If you haven’t touched a bike since you were 7-years-old or you commute to work every day on two wheels, e-bikes are for you. While avid cyclers may turn up their noses at electric bikes, they have many benefits and are quickly gaining popularity – and it’s not hard to see why! Thinking about getting on the e-bike bandwagon? Here are a few reasons one should be your next purchase.
If you think you ride a lot now, imagine being able to go further with less effort! Electric bikes have different pedal assist levels, so you can choose to pedal as much or as little as you please and make going up hills a breeze.
Improve Your Fitness
Think you don’t get exercise on an e-bike? Think again! Depending on the amount of effort you want to exude, simply select the e-bike programming level and go to town. The more you use the pedals, the less battery power is required, and the longer the battery will last. Even if you don’t regularly exercise, electric bikes are an easy way to get in some form of low-impact activity. Since they’re so fun and convenient, you’ll be riding more and therefore pedaling more. Win-win!
Better for the Environment
When compared to their 4-wheeled auto counterparts, electric bikes are much better for the environment. They emit a fraction of the CO2 that cars do and, when used frequently, can make a measurable difference. By swapping out the quick drive to the grocery store with a ride, you’ll not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also save money on gas!
Although e-bike prices can range anywhere from $1,000-$6,000, they’ll ultimately save you money in the long run. By swapping out daily drives and commutes with rides, just imagine how much you’ll save on gas. On top of that, if you keep your electric bike somewhere protected from the elements, the amount of wear and tear will be greatly reduced. While we’ll miss seeing you in the shop as much, you’ll enjoy saving money on parts and maintenance.
Are you convinced yet? Check out our e-bikes from premium brands like Orbea and Faraday and stop by the shop to test them out and see what all the fuss is about!