"Katerwin" <[email protected]
> wrote in message > I would like opinions on the BikeE (CT) for
purchase new for a decent price of
> $369 plus $40 shipping for a newbie bent rider like myself. I am not for
> but for leisure and fitness. Thanks.
I have had several models of BikeEs over the years: CT, AT, and RoadE. It was my first bent. I have
enjoyed riding all of them. They are not the fastest - but the engine ultimately determines this.
They were reliable. Used decent level components. I really rode them. Fun was the byword. However, I
could not keep up a decent pace on the bike tours which I like to do (cross-state and cross
country). I switched to a GoldRush and now have the speed I like. I have found it is about 3-4 mph
faster than the AT. I still have my AT and ride it sometimes when I want to travel on some
dirt/gravel roads where my GoldRush fears to travel.
At $369 it is a pretty good value. But they are no longer manufactured and parts may become harder
to obtain. But you really shouldn't need any BikeE specific parts. Tires, tubes, chains, wheels,
SRAM components, etc should be easily obtainable.