Be wary of too good to be true deals on crowd funded projects as we have seen many of these companies go out of business quickly and the customer is left with a bike they cannot source parts for after the first year.
If you're considering a larger internet direct purchase (such as Juiced, Rad, Blix, or Ariel), consider giving us a chance to source a comparable bike for you. Many bikes will boast powerful motors and great deals, but have lower quality components on things that matter in the long run.
Many of these companies designs are just re-branded from Chinese factories, and we can source similar (if not downright identical) bikes at very similar prices.
Some Harsh Realities of buying from an Internet Direct Company
Most of these companies will charge you 20% of the purchase price to cancel your order, even if it hasn't shipped!
IF you dare try and return a bike that you've literally just opened and are not happy with, good luck. minimum 20% stocking fee plus $175 shipping, and they will not accept any bike that is not in the original, sealed packaging.
Customer pays to ship both ways for warranty exchanges. So if you get a bike with a problem covered under warranty, they will still charge you around $350 to fix that issue.
Be wary of internet direct bike companies advertising "Mobile Service". How much are you going to pay for that service? How readily is it available to you? Where are the mobile vans coming from?
"Direct Drive hubs with regenerative braking"