For the past few days I have been researching which electric bicycle I wanted to go with. I turn to the moped looking ones mainly for the seat space it gives you since I have yet to find a normal bicycle I could ride for an extended amount of time without and extended amount of butt-hurt. . . ow!
So I turn to you guys for help with my first pick, and I have finally narrowed it down to either the well known XB-600, or the EW-500. The reason I have a problem picking is mainly the seats. The XB-600 certainly has a wider seat, but at the same time the pedals are virtually useless on it, unlike the EW-500 where the gearing, shape, size, and PEDAL ASSIST make it easy enough to get around with by pedaling! This is a key aspect that I like about the EW-500. It IS suppose to be an electric BICYCLE after all. Ha-ha! However, I would like to know from anyone who may have ever owned the EW-500 how the seat comfort is? I weigh about 200 pounds, give or take 5-10 pounds, and I would really like a seat that would not force all of my weight onto a very small seating area, especially not for longer rides. It is also dependent on how much padding is to be had.
So, to compare the two for my pick these are the questions I would like answered for both bikes out of the experience of people who have tested them, instead of relying completely on the specs given by the dealers.
How is the seat comfort?
How much weight can the bike really take?
I would like the bike to be able to ride two people [myself at most 210lb, and my GF who is around 114lb] without too much compromise on performance or safety, so how well does the bike take two people?
How much distance can be had, with and without two riders?
If I think of any more I would like to know I will be sure to update this page, but I am certain those are the main answers I am searching for. A big thank you in advance to any I may receive. :]