Re: Which is better? The electric motor or gas motor?
i had a electric bike a mongoose from walmart for $180 and it went up to 15mph for around 5 miles and the batteries need to be replaced after 75 recharges. but if it was any wind at all,my mileage and speed would be cut in half. plus the electric bike wouldnt go up any hills. the only good thing was the bike didnt make any noise when riding and it was free for me to recharge since my electric is included with my rent. if you go with electric make sure to order some extra batteries.
so i got rid of that bike and went with a gas engine kit. i got my gas engine kit from gasbike for $186 total plus $99 for a scwhinn delmar cruiser from walmart. now i can cruise around 25-30mph up to 35mph @ 200mpg. it will go up any hill and the wind doesnt even slow me down at all.
if you go with the gas make sure to have a box of spare parts and some tools.
Last edited by Cabinfever1977; 07-15-2009 at 02:43 PM.