Is an Electric Bike for Me?
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An electric bicycle can make it easier to commute to work do you don’t arrive exhausted or in need of a shower. With two options – pedal-assist and throttle-only – you can control exactly how hard you want to work as you ride. And, on the way home, if you’re looking for more of a workout, simply turn off the motor and pedal completely on your own.
With electric power, rough terrain is no longer an issue. The hills are simply flattened out, and a headwind no longer slows you down. It’s the closest you can get to feeling like Superman. You can pedal for as long as you want and then engage either pedal-assist or full-throttle model to continue if you get tired or a particularly challenging hill appears. A single charge will provide you with about a 40-mile range, so you never have to worry about running out of steam (human power or battery!) far away from home.
If you’re used to running, cycling, or other means of staying active, but have suffered an injury or developed a condition that prevents you from keeping up your past activity, an electric bicycle can be a great way to keep getting the exercise you need. The different levels of electric assistance available make it perfect for your needs. If it was an injury that led to an electric bike, you can continue under your own power once you’ve recovered.
Electric bicycles are a great equalizer when different members of the family have different strength and stamina levels. You no longer have to worry about keeping up with your partner, but can simply focus on spending quality time together. They also make pulling a tot carrier bike trailer a breeze, no matter the route or stamina of the rider.
An electric bike can be a great substitute for your primary or second car. If your typical car ride is under 12 miles, you can generally get to the same place just as quickly (if not quicker, depending on traffic) on an electric bike. And, since an electric bikes requires no insurance, no registration, and no ongoing expenses other than electricity costs, it instantly reduces your transportation expenses. An attached basket makes shopping trips a breeze!
Many electric bike users find that they actually end up getting in better shape than they do with traditional bicycles. Since an electric bike reduces many of the bike-related concerns that people have, their riders end up going outdoors and cycling more often. Find out more here on one person’s experience.
If for any reason a regular bicycle doesn’t work for you due to hills, distance, health reasons, knee problems, aging, or even the inconvenience of having to shower and change at work, we invite you to check out the EVELO electric bicycle line-up. An electric bike removes all the excuses, making it easy to get out and do something good for yourself and for the environment.