Happy Birthday “Pedelecmonitor” – and welcome “Ebikemonitor”

It was Nov. 16th in 2016 when I brought my Focus Crater Lake with Impulse motor back to the dealer to get my money back. Why? 19 month of riding, nearly 10.000km made, but 5 motors?

I collected data about motor issues in all possible forums and blogs I could find in the internet to be prepared for discussions with Derby Cycle – but nothing. They took back the bike and I got nearly all the money back.

And the data? All the work for nothing? Continue reading


Alasdair’s Giant Quick-E+ (US) with Yamaha PW (Quick&Dirty)

Alasdair is no member of the pedelecmonitor. I found his bike review on an EBR-Forum-Thread. The header was „my biggest issue with the ebike reviews, is that I can’t find any reviews over long term use“ – he matched exactly my thoughts.

So I was asking for reviews – positives and negatives. Here is Alasdairs statement about his Giant Quick-E+ with the Yamaha PW syncdrive.


I also have a child seat on it to run errands with my 14mo, he loves it![…] Continue reading