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Offline Billy74

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« on: June 18, 2019, 07:08:36 PM »
Ive been casually looking at these.  I donít have room or money for an ORV but getting around logging  roads Iím either in my truck or getting passed by 4 wheelers on foot.  I know Iím not gonna beat an ORV but its gotta help getting up the mountain roads quiet and quicker than on foot.  Any experience with these and are they worth the money or am i better off parking the truck and hoping 4 wheelers donít scream past and blow out my spot.


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Re: E-bikes
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 07:19:35 PM »
I have a Rad power bike.
They're alot of fun. I can get around 40 miles on a full charge as long as I'm pedaling.
They run around 1500 new and are worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 08:30:11 PM »
We use them also, but only get maybe 15 miles of mountain terrain.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 09:06:13 PM »
We have a Radbike and a custom electric converted mountain bike. Absolutely love them. Your mileage depends on how much electric assist you dial in. I primarily use assist to help level the hills and turn it off when not needed. That gives me around 20-25 miles of range. It you get lazy and use lots of assist realistically youíll get 10-15 miles.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 04:48:24 AM »
Tagging along.  How well do the Rads pull hills?  Can they pull a 1000 foot elevation climb over 10 miles distance?

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 05:31:04 AM »
They are excellent in wilderness areas. :chuckle:

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 07:06:51 AM »
For the guys that have them what's your experience behind no motorized vehicle gates?  I keep hearing mixed answers on them being ok or not.

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Re: E-bikes
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 07:20:36 AM »
For the guys that have them what's your experience behind no motorized vehicle gates?  I keep hearing mixed answers on them being ok or not.

Where we hunt on the coast they get confiscated and you get a trespassing ticket.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 07:23:36 AM »
that is the best question
legal or not behind "no motorized" ?
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 07:43:23 AM »
If it has pedals, 750 W or less and can't go over 20 mph; then state law says it isn't motorized and it is classified as a bicycle.

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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 08:09:42 AM »
Forest Service classifies them as motorized vehicles.



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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 09:00:43 AM »
thank you
saved me some $
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 09:16:24 AM »
Thanks for posting that Stein.  Didn't realize that.  I was researching modifying my mountain bike into an e-bike (not hard to do) for a specific area that has mountain bike trails in a national forest area for a specific hunting trip.  Glad I didn't waste the money.  Thanks for posting. 

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Re: E-bikes
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2019, 09:24:16 AM »
Weyerhaeuser doesn't allow them in non motorized areas, or if you only have a non-motorized access permit:


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Re: E-bikes
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2019, 10:32:10 AM »
Thanks for saving me $1500 bux,  my hunting pard wants one pretty bad and he's not gonna like it when I tell him its a motorized vehicle so might as well be caught behind the gate with an ATV or Jeep


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