20" or 26"

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  1. dennismartin

    dennismartin Read Only Funster

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    what is the best wheel size for electric bikes?
     
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    We tried both before buying ours, we found that the 26" wheels more stable, the bikes didn't wobble around as much, find a good dealer and try both sizes, if he won't let you, go elsewhere, :thumb:
     
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    I have the 26" wheels but the wife has 20" as she can't get her leg over easily these days :RollEyes:
     
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    We bought 20" ones as we needed to carry them folded in the van we had at the time and 26" were too big.

    As mentioned above, a good dealer will let you try. Pete at AS Bikes, who we bought from, will definitely let you try.
     
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    We bought ours from AS bikes at the Stratford show and were allowed to ride the bikes around before we purchased .
     
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    Size of Wheel

    I have had both 20" and 26" Electric bikes and usually i would agree that the larger size is more stable . We bought our 2 current e-bikes Wisper 806 and AVE MH7 in October and after having had some Dahon folders for a while were very pleasantly surprised to find they had a big bike feel BUT with the added advantage of one totally foldable and the other one has folding handlebars. Our choice was made to allow us to relatively easily put the bikes into our "garage" at the rear of the motorhome for safety and bike longevity .

    I mentioned a few bike manufacturers/dealers the other day along with joining the pedelec forum .... you will get a wealth of knowledge on there
    to help you make your choice . The list of manufacturers /dealers who market in the UK is large but again i will give you a few more if you wish

    50 Cycles at Loughborough - deal with the excellent Kalkhoff range
    On-Bike at Kidderminster - Wisper , BH, AVE
    Kudos Cycles-Kent
    Juicy Bike - Buxton
    etc


    I know you are based in Hull and some of these places are a long way from you BUT i genuinely believe its a substantial purchase so you need to be fully satisfied that your research found you the best possible result for you

    Alan
     
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    going to see him in march but wanted other opinions before i go
     
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    I have the same problem but its nowt to do with my bike.BUSBY
     
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    I have 2 20" folders from AS bikes, there's no doubt they are not as stable as 26", ok when riding but a bit wobbly when you take one hand off to do a signal, but you do get used to it:thumb:
     
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    Its age related :BigGrin:
     
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