AS most other bike enthusiasts we were pleasently stoked when we read reviews of the JUiced crosscurrent. We ordered 12 just for the one shop and sometime later received 4 ....
Our background is much different to other bike shops - and that maybe why were shocked when we opened the boxes. So bad was the finish and quality of the product we wrote to the supplier thinking we'd had a bad batch.
Upon visiting our Avanti shop in Blenheim we saw another lot and our worries were for real. Our manager there contemplated sending them back.
Among the issues;
the brakes might be hydraulic -but the frame jigging is way off. So the friction surface of the brake pad is not aligned with the disc.
wiring as per a ''old '' style electric converted bike. Nylon ties are used along the downtube, and no protection or routing exists. It all looks like an afterthought.
In terms of connectivity - much of it is not fit for the waether here.
the power of the rear motor coupled to 48v is above the legal limit in NZ so it cannot be classed as a bike - or be ridden on the road legally.
kickstand made of #8 wire - it bends if you blow on it
paint is more like primer ..
spokes and wheel build below par
As we were getting nowhere with the supplier - who had no prior interest or knowledge to the industry ....we decided we could do better.
Alongside our F-19 we decided to look at having a fast 700c wheel bike.
Testing , and production is now done - with the 3 man engineering team that we have been wortking with for 5 years.
Launch is 26 june 2017 - stay tuned