I bought a Velectrix Foldaway from 99 Bikes in Melbourne some three weeks ago. I am 70 and need to be more active for health reasons. This bike has been a really good purchase, it’s very well made indeed, strong, with good quality components. I ride it whenever I can, the thing is if you get tired or the hill is too steep assistance is there. I intend to explore the bike tracks around Melbourne, safer on those than roads/pavements. Again very happy indeed.
Velectrix EBike folding style. Follow on from Robs review
After 65 km on the Riesling trail in Clare and some time off bike journeys these bikes were just the berries. The only casualty being sore bottoms.( stock seats were surprisingly good we have better)
We rode with 1 the lowest assist level and used the throttle control to take the hills off the ride when we needed to.
We conserved battery over the two days and with one recharge by peddling and only using the motor to take the hard grinds off the journey.
Front drive was chosen due to the issues with all the low hanging equipment on multi cass...ettes derailers with the three speed in hub gear being all we needed. Constraints were 3 YO knee replacement and untrained bottoms. Knee was fine. Bottoms had wine and beer applied afterward. Recovery after 1 day. Purchased from 99 bikes.
I'm 76 and can ride up the steepest incline effortlessly
My wife and I are retired and in our 70's. We live in Little Mountain, an area known for its extreme hills and wanted to do some riding with the option of using a motor to assist us get up hills. We also wanted a folding bike.
We considered Leitner and Tebco which both have good reviews but we weren't able to test ride, and not being in a capital city were concerned about warranty repairs.
99 Bikes have a local store so we test rode a Velectrix Foldaway and were immediately impressed by the standard of workmanship. Every component was heavy d...
Questions & Answers
Need a key blank for my battery unlock in order to have it cut.
Won't a spear key or 2
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Can I ride my bike in the rain.I have a folding one
Hello. The riding in the rain would be expected of an outdoor push bike and would be argued " as fit for purpose design" if there was ever cause for a warranty claim.
What is not acceptable under warranty is if you hosed with high pressure or submerged the components in water.
What we do is blow the dust off with the vacuum Cleaner.
Then a bucket of soapy water and a microfibre cloth and or a soft car broom.
Spray finish with the hose on shower such as the rain would do.
Then a light oil for chain and leave to dry.
Usually only done after dirty rail trail rides.
Round town it does not get dirty.
Enjoy they are just fantastic.
We haven't washed ours yet and not been in the rain.
Thanks for pointing out the potential washing problem.
So far we have only had to dust ours off.
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