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Old 12-24-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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The new boat bicycle!

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Old 12-25-2014, 12:02 AM   #2
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I just saw this product featured on Shark Tank tonight and thought the same thing. It sells for $1800 USD, goes 12.5 MPH top speed and has a 10 mile range.

It looks compact and light enough to easily handle a pair onboard a small trawler without the need for a davit. I looked up the specs and it weighs 27 lbs and has a weight capacity of 325 lbs! . It looks like it might take some concentration to operate, unlike a Segway, but I'd like to ride one to know.

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Old 12-27-2014, 02:23 AM   #3
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I've seen people scooting around the streets of San Francisco on the Airwheel - similar but without the seat:

Airwheel_electric one wheel_1 _one wheel scooter_electric unicycle_electric scooter_2-wheeled electric scooter_self-balance unicycle!

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Old 12-27-2014, 06:43 AM   #4
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Very cool, but for me it won't replace our traditional folding bikes. We used our bikes a lot last summer cruising the ICW. A traditional bike doesn't break down or run out of power, though my wife may contest that last part. Plus a bike if outfitted can carry almost a grocery cart full.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #5
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We have a pair of Montague folding bicycles. We like them because hey unfold to full size bikes, no little tires. A tad on the heavier side, but there's no where we can't ride them wether street or trail. Don't see us trading them.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:19 PM   #6
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Got tired of replacing rusty bikes, bought two of these (Trek District).... belt drive, carbon fiber and aircraft aluminum nothing to rust, incredibly light and rides smooth as silk.
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Got tired of replacing rusty bikes, bought two of these (Trek District).... belt drive, carbon fiber and aircraft aluminum nothing to rust, incredibly light and rides smooth as silk.
Boatpoker those are nice . Do they have a three speed or more internal rear hub? It's almost like an automatic transmission right ?
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Boatpoker those are nice . Do they have a three speed or more internal rear hub? It's almost like an automatic transmission right ?
Single speed, no gears (less weight, no gear rust, sprockets are plastic) but incredibly easy to pedal. We have no problems going up hill
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:19 PM   #9
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Got tired of replacing rusty bikes, bought two of these (Trek District).... belt drive, carbon fiber and aircraft aluminum nothing to rust, incredibly light and rides smooth as silk.
Looks pricey, how much?
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:17 PM   #10
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Looks pricey, how much?
just looked them up 399 up the one he shows in the pic lowest I see is 495 free shipping
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We bought a fold up bike for the trawler...3 speed w/coaster brakes. I don't ever remember taking it ashore? It ended up in the shop when the trawler was sold. Then poking around on eBay I stumbled on a little motor and even tho I had no real use for it, decided that little motor would be perfect for the bike.
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So now I have a motorized fold up bike taking up space in the shop.
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Got tired of replacing rusty bikes, bought two of these (Trek District).... belt drive, carbon fiber and aircraft aluminum nothing to rust, incredibly light and rides smooth as silk.
If you're going to stick with a full size bike also look at the new Priority bike: Home page


Also Belt Drive, aluminum, 3 spd Hub trans etc. . Just picked one up for the wife for home use and very nice quality. With my 28' I really need a folder... Probably a Dahon Mariner or Uno. Lots of options out there from $150 and up. Do a google or Amazon search and read the reviews to see what's out there!
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@Boatpoker, Whats the make and model of that bad mamma jamma?
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@Boatpoker, Whats the make and model of that bad mamma jamma?
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My local dealer can not seem to order them
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My local dealer can not seem to order them
Has to be an authorized Trek Dealer Here is the list
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Has to be an authorized Trek Dealer Here is the list
yepper he is not on the list just carries a bunch of trek bikes and looks like nothing he caries are the new models
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I think the Trek District model that boatpoker shows is a 2013 (and/or previous) model, maybe no longer available. The Trek site doesn't have much of a search engine, so looking for features like "belt drive" isn't really possible (I think).


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I think the Trek District model that boatpoker shows is a 2013 (and/or previous) model, maybe no longer available. The Trek site doesn't have much of a search engine, so looking for features like "belt drive" isn't really possible (I think).


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Think you may be right I called the Trek dealer near the marina in Sarasota they found one the same from another dealer but they also said they had 2 of the newer models in and that they did not show on the website

I will be down Next sat and will go take a look
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