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Increase in E-Cargo Bike (BTW Scheme)

  • 20-10-2022 11:49pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,003 ✭✭✭

    Hi folks seeking advice/ recommendations for E-Cargo Bikes / sellers in Ireland, especially considering the increase to 3k on the Bike to Work Scheme.

    Had a quick search here and some old threads but couldn't see anything recent ( apologies if I missed it)

    Any recommendations appreciated.

    Considering:the Urban Arrow or Moustache Lundi from Grrenaer ( no experience with them) or thedutchbike shop etc.

    All feedback welcome👍


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,640 ✭✭✭G1032

    Was there any increase on non e-bikes?

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,649 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    Both Greener and thedutchbikeshop are good to their customers AFAIK. I think the latter is now online only as her rented place was taken back but could be wrong. I'd highly recommend her regardless. Very good anytime I was in there.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,649 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    It's reported that it's all cargo bikes (electric or not) up to 3000, no change for others AFAIK

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,654 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi

    I can't advise on cargo bikes, but I bought my electric bike from Greenaer, and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

    No hard sell, plenty of advice, as many test cycles as I wanted, and excellent after-sales service.

    An absolute pleasure to deal with.

    (I have no connection to them, they were recommended by a pal who had bought their bike there.)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,698 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    I predict a rise in high end road bike sales...

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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,346 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cabaal

    Dutch Bike Shop is still operating, bought our Bakfiets off them in August of this year. They now have a yard instead, you can visit for a test ride but you need to pre-arrange the visit.

    Would recommend,

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,003 ✭✭✭thebullkf

    Thanks folks for the replies 👍

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,076 ✭✭✭CantGetNoSleep

    I'd definitely recommend a test ride first. One of these would be perfect for what I need (crèche then work) and also seems like the safest option for a busy city (compared to one of the more long-tail types), but I found it difficult to get used to the size. I'm still strongly considering buying early next year but will try a few different models first

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,003 ✭✭✭thebullkf

    if you don't mind me asking, what and where did you test ride ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,076 ✭✭✭CantGetNoSleep

    I live in the Netherlands so can't help with the shop - it was a Carqon. Just found it huge. Didn't help that I rode 10km to the shop on my Brompton.

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