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    Cool Electric bikes gone wild

    I was recently at Cabela's and they have taken on the QuietKat like of electric bicycles. I am aware that the electric bike/scooter market is rapidly expanding but I have not really paid attention.



    This is the Warrior 1000. The fit, finish and overall construction was excellent. They are powered by Panasonic batteries which I have had excellent results with.

    Seems like 20 mile range- unassisted, not sure how long if the battery system is just used to give the rider a break or an assist on hills.

    Sounds like a 6 hour charge cycle.



    Looks like there is some versatility and the technology is getting better all the time.

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    How much for that Warrior 1000?

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    I took a snapshot- that doesn’t want to upload

    MSRP- $4,724
    Bass Pro Discount- $420
    Included options- rack and fenders- $130

    Final price- $4,434.

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    Gary - There's a lot of information around about e-bikes. I've paid some attention to this stuff and found that there's one website which seems most on top of the situation: https://www.cyclevolta.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Gary - There's a lot of information around about e-bikes. I've paid some attention to this stuff and found that there's one website which seems most on top of the situation: https://www.cyclevolta.com
    I'll take a look John. My first exposure was the Zero motorcycles and what I saw was impressive. Chances are Zero's battery and related technology has even got better. I have a feeling that the batteries on motorcycles and bicycles are rolling a common theme. Bass Pro offered to let me test one but I didn't want to be the one to hit the fish tank
    I would like to try one in person when I had the time to really look one over. I do like the "fat" tire aspect of the QuietKat that has the possibility of easing the banging on my old bones.
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    Gary - I can tell you that one of the big problems with riding an electric bike is wiping that silly grin off your face that seems to be part of the experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Gary - I can tell you that one of the big problems with riding an electric bike is wiping that silly grin off your face that seems to be part of the experience.
    I'll bet! 100% of the torque instantly has to be some fun. Sort of the same thing with a nice scooter......or a golf cart
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    I want one of these
    Go like hell, You'll get there quicker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I'll bet! 100% of the torque instantly has to be some fun. Sort of the same thing with a nice scooter......or a golf cart
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    ...or a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid in EV mode...
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    Seen a few on local bicycle/walking/running paths. Couldn't figger how big fat tired bicycles were going so fast. Hope everyone stays safe.

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