Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by Al.Fisherman, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

  2. Winslow

    Winslow New Member

    I'm very interested in those hybrids also. Ideally I'd like to have one of those and a good hybrid ebike.
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I like it but they need to work on getting that price down.
  4. Winslow

    Winslow New Member

    Base price of $5K is a bit steep. I had an e-mail discussion with them last week -- shipping one from NC to AZ costs $1000-$1500.
  5. Winslow

    Winslow New Member

    The ELF has a 750W motor. Does this mean that it is 50% more powerful than a 500W motor? The thing weighs 145 lbs.

    Another interesting item: "The standard 60w solar panel on the roof acts as a trickle charger when the vehicle is parked outside, but the recharge time is dependent on the available sunlight."
  6. Racie35

    Racie35 Member

    There's not much chance of that recharging enough to ride home on solar.. Take that to work any distance and you better be plugging in. And its way over priced.
  7. Anton

    Anton Administrator Staff Member

  8. phxbiker88

    phxbiker88 New Member

    very cool

    That is a very cool bike! I hope they make it into mass production. The protection from the weather is really great, we need it here in our sunshine of Arizona but I bet where they get rain and snow it would be even more welcomed.
  9. Winslow

    Winslow New Member

    While I understand that the $5000 base price of the ELF is a bit steep and with shipping the price could be closer to $6000, you can spend $4000 on an electric bike:

    I think the Stromer is pretty cool? Any thoughts?
  10. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    Then you need to do more research as most times a pedal only Velomobile is around $10,000 pedal only. and the allewelder kits are $4,000 Euro not US dollar this is PLUS the cost of shipping. Most recumbent tadpole trikes are $1,500 and up again pedal only. Remember a smaller market means higher prices. A recumbent trike has LOT more parts then a bicycle to.
    I would like to know where you can get 20mm through hub wheels complete with diskbrakes for $40 each can you post links please?
  11. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    Recumbants smoke DF bikes in all "real world" aspects.The only place DF bikes are better is for freestyle tricks, and rough track.Recumbants are faster, more efficient, and in my opinion, look way better than DF's.
  12. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    You could build one of these with a 500w hub motor for around $2500. No floor though.