Traditional and purist cyclists may dismiss electric bikes but they are the fastest selling bikes of 2016 and sales are set to soar. The new age of e-bikes are not what you may think. A small electric motor ‘assists’ you to cycle, taking a bit of the strain away from your legs. Don’t dismiss the fact that you still need to pedal to get them moving before they will assist you, it’s not a case of pressing the button and off it takes you.
Think of it like this. You’re riding along on a flat road feeling like it’s easy and then a hill comes, but it doesn’t feel like you’re going up hill, it doesn’t feel like you’re pushing any harder, that’s because the electric motor has kicked in an is now assisting you. A weird feeling!
E-bikes are great for people with injuries, cyclists who are finding tougher as we get on in life, people who want to get in to cycling and need a little help with fitness along the way. Whatever kind of cyclist you are, you’ve got to give one a go. Call the shop to book yourself in for a test ride and we promise you’ll come back with a big grin.