I actually prefer both the Aspire Vendome and this Velec Citi bike over the igoelectric Core Elite II. I've been scoping for something that looks like a normal bike and also weighs less than the standard 60-70lb ebikes. The motor is smaller but since the bike is a lot lighter at 40lbs, the range difference between the 2 is not too far off. I spoke with a sales rep from igoelectric and he said that they purposely put in a smaller battery to keep the weight down and the stronger motor isn't really necessary for this weight either.Harpagon wrote: ↑ I checked a little about both of these. They seem to be at least at first glance with less powerful motors. I would dare to say that the option that Costco had seem to be better.
Unfortunately I will return mine. I am quite heavy and the step-thru seems a little shaky for me. Also I am in need for thicker tires, since Toronto roads are so terrible that it makes the trip unbearable. It's also having some cost cuts that made the experience even more difficult to bear. The pedals are small and slippery and the light I didn't got the chance to use it but it's so small.
I opted to go for RadRover 5 (I know I have to wait), since I also had a 250$ discount for being a frontline worker.
I simply couldn't turn down 25% off, ($500) especially during this time when bikes are in high demand. I'm really stoked having come across this deal today, I would take this bike over the Costco Core Elite II any day.
If prices were equal which they are regularly, I would have stuck with the Aspire Vendome due to the torque sensor but with $500 off and faster shipment, it's a no brainer to switch to the Velec Citi bike from Sportchek.