We talk about e-bikes more and more, some of us dream of it…. More and more, we see them on the street of our cities and villages. Well, should we finally surrender to the electric-assisted bicycle and buy one?
Before we make the final decision, let’s take another quick look at the pros and cons!
I should buy an e-bike if…
I decided to leave my car in the garage but I cannot ride long distances on my traditional bicycle. An electric bike allows me to go further and faster (25 km/h or even 45 km/h for speed models), and to stay in the saddle longer without suffering.
How far can e-bikes go? Read more in this post.
I want to go to work by bike, but without sweating. I get a lot of help from the electrical assistance. I arrive as fresh as a rose, in my high-heels and my skirts.
How not to sweat on electric bike commute? Check out this post to learn more.
I have health problems. I want to practice sports activities without experiencing health issues. And, as I go along, I can increase or reduce the power assistance to my pedaling efforts.
How to switch electric assistance levels on an e-bike? Read this post to learn.
I live in a hilly region or in the mountains. I want to discover the landscapes and go hiking 10 km/day. An e-bike helps me climb slopes without running out of breath.
Can e-bike go up steep hills? Take a look at this post to find out.
Winds are rather strong near where I live and rains can be heavy. Riding an e-bike makes this not a challenge any longer.
Can I ride an e-bike in the rain? Find out in this post.
I am a geek and I like to test new trendy tech. E-bikes are nice gadgets. They are elegant, sleek, look great.
Why e-bikes are cool? If not sure, check out this post.
My municipality gives me a nice subsidy to purchase an e-bike.
I should not buy and e-bike if…
I am concerned about my weight. Of course, I will burn calories on an e-bike, but not as many as on a conventional bike.
Can I use e-bike to get fit or for weight loss? Read this post to find out.
I am a bit lazy and I think that an electric bike is a scooter. And I will not need to pedal. Well, this is wrong. I will have to pedal (if I use a pedelec model), because, like any bike, it won’t move if I don’t pedal.
I live in the city and I drive only a few kilometers a day. The extra cost of an electric bicycle over the price of a traditional bicycle is not justified.
Why are electric bikes so expensive? Find out in this post.
I am afraid I will be going too fast and I cannot control the speed. I am afraid of traffic.
How fast do e-bikes go? Are e-bikes fast? Check out the answer in this post.
I have no basement, no garage, no elevator. The weight of an e-bike (23 kg on average) makes it difficult to climb the stairs.
How much does an e-bike weigh? Take a look at this post to learn the details.
I live and/or work in an area with a high risk of theft. E-bikes are not cheap and attract thieves. Thet must be carefully stored and protected, especially at night.
How to protect your e-bike from theft? Find out in this post.