This E-Zip Comfort Electric Bike Cannot Be Purchased Anywhere

An affordable electric bike that can go 18 mph for over 20 miles, but isn’t sold online or in stores? Detroit, you clever fox, you’ve done it again!

E-Zip Comfort Electric Bike [Walmart] (Thanks to Jeff!)

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  1. Crash1973 says:

    Best $314.43 I never spent. O_o

  2. WraithSama says:

    Sounds neat! Where can I… awww.

  3. PeanutButter says:

    it’s probably because walmart doesn’t think anyone that shops there can afford to spend $314.43 on an electric bike.

  4. nequam says:

    Maybe it’s sold offline, outside of stores.

  5. legwork says:

    Trick question. The $314 bike that can really accelerate and carry anyone heavier than Tinkerbell 20miles at 18mph is a rare creature.

    If you do find one, don’t be the first to ride near traffic, and bring extra duct-tape.

  6. Stanwell says:

    Likely a mockup page anticipating an item they don’t have in stock yet, or an item they’ve discontinued…when i searched the site for this bike (cut and pasted the item name, then did it again with the item number) it “didn’t find an exact match for my search.”

    They DO have 3 other models to choose from, at the low, low, Wal Mart price of $348.73.

  7. Who Killed the Electric… Bike?

    350 bucks is pretty much my monthly gas budget these days, so it might be a good value.

  8. The Great Aussie Evil says:

    Someone needs to update the database.

  9. Jesse in Japan says:

    The E-Zip Comfort Electric Bike can only be purchased from the back of a van in the shadier part of town. Even so, Wal-Mart wants a piece of that action.

  10. BeFrugalNotCheap says:

    Well it does’nt consume fossil fuel so it’ll be sure to remain under wraps. :)

  11. lonewolf333 says:

    Only a Communist would buy that bike.

  12. @lonewolf333: No, that’s not the party-approved model.

  13. @ceejeemcbeegee (just debatin’ not hatin’): What are you driving? An H2? OK, we’ll say it’s an H2.

    Why do you hate the environment?

  14. MercuryPDX says:

    @Michael Belisle: It would be a great commuter alternative if my office wasn’t 22 miles away. So it’s an hour in my car on the interstate in heavy traffic, or over an hour taking sidestreets on the Wonderbikeâ„¢.

  15. badgeman46 says:

    Reminds me of a baseball card shop I used to walk by in high school. The sign in the window read “We don’t buy, sell, or trade.”

  16. Nytmare says:

    @badgeman46: The Legitimate Businessmen’s Baseball Card Shop and Social Club?

  17. tedyc03 says:

    @badgeman46: Maybe they shorted? Good move with Barry Bonds under indictment…if he’s convicted his card value will fall!

    Ok, back on topic…

    @Michael Belisle: Of course not. Communists don’t have that kind of money! :-P

  18. tedyc03 says:

    Or Wal Mart for that matter.

    Hey…communism just got brighter!

  19. chiieddy says:

    @Michael Belisle: Ummm. I drive one car that gets an avg of 24 mpg and another than has an avg of 26 mpg. In a 2 car household, we generally do about $400 in gas, so that’s my monthly gas cost. The above poster could have three Prius’s for all we know.

  20. MickeyMoo says:

    out of stock items not removed from the database just like this:

    [www.walmart.com]

    they used to sell it – but don’t anymore (substituted for crappier box)

    it’s a better system than Sears though don’t you think? ;-)

  21. no.no.notorious says:

    hahhaha!

  22. Mykro says:

    Thats nothin… I find this on walmart.com all the time.
    Check this one out.. “Buy online, Out of stock online, Not sold online, Preorder, Preorders out of stock.. The joy of walmart shopping.
    [aycu39.webshots.com]

  23. Mykro says:

    @Mykro:
    I guess I could have just gave the direct link.. Sorry.
    @MickeyMoo: The Mario Kart for wii isn’t discontinued and it has the same thing going on. Its just preorder. There are some current items like Guitar Hero 3 ([www.walmart.com]) that are all screwed up, but you can still purchase.

  24. sam says:

    It seems like it has been discontinued, so I don’t see why this is unusual.

  25. mastmaker says:

    :-) If you are in south bay, you can buy them at the store next door to my office, at 3527 (or something) Ryder St around Lawrence and Central, Santa Clara.

    I know they sell electric scooters and I have seen a few electric bicycles at that place now and then. Don’t ask me the price.

  26. REPTILE-DYSFUNCTION says:

    @lonewolf333:
    When I first saw your comment, I thought you’d written: “Only a Consumerist would buy that bike.”

  27. Rusted says:

    Bean power goes longer. Only have to recharge one’s self.

  28. SuffolkHouse says:

    Amazon reads “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.”

    Total bullshit.

  29. snoop-blog says:

    i read about these in the “Daily Worker”.

  30. @chiieddy: Or the poster could have an Excursion and commute 10 miles to work. Then the question becomes, “Do you enjoy raping the environment?” (2 average cars indicates a mere dislike for mother nature.)

  31. Milstar says:

    clearly this is somesort of you can’t have it! (I want it more now than ever) type of marketing at work. Sales will boom once it does land somewhere.

  32. Techguy1138 says:

    Does anyone know anything about this bike? I looks very intreguing.

  33. elijah_dukes_mayonnaise says:

    So this is why Gus Hall was so fond of bicycle shorts.

  34. CyGuy says:

    with a range of 15-22 miles with normal pedaling.

    Odd, my non-electric bike has about a 100 mile range with normal pedalling. I guess the battery adds a lot of weight.

  35. ExcelsiorDDZ says:

    ah-hem! [www.revopower.com] A MUCH better technology! I will purchase one when they become available.

  36. kbarrett says:

    Buy a used bike and a hall effect kit and make your own.

    [www.poweridestore.com]
    or
    [www.ebikes.ca]
    or
    [www.ecospeed.net]
    or
    [www.thesuperkids.com]
    or
    [www.heinzmannusa.com]

    Help on assembling can be found here:

    [endless-sphere.com]

    If you want a decent range ( greater than 10 miles ), get a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery pack from a Shnaghai or HK vendor ( search for LiFePO4 on ebay ).

    My e-recumbent goes 20+ mph, and moves my fat arse about 17 miles before it needs to be recharged … and yes, I commute with it.

  37. SweetBearCub says:

    Oddly enough, up until a few months ago I was wanting to buy a similar electric bike, as I live in San Francisco, eco country!

    Unfortunately, my physical therapy didn’t pan out too well, so my doc wrote me a prescription for an electric wheelchair.

    Wish it went faster than 5.8MPH though!

    Still, it’s nice to be able to zip along at about jogging speed virtually for free!

  38. kbarrett says:

    @SweetBearCub: Buy a used recumbent-trike off of craigslist. Then add a c-lyte 5303 hubmotor kit. Pay someone to put it together for you.

    You’ll get 25+ mph instead of 6 mph. With a 530x motor and a 48V LiFePO4 battery, you won’t have to pedal, ever, unless you really want to.

  39. MickeyMoo says:

    @Mykro:

    MarioCart? Whaaa? My link was for a Thomson RCA Digital TV Converter Box, DTA800 – they used to stock but has been replaced by something crappier and cheaper with a presumably higher profit margin…

  40. @Michael Belisle: Ha, ha. I live in LA, gas is $3.75 a gallon, and I drive about 500 miles per week. And I have a Civic. Takes about $45 bucks to fill ‘er up.

  41. Mr. Mangold says:

    “Well it does’nt consume fossil fuel so it’ll be sure to remain under wraps. :) “

    Yep…it doesn’t consume fossil fuels. It uses electricity instead. Wait…where does electricity come from again???

  42. kbarrett says:

    In the US, electricity mostly comes from hydro-electric dams or coal.

    The US is the “Saudi Arabia” of coal … which is why coal fired plants can make electricity so cheap. Filling my battery costs less than 50 cents.

    Add more nuclear powerplants, and I will be even happier about rding an electric bike.

  43. f3rg says:

    A guy over at the MTBR.com forums snapped cellphone pics of one of these bikes at a Wal-Mart so we could all have a laugh, which means they’re actually sold in stores.

    …just not in my city or any other Wal-Mart I’ve been to.

  44. chiieddy says:

    @Michael Belisle: Or two people who have to drive to work because there’s no other transportation. My husband and I work 24 miles away in OPPOSITE directions. We both drive AWAY from the city to get to our jobs. There is no reliable public transportation to either of our current job locations.

    On the other hand, my husband is getting a new job, we just don’t know the location yet. If it’s in the city, he’ll be taking public transportation and our gas costs will halve.

  45. Anonymous says:

    I personally saw these bikes at two Wal Mart stores in the Dallas area. One store had no price maked the bike. The other store had it marked for $398.

    Another thing…the spec card on the rack said it would go 18 miles, and even longer with the “optional” extra battery. But the bike on the rack had two batteries already.

    This will be an awesome bike for many commuters and could seriously get millions of people out of cars and on bikes. Good for the gas budget for sure.

    It’s so cheap that if it only lasts a couple of years and has to be tossed into the recycle bin, it’s still a great bargain.