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Affiliate Disclosure

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links ebikechoices.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on ebikechoices.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from ebikechoices.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay ebikechoices.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

I use three main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links.

ebikechoices.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Aliexpress affiliate links.

ebikechoices.com also participates in the Aliexpress affiliate program and receives a small commission for referring sales to this site.

3. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

Thank you for reading

Tony

ebikechoices.com

12 thoughts on “Affiliate Disclosure

  • March 15, 2020 at 2:41 pm
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    Hi Tony,
    Thank you for all the content on your website, I am finding it very helpful for making my choices for my first DIY e-bike build. I have bought a second hand Specialized Rockhopper comp as the base bike ready for a Tongsheng TSDZ2. It’s going to be used for a commute of 16 miles roundtrip in Bristol with some hills and some bumpy terrain. I will get a 48v 17ah Jumbo Shark or a 48v 11.8ah Super Shark probably from Em3ev. The main thing I am unsure of is the display. I would like a discreet display like the XH-18 but I am not sure if I will be able to flash the firmware to get more efficient use of the motor. Do I need the bigger display for this like the VLCD6? I would be grateful for any advice you have to offer.

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    • March 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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      Hi John,

      The VLCD6 is the most discreet display. It is the one I used on my B’TWIN hybrid build. There is a version of the opensource software where you can use any display. Here is a link to the thread on endless-sphere.

      I personally found the TSDZ2 to be incredibly efficient in standard form and managed to squeeze 120 miles with 11,000ft of elevation out of a single charge from a 36v13Ah battery (using a combination of eco and tour mode). It really depends on how much assist you use.

      If you need any more advice, please let me know.

      Regards,
      Tony

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Hi Tony
    My wife & I have ice adventures each & are thinking of having electric assist motors fitted. Can you help with this ? What sort of costs are involved for you to supply & fit ?
    Does more voltage & wattage give longer distance or more speed ? I realise there is a limit in the UK .
    Many thanks
    Colin

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    • October 7, 2019 at 8:45 am
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      Hi Colin,

      If you can send me your phone number via email at: cycletek@outlook.com, I will give you a call to discuss options and pricing.

      Regards,
      Tony

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    Hi, I want to make an e-bike from my tandem (Sparta Double X). What (parts) do you recommend. My tandem has rollerbrakes.

    Regards,
    Geert

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    • October 5, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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      Hi Geert,

      I have checked the specification on your tandem and the only option, I can see would be to fit a front hub motor and fit a disc brake system for the front wheel. Your bike has a Nexus 8 geared hub, so a rear motor would be out of the question. A mid-drive unit would not fit, as your front crank is on the left hand side.

      The only other option I can think of would be a friction drive system, like this one here. The best place to mount a battery would be on the rear rack, or possibly on the front downtube (if there are bottle holder holes).

      If you need any more information, please let me know.

      Regards,
      Tony

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  • June 18, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    I would like to ask your advise regarding theinstallation of a new sensor.I compiled an email containing some photos. I would send it to your mail address if youprovide your address to me.

    Agnes Furedi(Hungary)

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  • May 18, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    WHY is it so hard to find these bikes? Everyone is sold out. Do you sell them? The Cyclamatic GTE PRO?

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    • May 18, 2019 at 9:22 am
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      Hi,

      I have just checked Amazon UK and the bike is still available there. The link is here. I can’t find it on any other Amazon site, it seems to be sold by and distributed by a UK company.

      Regards,
      Tony

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      • May 27, 2020 at 2:21 pm
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        Hi tony .
        Do you know where I can get a replacement battery for my 2017 carrera vulcan & is there a more powerful battery replacement to give me better mileage that you could recommend .and also my display is playing up it keeps powering off intermittently . Any advice would be appreciated

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        • May 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm
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          Hi Owen,

          I did some work on a Vulcan E a couple of years back, and the motor control unit (ECU) is hidden inside the battery compartment. You could, in theory fit a more powerful battery, but you would need to re-house the control unit. Another option would be to re-cell the battery (using the existing case) with modern cells that have a higher energy density. It might be worth contacting Jimmy at ebikebatteries.co.uk to see what he can do. Regarding the display, it would be worth checking the connection to the main wiring loom. If all the connections are okay, then it may need replacing. There’s one available on eBay at the moment but it’s a bit pricey. Here is the link.

          If you have any more questions, please let me know.

          Cheers,
          Tony

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