E-Zip 2008 Mountain Trailz Hybrid Electric Bike

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The 2008 E-Zip Trailz electric bike is an all-terrain bicycle with a mountain bike-style frame. The E-Zip Trailz bike incorporates PAS/TAG technology that lets you use with motor only or with motor assist power. Rack-mounted SLA battery for easy swapping. The bike has a top speed of up to 18 mph/29km/h (may be affected by rider weight and terrain) and a range of up to 15 miles (may be affected by rider weight and terrain). A 7-speed geared system with Shimano rear derailleur completes the E-Zip Trailz bike.

Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your bike(s) will not be assembled upon pickup.

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The 2008 E-Zip Trailz electric bike is an all-terrain bicycle with a mountain bike-style frame. The E-Zip Trailz bike incorporates PAS/TAG technology that lets you use with motor only or with motor assist power. Rack-mounted SLA battery for easy swapping. The bike has a top speed of up to 18 mph/29km/h (may be affected by rider weight and terrain) and a range of up to 15 miles (may be affected by rider weight and terrain). A 7-speed geared system with Shimano rear derailleur completes the E-Zip Trailz bike.

Please note: If you select Site to Store delivery, your bike(s) will not be assembled upon pickup.

E-Zip 2008 Mountain Trailz Hybrid Electric Bike:

  • All-terrain bicycle with a mountain bike-style frame
  • PAS/TAG technology: use with motor only or with motor assist power
  • Rack-mounted SLA battery for easy swapping
  • Top speed: Up to 18 mph/29km/h (May be affected by rider weight and terrain)
  • Range: Up to 15 miles (May be affected by rider weight and terrain)
  • 7-speed geared system with Shimano rear derailleur
  • Rear rack:
    • Carry groceries, other goods
    • Add a second battery (sold separately) for added range
  • Motor:
    • 450W of power
    • DC Earth magnet motor
  • Battery:
    • EV-rated SLA type
    • Rear rack mounted
    • 24V/10AH pack
    • Rechargeable
  • Charge system:
    • UL Listed Currie smart charger
    • LED status display
  • Controller:
    • Exclusive Currie electro drive
    • 24-Volt
    • Fully potted
  • Crank and pedals:
    • Alloy 44T crank set with PAS function
    • Double chain guard
    • Resin dual-sided pedals
  • Frame:
    • Exclusive Currie MTB design
    • Bottle bosses
    • Fender and rack mounts

Specifications

Age Range: 15+ Years
Is Assembly Required: Y
Bicycle Frame Size: "26"" (Adult)"
Gender: Men
manufacturer_part_number: 2008
Brand: Currie Technologies
Has Batteries: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 52.00 x 26.00 x 48.00 Inches
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If it is 'power assistance' how does it operate and what determines your speed.also how much does a battery pack weigh.
by siterklaas 5/5/2009
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  • A. GreatbuyHunters answer is mostly correct, but I would like to clarify a few items. On my 2009 Ezip Trailz, when in pedal assist mode (PAS) I do not have to touch the throttle at all. The bike detects my pedaling rate and supplies assist automatically. If I'm not pedaling, the motor is not running. This mode will give the best mileage. Really, you just have to go through the motion of pedaling - not much force is required. But if you pedal faster/harder, the motor will boost more and you'll go faster. It's like riding a tandem bicycle, where the other person is the stronger cyclist! And if you coast, power is cut-off. So I guess controlling speed is just like any other bike - except the pedaling is easier... Throttle assist mode (TAS) means you are twisting and holding the throttle to apply power. Very similar to a motorcycle. You can still pedal in this mode to assist the motor (and helping to pedal gives the best mileage & acceleration) but pedaling is not required. TAS mode effectively makes the bike an electric scooter, where you have to keep holding the throttle open to move. Both modes stop providing electric assistance after you are moving about 18 MPH, which is a federal requirement to meet the definition of a non-motorized vehicle. I've managed to get my Ezip Trails up to 32 MPH on a downhill pedaling all-out. But any speed above 18-ish is all user effort, and easier than you would think. Once you have momentum, maintaining speed is pretty easy. The motor is a fairly heavy permanent neodymium magnet 24 Volt DC motor that weighs in at 6 pounds (the actual motor is 5.5 + the mounting bracket, chain, and hardware equal 6 pounds). The rack and associated wires/throttle add a few more pounds. The rack, which holds the battery and control electronics, is made of aluminum - which helps. The battery pack consists of two 12v sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries wired in series and placed in a plastic housing. The batteries are similar to motorcycle batteries, just slightly smaller and rated for electric vehicle use (deep discharge). The entire assembly weighs less than 18.5 pounds. The bike rides wonderfully, and very smooth - as a steel frame bike should. Sure hi-ten is heavy, but it's strong and holds up to abuse. Really, the weight is only an issue if you have to pedal up hills with a dead battery, or need to carry the bicycle up or down stairs to a second-level (or higher) apartment - which I do every day. You can always remove the battery before carrying if it's too heavy.
    by BrighterBurgher7/29/2009
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  • A. PAS stands for pedal assist. When you are in this, your speed is determined how fast you pedal, the motor only turns when you pedal. This setting will not drain your battery as fast as the TAS setting. TAS, means throttle assist, the motor turns without you pedalling. This will drain the battery much faster. This one I have never used yet, I have never felt that I needed it. The other setting works fine for me. I don't want to drain the battery and be without it on my way home from work. The bike is almost 35-40# heavier than a regular men's mountain bike. The battery is about 25# and the motor is another 10# or so. This extra weight does not seem to matter when you are riding. It rides very smooth.
    by GreatBuyHunter7/29/2009
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BUY THIS BIKE...YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
6/9/2009

Customer review by bmhsonic

5.0 stars 6/9/2009 by bmhsonic
by bmhsonic

This bike is AWESOME... Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!! I just got it June 3rd, 2009 after waiting about a year to buy one (couldn't make up my mind) and after doing my homework, checking on-line, and talking with people, I've come to the conclusion that this bike is the bike for me! I couple of things I’d like to point out... 1) I live in Maine. I ordered this bike on the 27th - It got here by June 3rd - So 7 days, NOT BAD - It came by way of FedEx, and it did not appear to go through 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. ;-) 2) It's wrapped up nice! I mean every single piece of the frame seemed to of have something covering it as to protect it during shipping... This didn't bother me at all. The first thing I did was dig for the battery and charger so that I could start charging it up right away... 3) Continuing on my last comment... It took me about 2 hours to assemble the bike. Mainly because I kept running back up to my room to check on some torrent files I was downloading, I'd say if you knew what you were doing and your not a multi tasker (like me) you could have this bike up and running in about a half an hour, 45 minutes TOPS! 4) Fully assembled, 2 and 1/2 hours later (2.15 hours with the battery charging and still connected to the charger) I take it out for it's first test run about 3/4 mile up the road (without the battery of course) My thoughts... AWESOME! I don't know what some people were complaining about as far as the weight goes and the 7 gears it has, but this bike isn't bad at all! :-) 5) A lil over 2 hours later the light on the charger turns GREEN - So this means that the battery is FULLY CHARGED -- So it's been about 4 and 1/2 hours total for it's first charge. I leave it in the charger for like the next hour and a half and go back to downloading some torrents... 6) Now I'm done playing on the computer. It's time to take this baby for a test drive! I get everything ready, and I'm sitting on the bike for the first time with the on switch ON... I turn the throttle... Instantly the bike takes off and the smile on my face... hahaha.... 7) OVERALL my thoughts on this bike.... Why did I wait so long to buy this?! I mean, I read every review on here, talked with some friends of mine, talked with some bike enthusiasts.... I guess the biggest this is some people say it's heavy. Well depending on where you're coming from, I have three answers for you on this... 1) Compared to my friends ultra thin ultra $$$ bike that you can lift in one hand, yeah, it's heavier than that. I mean, he's a racing bike enthusiast, so it doesn't compare to that. It's not MADE for that. However, me and him went on a bike ride together and I was able to keep up, and he also commented on the bike as being a good bike. (He also helped me pump up the tires some and readjust the front brakes) So overall, not bad. 2) Maybe it's just me, but I'm not noticing any weight difference as compared to the bikes that I've owned in the past. (All of which have been mountain bikes my father bought for me from time to time) Maybe it's because I was a kid the last time I road I bike and back then things were heavier than they are to me now OR maybe it's just because the bikes *were* made out of STEEL and that's how they way... Any which way, it feels like a normal bike to me! And I hardly notice the battery once it's installed, so I'm definitely thinking about buying a 2nd one!! Ok Wal*Mart, where the heck do you keep the batteries at? lol And 3) It's 75lbs... 75lbs is 75lbs. Enough said OVERALL, I *LOVE* THIS BIKE! I should of bought one last year. But hey, at least I saved $50 because I waited. :-)

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bmhsonic
Farmington, ME
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Beyond My Expectation!
7/4/2008

Customer review by OkieInOklahoma

5.0 stars 7/4/2008 by OkieInOklahoma
by OkieInOklahoma

Received the eZip Trailz bike June 21, 2008. It was everything I hoped and more. Easy to put together. Heavy duty frame. Solid bike. Classy colors. I have rode it almost daily the past two weeks with no problems at all. Most trips were from 4 to 6 miles, and a couple trips were 8 miles. I travel many hills with a couple of long hills, no problem going up the hills. I pedal assist most times up the hills for the exercise. I have no doubt it can not go the stated 15 miles. Battery has performed great. I am looking to buy a second battery and charger for work (8 miles away). If gas prices keep going up I might have to ride it to work. The high gas prices was the reason I purchased this bike. There was some shipping damage on the back side of the front fork (see photo) and Currie representative said the bike would be replaced, just take it back to our local Walmart. But I decided to keep the perfectly performing bike as is. A great bike at an affordable price!

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OkieInOklahoma
Ardmore, OK
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
I love it, but I've learned to live with it too!
8/2/2009

Customer review by Sidakers

5.0 stars 8/2/2009 by Sidakers
by Sidakers

I got my bike and found that the packaging was abysmal; A half open box with some styrofoam shoved wherever it would fit. However, the bike came out undamaged (for the most part), so I'm not gonna complain, but it is possible other shipments could be damaged with packaging this shoddy. Assembly was easy, all you have to do is put the front wheel on, handlebars, and pedals, and the tools to do this are included. The electrical and brake cables are already wired. The battery should be charged for eight hours before the first ride. -------------------------- -----The Bike Itself----- -------------------------- The bike has only one derailler, which I kind of like, it makes it far less complicated to switch sequentially through the gears. The weight is not so terrible I notice on flat ground, but it is noticable on hills. I noticed in the picture there is no water bottle cage. There IS room to install one though, so it's just a ~$10 upgrade at your store. Holes are pre-drilled in the frame for you. The handle rubber grips keep on slipping off the end. I'm not to happy about that, but such things happen with every cheap bike. You may want to consider some decent riding gloves as well, because these grips start to hurt after a while. The seat is a pain in the butt. Literally, and in every other sense of the phrase too, I hate the thing and will buy a new saddle. The in seat suspension isn't terrible, but it hardly replaces a full rear suspension set up if that's what you're used to. There is unfortunatly no disc brake, which is becoming a standard even for non-electric bicycles. As far as I know it's possible to buy a fork with a disc brake. I haven't had any problems stopping yet, but there are issues with rim brakes that makes me distrust them at 18 mph. ------------------------------ -----The electric assist----- ------------------------------ The electric assist is great with decent torque and good speed for the price. While other ebikes can offer much higher speeds, they are illegal in the U.S., home built, and the kits can cost well above $1000 dollars. I can't say much about the battery, 'cause I pedal almost constantly. If you wait until you're up to speed before using the electric-assist you will save a great deal of energy. The motor doesn't offer any resistance when pedaling forward, but if you try to pull the bike backwards (say, out of a shed, or off a rack) then it gets somewhat difficult. It's not impossible to back it up buy any means, but expect some resistance. ----------------------- -----Tips for use----- ----------------------- Pedal the bike up to speed before activating the motor, using the motor from a dead stop uses a lot of juice. The batteries may jiggle a little bit when you hit a bump. I fixed this problem for the most part by wrapping the rack in automotive sound deadening material, but foam and zip-ties would probably work just as well. Also, make sure to lock them in place for each ride, bumps will bounce them off of the contacts, breaking the circuit for your motor. As soon as you get it, put a slime tube on the rear wheel when you are at home with all of your tools. A simple bike tool kit will not have everything you need to dismount the motor assembly from the rear wheel, and getting a flat far away from home with no way to fix is no fun. While currie does't supply any improved chemistry batteries (LiCo or NiCd) the battery casing is simple to open and a local battery store should be able to repack them for you. I've fitted mine with a 24v 16 ah lithium battery which is significantly lighter and can supply better range. Consider how you're going to use the bike before you get it. The rear rack is highly specialized and most baskets, trunks, or bags will need to be modified to mount to it and remove the battery. Finally, carry a replacement chain with a master link (a chain that doesn't need a chain tool) cut to the same size as the chain connecting the motor to the rear wheel. It's hard to fit a chain tool in there and even harder to operate it. Considering the torque the motor puts out it's not unreasonable to assume the chain will brake long before the user-driven chain does. The led's are not clearly indicative of the charge. you need to let go of the throttle for a second and it will give a voltage read out. While it is possible to drain the battery below nominal voltage (DAMAGING THE CELLS) I do not recommend using the battery once the green light goes out and only the orange one is left. Once the red light is showing turn off the power and pedal, you will greatly reduce the capacity of your pack if you use it much longer than that.

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Sidakers
Wichita, KS
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Good Value, Strong Bike
5/14/2009

Customer review by Beefington

5.0 stars 5/14/2009 by Beefington
by Beefington

This is actually a real good bike by itself. Very solid especially the rack. It runs about four hours and I weigh 220 pounds. I wanted more of a challenge putting it together though, too easy. I changed the seat and handlebars and took off all the stickers to find an excellent paint job. Just right for me.

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Beefington
Los Angeles, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great bike
8/19/2008

Customer review by TecNerd

5.0 stars 8/19/2008 by TecNerd
by TecNerd

It gets me to my friends house and back lickady split! I'm 230 pounds and it still takes off really fast. at my weight i get about 4-5 miles on a single charge. I even did a youtube review on this bike.

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TecNerd
Plainfield, IL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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