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eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Jul 27, 2014 6:51 am

Apparently, Currie has discontinued the SLA equipped eZip Trailz model in favor of the eZip Trailz Commuter.

Downside?
$749 ... up from $449!

Upside?
10Ah SLA replaced by 9.6Ah Li-ion = 200% range & 500% usable cycles - nearly worth the extra cost, in itself!
Fenders - helps keep the brown streak off the middle of your back.
Chaingaurd - helps keep your pant leg clean.
Suspension seat post - much more comfortable ride!
Wrap around handlebars - makes upright seating possible.
Alloy hubs
Stainless steel spokes

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Walmart eZip Trailz

Amazon.com eZip Trailz
Beware! Some sellers are trying to sell the old SLA model for the same price as the new Li-ion model. Read descriptions carefully!
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by Drunkskunk » Jul 27, 2014 8:40 am

That's great, but also sad. The old version was probably the best value in Ebikes. Not that it was a good ebike, but for a 5 mile commute, and a tight budget, it was fair enough.
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Jul 27, 2014 9:45 am

Much better than the old model ...

I would get one for myself ... to try and evaluate ..
But the new battery style uses different contacts, thus negating compatibility with by enhanced battery builds.
Maybe ... if they hit a really good sale price ...

Already thou ... I am willing to recommend to anyone looking to get started with electric bikes.
My previous reservations were due to the loathsome SLAbatts!
Best of all, it is still modable by regearing, for higher speed or more torque!
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Aug 10, 2014 11:08 am

Neighbor has ordered a sample and will be bringing to me for ... enhancements.

He will be using as a commuter.
Improvements might include:
11T mod for 20mph
Corporal tires - Kevlar belt, reflective sidewall, better all-condition tread pattern
More comfortable grips and seat
Higher Amperage charger

Should get a chance to check and evaluate within a week
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by spinningmagnets » Aug 16, 2014 5:01 pm

Just wrote an article on the 2014 eZip Trailz. The article is 90% DrkAngel's contributions. I cobbled together any relevant pics that would help to make it the definitive article about these useful starter E-bikes. Thanks again Walter.

http://www.electricbike.com/2014-ezip-trailz-lithium/

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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Sep 25, 2014 10:41 am

eZip Trailz Commuter - video review

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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Oct 22, 2014 4:02 pm

All reasonable priced sources of eZips have dried up.
Even Walmart is "Out of Stock" on all the popular models.

Either, very popular, or China is keeping all the newer - better versions for themselves?
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by t3sla » Oct 23, 2014 9:23 am

DrkAngel wrote:All reasonable priced sources of eZips have dried up.
Even Walmart is "Out of Stock" on all the popular models.

Either, very popular, or China is keeping all the newer - better versions for themselves?

Nope.
Just end of season.
2014 production runs usually wind down after Interbike.
Winter is coming.

Any discharge information on the battery curious to see how it handles with 350W.
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Nov 10, 2014 10:06 am

Damn!
Looks like the entire eZip bicycle line has been retired-discontinued!
Currie now lists:
the iZip
the eFlow
and the new
Haibike

Mid drive Bosch through 10speed rear end

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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Dec 11, 2014 7:14 am

Additional review of the eZip Trailz Commuter
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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by xtraslky » Apr 08, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi, I'm new to the forum and am happy to find it. I'm looking to replace the batteries on two e-zip trailz commuter bikes and I'm having a hard time finding replacements. They are LI batteries. I hate to throw out good bikes just because replacement batteries aren't available, can you suggest any resources?

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Re: eZip Trailz Commuter - 2014½

Post by DrkAngel » Apr 08, 2017 7:14 pm

See -Homemade Battery Packs - eZips

Are batteries 7s Lithium ion or 8s Lithium iron?
Matching cell type will allow using charger, charging and management circuits (inside battery pack.)

7s Lithium (25.9V) works nicely
Just found 7s 25.9V high output Lipo packs. $60 per 5Ah.
10Ah will fit easily 25.9V = $120
15Ah will fit 25.9V = $180
20Ah will fit 25.9V = $240
Unknown quality! Use testing procedures in above link or use pack's BMS (Battery Management System) circuit.

8S 24V will fit 2 x 12V 10A Dakota Lithium = about $200
Google search for best price.
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