If you look around the roads you’ll see more and more people using e-bikes. If you’re still on the fence, here’s why to consider one.
1. The Health Benefits
There are many health benefits of using electric bikes, or e-bikes. In fact, there was a study done a few years ago. The study, which was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder, revealed that those who volunteered for the study improved their aerobic capacity, as well as blood sugar control. The volunteers used e-bikes to commute to work for a whole month.
E-bikes are equipped with onboard motors, but the motors only assist users with pedaling, and the bike is only powered when the user puts in effort. However, riders don’t have to use the same intensity with e-bikes as they do with regular bikes. Generally speaking, e-bikes are still a healthier form of transportation when compared to public transport and cars.
2. Easily Tackle Hills
Not everyone who cycles wants to feel the intense burn of cycling up a steep hill, especially if that hill is part of a regular commute. E-bikes like the Fiido d4s can make going up a hill a whole lot easier. Riders have the option to use the motor and assistance with pedaling. Tackling inclines has never been easier.
Two e-bikes that pack serious power is the Carrera Vengeance and the Voodoo Bizango. Both bikes will make you feeling like you’re descending down a hill, even though you’re going up it. In turn, you will be getting a bit of exercise, but your legs won’t feel dead for the rest of the day.
3. There Are Environmental Benefits
E-bikes are greener forms of transportation than public transport and cars. They don’t release emissions from tail-pipes. If you want to do your part in helping the environment, then consider getting an e-bike.
In the past, the European Cyclist’s Federation conducted a study that calculated the carbon footprint of various vehicles. The study concluded that cycling resulted in around 21 grams of C02e per passenger Kilometre traveled. This was in comparison to 271 grams of C02 per passenger Kilometre in a vehicle. The bottom line is owning and using an e-bike means helping the environment.
4. You’ll Feel Fresher When Arriving At Your Destination
Nobody likes arriving to work (or whatever their destination is) sweaty and tired. With an electric bike, this won’t be a problem. The majority of electric bikes allow you to choose how hard you work on the bike, and this is thanks to the different level of assistance to choose from. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual rider or a regular commuter, you will love using an e-bike.
However, on the days you really want to workout, you can lower the assistance level. If you want a bike with plenty of resistance levels, then look no further than the Carrera Crossfire. The e-bike has the capability of assisting you for up to 15.5mph.
5. Take Your E-Bike Anywhere
E-bikes are portable. Bikes such as the Carrea Crosscity can be folded. You can easily transport them on public transport or in your car. This makes it handy if you commute various ways.
Since the bikes can be folded or light enough to be transported, you can commute even if the weather isn’t that good. If you’re in a rush, simply fold the bike up and take it on public transport or in a car. Portability is another reason why more and more people are buying electric bikes.
Electric bikes can also be equipped with things such as pannier mounts and mudguards. The mudguards come in handy if you bike in wet weather. Furthermore, the mudguard provides protection to those who are cycling behind you.
Pannier racks are great, too. They allow you to carry additional items. Whether you’re running errands, doing shopping, touring or commuting to/from work or other places, you will appreciate the pannier racks.