They have their business place and showroom close to where I live, so I visited them and was given a tour by the owner (Don), a pleasant guy. Nice to see an ebike business anchored with a real (not virtual) business place.
I went for a short ride on a Men's cruiser (specifications
I liked that is was silent thanks to its gearless motor (500 W). Acceleration was moderate but sufficient, controlled by a twist grip (my preference).
I was pleasantly surprised by the light weight when I picked it up, it looks heavier than it is.
1 year warranty is better than most manufacturers.
They changed the rear brake from a disk to something unusual, taken from scooters. Don't know the name but it relies on friction inside a tiny hub and with a heat-dissipating disk. Front brake remains a disk brake and felt powerful.
About the range I don't have numbers but I organize bike rides
in my area, and the riders with Pedego bikes have no problem completing the moderate distances (like 15 miles) set so far, with energy to spare from their 10 Ah 36 V.
When riding my slow 15 mph ebike next to someone on their Pedego, the Pedego was faster, so I don't doubt the 20 mph claim.Overall
: The bikes seems to perform as advertised, are light, well priced and with a better-than-average warranty. The cruiser style is a matter of personal preference, but I must say the riding position is comfortable. Now, if only it had full suspension...
I think this manufacturer is under-exposed on forums: Only found one other active discussion: BikeForums: Any feedback on Pedego bikes?
but nothing much there as of now. They do seem to be promoting multi-level marketing to promote sales, but that takes nothing away from the product.Related post on TidalForce forum