are electric assist bikes the future ?????

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
reohn2
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Re: are electric assist bikes the future ?????

Postby reohn2 » 3 Oct 2017, 7:18pm

HaroldBriercliffe wrote:My eZee sprint gave good service. Two new batteries in four years though proved expensive.
Chopped it in for Sports electric and that was fine until it wasn't.
£180 for new battery plus £90 for annual service was a bill too far and led me to take an offer on it from the dealer I bought it 2nd hand from.
E bikes do make the hills flatter but cost-wise a regular bike makes economic sense if you don't 'need' pedal-assist.

No you don't need one,many people do for various reasons.
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Marc
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Re: are electric assist bikes the future ?????

Postby Marc » 3 Oct 2017, 9:25pm

reohn2 wrote:No you don't need one,many people do for various reasons.

Pure fun for instance.

Also, having an ebike (or two) doesn't rule out having non-electric bikes, as well (since I ride recumbents, I couldn't say 'regular' bikes). :D

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Re: are electric assist bikes the future ?????

Postby hemo » 16 Nov 2017, 9:08pm

More and more lbs's are displaying them, if it interests non cyclists to get out then it can only be good thing.
I believe they are the future but they are not overly cheap, the main issue is the battery and caring for it esp when not being used often.