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Low Cost Electric Bike
Just $300!
 

This would have to be the cheapest electric bike we have ever come across and by a huge margin as well. You can also buy the bits if you wish. We tried to do this with $1000.00 plus bikes and surprise, surprise they will not sell just the "bits"! Enter Oatley Electronics in Sydney. You can buy a geared motor for $75.00, motorcycle style throttle $8.90, chain and sprocket kit $12.00, batteries and chargers etc. This is an excellent electric bike with a robust design and good power. Equipped with a 24V battery and a 200 watt motor, this electric bike cruises at 20km/h for approximately 15km. Features include variable speed control, standard front brake and rear drum brake, adjustable handlebars and seat, head light and front blinker, inflatable wheels, side stand & more. Forget waiting for trains and busses that don't come, the regulations on the NSW RTA Web site indicate that they can be ridden under the same rules as a bicycle. It comes complete with mains charger and batteries. Please not that we have not physically tested one of these as yet.


  • Speed: 20km/h
  • Motor: 200W
  • Battery capacity: 12AH, 24V
  • Battery charger: 240V
  • Charging period: 4-5 hours
  • Range: 15km
  • Frame: painted steel
  • Weight: 21kg
  • Maximum load: 100kg
  • Size: 1130 x 390 x 1000mm


A deluxe model has just been released and sells for $350.00. The main advantage with this model is of course the much larger 16" wheels - almost the same as the famous Dahon range. Weight however goes up another 6 kg to 27 kg. This is still however an amazing $1000.00 under the competition!!! So far as we can tell the difference is in the type of motor used. The dearer models use a printed circuit motor mounted inside the hub - no gears whatsoever. If anyone would like to send us a "Users Review" we will certainly put it up on this site as there is a big demand for this type of device.




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