little wheeled things like a balance board – a proper 21 inch off road Segway.. Fun right… yes!! Maybe when we are holidays somewhere we join in one of those tours and fork out our $100 per head (or more) to play follow the leader… well maybe not so fun doing that when all we want to do is tear up some road and dirt and hammer the thing.. but its still an experience right… Continue reading
Our experience is that its horses for courses. We have owned several of the ‘fats’, yet currently we have zero fat bikes in our ‘stable’ of E-bikes.
Many we have talked to seem to think that with a fat bike you don’t need good front suspension and of course most fat bikes are hardtails, so there goes the rear too – in terms of cost this means that many fat E-bikes are more reasonably priced, as they don’t need, or actually have good suspension. But are you really riding on an infallible cushion of air that will guide you over all obstacles? Well the simple answer is no.
With Fat E-bikes like the S73 or equivalent they are a lot of fun to ride down to your local milk bar… but come on you would not take them off road. Down playing on the beach with tyre air set on low pressure – they rock… but how often do we do that? So… they have limitations.. Even the MTB equivalent Fatties not as nimble as a normal bike with tyres under 3 inches and they chew through batteries more and due to the rolling resistance created by the wider tyres.
Some of our more timid kids and even Mrs. EBMX were encouraged to try some off road MTB trails on a fat bike, as the big tyres provide reassurance to less experienced riders… but tuning circles and nimbleness on the trail can take that confidence away quickly But gee they are fun to have a poke around on.
Here are some pics of some of the ‘hang fat’ times that we have had:
Ok… Let’s face it – the ‘Ron’ is a nice little bike for the money. A solid E-Moto and maybe the best ever to come out of China so far …but it’s a bit on the small side and under-powered compared to the extra KW’s that the Ron motor can actually handle. Note that we are not a SurRon dealer – we cannot sell you a new SurRon. BUT… we can buy you a used one and mod it for you OR… If you already own a Sur-Ron Moto & want more out of it? Want Xtreme Power ?.. & don’t want to spend ridiculous amounts to achieve that? Continue reading
Importing cheaper Chinese Ebikes can have its risks. We have done some Chinese Imports and Clone build ups in the past. The key here is to understand that there are both some good and reputable among the many bad sellers on the Alibaba and Chinese market places. Your bike probably wont look as good as it is presented in the advertised pictures and may have flaws. Be Xtremely careful with what you are buying and the specs, as often these can be confusing and conflict themselves. Ensure you have a clear written email from the seller clarifying all the parts and so there are no nasty surprises when your bike arrives. We have experience in dealing with many Chinese Ebike and parts sellers and resellers… so feel free to contact us if we can assist. Below is a bike we purchased quite cheaply from China and personalized it and altered its looks and without spending big $’s. Continue reading
One recent project required an Ebike with the equivalent power of a small Motorbike for a 10 year old boy but set with a limitation in stand-over height of a bike suitable for someone under 5 foot.
Brand new Brodie Derelict ( short frame) – jump bike ( seat height perfect at its lowest saddle position and enough room for the bike to grow with the boy through into teenage years…. even small adults are comfortable on this bike) Continue reading
EBMX have owned several Stealth Fighter E-Bikes in the past. Yes… We just love Stealth Fighters.
The Fighter Model (also known currently as the F37) is smaller than a Stealth Bomber and does not have gears but instead operates a two speed schlumpf that is clicked on and off, by the riders heel. The weight of the bike is around 10-15kg lighter ( so it weighs 40-45kgs) than the Bomber and presents itself as a more nimble option for single track and trail riding. It runs on 24×3 rims and tyres.
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