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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Just in case anyone is interested in my final choice, I went with an Evelo Omega. I've ridden it all summer on the golf course (and elsewhere) and have been very happy with it. The tires aren't fat; they're 2.8 inch non-nobbies. But they work fine on wet grass. The quality of the components...
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    Omega handlebar height adjustment

    KnobbyGuy: thanks for your response. I did contact Evelo, and they said the best option would probably be to replace the stem with one that has a shorter rise. My Omega arrived with a front brake rotor that was slightly warped, and I had to pay a LBS to true it up. Evelo therefore sent me a...
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    Omega handlebar height adjustment

    Just rec'd my Omega and assembled it. I want to lower the handlebar height. I searched the Evelo website but can't find any instructions on this. Do you just remove the handlebars from the stem cradle, loosen the stem side bolts, remove the main stem bolt, and pull the stem out so that you...
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    Omega vs Aurora

    Knobbyguy, thanks for your response. I went ahead and ordered the open box Omega. Since I got the $100 coupon, also ordered the Evelo rack, although I agree with you that it is waaay overpriced.
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    Omega vs Aurora

    O Smorgasboard, thanks for your reply. I don't mind giving up the suspension front fork because I won't be riding on gnarly trails. Due to the sale going on right now, I decided to order the Omega instead of the Aurora. Got another $300 off for an open box model with 13 mi on it (and full...
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    Omega vs Aurora

    I'm about to pull the trigger on either an Omega or the Aurora Ltd. (Am not considering the Atlas because it has a much higher standover height.) What are the advantages of the Omega over the Aurora that justify the higher price? The only ones I can see are (1) extra 10 nm of torque, (2) 7 lb...
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    Jugg Classic Duo vs Jugg Hub Duo small frame

    Need some advice from those very familiar with Biktrix Jugg models. (There aren't any dealers within 300 miles of where I live, so I can't test ride them.) Want a fatty that I can ride on a golf course with grassy hills, a few of which are steep. (Golf courses generally require ebike tires...
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Ben, thanks for replying. (I also really appreciated your post on reasons NOT to buy an Aventure 2.) Min. seat height on the Aventure 2 regular frame is 32.3", which is a tad too high for me. I have looked at the Sinch, but the standover height is too tall at 27.6 inches. I'm looking for a...
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    Specialized teases details of Globe Bikes sub-brand Cargo eBike

    gpburdell, I appreciate your taking the time to comment. I understand what you're saying about "you're not really supposed to touch the ground while on the seat." When I lived/worked in Seattle, I commuted to work year round for 15 years (including frequently in pouring rain) on an analog...
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    Specialized teases details of Globe Bikes sub-brand Cargo eBike

    At the risk of being trolled by some folks, I'll venture to say the Globe Haul has a place in the market. Specifically, the market for short riders like me who want a capable "fattish" tire ebike. My inseam is only 29". That means that most fat tire ebikes are too tall for me: I can't even...
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    You bring up a very good point about reach; I've been looking at it as well. Strangely, some of the 20" wheel bikes have a much longer reach than the 24" or 26" bikes. Looks uncomfortable, and like you're riding a clown bike in a Shriner parade.
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Thanks for your response. Our local course (which is a muni, but good quality), allows ebikes. There are 4 riders already, and more will apply to ride an ebike this year. (They have an application process to make sure that people don't bring high-powered scooters or moped-type bikes on the...
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    I appreciate your suggestion of using a trailer rather than a back rack mount for the golf bag. Am wondering, though, whether the side hills on our golf course would make the trailer tip over. I could be very wrong, but the trailers look like they need to be towed on level ground.
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Thanks for your response. Right now am leaning toward the Magicycle Ocelot Pro with 20x4 tires. Do you know anything about Magicycle build quality?
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Thanks for your response. I appreciate getting a woman's perspective, and I agree with you that a 20x4 or 20x3 tire makes sense for women our height. Pedego looks like they make a nice bike, but the fact that their brakes are mechanical, not hydraulic, gives me pause.
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Thanks for your response. Yeah, the size of the fatties makes me nervous at my size, so am leaning toward the 20x4 or 20x4 ebikes.
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Thanks for your response. It's a 13 hour round trip drive to Denver from my home. Of the ebikes on my list, E-Bikes stocks only the Aventons, so don't think it's worth a 2 day drive and overnite stay in Denver. But I appreciate your kind reply.
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Thanks for your response. Of all the bikes listed in my original post, only one (Aventon Aventure 2) has a local dealer, and he doesn't stock them. Just does special orders, so I can't test ride one. It's a 6.5 hour drive to Denver from Durango, so a roundtrip would require an overnite stay...
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    Fat tire ebike for short rider

    Am shopping for a fat tire (3-4) inch step-through ebike for a short rider. Am 5' 4" tall woman with a 29" inseam, so I need an ebike with a low minimum seat height. Will be riding the ebike on grassy rolling terrain with a few short, steep hills. Long range isn't important, but stability and...
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