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  1. RickyBikes

    Watt Wagons CrossTour Reviews

    I was just laid off so you don't have to worry about my reworking my reviews. Y'all take care.
  2. RickyBikes

    Watt Wagons CrossTour Reviews

    Yes that is the traditional definition of "con" so I add the bit about "considerations" to point out that this is a little different. Cheers.
  3. RickyBikes

    Watt Wagons CrossTour Reviews

    I'm glad you couldn't help yourself and gave such well organized feedback... but, to clarify, this is not a review of the bike. I've rounded up actual reviews and then give considerations and positive notes that stand out. The point of these posts is to start conversations and learn about the...
  4. RickyBikes

    Watt Wagons CrossTour Reviews

    The Watt Wagons CrossTour is a premium hybrid touring eBike starting at $5,599.00 on their website. Based out of Massachusetts, from founder Pushkar Phatak, Watt Wagons is known for their vast customizable options. The stock bikes are expensive as is, and the upgrades are not necessarily cheap...
  5. RickyBikes

    Batch Bicycles Step-Through E-Bike & Step-Through Plus E-Bike Reviews

    The Batch Bicycles Step-Through and Step-Through Plus E-Bikes are urban commuter bikes designed for those new to eBiking, retailing at $2,499.00 and $2,699.00 respectively on Batch’s website. Both bikes are Class-1 meaning pedal assist only up to 20mph (32kph). The Step-Through is available in...
  6. RickyBikes

    Luna Cycles X1 Enduro Reviews

    You've provided some valuable points! Yes, I'm not under the impression this is a new bike. You're right, this is a brand from CA; they just specify that this bike specifically is not assembled in the USA but their other bikes are - that's the only reason I reference it. If a bike is over a...
  7. RickyBikes

    Luna Cycles X1 Enduro Reviews

    Great points and feedback! I agree with you. I'd love to be able to get one of these bikes and provide a proper review; it's why I preface the fact that this isn't a review, rather a round up of reviews already done. Ultimately I'm pulling other reviews folks have done and provide my two cents...
  8. RickyBikes

    Luna Cycles X1 Enduro Reviews

    I'm not slurring anything, and yes it is powerful. And you're right, it has all the components of a bicycle. I'm simply saying it's legal classification is beyond a class-3 eBike, which by definition makes it qualify as a motorized scooter. Legally one can get in trouble for riding it like a...
  9. RickyBikes

    Luna Cycles X1 Enduro Reviews

    The Luna Cycle X1 Enduro is considered by the company to be an electric mountain bike (EMTB) and sells at an introductory retail price of $3,650.00. This is a Class-4 meaning it is not technically an eBike and it will exceed 28mph. This is more similar to an electric dirt bike, moped or scooter...
  10. RickyBikes

    QuietKat Villager Urban eBike Reviews

    The QuietKat Villager Urban eBike is a step-through urban cruiser retailing for $2,899.00 on QuietKat’s website. This is a Class-2 eBike meaning pedal assist and a throttle up to 20mph. This is a mid-market bike as far as price goes but it has mostly introductory/budget components. It is...
  11. RickyBikes

    REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 Reviews

    REI is a good company and that $1,800 price for a Shimano mid-drive motor will be tough to beat. The Shimano E5000 is the specific motor used on the e2.1, and that is the "budget" Shimano mid-drive. Charge XC comes to mind as a comparable bike, but it will exceed your price point by a few...
  12. RickyBikes

    REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.2 Reviews

    The REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.2 is a mid-market urban/commuter eBike from outdoor retailer, REI. They are a familiar brand with a loyal following, and they’re known to take care of their customers, so I wanted to take a deeper look at their eBike offerings. The Co-op CTY e2.2 retails for...
  13. RickyBikes

    REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 Reviews

    Thanks for pointing this out! I'll get Tyson on to check it out and fix it!
  14. RickyBikes

    REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 Reviews

    The REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 is an introductory urban eBike from, you guessed it, the outdoor retailer, REI. This is one of the better selling eBikes in the United States (1). REI is a familiar outdoor brand with a large customer base, so I wanted to take an unbiased and deeper look at their...
  15. RickyBikes

    Longest Distance You Had to Walk Your Ebike to Civilization?

    What kind of eBike did you blow up the XT derailleur on and how did you do it??
  16. RickyBikes

    Trek Rail 5 Reviews

    Dallant, I love your photos of that sweet Rail 5! Your thoughts are SO valuable. I'd love to get hold of one of those eMTB's soon. I'm glad that kick stand (which has great placement at the rear of the bike) doesn't rattle, but I'm curious, have you encountered any rattling of the motor when...
  17. RickyBikes

    My first eBike was a Spark Cycleworks Rambler

    The first eBike I owned was a Spark Cycleworks Rambler. It has a powerful motor (especially for a cruiser) and sparked so much joy within me that I was hooked on eBiking. I still smile and cruise whenever I'm on it. It's not a "premium eBike" but I don't care - it's been perfect for cruising...
  18. RickyBikes

    Trek Rail 5 Reviews

    The Trek Rail 5 is a full-suspension introductory electric mountain bike (eMTB) from one of the most reputable companies in biking. This is considered an excellent value bike, retailing at $5,499.00. It does come in four sizes and one color but is only available in select dealerships and isn’t...
  19. RickyBikes

    Nyreeka Nyx Reviews

    The Nireeka Nyx is a premium full-suspension electric mountain bike (eMTB) and is considered the company’s flagship. It brings with it some upgraded components, a huge 840Wh battery, and a quality 500W Bafang M600 mid-drive motor, so with it comes with a heftier price. It currently sells for...
  20. RickyBikes

    Where are your favorite places to ride?

    I've often used an eBike as a commuter, but lately I've had some friends asking about eBiking trails throughout North America and Europe. I'd love hear your favorite places to ride. No matter the type of trail or path, or even the type of bike required, I'd like to make note of the best rides...
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