18 Mar '17, 8pm

@jpat1eco No China Parts! See Parts List!

I am totally a ebike noobie, or for that matter know little about the state of bike components these days re quality, engineering, etc. However, just asking “logically”, why can’t a mechanically skilled person build a comparable (to the sounder) ebike for $1000.00? If you deduct from the sounder profits, shipping, R and D, tooling, labor and so forth it seems $1000 would be at least double what the raw costs for the sounder bike are. Are the markups for retail purchase of components so high that my logic fails? Say a a given battery costs $400, wouldn’t that still be say… $250 to a manufacturer? Has anyone done an analysis of what if would cost to build a sounder type bike of similar quality, out of pocket (no labor). I am guessing you would have to start by buying some kind of beat up (cheap) used bike though for a frame… unless aftermarket frames are available at a reaso...

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