How many pre-made E-bikes [or even kits] claim to have a 70+ mile range??

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by sparky, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I was looking at electric motorcycles made by Zero and Brammo the other day. But something "else" caught my eye...

    An e-Bike (keeps the pedals) that has a 75 mile range and has a couple different modes (street, eco, & power) that allow it to cruise between 15 and 40 mph.

    It's called, Greyp -->

    I like that it's built on a steel frame, all components are hidden inside the frame's "shell". And the speed and range definitely don't hurt it.

    How many other bikes compare to this design? Does this bike have ANY competition?? I was interested in electric motorcycles, but honestly... this Greyp at $8,000 seems like a better choice than the Zero & Brammo motorcycles at $10,000. But I'm not paying $8,000 for what I could build for $2,000 all day long.
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  2. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Hmm... supposedly the Greyp has a "2-speed Schlumpf transmission", which I've always wanted!!! :)

    I'm certain that it doesn't work on the hub motor, but either way.... I like to pedal from time to time.
  3. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    The only thing I've found that compares is the BH Easy Motion Neo Cross. 25 miles unassisted. 40 miles assisted. 20 mph unassisted. 28 mph assisted! Lots of gears. And only weighs 48 pounds with battery. Also only costs $2,700... and spare batteries only cost $500. So you could get 10x the range of the Greyp if you want to carry extra batteries with you. :D

    These new E-bikes look pretty sweet. Can't wait for manufacturers to really start mass producing these beauties.
  4. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Easy Motion (AKA: Emotion) sells quite a few eBikes that cater to various tastes. I was wishing this Neo Cross had 29" wheels, then I just so happened to stumble across the Neo Jumper and Neo 650B, which has 27.5" wheels (or something like that; new one to me either way).

    Here's their whole fleet -->

    Only a few have the 12 amp hour battery, but that will probably change in the next year or so. And it definitely sucks that none of them have steel frames from what I could see. :( :( :(

    Kinda getting off topic, tho. Perhaps I should have made the title "40+ mile range"?? :whistling:
  5. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    8 grand, I'll buy a nice chevy truck with that kind of dough. Throw in plates and a years worth of insurance too........ I'd be skeptical of that 70 mile range until it's verified using a 200lb rider and climbing a few hills. Go to amazon and search high end electrics and read the reviews, there lies the truth.......Whats a schlumpf transmission? Sounds like something Wiley coyote would order from acme co.?
  6. slickdude

    slickdude Member

    You can pedal endlessly. But for future ebikes, watch "Ultracaps" and according to Li Ping watch the Farads, if these increase, then range will too, greatly.
  7. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    you can't make anything yourself to compare to the expensive e-bikes so don't even think about it.
    I'd rather buy a motorcycle than spend that kind of money on a bicycle. Next choice is fixing up a Grubee engine for true performance for $500 more for a good performance motorized bicycle.
  8. slickdude

    slickdude Member

    Actually you can. There are now 5kw 96 volt systems that are a tad over a grand, so u r incorrect in your reply.
  9. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    can you tell us the web site for such a system?
  10. matt4x4

    matt4x4 New Member

    From what I gather, there are many false claims made by these builders. Its just a matter of adding more batteries to get the range you want on the components you have.

    That is a very cool bike, but honestly who really wants to drop $8K or more on a bike? I would like to know what the components are, and how much it would cost to build your own comprable bicycle. I also wonder how many new bicycles are on a steel frame, I am interested in getting one, but I like better quality bicycles, disc brakes, better components. I guess if the bikes got disc I can just swap out components. I guess I got to get a magnet and check it out.

    I would like to know more about this "5kw 96 volt systems" for a g-note.
  11. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I'd like to see a 5KW 96V motorized bike system for $1K as well, the 1680W motor, shifting drive train with mount, controller, 50V LI battery with BMS, and 3 stage (50%, 90%,100%) charger was over $1,200 for this new build.



    That Specialized Epic 9-speed soft tail, carbon fiber, dual hydraulic disc brake bike was customer supplied and ~$3500 new so ya, builds like this are expensive but man, what a ride with big electric geared power ;-}

    I get to keep it for testing for a few days so I'm going to put a speed/odometer on it see what it will do under normal riding conditions charging to to 90% and 100%, the 50% charge setting is for storage.