"Well, but that's the hook, right? If it's an ebike moped, which you can (for now) ride on bike paths and bike lanes. You can also lock it to bike racks. Enforcement is obviously an issue at times in Chicago (and probably…"
"It looks like they're trying to revive the old school mopeds that had pedals, but were really meant to be ridden like a motorcycle (think 1970s era Puch Maxi). If that's what they're doing I'd rather they take to speed governor…"
"It looks like a rat ride cafe racer motorcycle/moped (especially with the fat tires), rather than something a grandpa would ride on the local trail in Boca Raton. Besides that, function-wise, probably little to no difference from many ebikes…"
"I rode a folding electric bike where it had a throttle just like this, and where it had a low gear ratio and no gears and was hard to pedal normally, just like this. None of which is a good thing (and in my experience most E bikes arent easy to…"
"I guess that one of the first things that comes to mind is the very low gear ratio for a single speed bike. In a normal (IMO) eBike there are gears. It's a bike first with electric assist. The machine in this thread is gonna be a…"
"I went to an e-bike expo at Lincolwood town center a couple weeks ago and test rode lots of e-bikes. I was skeptical but they can be *really* fun to ride. The good ones are like riding with a strong tailwind all the time ( the bad ones are like…"
"We watch it at our house...I started watching out of curiosity as a late-blooming cyclist in maybe 2009, and after a couple of years my wife joined me, then our daughters. Funny thing is we are not a 'sports family' at all,…"