3 thoughts on “Prodeco V3 Storm 500 8 Speed Folding Electric Bicycle, Pewter Metallic, 26-Inch/One Size

  1. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great bike for commuting and fun, September 10, 2013
    By 
    Ben Dalton (Indiana) –
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    This review is from: Prodeco V3 Storm 500 8 Speed Folding Electric Bicycle, Pewter Metallic, 26-Inch/One Size (Sports)
    I did a ton of research on electric bikes before I bought the Storm 500. Plainly put, there’s not a better deal to be had. Building your own, electronics plus bike plus time, is at best the same cost as this bike – BUT, that doesn’t consider the 2 year warranty and the endless amount of time you’ll spend getting your set up *just right*.

    Compared to the Phantom X / Genesis line, the bike is roughly the same. The Genesis and Storm are basically identical (with differing paint jobs) and the Phantom X has slightly better components (e.g. SRAM 7 vs SRAM 5 disc breaks) but there is unlikely to be any difference in real world performance under normal use with either bike. The Phantom X2 has a larger batter for extended range… so if you have a longer commute, you might consider that model.

    Frankly I just liked the looks of the Storm.

    I had reservations about ordering the bike off of Amazon. I’m glad I decided to. The delivery company was extremely helpful and delivered a day early (2 days after clicking ‘buy’ online). The packing was top notch and I had the bike set up and ready to ride in under 10 minutes. The build quality is simply impressive and all of my friends who work on their own bikes have commented on how nice the bike is as just a bike.

    At 500 watts / ~36v, this bike propels this hefty guy comfortably at 20mph on mostly flat roads and makes hills a non issue. I use it daily to and from work and have put about 250 miles on it since I got it 1 month ago. My commute is 2.6 miles and I tend to average 15-17mph (according to my bike computer).

    The only real negative I would say is that the battery range is certainly for a lighter individual. I get more like 15 miles to a charge… the indicators are not accurate enough, so just know your distance traveled.

    I loved riding my bike growing up and ride this like a normal bike that just goes faster. I get some exercise during my commute, I have fun, and I get to work on my schedule without being sweaty or dealing with parking.

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  2. 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best value for the money, April 6, 2013
    By 
    Joe Schopplein (San Francisco, Ca, US) –

    This review is from: Prodeco V3 Storm 500 8 Speed Folding Electric Bicycle, Pewter Metallic, 26-Inch/One Size (Sports)
    I give it 5 stars because I could not find any other bike that gave me all the features I was looking for at a very reasonable price. Even for twice the price I could not find anything better. For a sturdy bike it is amazingly light,
    It folds well enough to fit in a trunk. While the motor is gearless and needs pedal-assist up very steep hills, it is powerful enough at 500 watt. I am glad I did not choose the smaller motor. I never used gears on a bike before and needed to get used to it, but the shifter is well designed, like every thing else on the bike. Recently a bicyclist got hit by a car from behind and killed because the motorist could not see him in the dark, so I really appreciate the great taillight built into the battery. I needed the eBike to deal with my deteriorating health at 85, and it is doing a great job for me. I could not be more pleased. I use it only for a short ride every day that includes some rough roads and up steep inclines and I charge the battery after each ride.

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  3. 42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great bike – almost perfect, April 6, 2013
    By 
    Zap “zap0007” (Atlanta, GA USA) –

    This review is from: Prodeco V3 Storm 500 8 Speed Folding Electric Bicycle, Pewter Metallic, 26-Inch/One Size (Sports)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:47 Mins

    This is a short video review on the 2012 Prodeco Storm 500 – I love the ugly bike 🙂

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