There’s a key to lock the battery so no one else can remove it, and you can just get off the bike and check the battery level by pressing the battery button. That’s not great. It’s very easy to think that you will get more help than you can actually get the bike The only other electronic item on this bike is the power button on the handlebars. No display, no odometer, no jilch.
If Lectrick’s fat-tire ebike is a batflake, then Huffy Oslo is a battenson. It’s leaner, mea -…. Well, let’s just say it’s leaner. This is a good thing because Oslo rides just like a normal bike. A lot of that will happen.
This paddle-assist eBike is equipped with a 250-watt rear hub motor, which is a difficult task most of the time to provide adequate power; I usually find myself traveling about 15 to 20 miles per hour. As with most rear hub motors in my experience, electrical support can be incompatible. Sometimes it’s slow to kick, and other times it goes away in a few seconds even after I stop pedaling. You can’t control the amount of power, but there Is A 7-speed Shimano shifter that helps avoid the “pedaling air” sensation that I often get with more powerful ebike.
But despite the 250 watt European standard, it will be difficult for a passenger accustomed to a more powerful eBike to adjust. It was difficult to get to the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City, provided Oslo Just Enough to make it possible, but my thighs weren’t happy the next day. If you are looking for an eBay that makes you feel like you are still working out a bit, then you might like this.
This brings me to the Oslo range. After moving to Midtown Manhattan, more than six miles from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the 36-volt battery had two bars left. It wasn’t enough to get the whole ride home (crossing the bridge on the way back was even more painful). By the 12th mile, I was near my apartment, Oslo was virtually dead.
It doesn’t help that the gene is uncomfortable — I’d swap it if you were — and Oslo might stand to offer better suspension. Your butt will feel a lot of holes that you accidentally ride and the rear battery at the same time makes a loud noise which I think it is flying. Fortunately, the brakes are responsive and reliable.
If you’re after an affordable lightweight eBay and don’t take up much space and you’re not a fan of lightweight, heavy, fat tire models, Huffy might work for you. Only If you are much lighter and shorter than me.