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E-Bike Power Struggle – To Pedal Or Not To Pedal…

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The wonderful advance of e-bikes is often treated with fear and confusion, Government agencies struggle to find the correct label to attach that would place them in relevant, categories… so they can be controlled and Taxed efficiently.

As well hard core cyclists struggle with the beauty, of transport so simple, accessible to all ages and fitness levels (it must be cheating) – For many, bike riding should require sweat, tears, and an attitude…


Though I have felt for years that e-bikes have the potential to change urban transport, I previously have used them only as toys. Like many other devoted cyclists, I honestly have looked as e-bikes with ambivalence — great for other people, but probably not something that would fit into my life.

I love my e-bike. 32 miles of nasty Richmond hills on my commute from Vallejo to Oakland. I get to my kitchen, put in an eight-hour shift, then ride home. Replacing the car, and it’s parking, and it’s insurance(which I’m not convinced bicycles should be without). I will admit that I am a scofflaw about the power restrictions, my 100-volt battery can put 120 amps into my motor and propel me very very very fast, a nice 30mph up the hills gets me to work faster than any trip on the us80 parking lot.

Though I have felt for years that e-bikes have the potential to change urban transport, I previously have used them only as toys. Like many other devoted cyclists, I honestly have looked as e-bikes with ambivalence — great for other people, but probably not something that would fit into my life. source cyclingtips.com


Video – Electric Bikes Have A Certain Attitude

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E-bikes are opening up the benefits of cycling to millions of people both for recreation and the serious commuter – that has to be good, thing and should be encouraged…

Plug-in and Go For It !

Image credit cyclingtips.com

About the Author Ian

Ian is the Chief Editor here at OnlineBikesShop, a reformed Cycle Traveler... now a dedicated stay-at-home dad of a very active 5 yr old, a keen mountain biker with a passion for all types of bikes, the outdoors, and keeping fit...

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