ELEC­TRIC BIKES

Urban Cyclist - - Best Bikes For Com­mut­ing -

With the boost of a 250W mo­tor to get you up to speed from the lights and up hills, e-bikes are great for com­muters who need to ar­rive at work fresh. They’re also per­fect if you’re not con­fi­dent about your fit­ness. Elec­tric bikes lim­ited to 15mph can be used on the road with­out a hel­met or li­cence, and most of them are de­signed to be com­fort­able and easy to live with thanks to flat bars, mud­guards and lug­gage ca­pac­ity. There’s a price and weight pre­mium over an equiv­a­lent reg­u­lar bike for the bat­tery, mo­tor and con­trol elec­tron­ics, but as the tech­nol­ogy de­vel­ops these are com­ing down. You’ll need to re­mem­ber to charge the bat­tery overnight or even at the of­fice if your com­mute is longer – as you’d dis­cover, ped­alling an e-bike with a flat bat­tery is hard work.

For Easy to ride Com­fort­able Against Recharg­ing Heav­ier and pricier than a reg­u­lar bike

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