nomad85 wrote:If you go back a bit he has a post about a complicated decision matrix, so I think he knows what he wants
Hi Russell,Russell wrote:Jerome, Do you presently own an ebike? If you do then what about it don't you like or would you like to see improved? Perhaps you need to list the attributes you absolutely want and those you desire and then see which ebikes offered for sale are the closest to meeting those parameters.
Jerome Daoust wrote:Hi Russell,
I have a pair of eZee Quando II's.
Jerome Daoust wrote:I agree to establishing desired parameters: Comparative study..
Jerome Daoust wrote:I'm in no rush to buy, waiting to test ride an IZIP Express for myself, then will try other option if that fails to satify me.
I prefer to avoid kits at this time.
So this ebike has been around in a previous form for a few years.The Dolphin iZip express, best rated in the E-Bike test of the consumer
magazine Ã¢â‚¬Å“KassensturzÃ¢â‚¬Â, has been sold successfully in Switzerland for several years. Developer Dolphin
E-Bikes GmbH has now found a distribution partner in the USA. The E-Bike company iZip has agreed to
finance a redesign of the Dolphin iZip express. The aim of our Bachelor-Thesis was to design a fully
digital battery management system and motor controller unit.
Test Results for the category and Specific report on the ExpressExtraEnergy tested five pedelecs in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœfast classÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and all of them received a commendation: Biketec S-Flyer, Heinzmann estelle Sport, IZIP Express, and BionX add-on kit PL2 50HL all received a Ã¢â‚¬ËœVery GoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ while the OHM Sport XS700 scored a Ã¢â‚¬ËœGoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
At the moment IZIP's webpage on the Express says "Available April 2009".Sarah Angulo, Manager, Sales Support and Administration, Currie Technologies wrote:Unfortunately at this time we do not have this model available. It is still in the production phase and we do not have either size available for purchase. We anticipate having these bikes in-stock this summer and our website, http://www.izipusa.com , will indicate once they are available for purchase.
Jerome Daoust wrote:Today, I got a chance to talk with Larry Pizzi, president of Currie Technologies.
He is helping me arrange for a test ride soon.
Larry Pizzi (President of Currie Tech), 2009/3/7 wrote:This bike is 1st designed for transportation, 2nd for recreation.
I doubt the rear wheel hub/differential is contributing to the noise, which I think comes directly from the motor area.Miles wrote:Is the hub/differential contributing much to the noise?
I assume it's just belt drive from the motor to the hub/differential (no motor gearing)?
Miles wrote:- The ratio between the motor and its input to the differential is fixed.
- The ratio between the pedals and their input to the differential can be varied by the derailleur gears.
- the sum outputted from the differential to the wheel hub is variable.
- Therefore the ratio between the motor and the part of the wheel that consists of hub, spokes, rim and tyre, is variable.
Russell wrote:nomad85 wrote:Russell wrote:Jerome,
Do you presently own an ebike? If you do then what about it don't you like or would you like to see improved? I guess what I'm saying is I see you are looking at all kinds of ebikes but can't seem to settle on one or the other. Perhaps you need to list the attributes you absolutely want and those you desire and then see which ebikes offered for sale are the closest to meeting those parameters.
If you go back a bit he has a post about a complicated decision matrix, so I think he knows what he wants
I dunno, he's posted about at least 5 ebikes that I know of and has settled on none so far
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