If you are still looking we have a top quality men’s electric velo for sale. It cost around 1800 euro new but we’d be happy to get somewhere near 1000.
It has a very long range, around 105 km. And certainly is a light as you can get an electric velo, unless you go up to 3000 euros or so for full carbon frame.
Here’s more info from an email to a friend about it and links on the bike
It’s an e-motion by BH, Sport Deluxe 2009 model with Panasonic power. It comes with top ratings as it turns out.
We did not research a lot but Bruno in the bike shop did as he knew John wanted the ‘most like a real bike’ electric bike possible and many of the electric bikes are just silly, heavy, horrible handling things.
Three sales points Bruno made for us to wait to get one of these (there was a waiting list) are:
- with the battery just behind the bottom bracket the weight is in the middle so does not disturb handling. Lots of them have the battery further back (most often I’ve seen them above the bike wheel like on a the old racks we used to put our books on) it really changes the way the bike handles.
- Longer duration battery.
- Light weight and overall handling closest to a real road bike.
It’s an aluminium frame with a carbon fibre fork for light weight and a better ride.
This is the bike: http://cyclurba.fr/velo/451/BH-sport-deluxe-2009.html
NOTE: The bike now has straight handlebars, put on to sell it, as more people are comfortable with that style than the downturned racer style.
Here’s a page with reviews http://www.atob.org.uk/Electric_Buyers’_Guide.html
It won a contest to climb Alp d’Huez - a very famous Tour de France climb: http://www.electricbikee.com/bhs-e-motion-bike-tops-alpe-dhuez/
And a discussion page. The last review, by Phil (onbike) is on the exact bike. Phil sells them, and the review was written by a happy customer.