Hi, Noobie here. I am thinking of purchasing one of these, except I would buy the step through cruiser model. They are currently being sold on eBay for $650 including shipping.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 742wt_1396
I have been drooling over the Izip Zuma for quite awhile and this seems to be a similar set up except with double the battery and half the cost.
Problem is, this has been the only place I have been able to find any info and the specs are sparse. I did write the seller and asked the following questions and got the following answers, but I still have some questions.
Does the step through frame model have a throttle, or peddle assist or both? If peddle assist, how many levels?
Does it include a battery charger? Is the charger smart (won't overcharge, turns off)? Will it charge both batteries at once?
Is the shifter a grip twist or triggers?
Is the black/green color shown the only color option?
Is the seat post long enough to accommodate someone 5'10" tall with about a 36 inch inseam?
Are a headlight/taillight included? Do they run off the Lithium batteries or do they have separate batteries, if so what type?
Can the batteries be locked on the bike? Do they remove for charging?
Does engaging the brake levers disengage the motor?
Is there some website where I can see more complete specs and/or picture?
Sorry for the ton of questions, thanks for your time in answering them,
Throttle with cruixe control.
Battery chsarger included. It turns off when charged. Both charge together.
The shifter is a grip twist type.
Black is the only color.
The seat is highly adjustable to accommodate most anyone.
Led front and rear lights that run off the same batteries as everything else.
The batteries are held on with screws from the bottomside. They are not easy to remove, to help prevent theft. I would not recommend removing them to charge them. There is a port on the side of the bike for charging.
Yes, hitting the brakes disengages the motor.
No on website, the company is out of buisiness.
I have written back asking the following and am awaiting an answer
Thanks for taking the time to answer all my questions. This Ebike seems like a good deal, but I can find nothing about it online. The Eko brand from India seems to be just scooters, is it the same company, if not who did make this bike? Where was this bike made? And when was it made (how old are the batteries)? Have the batteries ever been charged? Is the motor 500 watts peak or continuous? How much assembly is required?
So sanecrazy1, what can you tell me about the electronics on this bike. Any brand names or specs on the motor or batteries? How is it holding up to actual use? Speed? Distance? Charger doing it's thing OK? How does the throttle and "cruise control" work? No pedal assist I take it, throttle only? I can find nothing about the Pioneer Bikes which you say made them, do have a link? Eko EV's is in India and they do not make bikes only scooters, is this made in India or China or? Any other info would be greatly appreciated as this deal seems almost too good to be true. Just a kit with a 500 watt hub motor on a wheel and 2X Li ion 36V 10ah batteries would be more than the $650 being asked. And this is an aluminum frame with disc brakes! What's the catch?