jimmythe bee

E Bikes for the Beach

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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 11:00 AM, beerdoh said:

The really good ones are lighter and start at $5K.

jeez,my first car didn't cost 5 k

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Same. It's not hard to spend $10K on a high-end mountain bike. I worked in the bike industry for 5 years after college and often couldn't afford the stuff I was selling even with pro deals. Back then all the high-end stuff was made of Titanium and carbon fiber was just starting to show up on various parts of the bike. Now all high-end bikes are made primarily of CF. I still build all my own bikes but it doesn't always save money. The last crank set I bought for one of my bikes cost $500 and that was without a chain ring and bottom bracket. CF is incredible stuff but requires a lot of manual steps and expensive equipment (e.g. autoclave) to build with thus the high cost...

I don't think I'd want an E-Bike that was made of anything else due to the added weight of the battery and motor. Just too heavy...

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