I hate how Hi-Power Cycles and Pedego have posted a zillion advertisments on ebay to effectively drown out any other ebay offerings. I like to check ebay from time to time, to see what new electric bikes are coming in from China.
I also hate how Hi-Power Cycles (HPC) is making a bunch of false and exaggerated claims on their posts. Super misleading. I happen to be very familiar with HPC, have bought one in the past and familiar with the company and how they operate. Expect a Hi-Power Cycles and Pedego review soon.
I will give you a synopsis right now. HPC dealers make false claims in their ebay ads and they sell an overpriced product that anyone with just a few mechanical skills and some direction can build themselves (look at our one-hour bike build thread) and Pedego cycles are way too slow to waste money on, unless you are 40 or older.
More coming soon about these two bike companies…stay tuned to the review section.
Also coming soon is a review on some sub-$1000 bikes. There was a decent $650 lithium-powered E-bike seller on ebay recently but he sold out of them in short order. Given that a decent 36V / 10-Ah lithium battery costs $300 from China, $650 was a damn good price.
I might try again to wade through Pedego and HPC ebay adds and see if there are any gems hidden…if so I will post here on this blog. I did notice some nice Magic Pie bikes on ebay with 5-Ah battery packs for $2,500, on stylish name-brand cruiser frames. Just for the record, 5-Ah is WAY too small, but if it’s a good deal, at least you can add an extra battery pack to that bike to make it acceptable.
Written by Eric, March 2012