I was stoked to get my Flash ebike a few days ago. After watching the videos, unboxing and putting the bike quickly together I went for a few trips around the block.
1. Surprised how fast it was.
2. The LED lights are bright and great for night rides.
3. The touch screen and app is a game changer
4. Rugged design and handles awesome (I've jumped a few curbs already at +20mph).
I had a few friends come by and check it out which gave the same type of feedback.
I just came back from a 6mile ride and barel pedaled as wanted to try out the motor and rub down battery life on a longer ride / hills. No issue at all and only dropped 1 mark on the battery rating (its charging now as I'll ride to work tomorrow).
1. AC adapter is huge.
2. Unboxing / assembly video is key to watch before starting. Also have thgot manual handy. It's easy to out the wrong pedals in, handlebars incorrectly, etc.
3. Wish it Had spots for water bottle vs a basket or rack.
I wanted an eBike to mix with roadbike and use to get to work and back. Using a larger bike with great LEDs adds for safety and the power adds for the ease. The motor keeps me up to a fast speed with little to no pedaling. I don't have to change from a kit to work clothes (and back) as well as risk sweat. This bike also always me cruise easily, run some errands and get around town with ease and comfort. Don't forget to wear your helmet, no cracked skulls allowed!
Had a wonderful bicycle tour of the Marin Hills and I was able to keep up with my grandchildren!
- Gorgeous design. Although I wish the top tube could have been even lower for easier access
- Integrated front and rear lights. I like that the rear light functions like a car and goes solid when braking
- The screen is bright enough to be read even on a bright day
- Bike is heavy as expected, but wish it could be lighter
- The throttle is pretty big and gets in the way of shifting
- Front chain ring could be a bit smaller for hills
Unboxing: So far so good. Fairly easy to assemble coming out of the box, but dang that box was heavy to get into the garage... But onto the bike itself. The pictures definitely represented the bike well. This is probably one of the best looking e-bikes that I've seen out there. Bikes seems to be pretty well built and all the parts seem solid.
Ride Quality: The ride quality of the bike feels great. It feels like... well, like a regular bike.... although one that's a lot heavier and with more gadgets than normal. Hard to describe, but it just feels really solid. No wobble or shakes, gears shifted well, and the tires are pretty big and that helps with the unevenness of the road. Braking power was attentive and stopped me with plenty of distance to go.
Battery and Motor: Battery lasted me quite a while. I'm a pretty casual bike rider throughout the week, doing roughly 20 miles a week or so, give or a take. No big hills around me so hard for me to say on extended hill rides, but throughout Pleasanton/Dublin and some rolling hills, it was pretty enjoyable. Went for an extended 15 mile ride last weekend to test the bike and I didn't have any range anxiety at all. The motor is pretty robust. Didn't quite expect it to give me that much power, but better with more power than less...
Overall, I'm glad I splurged a bit and got this bike (well, Indiegogo pricing helped for sure). Longevity will remain to be seen but so far so good. Gonna start going for longer rides for sure...
I live on a small hill and previously avoided biking except to exercise. Now I find myself using my flash bike to run errands and sometimes to work (about 30 min and uses 20-30% of the battery capacity each way). I don't think twice about taking the bike out now.
It took me ~40 min to assemble using the online videos. That's not too bad considering I haven't assembled a bike in over 20 years.