Canadian Tire Schwinn I-Zip
What can I say about the Canadian Tire Schwinn bike? Its American designed and will haul a Texan around, but, it sure isn’t a Veloteq!
Its a 450 Watt motor driven by a 24 Volt system. It claims a 30Km range (with normal peddling), I’m guessing it’ll get 10Km on drive power alone. Max speed claim is 24 Km/hr, but I couldn’t get it past 20, (according to GPS). This is a heavy bike too, not something I’d like to take up and down stairs. $500.00 is a great price point, but, for $100.00 more you could go to Daymak or Segway Ontario and get a much better ebike. What I like the most is the fact that a large nation-wide retailer is getting into the ebike game.
This is a great traditional bike with a small pusher style motor near the bottom bracket. Its a comfortable ride, with decent riding position. This is however, an electric-assist bike, where I’d call the Veloteq an electric moped/bike.