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Old 08-10-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:11 PM   #2
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Pretty interesting! I think electric bikes have a great future .... I want one or rather two .... or one that could ride two people and still stay under the 150 lb. max of our bike ready mount.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:06 PM   #3
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they cost about 5K- over my price point
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5K is what I just paid for a road bike, one that you pedal. You may say that is alot but I retired my previous bike after 72,000 miles.

It appears the word bike is referring to a motor bike by the folks from Bolt. I do not see that bike being used on the paved recreational trails in this area.
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How cool is that….retro style and all
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:16 PM   #6
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if i put 72k on a bike i would not feel guilty paying paying 5k.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:21 PM   #7
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I think some of the electric bikes available now are more viable, seeing they are on a bicycle platform, not a motorbike, thus saving weight, and giving as good, or better performance. Friends have a couple that work great, and are electric assist, though can be used full electric to, but are expensive.

Still, I MUCH prefer a pedal bike (no assist). I find it a great way to get exercise.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:32 PM   #8
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Not a bicycle, it's a motorcycle which isn't approprate to ride on bike paths and such that are limited to non motorized vehicles. Also wonder if it has enough power to be safe amongst car traffic. Bit of a fish out of water perhaps. I second Jim's thoughts re. a pedal bike.
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Wow, I just test rode a bike with power assist! Love it. I went for a bike ride yesterday and met a guy on an electric bike heading down the Pacific Coast Highway from SF to LA, 2 weeks and halfway into his trip. Excellent! I agree, they have a heck of a future!

They're actually legally bikes at least here. I bought two ZAP bikes for patrol duty in my cop days. Lots of changes (and much lighter) in 10 years! For sure, when they get more popular, the politicos will ban them from bikepaths. It's up to the rider now to be discrete around other bikes but they won't!
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There is lots of talk of outlawing electric assist bikes on the pathways here, and many of the ones that are on the paths already wreak havoc sometimes. Definitely not all, and even some pedal bikes, definitely go way too fast, and don't respect pedestrians enough.

Doing both riding and walking a lot on our paths, I have definitely learned to be a more respectful bike rider.
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