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The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 19 2015 12:25pm
by jkbrigman
http://www.techinsider.io/the-oko-elect ... es-2015-10

Compliants:
1) The BATTERY is in the middle of the frame, NOT the motor. The motor is a front wheel hub drive. (probably geared, from the size of it). This error keeps getting reported over and over again in the article, associated with photos that presumably show the location of the motor, but do not.
2) The motor looks to be 250 watts, not the claimed 2,500 watts.
3) Aluminum handlebars are common on almost all modern bicycles. The article implies aluminum handlebars are not the norm.
4) "It's body is made of the same material as Formula1 (sic) race cars." Not sure what they are implying there, but modern bikes made of steel, aluminum or carbon fiber are all very capable machines, strong and lightweight.
5) Not sure what they mean by "While most e-bikes look clunky, the OKO bike looks cool.". The Specialized and Prodeco ebikes all look pretty spiffy to me, with their primitive frame alloys and "clunky" rear drive hubmotors. :P :P :P

Re: The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 19 2015 12:54pm
by spinningmagnets
All that is missing is for the company to mention to the writer about "regen" on a direct drive hubmotor, and then the writer says that this geared hub "Puts energy back into the battery while you're riding, so it never needs to be charged up"

Re: The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 19 2015 3:37pm
by The fingers

Re: The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 19 2015 7:02pm
by markz
Author Leanna Garfield is not that bright then, maybe she should get fired!

Maybe Leanna Garfield got fired from Yahoo News, you ever read those articles?
They are not written well at all, lots of mistakes, I doubt they even graduated from any english class at all from Jr. High onward!!!!!

Re: The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 20 2015 2:35am
by amberwolf

Re: The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 20 2015 7:21am
by spinningmagnets
I almost feel bad for her, I imagine she took some college classes to be a writer or some type of serious journalist, and now...she has a ton of student loan debt and has to take a job cranking out "click bait" stories on a hundred subjects that she could never be expected to actually understand.

"Amazing new device could actually cut your cord to the electric company, utilities hate him!"

Re: The Poorest-Written Ebike Article...Ever?

Posted: Dec 22 2015 7:29am
by dogman dan
I should snarf up her job.