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Electric bikes - what say you?
« on: August 31, 2017, 06:03:14 PM »
 Anyone have experience with electric bikes?  I'm looking at some of the fat tire versions out there and am curious on your experiences.

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 06:10:29 PM »
I am as well.  But only if they are legal on wilderness trails.  Not sure since they technically have a motor.

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 06:16:55 PM »
I am as well.  But only if they are legal on wilderness trails.  Not sure since they technically have a motor.

If you are talking about the capital W Wilderness areas, they aren't.  No wheeled devices are allowed, even a game cart.

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 06:19:01 PM »
Looking to use it on trails open to motorcycles.  I like the idea of being quiet and easily packable

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 06:23:32 PM »
Wheels (tires) are not allowed in wilderness.

Okay on motorcycle trails.  Wonder if you would need an ORV sticker?

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 08:50:14 PM »
I am as well.  But only if they are legal on wilderness trails.  Not sure since they technically have a motor.

If you are talking about the capital W Wilderness areas, they aren't.  No wheeled devices are allowed, even a game cart.

Or trails closed to everything except bikes horses and walking?  Lots of them in the national Forest.

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 09:29:16 PM »
I just bought a QuietKat with the 1000 watt motor and 4.5 inch tires. Haven't scouted with it yet, just around town and local trails. Looks like I will get 30-35 miles from one charge in flat to moderate riding, with fairly constant light pedaling.  A hoot to ride, I have lots of motorcycle and mt bike experience but I am 63 now, so less pedaling is welcome. I will scout with it where it is legal, mostly. Any place that allows mt bikes I plan on riding in, will be surprised if it becomes a problem.  Looks like you can pay anywhere from 1,800 to 3,000 bucks for an e-bike.
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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 09:36:57 PM »
Ive used the Rad Bikes made in Seattle.  14-16 miles of mountain type terrain is what we got which is pretty good.  I would love the option to buy another battery for it but they are almost as much as the bike.  We bring a generator with us to camp to charge them.  usually a 4 hr charge will get them fully charged.

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Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 11:30:07 PM »
I have one for sale.

Check out this Ebike. Bike. Bicycle. Bafang MidDrive 1000w. BBSHD. FAT TIRE. I have a second battery for sale if interested. I'm selling for $1,600 on OfferUp.

http://offerup.co/lLdq/QhtMLZ0X4F

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 11:46:10 PM »
I have one for sale.

Check out this Ebike. Bike. Bicycle. Bafang MidDrive 1000w. BBSHD. FAT TIRE. I have a second battery for sale if interested. I'm selling for $1,600 on OfferUp.

http://offerup.co/lLdq/QhtMLZ0X4F

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Works REALLY good for scouting. Drove up on elk at 60 yards. Very quiet. The two major diy shops are Luna Cycle and EMPowered cycles. The battery packs I have (two identical) are the best in the industry (discharge/longevity). I have an aftermarket front sprocket and granny gear to go Uuuuuuuppppppppp the steep stuff. You can pedal assist or
thumb throttle. I "sealed" the motor housing using clear silicone to protect against moisture intrusion from the rainy season in wetter washington. Just got the brakes serviced and pads replaced. The ONLY concern I have from this bike is braking. It will climb, haul, drive you up almost any slope. And once your up there you have to eventually come down. Go slow and always have your brakes adjusted properly. Hub drive motors don't have the power of a mid drive.

Sportsmens warehouse used to sell the Rambo while which was a model yea older and less powerful 750 bafang mid drive with a 48 volt system and a significantly lesser battery.

PM an offer. I have turned down 1000 and full price with me delivering the bike to Camano island. Meet me in the middle and it's yours. Meet me for a test ride and you will make it yours.

It WILL give you that feeling many young boys experience the first time they take off on there bicycle. FREE AT LAST. FREE AT LAST.

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2017, 11:47:26 PM »
Wheels (tires) are not allowed in wilderness.

Okay on motorcycle trails.  Wonder if you would need an ORV sticker?
No it is not licensed because it is not a vehicle and vice versa.


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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2017, 09:15:32 AM »
Mid drive motor is the way to go. That 1000 watt motor does provide lots of power. I'm considering adding a second battery for mine. Good luck with your sale. Good price and set up.

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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2017, 12:14:20 PM »
Mid drive motor is the way to go. That 1000 watt motor does provide lots of power. I'm considering adding a second battery for mine. Good luck with your sale. Good price and set up.

I think it is priced right. I just want to try a mor advanced build with a cyclone drive. Someone will get a good deal on an awesome scouting bike.


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Re: Electric bikes - what say you?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2017, 09:27:00 PM »
It is my understanding that any e bike 750 watts or less is still considered a mountain bike and not a motor vehicle.
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