E-Bikes from Carrefour

E-Bikes from Carrefour

Postby shower9908 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:09 pm

Has anyone gotten a Carrefour E-bike? I am looking for a fairly good quality one, and the ones I have seen at Carrefour are very cheap from what I was expecting to pay. I don't want one that will break after a few weeks.

Also, we are looking for a general bike shop near Big Thumb plaza. Anyone know where we can get a decent bike. The bikes at Decathalon were too expensive. We were thinking around 1000 RMB range.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby floralmania » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:43 am

hey,I don't think that any E-bike is cheaper than 1000rmb
they are more than 1000rmb
just check it
about your decent bike,choose Chinese famous brand,that is the way
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Postby MrPuxi » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:29 am

1000 kuai is awfully little for an e-bike. in the end, you get what you pay for. i know, it is kind of a dumb answer. but still true...
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Postby edbreejen » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:10 am

Lowest priced e-bike in China is an awful piece of crap from Tianjin area for about RMB 700-800. Breaks down within months.

Just do the math for a decent quality e-bike. Based on SLA battery, the battery is RMB 500-600, controller + motor = 500, frame +bike parts RMB another 600, so under RMB 1600-1700 ex-factory (probably around RMB 2200-2500 retail taking into account the thin margins they make) it's basically sall crap that you buy. Based on Li-on battery and better electric system, no good ones ones under RMB 3000 (36V, 10 Ah versions). Only top end of Carrefour stuff is reasonable, rest is crap.
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Postby edbreejen » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:15 am

If you want a real good e-bike (VERY difficult to find in Shanghai), try to find one based on Panasonic technology. Will be in the RMB 6000-8000 range.

Cheaper alternative for the scooter types is SEEV (produced in Songjiang). Their management has at least some idea about quality management in their factory.

Last comment: for good value for money, try the ones Giant offers from their Kunshan factory. They also understand quality management and produce e-bikes that last longer than 1 season.
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Postby ryanjones72 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:58 pm

edbreejen,

You mention the 36v 10ah version....do you know what would be best (36v vs 48v) and also what wattage? I am faily large at 110 kilos and just want something that is not too fast but will travel a pretty good distance with removable batteries.

The shops I stopped at did not speak enough english to get any info out of them.
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Postby Cage » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:41 am

Note, the better your ebikes are, the sooner you would have to replace them.

They get stolen easily. heh
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Postby LadyofLeisure » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:37 am

3 years ago I bought my E-Bike from Carrefour (JinQiao) for about 2500. It still works!! Some of the roads I drive on are pretty rough with construction so I'm surprised that I have not had problems.

Now, the E-Bikes in Carrefour are all going for about 2,000. I found out (yesterday) that they do not have two batteries. Mine, which was more money has a battery under the seat and in the floorboard. Not sure if this helps but now they all only come with one battery.

Also what is nice when you buy from Jin Qiao Carrefour is they have a little repair shop in the parking lot which will fix your bike for peanuts! It's a nice little service.

If you just need to get around the Jin Qiao area then buying from Carrefour is fine.

Good luck!
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Postby donggt23 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:15 am

Actually there's a quite good E-bike brand in Shanghai----Lv Liang(绿亮), the price is about RMB 1500--2000 depends on the models, and the difference between 36v and 48v is the one with 48v can drive more distance, normally 36v is 80km and 48v is 120km, the speed for a E-bike could be very fast, 25km/h is a nomal one. Hope it's useful for u.
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