For Bob Noble
Posted by Allan Campbell on January 8, 2022, 17:12:06, in reply to "For Allan Campbell"
Bob. Not seen any “e”trikes. Other than photos in Cycling U.K. magazine. |
A friend did buy one some years ago and enjoyed it until his health deteriorated further.
He and his wife set me off on the “e “ bike hunt years ago.
As I understand it trikes are in the main made for the rider or that was the case some years ago when my friend was stating to look for one.
Let’s assume that you want one just to get about in and then that could go up to say a performance level one.
A rule of thumb for an “e” bike is £2,000 over a standard bike, being motor plus battery. So a £2000 becomes a£4000.
A trike bike would at a very broad guess add a further ,What £1,500 so say £5,500 which is the same as a mid level carbon framed “e “ bike by Specialized bikes.
That’s all pure guess work on my part and I will have a search around over the next week and post.
There is one thing that I have found since buying my “e” bike 6 weeks ago.
Because they are so expensive I will not let it out of my sight even locked up. Even the storage is a problem, first security and then the storage I think will have to be in a heated area.
That will not be a problem if the bikes battery is detachable.
The battery only lasts for as I understand about 300 cycles whatever that is and I’ll find that out an 3 weeks at bikes first service.
The replacement cost of a battery depending on type. By that I mean for a full blown “e” bike or a light weight like mine around £600 to £1,000.
If my bikes battery lasts 5 years I’m happy as I’ll be nearly 85 then and maybe time to give up cycling. But IF NOT I’ll get a new bike as developments will have vastly improved them and reduced the weight or you could get more power for the same weight.
Mine is a lightweight version and about 15 kg. And it’s still heavy.
What I have written is just off the top of my head!
I’ll have a look into it Allan C.