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5.0 out of 5 stars Best e-bike ever!!!, April 9, 2010
This review is from: Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bicycle Bike CY-SPA600NA
I think this is absolutely the best e-bike available in the market. It's like riding a regular bike and the loop charging technology which charges the battery while riding is state-of-the-art. If you are looking for an e-bike, you would like to buy the one with best quality lithium-ion battery which SANYO is well known for. Plus, it's fun, cool and affordable.

You might want to try a test ride at Best Buy.
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Initial post: Nov 16, 2010 3:49:51 PM PST
Duderino says:
How does the bike hold up in rainy weather?

What kind of speed do you get on it?

Can you elaborate on anything else you like or dislike about it? I'm considering getting one after the winter but I'm still on the fence about it.

Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 3:02:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2011 3:18:17 PM PDT
allgoo19 says:
"How does the bike hold up in rainy weather?"

According to Sanyo distributor, it's weather proof, but I don't think it's submersible.
If your question was about traction on wet road, it performs much better than non-electric powered bicycle because it's front wheel drive. Watch this video, the guy rides on the snow.
http://j.mp/dK5yNS

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2011 11:37:59 PM PDT
Nimbus says:
Just wondering- it says that it's 90 pounds. That's pretty heavy for a bike that I'll have to take up two flights of stairs. Is it really that heavy?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2011 10:15:13 PM PDT
allgoo19 says:
Nimbu quote: "Just wondering- it says that it's 90 pounds..."

I'm afraid it's not suitable for carrying up and down the stairs.
This type of bicycles are quite heavy compare to other recreational bikes because of additional parts, fenders, kick stands, all the heavy duty steel parts etc. even without electric drive function.
If you add battery, motor and a few other related parts, you know you are not talking about a bike that you can lift easily.
Probably making it light wasn't any part in the designer's mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2011 11:29:25 PM PDT
Nimbus says:
thanks :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2011 2:15:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2011 2:16:59 AM PDT
rattan says:
For many electric bikes the battery is half the weight (especially if its lead based) and is removable.

btw, any word on the speed/range? The battery is much lower capacity rated than others costing less than this. Moreover is it mandatory to pedal? What if I want to do electric only sometimes?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2011 2:46:45 PM PDT
allgoo19 says:
rattan says:
btw, any word on the speed/range?

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This particular model(I believe it's mandatory by law) is limited to 15 MPH. Beyond that speed, there's no additional power from the motor, which means you have to pedal harder to go over 15 MPH. 15 MPH is pretty fast for this type of bike(utility bicycle, aka Mamachari in Japanese).
The distance you can go with bike is far more than the impression you get from the capacity of the battery. Sanyo offers batteries in a few different capacities. The highest capacity model(Li-Ion, lower ones are NiMH)) provides 100 km range per charge in auto mode, which cut off the motor power then turns it into a generator to recharge on down hill, at least that's what Sanyo says.
This bike can't be electric power only. All PAS(Pedal assist system) bicycles give power to the wheel to *assist* your effort. That's why many countries classify this type as bicycle instead of moped.
It's not designed for going faster for the physically capable people but for making it easier for less physically capable people to go up hill or carry a heavy load.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 7:39:05 PM PDT
Dave says:
I think this is absolutely the best e-bike available in the market. Sorry it is not, It's like riding a regular bike, ? Yes have to agree its very much like a regular Push Bike, and the loop charging technology which charges the battery while riding is state-of-the-art. Sorry most E-Bike Trips are 25 to 30 Miles and i doubt the loop charging technology is going to add many extra miles, If you are looking for an e-bike, you would like to buy the one with best quality lithium-ion battery which SANYO is well known for. ?? Hang on Hang on all E-Bikes come with quality lithium-ion battery, Plus, it's fun, cool and affordable. Sorry $1.495.00 is far to much for a Basic E-Push Bike

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2011 8:57:32 PM PDT
allgoo19 says:
Dave says:
"Sorry most E-Bike Trips are 25 to 30 Miles and i doubt ....'

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The cruising distance of the bike(Lithium ion) is 57km (36mi) without regenerative charging and it is 75km (47mi) in the Standard mode where regenerative charging occurs during braking. In the Auto mode(power cuts off down hill or you pedal hard to go over 15mph), the travel distance reaches 100km(63 mi).
With available NiMH battery, the cruising distance of this model in the Auto mode is 53km(33miles).
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