SURU electric bike

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SURU electric bike

Post by kneedeep » Feb 04, 2017 12:15 am

This is an ugly bike but it is in the right direction for true legal ebikes. I read an article in Cycle Canada at work, when I was telling a co-worker about my current build he said oh like this and opened the magazine to the article. I said kind of but I have more then 1" of suspension travel and showed him pictures of my progress. I tried to find the article I read but unable to find it on the Cycle Canada website. Your Thoughts? https://www.ridesuru.com/products/suru-one
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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by boytitan » Feb 04, 2017 6:08 am

Its not ugly but looks more scooter then bike. Just because its electric and has pedals does not make it a bike...

Needs better frame design its not ugly its nice or I can say the potential to be nice is there the seat needs to be redesigned and something more segmented.

Looks like it usees the same light as the lights in fatbike lighting thread going on.

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by docw009 » Feb 04, 2017 11:42 pm

If one wants to be constantly pulled over by cops and asked what are you doing in a bike lane or path, where's your license plate, and how about a drivers license and proof of insurance, betcha this vehicle will do all of that for you.

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by kneedeep » Feb 05, 2017 1:29 am

https://www.ridesuru.com/blogs/news/tag ... n-the-city

If they have another showing like the test ride he mentions at the end. I will go as it is not far for me to go.
Chinese Ebay build in progress https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 12&t=86149 , been through half a dozen scooter ebikes..No More of those.

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by Eskimo » Feb 05, 2017 11:44 am

SURU means "sorrow" in Finnish :mrgreen:
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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by Hillhater » Feb 05, 2017 4:34 pm

Oddball !....but thats ok.
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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by markz » Feb 05, 2017 4:57 pm

If you want something that doesnt look like a bicycle then go ahead, you will be stopped quite frequently by authorities. Lots of people are selling bikes that look like that.

https://www.electricbike.com/greyborg/
https://www.electricbike.com/qulbix-raptor/
https://www.electricbike.com/stealth-fighter/
https://www.electricbike.com/phasor/

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by kneedeep » Feb 05, 2017 6:09 pm

Only difference from all those you posted is this bike has been cleared with Canadian laws as a legal ebike for the street and you will likely get pulled over but will be legal. That is a big step past the cheap scooters. It would be slower not a lot of power but it is legal to ride. I have contacted them for a test ride.
Chinese Ebay build in progress https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 12&t=86149 , been through half a dozen scooter ebikes..No More of those.

I like to build it better than I can buy it. I like to think outside the box...Come to think of it where is that box?

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by markz » Feb 05, 2017 11:24 pm

How does it clear Canadian law?
Are you talking CE certification of the motor and controller and battery or you talking the 30kph speed limit because I dont think there is any certification for the speed limiter.

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by kneedeep » Feb 06, 2017 12:23 am

Transport Canada Section 2(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act states That all a manufacturer needs to do is meet the criteria of the laws the bike is legal. This company has met these criteria and are legal. That is how the cheap scooter companies work they open a company but just order the bikes from over seas by the container full. I was at the Emmo company this summer and its just a store front they have shipping containers delivered full of crates and there stacked in the back like cordwood. They put the sticker on stating the law they have met and they have been given the permission. Even though you or I could make a more legal bike because we are not licensed or registered as a manufacturer we are not allowed to drive our bike.

What does Transport Canada consider a power assisted-bicycle?

We consider a power assisted bicycle to be an electric bicycle propelled by either a combination of muscular power and a motor, or by the motor alone. Section 2(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR) describes a power assisted bicycle as follows:

(a) has steering handlebars and is equipped with pedals,


(b) is designed to travel on not more than three wheels touching with the ground,


(c) is capable of being propelled by muscular power,


(d) has one or more electric motors which have, singly or in combination, the following characteristics:

(i) it has a total continuous power output rating, measured at the shaft of each motor, of 500 W or less,


(ii) if it is engaged by the use of muscular power, power assistance immediately ceases when the muscular power ceases,


(iii) if it is engaged by the use of an accelerator controller, power assistance immediately ceases when the brakes are applied, and


(iv) it is incapable of providing further assistance when the bicycle attains a speed of 32 km/h on level ground,



(e) bears a label that is permanently affixed by the manufacturer and appears in a conspicuous location stating, in both official languages, that the vehicle is a power-assisted bicycle as defined in this section, and


(f) has one of the following safety features:

(i) an enabling mechanism to turn the electric motor on and off that is separate from the accelerator controller and fitted in such a manner that it is operable by the driver, or


(ii) a mechanism that prevents the motor from being engaged before the bicycle attains a speed of 3 km/h.
Chinese Ebay build in progress https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 12&t=86149 , been through half a dozen scooter ebikes..No More of those.

I like to build it better than I can buy it. I like to think outside the box...Come to think of it where is that box?

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by ecycler » Feb 06, 2017 11:05 pm

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Re: SURU electric bike

Post by LockH » Nov 29, 2017 8:48 pm

Part motorcycle, part bike: the SURU hybrid is a new way to navigate Halifax:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1 ... te-halifax

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