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    Hi,anybody on the forum bought themselves an emtb? any feedback would be welcome as I am considering purchasing one for myself and one for my wife. Have been looking at the BH Atom-X with the brose motor and 700wh battery.
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    Some info here. (But ignore the rubbish)

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    Hi

    I bought a Tail G for my wife. It assists only if you pedal and have 5 settings. It is not as strong engine as some of the others but she can now stay with me and even pull me on the slight uphills. Now almost a year old with no issues at all. It will of course depend on your budget as this one is quite cheap and you get very expensive ones out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo View Post
    Hi,anybody on the forum bought themselves an emtb? any feedback would be welcome as I am considering purchasing one for myself and one for my wife. Have been looking at the BH Atom-X with the brose motor and 700wh battery.
    Did the deed, one of the two bikes delivered yesterday, second one to come by month end, then I will post pictures, damn the ride is good, the brose motor super silent.

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    Nice. Please keep us posted with how they are.

    How do they compare price wise with things like Giant etc.
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    I bought a centurion no pogo from Gremeltech a month ago. Google their website, they are importers of Centurion ebikes.
    Very happy with the bike, it has a Bosch motor and all quality shifters, brakes shocks etc.
    One can select the amount of pedal assistance needed, so one can still get the exercise , but what pleasure when going up a steep hill.
    I also notice that one tends to do longer rides, because of less effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Nice. Please keep us posted with how they are.

    How do they compare price wise with things like Giant etc.
    Hi Fluffy, I did not do a comparison on price between the various bike makes, what I purchased on was the brose motor and the battery size, those comparisons led me to the BH bikes, the Giant bike has the shimano motor which is not as quiet as the brose motor, in addition the brose motor has zero resistance when the speed exceeds 25 km /hr, . will do a better review once my bike arrives at month end then a longer ride can be done on various terrains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo View Post
    Hi Fluffy, I did not do a comparison on price between the various bike makes, what I purchased on was the brose motor and the battery size, those comparisons led me to the BH bikes, the Giant bike has the shimano motor which is not as quiet as the brose motor, in addition the brose motor has zero resistance when the speed exceeds 25 km /hr, . will do a better review once my bike arrives at month end then a longer ride can be done on various terrains.
    Very chuffed with the bikes, did a 50km ride yesterday on tar, used 40% battery, first thing to go is the seat, sore bum. Most probably as I have not cycled for 5 months. rode 15km into strong south westerly headwind , had to use turbo setting a few times, because I am unfit, will have to see how the fitness changes the battery usage and range. all in all, a very rewarding experience in dealing with BH South Africa, here are the two bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadillo View Post
    Hi Fluffy, I did not do a comparison on price between the various bike makes, what I purchased on was the brose motor and the battery size, those comparisons led me to the BH bikes, the Giant bike has the shimano motor which is not as quiet as the brose motor, in addition the brose motor has zero resistance when the speed exceeds 25 km /hr, . will do a better review once my bike arrives at month end then a longer ride can be done on various terrains.
    Out of curiousity, where did you buy these BH bikes? And at what price?

    Also, from what I have heard, these are Spanish-designed, and making quite a name for itself too. And its onboard display is impressive: in colour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GroenHoender View Post
    Out of curiousity, where did you buy these BH bikes? And at what price?

    Also, from what I have heard, these are Spanish-designed, and making quite a name for itself too. And its onboard display is impressive: in colour!
    Got them direct from BH South Africa, Cape Town, R70-R75K each, Spanish designed yes, but Taiwan made as per labels on the boxes. the display is very clear and readable even in sunlight, I looked at many brands before taking the plunge, what swung it for me was the quiet Brose motor and zero drag through the motor when exceeding 25km/hr , the transition when pedal assist stops and starts is seamless , as well as the 700watt/hr batteries.

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    Awesome, thanks! Well visit them and test-ride their bikes.
    I love my Giant e-MTB but will never pass over an opportunity to try out other brands :-)
    The motor noise does not bother me that much - it shows/informs me that it works. If it stop making noises, then I will start worrying! :-P

    From the various reviews online I see the bike rides reasonable well, even with its almost-upright bottom triangle section. Also due to that shape riders had to lean a bit more forward to retain balance, especially going uphill...

    Will love to hear your views/experiences on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GroenHoender View Post
    Awesome, thanks! Well visit them and test-ride their bikes.
    I love my Giant e-MTB but will never pass over an opportunity to try out other brands :-)
    The motor noise does not bother me that much - it shows/informs me that it works. If it stop making noises, then I will start worrying! :-P

    From the various reviews online I see the bike rides reasonable well, even with its almost-upright bottom triangle section. Also due to that shape riders had to lean a bit more forward to retain balance, especially going uphill...

    Will love to hear your views/experiences on it.
    Hi, did a few trails on twisty single track yesterday, had to keep it in eco mode to keep the speed down, handling was fine, braking a bit iffy especially when approaching a corner too fast, loose sand prevented me from using front brake , all in all, the bike did what I expected it too. very happy with the bike overall.

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