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    So my Ebike got stolen and I'm looking for a new one.
    Anyone have any recommendations? I liked the old one (reid urban+) but it wasn't perfect so I'm hoping to improve things.

    I have a problem with frame size though, I really need an XL sized frame and most of the cheaper models don't have that option.

    So I'm think a commuter style bike with a comfy seat, carrier, and built in lights, or maybe something that can handle some of the easier bike trails.
    Needs an XL frame option, under $3k, and prefer front suspension.

    Anyone know anything that fits those at all, or have other suggestions?
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    Default Re: Ebike recommendations?

    For physical reasons I ride a Nana bike, the Smart Motion e-city. Step through frame, comfortable seat, lights. Excellent bike for me. Have had it for 18 months now and were it stolen, I would get the same. I put what they call "Postie tyres" on it as they have a lot more tread and mostly ride on the local bike trails (which are all flat going) I am 93KG and 1.7M tall.

    Ken

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    Yeah I've seen those, pretty sure they are too small, I'm 1.97 tall. Sometimes being tall is a nuisance.
    Appreciate the suggestion though.
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    Default Re: Ebike recommendations?

    Look at the ebike mountain bikes and swap the tyres for less nobbly ones, all the main players have ebike options now.

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    Default Re: Ebike recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    So my Ebike got stolen
    Wow, was it chained up? At home? Parked while out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Wow, was it chained up? At home? Parked while out?
    Well, bit of a sore subject. It was in the garage. I was waterblasting the drive with the garage open and went inside for a few minutes, Bike dissappeared.

    My bike literally is never parked outside, it's inside our store at work or in my garage. And still it got stolen.

    Thanks for the link Driftwood, considering that as an option.
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    Default Re: Ebike recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Well, bit of a sore subject. It was in the garage. I was waterblasting the drive with the garage open and went inside for a few minutes, Bike dissappeared.

    My bike literally is never parked outside, it's inside our store at work or in my garage. And still it got stolen.

    Thanks for the link Driftwood, considering that as an option.
    Ouch. Some people are actually the lowest of the low, sorry to hear

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    Yep, and then the insurance company is only marginally better.

    Paid $2700 for the Bike 2 years ago, current replacement cost $2200, insurance valued it at $1750 - $400 excess = $1350. Better than nothing but still leaves me $850 out of pocket if I go for the same bike I had, and that's ignoring the $200ish I spent on better tyres, seat, and adjustable stem.

    I've decided on a Reid E-trail for approx $2k, had a Reid urban+ before which is a little nicer and more of a road commuter bike but I want to try out some bike trails so the E-trail should suit me better hopefully.

    Thanks for the suggestions all.
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    Default Re: Ebike recommendations?

    What about this one then. It has come down in price by about 10% from the last time I looked at it.

    https://www.veloespresso.co.nz/produ...0aAp6lEALw_wcB

    SWMBO might not be to happy though.

    Ken

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