Andy in California
My experience with the golden eagle bike engine has been great. I’ve had it for about 2 years now, and have had minimal problems, considering the abuse I put it through. I installed it on my mountain bike – an old steel frame Specialized Stumpjumper (pre-shocks). I guess that I’ve put about 1,500 miles on it.
The main reason I purchased the engine was because I needed a shuttling option to get me to trailheads. Typically, I’ll park the car at the bottom of the trail, and then motor up dirt or paved road to the trail-head. Depending on whether the trail has much climbing, I’ll either take the motor off (takes only about 5 minutes) and stash it near by, or just disconnect the drive-belt (takes < 1 minute).
Having this shuttling option has expanded my riding range tremendously, and I can easily do 20 miles of fantastic single-track riding in a day. Even though I didn’t plan on it when I bought the engine, I now also look forward to motor ride as well.
Andy in Southern California