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None of them are really made for use in salty environments. That said, many people do. Just stay extremely vigilant on the cleaning aspects. Since none of them are really built for that environment, I wouldn't spend a huge amount of money on one for that use. Lectric XP starts around $1000. I wouldn't go any cheaper than that as the battery and motors really aren't that good on the cheaper ones. As mentioned above, Rad Power Ebikes are also on the cheap end of the spectrum that could be somewhat suitable for the task. I wouldn't say that in the $1000-$2000 price range any particular brand is better than the other. It just boils down to features included with the price.

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Seen a few Lectric E-bikes being used at night around Long Island. They run around 1000 dollars and don't seem too difficult to rig up with rod holders and a basket in the back. The big plus is that they fold and you can toss them into the back of your car easily. Just take care of the chains and motor since sand can get in and really do a number on those areas. I feel they're going to get super popular within the next couple of years in terms of expanding your access to certain spots since you can park miles away and zoom over to a private beach on the north shore. Was at democrat point one night this season and left at the same time as someone with an E-bike that parked at Field 2. By the time I was halfway to the truck he was already turning into the lot at Field 2 so that's one story to show how useful they can be.

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As access has been squeezed almost impossibly thin the people using these have taken full advantage and racked up tremendous catches as a result.  With the state of the fishery and the increased ability to cover water and access the unaccessible this tool is priceless.  As some have told me a bike is cheap comparatively to the permit costs, a kayak, or new 4x4 truck.

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I'm interested to see where this thread goes, since I've been looking at ebikes for a while and more and more brands seem to be popping up with sub $1500 offerings.

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2 hours ago, Sandflee said:

Always thought they weren't permitted on the beaches

if there is no combustion, why would they be prohibited? any damage would be done with tires, and those don't change. now, if it is a speed issue, then that is different, though still stupid. 

 

my heavy mongoose could use an assist, or I could, but the idea of retrofitting vs new I have not reviewed. what's a decent retrofit kit cost? 

 

 

 

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I have two EBikes. One is a Specialized Turbo Levo Comp which isn't considered a fat tire bike and made specifically for trail riding. Plus the expense is prohibitive to riding it on the beach IMO. It was $5600.

I picked up a used fat tire EBike not too long ago for a fishing/hunting bike. It's an M2S All Terrain 750 watt 48 volt bike that lists for roughly $1900. I'm into this one used for about $1000. I typically get 20 miles to a charge. Could probably do more, but I wouldn't want to be very far away from home or the vehicle when that battery runs low. Between the weight of this thing (@70 lbs) and the fat tires, it's a bear to peddle without the electrical assist. I don't have current pics, but I did a camo wrap on the frame with racks for fishing gear and bows for hunting.

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3 hours ago, slicedcornbread said:

I have two EBikes. One is a Specialized Turbo Levo Comp which isn't considered a fat tire bike and made specifically for trail riding. Plus the expense is prohibitive to riding it on the beach IMO. It was $5600.

I picked up a used fat tire EBike not too long ago for a fishing/hunting bike. It's an M2S All Terrain 750 watt 48 volt bike that lists for roughly $1900. I'm into this one used for about $1000. I typically get 20 miles to a charge. Could probably do more, but I wouldn't want to be very far away from home or the vehicle when that battery runs low. Between the weight of this thing (@70 lbs) and the fat tires, it's a bear to peddle without the electrical assist. I don't have current pics, but I did a camo wrap on the frame with racks for fishing gear and bows for hunting.

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How do you go about maintaining your chains?

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2 hours ago, Inception said:

How do you go about maintaining your chains?

Pretty easy. I have a Park Tool chain scrubber and use a citrus based cleaner. Then a good oiling with either a wet or dry lube depending on the bike and usage. I also have a Specialized Gravel bike that I maintain.

Here's a link for the chain scrubber.

https://www.parktool.com/product/cyclone-chain-scrubber-cm-5-3?category=Chain

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My fear for entry that im going to invest in one of these $1800 bikes, and then they are going to be banned. It was only last year that they were allowed onto BLM.
 

Have any states flat out banned e bikes, or are there known speed/hp restrictions?
 

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