Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I’m looking for a commuter bike that can do some utility work, carry a child on the back and be a true car replacement at a reasonable price along the lines of an Ezee Expedir or Hikobike Ute. Having ridden a few ebikes, I find I prefer the feel of a mid-drive, so the Ute looks good and well specced for the price (cirka $5k). The only other bike that seems similar for the same kind of price is the Yuba electric Boda Boda.
I’m based in Dunedin, so whatever I end up with needs to be quite good on hills.
All of them seem to have good quality components, but I can’t find any kind of review or anything about Hikobikes. Are they an Alibaba special, or are they as they say designed in NZ? Does anyone know anything about Hikobike and are there any independent reviews (specifically of the Hikobike Ute) that anyone knows about, or has anyone bought one?
Appreciate any real world feedback about these types of bikes.