This is the e-bike/e-moto company founded by Erik Buell. You can check out Wikipedia for details if you don't know this name. Also they have pretty good about us page. However what I consider much more important, they already has a successful kickstarter campaign, delivering what was promised and expanding it to actual product you can buy. I like they are trying to innovate - this is very important to push forward such slow monsters like Bosch/Schimano who needs healthy competition to really to R&D and not sell same stuff to their consumers for decades.
https://www.fuell.us/pages/dealers-and-demosCan anyone find the physical location of Fuell Electric Bikes?
but you dont usualy get frame size choices on internet bikes. to make something liek this work you need a company that wil lbe behind the bike for years to come and the money to fix issues and honor warranties.That is why I explicitly specified this: properly sized bike. Don't buy something which doesn't fit you well - this is rule #1 for sure.
High probability, however as I already mentioned above - we need some progress in this area and we need more motor + gearing integrated systems. I really want to be optimistic about this one!
Totally agree, the risk is here for sure. But how otherwise small companies can enter ebike market where big players are for decades? They have to innovate, offer lower pricing and attract enthusiast. Yes, not all of them will survive, but those which do will bring something new to the table. As I wrote above, Fuell is not completely new company, they already did a crowdfunding and delivered what they promised (for very nice price, they Fluid-1 was available during kickstarter compaign for ~$2k, which is below marker for such a bike). Few years later they are still here, expanding their service network and offering test rides in more places, working on new models. They are not dead, they are growing and challenging the big guys. So yes, risk is there, as well as profit for those who willing to make a bet on them. If you prefer old stable options - this is your right, there are plenty of them. However don't blame those who want and ready!to make something liek this work you need a company that wil lbe behind the bike for years to come and the money to fix issues and honor warranties.
Just wondering if you got the bike. I'm really curious about this one and how you like it. I had heard reports thst the first version lacked a bit of power.Well, I guess I get to post the first thread in this section. I’ve been wanting a belt drive internal hub e-bike and seeing this with two batteries for range sold me. They say it starts shipping in July, I’ll be happy with fall.
for background, I have 4 conventional bikes that I should probably sell . My e-bike stable is a juiced cross current x and a Biktrix full suspension juggernaut. I look forward to this next generation.