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This review is from: Currie Technologies eZip Skyline Men's Electric Bicycle (Sports)
Well I received my bike on the estimated delivery date of 09/09/11. It was a snap to do the minor assembly required. This is the first time I haven't had to adjust the gears on a new bike purchase. I did have to adjust the brakes a little but that was no biggy. The frame is a little small for me but I kind of figured that to be the case before I purchased it. It works out well because I've been wanting a bike with a more upright seat position. There was no weight limit listed on the seller's specs or the Currie website. The reason why I mention the weight issue is because I'm around 330lbs. I rode it yesterday for a test ride of about 4 miles at full throttle while pedaling and when I got home the battery gauge was still on green showing a full charge. I modified the bike a little by installing a 450 watt motor in place of the 250 watt it comes with. I had the motor from another kit a friend of mine had previously purchased. The top speed is about 15 mph on the flat. I'm going to have to get used to the whine of the motor. My mother says it sounds like a bee. I'm going to remedy the small size frame issue by using an extra, extra long seat post I have. In fact I just finished ordering a 27.2mm to 30.4mm shim from Amazon. The seat post has a 400mm length. I forgot to mention that I'm 6' 3" tall. Apparently this bike has a motor controller with a lode fail safe function. When you ride the bike up a steep grade for more than 25 seconds, the controller turns the power off. I circumvented this by squeezing the brakes slightly before the 25 seconds was up. This way the motor shuts off for a second and all you have to do is let go of the brake and the motor starts up again. That's just a little tip from me to you. This will still cut the lode on the battery but this way you don't have to turn the key off and then back on. The seat is pretty comfortable. It has a pretty good gear ratio but I think I'm going to change the rear gears to a smaller set so that I can travel down slight downhill grades a little faster. This bike is almost like having a BMX cruiser frame with 26" wheels. The pedal assist is of no real use to me. I have really strong legs so I out pedal the pedal assist. Well I think this is a pretty extensive review. I hope it helps someone to make an informed purchase decision.
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Initial post: May 12, 2014 6:43:36 AM PDT
G. Brenner says:
Hey! Excellent tip... I will try it. Apparently I work this bike too hard all the time.
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