Juicy Ticket in TOR. An excellent, good looking, ebike that is great value for money (with a few niggles). After test riding at the NEC a few weeks ago, I took the plunge and ordered a Juicy Ticket ebike. Nicely designed ebike, which with a few minor changes could be an excellent buy. Looks great. Good price. In my opinion better equipped than its nearest competitior at this price point - the orbea gain. Arrived quickly by courier and well packaged. Pros: Great design, nice clean lines. Relatively light (for an ebike) about the same weight as a steel frame bike. Excellent assist levels. Nice torquey motor Good range - if you can afford it I strongly recommend you upgrade to the 10ah battery. Excellent Tektro hydraulic brakes 8 speed Acera derailleur and shifter Front light runs from the battery No ugly battery in view Ability to alter the assist settings to match your riding style Rides very well with motor assist turned off - trust me this is important!!! UK company (frame made in Portugal). It is nice to support a local product. Currently supplied with mudguards and light(s) Great boost - Especially on my PITA hill: just over a kilometer with a 70 metre change in level and a final one in five section near the top Cons. Almost every bolt needed tightening when received - including rear axle :-( Rear brakes well out of adjustment and rubbing No instant assist cutout when brakes applied Handgrips - just no excuse Tyres - very harsh ride on the tyres supplied (would recommend changing to Schwalbe Marathon Pro at least 35mm - I have changed to 38s and the ride is vastly improved. I also get top of class puncture resitance). Controller as supplied cuts assist at 16mph (good), but assist does not return until below 12mph (bad). No carrier mount points on rear stays ("34.9mm seat clamp with carrier mount" solved this) Paint is fragile. Looks to be powder coated and no laquer top coat; the seat tube was scratched within days, so if you wish to protect the finish be very careful and/or invest in some frame protection/wrap. Rear light. Why not power from the battery as for front light? The supplied part is still unused - I use my trusty moon comet(s). No rear reflector. Comments: Range and assist is good for my commute which is a 14 mile round trip with elevation change of approx 400ft up and down (each way). I have yet to test the maximum range of this bike on full assist mode. I have contacted the shop for some frame grommets which appear to be missing - particularly on the downtube (which houses the battery). Lowest assist setting was 50% with four further levels maxing out at 96%. I was much happier after changing this to 20% 40% 60% 80% and 96% Like a previous reviewer I have experienced the assist cutting out. I am unsure of the cause. This was prior to freeing the rear brake disk clearance, and was also when riding in heavy rain ( two or three times on separate rides). I am assuming the controller/bms was protecting the battery - either from damp/shortcircuit or voltage sag under heavy load which would have been exacerbated by the brake drag. I hope that properly weather protecting the frame will be the answer (see above point about missing grommets). The charging port could also be better protected from the elements. Internal battery will need to be replaced eventually. If, as intended, I use this on a daily basis, the battery will need replacing in about three years. This is an internal battery, and will not be as straight forward as replacing the (external) batteries on other bikes. If you buy from either of their two stores I am sure they will set the bike up for you properly, otherwise have it checked over and set up at your local bike store (and get those tyres changed at the same time). I believe all the negatives can be easily rectified, so please do not let that put you off buying an excellent, great value for money, ebike from a UK company.
1 year ago
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