Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.06.2019, 20:07
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Zürich
Posts: 23
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
timpeterson has no particular reputation at present
Best affordable E-bike below 1000$?

What is the best affordable & reliable E-bike below a 1000$? What bike would give you the most value for the money? What bike would give you most transport uphill-power, battery-capacity & reliability for the money. I’m looking for a cheap mass market bike. A used fiat punto of ebikes you could say.

If a bargain to be made on used bikes it’s also good.

I need the bike for driving around in Swiss mountains and occational ride to and from work. I always go on asphalt or small stone roads so no special mountain bike wheels needed. The bike needs to be cheap to maintain and don’t break down often. I have no special needs. Just a bike that gets you uphill for 1-2 hours per charge.

Do you have personal experience or maybe some YouTube video that shows good e-bikes. It’s hard for me to know if the YouTube video are just adds or honest reviews.

The premium/luxury quality e-bikes like “Stromer SK2” that smide.com (e-bike rental) uses are very nice but 6000$+ is just far to much for a bike you mainly use for fun once in a while.

Thank you in advance for any tips.

Last edited by timpeterson; 08.06.2019 at 20:20.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank timpeterson for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 08.06.2019, 21:26
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Leimbach, Zürich
Posts: 5,284
Groaned at 299 Times in 235 Posts
Thanked 5,732 Times in 2,910 Posts
EdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond reputeEdwinNL has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Best affordable E-bike below 1000$?

https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/easy-mot...ke-1061336274/ ???

You can buy an old bike from a great brand that once was 5.000,- to 6.000,- but I would assume you'd need a new battery and some more repairs on such oldie.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09.06.2019, 08:16
RTN RTN is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Uetikon am See
Posts: 1,294
Groaned at 11 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 1,385 Times in 634 Posts
RTN has a reputation beyond reputeRTN has a reputation beyond reputeRTN has a reputation beyond reputeRTN has a reputation beyond reputeRTN has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Best affordable E-bike below 1000$?

I am one of the recently converted to EMTB. I would suggest that you review your budget, if you like biking you will love e-biking! So this can go two ways, either you use it a lot or it stays in the garage. You will have almost no hope of recovering your 1000 on an old, repaired budget bike if you sell it. At around 1800-2000 you can get a 2017/8 hardtail EMTB (aim for 29" wheels) with this you can do pretty much anything and everything. I would look for a Specialized Levo with a Brose motor as they have a number of points which put them above average quiet motor, no resistance at above 25kph, infinite tune via an app depending on the ride you are doing. Read emtbforums.com if you want to research it more.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank RTN for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 10.06.2019, 15:25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Risch
Posts: 299
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 210 Times in 134 Posts
KiwiSteve is considered knowledgeableKiwiSteve is considered knowledgeableKiwiSteve is considered knowledgeable
Re: Best affordable E-bike below 1000$?

I think you need to adjust your budget/expectations. I converted an old Trek mountain bike with Deore components for under a thousand franks because I did not want to spend four times that. A budget bike is unlikely to stand up to mountain biking. If you scan Ricardo you see that good bikes hold their value. As for 1-2 hours, it depends on how much support you are drawing from the motor.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10.06.2019, 20:31
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Horn/TG
Posts: 1,485
Groaned at 36 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 633 Times in 468 Posts
blackbird has earned some respectblackbird has earned some respect
Re: Best affordable E-bike below 1000$?

If you find an model ,thats a bit older (like the trek conduit) , you can find it brand new for a bargain, i paid this spring 1800 sfr for it.
The only downside is the capacity of the accu, because when you drive it in high modus to climg a serious uphill, you can watch the range vanishing from 100% to 80% in around 15 mins.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bike, e-bike, transport




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike all the BEST Swiss climbs on a Road bike Jamboree Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 21 22.07.2018 22:25
affordable bike repair shop Zurich yvonne2 Other/general 1 30.05.2014 00:30
Affordable and reliable 2nd hand bike shop in Basel Holly210 Transportation/driving 1 18.11.2012 19:00
Rate your Childs state Swiss school using the below poll below OBone Family matters/health 24 12.03.2011 00:00
[what is the] Best TV for 1000 CHF? simonminissale TV/internet/telephone 19 29.04.2010 17:38


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0