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VanMoof bankrupt

Be happy you never heard about them. The most unreliable, unfinished e-bikes ever sold to unexpecting victims. The did not go bust because of perfect products and 1st class customer service. They sold on a "pay first-wait longer" base. RIP
 
Stay clear of 'everything proprietary' vendors. I would never buy a bike with a battery model which I can't replace independent from the specific manufacturer even if the brand is reliable enough to not risk them going out of business I still don't want to be locked into a specific ecosystem.

Even the few Dutch 3rd party repair shops ran out of 'proprietary parts' in a matter of days when the rush began, and they were told then they would not get new inventory. They were bleeding money and running on investment rounds.. eventually that dries up when you're not getting solvent due to this focus of wanting to have a 'designer' bicycle where everything was 'developed in house' ( which translates to: we can charge you as much as we think we can bleed you dry ).
 
There's another thread about this
may I merge this one with that?
 
To add onto that, you also seem to have to research heavily the eBike in general, because one with "available" parts doesn't necessarily mean they're easily found and sourced. I learned that with my free Sondor's THIN; it has an 80mm dropout and runs 28" in tires, really strange combinations that take some searching through Chinese sources just to find replacement parts for because early Sondors Taco Belled their bikes together. I imagine it's the same for other eBike "Assemblers".
 
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