A Bike for Everybody: Enjoyment, Health, and Safety
“You see things … in a way that is completely different from any other. In a car … everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer, and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.
On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on; it’s right there, so blurred you can’t focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.”
– Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The bikes we carry retain a familiar bicycling experience. For the exhilarating sense of your own effort generating momentum, the connection between your body and the bike, you and the world you ride through. In fact, you can forget you’re riding an electric bike, even as the electric bike enhances your ride, like riding a super-light bike (power-assist level 2 eliminates the weight of the bike), or flying!
Our electric bikes are excellent for health and fitness, allowing you to maintain a level aerobic workout: With power-assist you don’t exceed your optimal heart rate going up hills and can choose when to sustain your effort, and when to sprint or coast. By boosting power for their riders, e-bikes also help those of a variety of strength and endurance levels to ride together. And the e-bike can readily handle the additional weight of a child- or cargo-trailer, up to 350 lbs.
Our electric bike selection ranges from efficient, versatile on-road bikes to serious off-road performers. All have quality components that increase your safety and comfort: front shocks, front (or front and rear) disc or hydraulic disc brakes, strongest and lightest 7005 ALUMINUM frames, lights, and, on most, seat shocks.
Choose the model that suits you best,or select a bike for conversion–then use it for a short or long commute, for quick trips to the store or to visit a friend, for exploring the bike paths, and for leaving your car behind! You already know how great bikes are for getting through and past a traffic jam using the increasing number of bicycle lanes. Or be creative—bike around the world and you’ll find e-bikes everywhere.