What Bike to get? Prime or Homie: I plan on riding on paved trails most of the time in the beginning. I plan on doing off road trails but nothing like flying down the side of a mountain. Some light dirt trails. I also have a bad back. I want to avoid a crazy rough ride. Would you recommend the Homie with the upgraded battery pack and larger motor or the Prime with the motor/battery upgrades? Would the fat tires absorb enough of the vibrations on the Prime? I also plan on possibly taking the bike to the beach.
38mph and 50 mile range: Are these numbers based off of pedal assist? What is the speed and range in the real world for a 6' 230lbs rider?
Throttle: I see that a throttle is an option. Does that mean if a throttle is purchased, you can ride without pedal assist? If so, what is the speed and range with throttle only?
If purchasing the adjustable front forks for the Prime, are they painted to match the bike?
How are people liking their Homies?
Shipping: I see the IGG campaign went in 2018. I see posts that people still havent gotten their bikes. This concerns me as a potential buyer. How do I know if I order a Nireeka, Im actually going to be riding it within a reasonable amount of time? I dot want to purchase the bike and not ride until 2021. What is the current situation with the covid pandemic and getting bikes built and shipped to the USA? Your site states the Prime is shipping at the end of August. What (on average) is the ETA on having a bike sitting in my garage from date of order? I hear customs is a problem right now.
Return Policy: Unless the bike arrives destroyed, I cant see a reason to return unless its a stupid long wait in delivery. What is the return policy if I order and three months from now, I still dont have a bike and I want to go with someone else?
No reviews outside of Nireeka: So I have been trying to research this bike (Homie). Looking for non biased reviews. Im surprisingly shocked at the lack of press this bike has! I mean, bikes have shipped out and there are almost no videos on this thing. I saw one video from a guy who gave a 1 year update. Other than that, its all Nireeka videos and top ten videos that show Nireeka footage in them. Is there an NDA or something?
Thanks for reading my book up there. I need some assistance in picking out an ebike as I havent been bike shopping since my last mountain bike I bought back in the late 90s from Dicks sporting goods LOL.
Any advise/feedback would be greatly appreciated as this is a little overwhelming learning not just bicycles but now ebikes! There are a lot of options out there but I just absolutely love the look of these bikes and the price point isn't insane from what I have seen.