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I would like to buy new Ebike

Any recommendation for shops near Zug or Luzern where it is possible to get advice in English? and reliable repair service (if needed)?


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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

How much do you want to spend?

Top speed?

Do you have a specific brand in mind?
Intended use?
Mountainbike or "normal" bike?

If you want to buy and use one right now:

https://www.veloplus.ch/shop/velos-a...__tag=ON_STOCK
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Old 09.03.2022, 16:33
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Any recommendation for shops near Zug or Luzern where it is possible to get advice in English? and reliable repair service (if needed)?


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https://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=ebike
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Old 09.03.2022, 19:46
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Any recommendation for shops near Zug or Luzern where it is possible to get advice in English? and reliable repair service (if needed)?

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I would look in Ebikon ;-)

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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

I echo what others have said that it depends on what type of bike you are looking for. Higher end mountain bikes and racing bikes will be covered by Welcome Cycles and Cycling Lounge in Zug. For a more diverse selection M.Way in Zugerland is good. I've never spoken English in any of these stores, but I can't imagine that they would not be able to.


Alternatively, read/watch some reviews and choose a 'direct to consumer' brand like Canyon, Commencal, YT etc, who produce amazing bikes.
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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

I may be wrong, but apart from the high-end, high-price stuff, most brands have sold out for this season long ago, if you order one now.

Welcome to the everything-shortage - which just got even worse.
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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

Many are sold out. I ended up buying lightly used bikes as I was not willing to wait too long and have changing delivery dates
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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

This one is still available and you can get it delivered to their Lucerne shop:
https://www.stromvelo.ch/ebikes/Stro...r_st5_ltd_2021
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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

haha, initially I thought, wow, that's cheap - 1200CHF, then I realised it is 12k You can get motorcycle for that

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https://www.stromvelo.ch/ebikes/Stro...r_st5_ltd_2021
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haha, initially I thought, wow, that's cheap - 1200CHF, then I realised it is 12k You can get motorcycle for that
Yeah, that was a truly ridiculous recommendation and maybe Mirca just didn't see the price. For that money you can get a Specialized S-works.

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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

Good luck. I was looking too and since corona virus, e-bikes have been very difficult to get: sold out in many places, long waiting lists and very high prices. Hoping that the supply chain normalises soon.
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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

But it's the Stromer ST5.
It's like buying a Bentley. If you have to ask about the price, you probably can't afford it anyway.

If you have a long commute, this will save enormous amounts of fuel - with fuel closing in above 2 CHF/l, it will practically pay for itself.

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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

To be fair the OP did not specify what his price range was...
... and it is a very nice bike!

Full Disclosure: I have a Stromer ST3 which is marginally cheaper and I justify the purchase price by calculating the time I save commuting against my hourly rate...
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Re: I would like to buy new Ebike

I’ve been looking too, but I can’t justify the roughly CHF 4000+ starting prices that I see on so many. Especially because to go anywhere with my kid by bike, she’d be peddling pretty hard on her regular bike. And then my wife will want one as well.
I don’t really want an e-bike; I want something just to help boost me during the harder climb at the end of my journey home, or something to give me a bit more help to explore a fewer of the more challenging neighborhoods nearby.
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I’ve been looking too, but I can’t justify the roughly CHF 4000+ starting prices that I see on so many. Especially because to go anywhere with my kid by bike, she’d be peddling pretty hard on her regular bike. And then my wife will want one as well.
I don’t really want an e-bike; I want something just to help boost me during the harder climb at the end of my journey home, or something to give me a bit more help to explore a fewer of the more challenging neighborhoods nearby.
Well, you can use your regular bike when you ride with your family.

Any bike enthusiast will tell you that you can't really have too many bikes ;-)


BTW: my co-worker fueled up this morning and paid 2.40 CHF/l for Diesel.
(VW Tourareg 3.0 with a 90l tank).

That will hurt a lot of people who aren't exactly in the top 5% median of earners.
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I want something just to help boost me during the harder climb at the end of my journey home, or something to give me a bit more help to explore a fewer of the more challenging neighborhoods nearby.
That's an ebike!
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Definitely don't get an e-bike to cycle with your kid when they are on a normal bike.

You'll make the trips so unpleasant for your child as however you try and avoid it, they'll be exhausted trying to keep up with you.

I do the opposite when cycling with my kids - I take panniers and load them up with something heavy but useful -camera equipment, water etc so I don't have an unfair advantage over them.
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Definitely don't get an e-bike to cycle with your kid when they are on a normal bike.
You actually get a kind of tow rope exactly for this

https://towwhee.com/bicycle
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You actually get a kind of tow rope exactly for this

https://towwhee.com/bicycle
Definitely for off-road use only though!
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Definitely for off-road use only though!

Agreed!
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