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Growing Shortlist

I’ve divided my ‘shortlist’ into two: bikes over and under £1000. The list is growing, by no means complete. I am very grateful for feedback from dealers and companies. I keep coming across new bikes for consideration such as the mysterious Momentum brand: only two sleek, very simple, light models and not even sure if they are available yet so will be contacting the company.

Implicitly, I am keeping a third ‘shortlist’ which is those bikes which are available to me at dealers near to Liverpool. I have included here Juicy and anything sold by the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative (including Wisper) in Manchester: both of these are easily reached by short train journeys.

I’d emphaasise aadvice which I have seen many times – that there is no ‘perfect’ bike but one which best satisfies and individeal’s requirements (backed by general standards of quality, reputation and customer care).

Eventually, I hope to make a table which shows comparison of many key features between bikes.


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Cheap 3E Urban (2011)

Smart E Bikes have a great offer on the 3E Urban, 2011 model which still carries a two year battery warranty. £749

3E Electric Urban 2011 Electric bike Specification
Range 60 miles with standard battery
100 miles with optional Mega battery
Motor Bafung 250 Watt rear wheel drive
Style Step Over frame
Gears 7 speed Shimano
Battery 36V 10Ah/ Optional 36V 18Ah
Wheels 26 inch
Saddle height 35 to 39 inches
Weight (including battery)22 kg
Battery Warranty 2 years
Assistance modes One level of assist
Throttle Yes
Controls LED battery indicator
Frame Aluminium alloy
Colour Satin Grey
Forks Suspension
Seat Post Suspension
Handlebar Stem Quill Adjustable
Brakes V-brakes
Tyres 26 inch Kenda
OPTIONS 18Ah battery, Pannier bags and boxes

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