Where did it start?After a great deal of research, I chose to purchase online from e-bikeshop.co.uk of Farnham, Surrey and was impressed by their service and the prompt and helpful answers to my questions prior to purchasing from Alfred, their sales/support guy. This was important as I had very specific requirements.
Rider requirements?I am 66 years old, a lifelong cyclist, took up mountain biking with a passion at the age of 40 and had to give up my classic Gary Fisher hardtail altogether about 6 years ago due to the effects of age and injuries. To be brief, I have extensive nerve, ligament and tendon damage to my left arm, leg and lower back, limited neck movement and arthritic comedy hands.
I live on the coast in the northwest Highlands of Scotland. From the village, everywhere is uphill and I needed a bike which offered me a chance to get out again in comfort and of course - style. I can report that the Haibike FatSix met those requirements beautifully.
Given that I have been 6 years out of the saddle and am not properly cycling fit, I have been delighted with the results so far.