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GEN3 Stride Electric Bike - $1099 + Free Shipping

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Recently purchased this bike after a bunch of research in the price range. Pretty impressed with the bike overall and figured I'd recommend it.

Using the code GEN200 brings the price down to $1099.

https://gen3ride.com/electric-bik...ctric-bike
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Same price as the Radrunnwr.
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Are these good bikes ?
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what makes this a good deal? I can't find any bike reviews that are not put out by Gen3
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Ehh, Bafang motor is ok but this bike is nothing special. Only 500w motor and a small battery (500wh). Ariel Rider has a $999 bike incl shipping (Rideal) that would probably compete with this one. The Ariel Rider has a 750w motor and the battery is 40% bigger (48v 14ah), but it does not have front suspension. You could always buy a front suspension fork and put it on the Ariel Rider bike and have a better bike for the same money. Hopefully a deal on a nice ebike will come along soon (like the 750w full suspension moped style ebikes from Juiced, Himiway, Ariel Rider, etc).
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I am looking for an electric bike but not knowing much has held me back from buying one. What is the price point one should be looking for when buying a general commuter bike for about 30-40 miles range?
Are deals ob ebikes common in winter months?
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I am looking for an electric bike but not knowing much has held me back from buying one. What is the price point one should be looking for when buying a general commuter bike for about 30-40 miles range?
Are deals ob ebikes common in winter months?
I think that Ariel bike for $999 is not a bad deal for a basic ebike with decent range. I have been following reviews of their better bikes (like the x-class) and they are well liked and well reviewed. Rad makes some bikes that get decent reviews and may not be too expensive either. I do not know to much about general commuter bikes though, I am looking for a full suspension heavy duty bike preferably with quality heavy duty wheels.

You can also put your own motor on a standard bike. The TSDZ2 mid drive motor kit is a good choice if you have a 68-73mm wide bottom bracket. You can also replace the rear wheel with one with a motor along with a kit that will have the electronics, display, controller, etc. You would then need a battery, but be advised the 30-40 mile range most ebikes state is not really true. If you are going to be moving at 15-20mph and the bike motor will be doing most (or all) of the work then you will need a fairly large battery to go 30-40 miles (perhaps a 48v 20ah battery which is twice the size of the one on this bike). But if you are riding it to work perhaps you can charge the battery there, and then you would only need half the battery size to go 15-20 miles each way.

I do not believe there will be many, if any, deals on the quality ebikes. The good ones are selling faster than they can make them, while the crap ones are available everywhere. But the technology is getting better, and Bafang is now making cast aluminum wheels with up to 750w motors built in. These add weight to the bike but they are not flimsy like lightweight spoke wheels, and a powerful ebike motor can crack you lightweight aluminum rims when shifting (I had to install an electronic "clutch" after my 50mm rear rim developed hairline cracks from y 750w motor).

But it does not hurt to watch for a deal, maybe one of the quality bike manufacturers will do something for the holidays.
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I think that Ariel bike for $999 is not a bad deal for a basic ebike with decent range. I have been following reviews of their better bikes (like the x-class) and they are well liked and well reviewed. Rad makes some bikes that get decent reviews and may not be too expensive either. I do not know to much about general commuter bikes though, I am looking for a full suspension heavy duty bike preferably with quality heavy duty wheels.

You can also put your own motor on a standard bike. The TSDZ2 mid drive motor kit is a good choice if you have a 68-73mm wide bottom bracket. You can also replace the rear wheel with one with a motor along with a kit that will have the electronics, display, controller, etc. You would then need a battery, but be advised the 30-40 mile range most ebikes state is not really true. If you are going to be moving at 15-20mph and the bike motor will be doing most (or all) of the work then you will need a fairly large battery to go 30-40 miles (perhaps a 48v 20ah battery which is twice the size of the one on this bike). But if you are riding it to work perhaps you can charge the battery there, and then you would only need half the battery size to go 15-20 miles each way.

I do not believe there will be many, if any, deals on the quality ebikes. The good ones are selling faster than they can make them, while the crap ones are available everywhere. But the technology is getting better, and Bafang is now making cast aluminum wheels with up to 750w motors built in. These add weight to the bike but they are not flimsy like lightweight spoke wheels, and a powerful ebike motor can crack you lightweight aluminum rims when shifting (I had to install an electronic "clutch" after my 50mm rear rim developed hairline cracks from y 750w motor).

But it does not hurt to watch for a deal, maybe one of the quality bike manufacturers will do something for the holidays.
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I'm definitely not inclined to build one so I will wait for a deal to pop by around $1000.

The bike in this deal seems to be as good one but if motor capacity or battery capacity isn't good then it doesn't make sense to spend a thousand bucks only to fall short by couple of hundred bucks for features one really needs and uses.
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I am looking for an electric bike but not knowing much has held me back from buying one. What is the price point one should be looking for when buying a general commuter bike for about 30-40 miles range?
Are deals ob ebikes common in winter months?
Check out Lectric Bikes [lectricebikes.com] Very popular and now thye caught up on shipping woes so deivers in a week. They have 2 models at $999 and very large user community.

I got the Step Thru and its decent....foldable but almost 65 lbs so can be transported if needed. Has 3" fat tires, front suspension and decent range and goes up to 28 mph.
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Deleted...double post.

Check out my post on Lectric bikes above...great bike at $999.
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Thanks will look into it.
I'm inclined to wait until Thanksgiving or next year as the window to ride one is almost over for me
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Thanks will look into it.
I'm inclined to wait until Thanksgiving or next year as the window to ride one is almost over for me
FYI....Last Thanksgiving....they only gave away free accessories like Bike bags for BF. I believe due to bike shortage last year there were NO great ebike BF deals.

Also on FB Marketplace....I see quite a few Lectric almost brand new bikes for $100-200 discount since some people cant ride them after receiving bikes due to health or fitment issues. However 1 yr warranty for only org purchaser.

So lets see this BF...Good Luck!
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FYI....Last Thanksgiving....they only gave away free accessories like Bike bags for BF. I believe due to bike shortage last year there were NO great ebike BF deals.

Also on FB Marketplace....I see quite a few Lectric almost brand new bikes for $100-200 discount since some people cant ride them after receiving bikes due to health or fitment issues. However 1 yr warranty for only org purchaser.

So lets see this BF...Good Luck!
Thanks, and the warranty only for original buyer sucks. I feel the company should stand behind it's product no matter who the owner is.

Either ways, will wait as i can't ride much now and any problems will only be discovered in April onwards next year, by which the warranty would be 6 months out already
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Check out Lectric Bikes [lectricebikes.com] Very popular and now thye caught up on shipping woes so deivers in a week. They have 2 models at $999 and very large user community.
Let me second on the Lectric XP. Excellent for the money. Couple thoughts:
-larger in person than it appears.
-I have the 1.0 and love the fat tires. Wish they had it as an option on the 2.0.
-Batteries are relatively cheap at $299 to double the range. Aliexpress has alternatives cheaper and up to 14ah.

I just came back from a ~15 mile ride mostly through woods on mostly gravel or dirt paths. Lot of fun but it is *not* am advanced mountain bike. Fine for me; 20+ MPH through the woods is scary enough. The XP is very sturdy and reliabe. High value for the money.

Motors: the current XP is rated at 750W Pretty much everybody uses the same 500W continuous / 750W peak motor but some call it one or the other. Don't pay extra for a 750W unless it says continuous. I am a heavy guy and the 500/750 on my XP 1 is fine for all but the really steep stuff in mud or gravel. The Ariel might the first I have seen that seems to match the value of the XP.
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Top section of page: 500W rated/1000W peak power motor

Just below it: 500/900 Watt rated/peak power motor.

Not a good sign. Still, a solid bike for the price. But I'd like to know two things:

1) Who is the manufacturer of the cells in the bike? (affects everything from range to number of recharges).
2) Is there's a breakaway power connector for the hub? If there isn't good luck with fixing a back flat. It becomes a HUGE headache.

Finally, show the display and throttle, people! All it says is there's a thumb throttle, if you don't plan to do much pedaling, holding down certain types of switches for long period can lead to thumb or wrist pain.
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