Electric Bike Throttles Great for Commuters, Recreational Riders
Love at first ride.
The EVELO blog
Electric bike throttles can give riders a quick boost to climb a hill, cross a large intersection, or catch up with a faster riding companion. The throttle can also be a safety feature, helping relatively older cyclists ensure they have the energy to make it home after a long ride. And throttles work very well in combination with a pedal assist or pedelecs system.
“There are so many features about the Delta that I love,” said Steve Brown, an EVELO Electric Bicycle customer in a video testimonial. “It actually has a throttle on it, so you can start off as smooth as you want. If you’re at a stop on a hill, you don’t have to worry about trying to get going pedaling. You can use that feature to get you started.”
A folding electric bike is a great choice for commuters, travelers, RV owners, or anyone who wants an easy to store, easy to move transportation option.
Imagine you are a commuter in the San Francisco Bay Area. Let’s say you start your day with a 15-minute drive to the El Cerrito Del Norte Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on Cutting Boulevard. You pull your folding bike out of the trunk, flip it together, and roll it onto the 7:16 AM train toward San Francisco. Some 32 minutes later you arrive at the Embarcadero station on Market Street.
You head down Market and take a left on Beale Street. It’s one way and the traffic can be heavy. Your office is just past Philz Coffee near Folsom Street. You roll your bike in the side door, take the elevator to your floor, and push it right up to your desk. Your folded electric bike fits nice and secure in the corner of your cubicle until it is time to head home.
This is just one possible scenario. If you live in a small apartment or a tiny house; or if you own an RV or a boat you can think of plenty of times when a folding electric bike would make exploring or getting around a lot easier.
Seattle, WA. March 8, 2017 EVELO Announces Industry’s Best E-bike Warranty: 4-Year/20,000-Mile EVELO Electric Bicycles announces the launch of the most comprehensive warranty in the electric bike industry. The details are as follows: All EVELO electric bicycles are now warranted for 4 years or 20,000 miles (whichever comes first) from purchase. This covers new electric bikes, … Read More
It’s no secret that RVers are adventurous folks, always looking for a great new way to explore our country, see its many beautiful sights, and come up with fun and innovative ways to travel. What some RV fans might not know is that there’s another vehicle, of sorts, that also fits the bill: electric bicycles. In fact, we think that RVs and eBikes are the perfect complement for one another, a real match made in recreational heaven.
So, are you curious to know why these are such a perfect pairing? Well, whether you own your RV or rent it from a service like RVshare, these top 10 reasons should have you convinced that adding an electric bike to your RV adventure is fun, practical, affordable, and healthy! … Read more
We’ll be the first to admit it. At EVELO, we love bicycles of all kinds, both electric and regular, as well as the many amazing activities one can do, and places one can go, on a bike. And chances are, as a reader of this fine blog, you may hold a similar point of view. While we pride ourselves on giving you amazing information about biking, there are a number of other great resources out there as well.
So, if you’re hungry for more great bike reviews, or information about the latest accessories, or perhaps guides and maps for great rides, what other sites should you be checking out? Well, we’re going to make that easy for you, with these ten amazing websites for bike lovers (all handily organized by alphabetical order.) … Read more
When people think of famous bicycle racers, most minds instantly jump to a few famous men – Tour de France powerhouses like Greg LeMond, Miguel Indurain, Jacques Anquetil, and the disgraced Lance Armstrong.
Unfortunately, many bicycle buffs can’t name many female cyclists, despite the fact that there are countless women bicyclists who are incredibly accomplished in their field. So let’s right that wrong, and take a look at some of the greatest gals on wheels, and the impressive feats that have taken them to the tops of the cycling world. … Read more
Not only is bicycling super fun, it’s generally very safe and easy on your body as well. It’s low impact and highly aerobic, meaning it gets your heart rate up without wearing down your body. Unlike sports such as running or basketball, you’re in no danger of colliding with another person, and your legs never have to bang into the ground. Instead, they’re moving in stress-free, low impact circles.
But even the safest activities have the occasional risk, especially if you’re not adhering to proper form. One complaint we’ve heard from some of our bicycling friends is that after a long ride, their knees hurt. Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes that some riders make that ends up hurting their knees – but if you follow these six easy tips, you can knock out knee pain for good!
The introduction of another crowd-funded e-bike by Storm Sondors – this time called the Sondors THIN Electric Bike – has generated a lot of new interest from those researching e-bikes. The attractive price point – starting at $499 (plus shipping and taxes) – is definitely an attention-getter, particularly for those working within a particular budget.
Sondors isn’t the only one with e-bikes showing up on crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but his incredibly successful first campaign for an electric fat bike last year has encouraged others to post similar e-bike models in development.
The price looks great, the bikes look cool, and some even offer interesting solutions to common problems. But if you haven’t yet experienced the excitement (and sometimes disappointment) of participating in a crowd-funded project (usually called a campaign), here are a couple of important things to consider before you put your money on the table. … Read more
Brr! It may finally be March, but it’s definitely still chilly out there. If you’re like us, going too long without getting on your bicycle can make you go crazy, but you don’t want to risk your health by going out into the cold unprepared.
We already gave you 10 tips for biking safely in winter weather, but if you complement that with some of these amazing accessories, you’ll be happily biking no matter what the temperature or weather is outside. So read up, strap on this gear, and get out there!
At EVELO, we’re big believers in the old adage that “age is just a number.” You can see it in our bikes and the people who love them; we’ve taken people who were 60 through 80 and had felt unhappy just sitting at home, and turned them into fun loving electric bikers, who can now cruise around town whenever they want, with or without their kids & grandkids.
So, it bring us great pleasure to see another organization that’s adopted this same mentality. In Europe, Spain is building playgrounds and parks specially made for retirees and golden-agers. Check out the video below!
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