The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING - AL­WYN VILJOEN

FOL­LOW­ING the news of the first of­fi­cial case of techno dop­ing in pro­fes­sional rac­ing, a few

Wheels read­ers who also want the ben­e­fit of a mo­torised pedal bike up our steep hills have asked about elec­tric bikes in SA.

Rather than take chances on the slew of du­bi­ous qual­ity Chi­nese mo­tors one can buy on­line, we can rec­om­mend three deal­ers.

In Gaut­eng, Ezee­bike has been sell­ing their bikes for over nine years, with some com­muters re­port­ing 1 000 km a month.

Ezee has also proven their mo­tor and bat­tery kits with ul­tra rides on ev­ery con­ti­nent, in­clud- ing from Dur­ban to Cape Town via Jo’burg, the Silk Route in China, the length of the Mis­sis­sippi in the U. S. and three wins of the world’s largest elec­tric bike rally, the Tour de Pres­tige.

In Stam­ford Hill, Dur­ban, the KZN Pedego dealer of­fers com­fort­able Amer­i­can cruis­ers on tyre widths that range from nor­mal to fat snow treads, which are ideal for beach rid­ing.

And in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, 4x4 pimp­ing mae­stro Gary Pea­cock has both petrol and elec­tric units that can be fit­ted to any pedal bike, with guar­an­teed af­ter ser­vice.

All three op­tions are sure to de­liver fit­ness and fuel sav­ings.

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