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Electric Everything: Feedback Rolls In for the SONDORS MetaCycle

"It Is, in My Opinion So Far, Worth It"

The SONDORS MetaCycle, Media sourced from SONDORS' website.
The SONDORS MetaCycle, Media sourced from SONDORS' website.

Remember that one electric bike that was making headlines for its bang-for-buck bargain pricepoint shortly before the deal turned sour due to delivery delays?

Well, we’ve finally got some feedback rolling in from customers who have received their machines – and so far, none of it is terrible. 

We’re not just saying that; we’ve been able to maintain contact with a gal that’s writing up a detailed summary of her experience with her MetaCycle to leave for y’all here at WBW; we won’t divulge too much, but she left this little tidbit with us this morning:

“…I’ve actually gotten it up to 89 mph, which was completely unexpected.” 

The SONDORS MetaCycle, Media sourced from SONDORS' website.
The SONDORS MetaCycle, Media sourced from SONDORS’ website.

Her first 20-minute ride wasn’t so bad, either; I’ll let her tell the experience to you guys, but I WILL say she’s had zero issues with yank response – though she did admit the torque isn’t too punchy (this coming from a rider who previously owned a Ducati Scrambler, so take that with a grain of salt).

The total cost? $5000 for the bike and $700 for delivery.

Not bad.

“It is, in my opinion so far, worth it…way less expensive than a Zero for an under 60-mile commuter bike,” she concludes. 

The SONDORS MetaCycle, Media sourced from SONDORS' website.
The SONDORS MetaCycle, Media sourced from SONDORS’ website.

With other folks now writing to us with their own experiences on the SONDORS MetaCycle, we’ll be eager to publish Cara’s own contribution; meantime, stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter, hit that button at the tippy-top of the page for 24/7 ad-free reading, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from SONDORS’ website*
  1. Following! SONDORS’ MetaCycle hit what I consider the magic 8-ball trifecta: price at or under $8k US delivered, freeway-capable top speed around 80 mph, and around 80 mile range (with a full recharge in under 8 hours either overnight or at work from a household outlet – ok, make that a quadfecta). I decided to hold off placing a deposit for a few reasons, including wanting to see real-world reviews of the production model – and of customer service, if needed – so I’m curious to see owner feedback.

    1. Just to clarify, my previous comment is for a commuter/around town bike. Touring or racing would obviously have other requirements.

      1. I mean… if you put a MetaCycle on a track, we’d definitely be waiting with popcorn to see the results.

        Actually serious,
        Amanda

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