2 thoughts on “Watseka XP Cargo-Electric Bicycle-26″-6 speed-Adult/Young Adult-Black

  1. 36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love this bike!, May 22, 2014
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    I can not tell you how much I love this bike. I am a 60 year old woman who has not been on a bike in 30 years. This is wonderful. It is a very sturdy, well built bike. It was easy to put together. It took less than an hour. There are You-Tube videos that show assembly, kick-stand operation, and brake adjustment that were very helpful. I studied those before I opened the box. It was very well packaged. About half the assembly time was getting it out of the box. There was a lot of bubble wrap. Everything is included with the bike. Other bikes that I looked at didn’t even have fenders let alone a light, basket, and kick-stand. I really like the kick-stand design. It locks in place and holds the bike upright. The battery is directly under you as you ride so it lowers your center of gravity and it doesn’t hang off the side of the bike like the battery does on other bike models. I had a little bit of a learning curve to operate it, mostly because I haven’t been on a bike in 30 years and the last bike I had didn’t have gears. It tried to race me down the driveway when I first got it out of the garage. The throttle is on the right handle and is very responsive. The 250 watt motor is plenty of power, very smooth operation. There are several hills in the area that I couldn’t bike up as a kid. Hitting the throttle took me up them with ease. The peddle assist is great on the flat stretches. There is an 8 mile bike path around a local lake that I would not have considered taking without the power. It was a beautiful ride. Changing gears works very well. I am still learning whar gear to use when, but it is really easy to shift up and down. I love this bike. I know that I will get as much use from the bike as I had hoped. Is there a down side? The bike seat and my seat are not exactly a match, but I can’t blame the bike for that. I think I would be more comfortable if the peddles were a few inches in front of the seat, but the seat to peddle relationship seems to be the same on all bike models. I talked to Brian at Watseka’s customer service who told me that they are working on a seat post design that may take care of that. Bottom line, if you are looking for an electric bike or even if you are only looking for a regular bike but have some reasons (age, pending age, hills, distances) that would make having some optional assist helpful, this is a bike to give serious consideration. I love this bike!

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  2. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A very satisfied customer of a Watseka electric cargo bike., July 21, 2014
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    I use to always ride a bike, when stationed in England etc. and when we got back,…. but having a medical problem, bone on bone for my knees, brought that pleasure to a halt. We got rid of our bikes…………but then I found electric bikes advertised. I read all reviews on them on the different sites……….and found out to get the battery in the middle of the bike for the weight etc. Well…my husband ordered this Watseka electric bike as I will be 69,and it is my birthday gift. It arrived last week……..and I have been out several times……..so far the longest has been 7 miles but we have had a lot of rain. I like the bike a lot,,,,,,,the bike is well constructed……..from the frame up. it has both fenders, chain guard, has two bells, one with the elec part and one reg., has on the handle bars how much battery life you have left etc, and also a headlight which you can opt to turn on or not. The kickstand is a real PLUS, as the bike will NEVER fall over. I like the locking feature of the battery pack, no one can make it go without having the key, so it is safe to lock up outside of a store. I have ordered another battery pack, to make sure I am always ready to go. We live in Florida, and there are so many biking trails etc., so it will be getting a lot of use. And, for all who are skeptical about ordering, the service department are there for YOU,,,,,,,which is fantastic. I give this bike a five out of five. And, as I have read on most elec. bikes, the seat isn’t the most comfortable item….but what I have read, not many are. I got an inflated seat, lol

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