Where do I buy an electric bike?

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Where do I buy an electric bike?

  • Hugo
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    I’m thinking of buying an electric bike, but am not sure where to go buy one. I must confess, I don’t know very much about these bikes, just superficial knowledge. Can anyone recommend something?

    Pegasus
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    There are so many models and several places I can think of, but the one I suggest you try is Scooteretti. Very good place to go and learn more, so talk to them. Tell them about yourself. You can get a bike that is right for you.

    Don’t get overwhelmed by all the choices. Just get something you like and something that is right for you. Bear in mind that they are quite expensive also.

    Sabbatical
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    You don’t seem convinced? I think buying an electric bike is a really good purchase!

    • Electric bikes are great because they offer similar benefits of conventional cycling such as with your health.
    • It can also save you money, since there is no insurance or licensing involved. Parking cars regularly can cost a fortune!
    • One tremendous advantage of an electric bike is when you need to go uphill.

    Unless you are strong and fit, this can be a struggle. So, if you are not fit (like me), then it is a breeze. Some people have exercise-induced asthma. Others, like myself, suffer from knee pain. Instead of giving up on bikes, you can still enjoy the sport of cycling.

    On a hot day, you won’t sweat so much and feel as tired. It is great to go cycling with a friend or partner. The wonderful thing is, you can enjoy using community paths and not suffer the hassle of traffic.

    CaptainAwesome
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    Electric bikes are great, but you need to be aware of a few things. Yes, they are pretty costly, but they can also be heavier. The batteries can also run out halfway, if you are not careful.

    It takes a bit of knowledge and getting used to. My suggestion to you, if it is possible, is to rent one and get a feel for it. Once you feel OK and learn a bit more, then you will feel comfortable making a purchase.

    whimsical
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    Someone here said something about getting one that’s right for you. Keep this in mind, since you have no experience with these bikes.

    Just to give you an example, there are bikes that are pretty specific. You have bikes for relaxed cruising, kid hauling (or getting groceries), downhill, neighbourhood use, sand and snow, travelling and urban commuting. There are those that can even be folded, so it’s pretty cool. There’s even more!

    Hugo
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    What about maintenance? Can I do this on my own or do I have to see an expert all the time?

    whimsical
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    In my opinion, you need to do both. You can certainly do some simple maintenance stuff yourself. However, when it comes to the batteries, computer systems and throttles, you would be better off going to the experts.

    Unless you are a tech geek that knows your way around software and electrical complexities, this would be better left to the pros.

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