Is An Electric Bike Right For Me?
Electric bikes are praised for their ability to climb hills effortlessly, cover long distances, and generally breathe new life into the sport of cycling. Whether you want to slash petrol costs and arrive at work feeling fresh, or combat exercise induced asthma, electric bikes offer the same great benefits as traditional bicycles, with the safety and convenience of electric.
Electric bikes are praised for their ability to climb hills effortlessly, cover long distances, and generally breathe new life into the sport of cycling.
Whether you want to slash petrol costs and arrive at work feeling fresh, or combat exercise induced asthma, electric bikes offer the same great benefits as traditional bicycles, with the safety and convenience of electric.
The best way to answer, is an electric bicycle right for me? Is to delve deeper into the most common reasons why people decide to buy them.
To Tackle Physical Limitations
As people age, they tend to become less physically active than they used to be. We sell lots of electric bikes to those who suffer from arthritis of the knees, exercise-induced asthma or simply want an accessible way to re-enter the world of fitness and the great outdoors.
The way it works is very simple. The PAS (Pedal Assist System) means that you still need to pedal to move the bike forward, but when you do, the bike’s motor kicks in and multiplies the power you put into it. Think of it like having a set of bionic legs that never tire.
A great advantage of this is that you can adjust the power level to suits your level of fitness. Turn it to maximum for gliding up hills without breaking a sweat, or turn it off completely for short journeys on flat surfaces.
To Do Their Bit for the Environment
Electric bikes are considered a green vehicle and are a perfect replacement for your car for short journeys.
A European Cyclist Federation study concluded that an e-bike’s carbon footprint is just 2.6-5 grams of CO2 per mile (depending on the source of the electricity), compared to 150 grams for most electric cars and 136 grams for scooters.
If you cannot drive a car, an electric bicycle is a perfect replacement. They don’t require tax, licensing, or insurance, and they can be used just about anywhere!
Environmentally minded car users across Europe and all over the world making the switch. Global sales of electric bikes are expected to rise by 27% between 2014 and 2023. That’s 27.1 million to over 40 million sold.
To Tackle Hills and Headwinds
If you’re put off by the idea of arriving at your destination red-faced and dripping with sweat, you are not alone. Hilliness is one of the main criteria used to measure a city’s bike-friendliness, with many everyday cyclists discouraged by their presence.
Electric bikes make distances much more manageable, effectively flattening hills and allowing you to glide up steep inclines with very little effort. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or are just getting back into the sport, this is one benefit that you will notice almost immediately.
To Be Part of a Community
Many people buy an electric bike as a way of re-joining the wider community. If you have reached a stage in your life where enjoying the great outdoors is more difficult than it used to be, what better way to get out and about again than with an electric bike?
Enjoy the freedom of being able to pop to the shops, detour through the park, or visit friends you haven’t seen in years. There might even be like-minded people in your area to start cycling with, either casually or as part of a club.
Electric bikes are a great way to get the whole family cycling. This is especially true if a member of your family is less confident on the saddle, or could benefit from the reassurance offered by the electric motor.
Electric bikes have come a long way since the days of bulky metal frames and unreliable batteries. People realise that for many commutes, the e-bike is a no-brainer. Save time, money, effort, and even help the environment.
From the Fenetic Stowaway Electric Bike, which folds in half and can be taken anywhere, to the high-end Fenetic Sprint Electric Mountain Bike, which weighs in at just 21kg. We’ll help you find the perfect e-bike for you.