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May 28, 2021

The RockShox Monarch RL rear shock raised my bike seat by 1 inch at least. Since my Nireeka carbon seat post was wedged in too tight due to a manufacturing problem with the bike, it broke when I tried to take it out. This has started a new nightmare of its own. At least I was able to take out the broken/shreded Nireeka carbon seat post. It took me 2 days.
Here is the true length of the stock XFusion rear shock that Nireeka puts on the Homie. You can see clearly that it is not 160mm eye-to-eye. It is 155mm. That difference may seem negligible but if you try to upgrade this shock with a 165mm one, that extra 10mm will throw off the bike's geometry significantly.
Folks, be aware that length of the XFusion shock that comes with the Nireeka Homie is not 160mm eye-to-eye as some have said. It is 155mm when properly measured.
Someone recommended the Rockshox Monarch RL (165x38mm) as a replacement, but be aware that the shock changes the geometry of the bike significantly. It will increased your seat height by at least one inch. I don't recommend the Rockshox Monarch RL (165x38mm) as a replacement if you have height considerations. This Homie bike is for my girlfriend and I have had serious problems lowering the seat for her, so the increased height made things worse.
So far I haven't found a good quality replacement for the XFusion rear shock that measures 155mm eye-to-eye. I am open to better suggestions, and if I come across a quality option, I will update this thread.

May 25, 2021

Rommel replied to "Pearlized vs Standard Red"
@chris-bailey, thanks for the picture. My Homie is the standard red and it looks great in the sun. Plenty loud and visible. I love that color!
This is a standard red frame. You don't see any metallic effect in the color.
My Homie is Pearlized Red. In indoor lighting, the color looks like the attached photo.

May 24, 2021

Getting the RockShox Monarch RL rear shock installed this week. Can't wait to try it out! I want to dial in the ride just right for some fun ocean-side rides in California.
Rommel replied to "Digging my Homes!"
I ordered it in September 2020. It arrived in Feburary 2021. The bore for the seat post was on the small side, so it took me a while to get the seat to go down to a good riding height. I didn't know back then that carbon is really easy to adjust. All you need is sand paper. Now the seat post is wedge in there pretty good. LOL
I've been riding it since May and have grown to like it quite a bit. I'm installing a RockShox Monarch RL rear shock this week to improve the ride. Can't wait to try it out.

May 17, 2021

Received after a long wait - BUT - everything was PERFECT! Unpacking and putting together took all of 30 minutes as packed so well. Watched a few unpacking videos on uTube -and everything went accordingly. Received battery a month earlier - battery charger arrived with bike. Charged, attached and off we went. NIREEKA - thank you. Graham Holmes Melbourne
Rommel published Digging my Homes!
Folks, after getting over the disappointment of an ill-fitting seat post, I can honestly say that I am really enjoying my gen-3 Nireeka Homie. For an e-mountain bike with all these features, I find it really easy to load onto my bike carrier. I have taken it for rides on pavement and gravel and it's truly awesome.
I am planning a rear shock upgrade plus other suggestions I've seen on this site. I will also be ordering an extra battery. Funny thing is that I bought it for my girlfriend but I am the one riding it the most. It's a blast! LOL
You can easily replace it with the following RockShox model Rommel : https://www.bikester.be/rockshox-monarch-rl-demper-165-x-38mm-430-lf-tune-mid-mid-zwart-404738.html

May 9, 2021

Thank you, Max! Much appreciated, sir.

May 1, 2021

Does anyone know what the dimensions are for the XFusion rear shock used in the Homie? Thank you.

Apr 12, 2021

Yup. Response times are not the same as they used to be. Not the it was phenomenal before. This really sucks.

Apr 11, 2021

This is what it looks like in sunlight

Mar 1, 2021

Folks, has anyone had a problem where the upgraded carbon seat post fits impossibly tight in a Homie bike to the point that it isn't possible to lower the bike seat to the rider's preference? My Homie's mechanical setup has otherwise gone well, but the poor seat post fit was a big disappointment. It's as if the carbon post is too wide for the hole in the frame.
I haven't been able to test the electric aspects until I get the mechanics properly setup. Giving the bike to my girlfriend as it is would be terribly unsafe.
Thank you for any input you can provide.
rommel

Feb 18, 2021

Rommel replied to "Tracking Number"
I'm in the US and things are fairly delayed here too. My bike supposedly cleared customs on January 28th but there has been no movement whatsoever. I'll give it another 2 weeks before I start emailing the local carrier for status.

Feb 13, 2021

With regards to a used market for these bikes there aren’t that many out there compared to larger brands. I’ve seen 2 for sale, 1 homie and 1 prime (due to circumstances). The company is on its 3rd generation now and has some very unique and beautiful bikes. The majority of the components are higher end off the shelf parts from reputable companies and just about everything but the frame can be purchased locally or online if needed. There have been a few issues but they seem to be easy fixes or replacements. The biggest issue is shipping delays due to COVID and supply chain form China, everything’s a mess now. Like I said before I’m really happy with my bike, I had a couple problems myself like the wrong seat post and pedals sent but I submitted a ticket and they air shipped the parts to me quickly. I also have the derailleur problem but it seems to be a 5$ part to fix it and Nireeka has been very good with responding to my messages and tickets.
Bummer to hear that folks have to wait so long to get their bike. It looks like such a beautiful design but looks mean nothing if the bike doesn't meet expectations or remains stuck in a warehouse.
I'm in North America, so it'd be quite a bike ride if I wanted to join you. I wish you all the best and hope that you receive and enjoy your bikes soon.
Rommel replied to "Tracking Number"
@michael-hankel, if you don't mind sharing, what part of the world are you in -- Asia, Europe, the Americas..? thanks.

Feb 9, 2021

Rommel replied to "Tracking Number"
Guys, the shipping timeline on the Nireeka site may tell you that it's a FedEx delivery but it may not be. The tracking number I got was for UPS. If you click on the Nireeka site link, it may take you to FedEx and you'll get nothing, but that would make sense if you got a UPS tracking number. Just check the UPS site.

Feb 2, 2021

@chris-bailey, thank you and/or Nireeka so much for the tracking number. My lady is really excited about getting her new ebike!
Thank you, @yvo-boudenoodt. This is my very first ebike, so Nireeka represents a good value for an entry-level purchase. At the time that I ordered it, I couldn't find anything in the price range that looked as good as the Homie. And truth be told, I bought it for my girlfriend so that she can go cycling with me. I have a Trek bike. I just wanted something that could assist her so that she'd agree to join me on the trail.
Thank you, @steve. I'll keep an eye out for the issues you mentioned.
Hi Rommel, I have a Gen1 Homey and still happy about it. You need, like with any other bicycle, love doing a bit of mechanical work to have it properly setup and keept it rollin ... However after all ... a good bike for its price ! HTH & Br, Yvo
There were two issues. 1. Battery auto-off: You needed to remove the battery and turn it on manually if you didn't use it for more than 10-12 hours. SOLUTION: We re-programmed the battery BMS so there is no auto-off function anymore. 2. Derailleur alignment: The bikes with the 11S Sunrace cassette had a problem with covering all the gears especially lower gears. SOLUTION: We added a derailleur extender and replaced the sunrace cassette with Shimano XT.
Don’t expect to be able to pedal after level 4 out of 9 on the homie , the front sprocket is too small and that will totally limit your over all cadence , the radar does not work and the display has not been upgraded because Nireeka will not ever respond , so you have a bike that has half the technology that that promote. I would have not purchased this bike from Nireeka if I knew they turned out to have such terrible after sale customer service , so my clear answer is am not happy at all !

Jan 31, 2021

Hi Rommel, there are 3 Homie generations. Yours is Gen3 so to be more specific you need to ask the Gen3 owners.
@chris-bailey , thank you for the prompt feedback, sir.
Homie Gen3 owners, are you happy with your bike so far? I'm about to receive mine, so I'd appreciate a heads-up about potential adjustments that I may need to make or issues with the Gen3 Homie.
Thank you!
Just asking because there seem to be so many problems with the Prime. My Homie got shipped out and has been progressing steadily through the various shipping stages. I think that's just an automated board, so I'm not putting much stock on it.
Thanks for any Homie feedback you can provide.
Chris, May I say that that is hardly an answer, I placed my order 3 years ago - but for various reason which Max and the owners are aware of, I have not complained about any of the delays. However, I was told the NSW would be ready at the end of last year or early this year. I believe that you owe your supporters a little bit more of a complete and interesting answer than the drivel you posted above. That is not worthy of a representative of Nireeka !!!. Roy Jackson

Oct 31, 2020

Rommel published Pearlized vs Standard Red
Could folks please post pictures of the Homie or Prime in pearlized red and in standard red? The Nireeka website uses the same picture for both colors, so one can't tell the difference when ordering. Thank you.