Electric bicycles: what’s on the market?

Here is a list of the four best E-bikes that you can find according to your needs

Electric bicycles: what's on the market?

More and more people decide to leave aside the traffic of the city and choose to ride a bicycle to work to save time and, at the same time, add some movement to their lives. In fact, according to data published by Forbes, from 2000 to 2010 the number of travelers on bicycles increased by 40 percent throughout the United States, with figures as high as 77 percent of the population in some cities preferring this means of transport.

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With these numbers it is not a surprise that manufacturers seek to capitalize on different styles and, within these, the electric bicycle has enjoyed great popularity. However, there is still an element of myth around: for some, it is cheating; for others, it's like riding a motorcycle.

The reality is that E-bikes come with several assistance configurations that can give you small or big pushes according to your needs. Although they may seem expensive at first, these bicycles become investments that pay for themselves over time if you think about the annual expenses of maintaining a car.

Here is a list of the four best E-bikes that are on the market according to Digital Trends and the Telegraph newspaper:

1. Turbo Vado 6.0: with a cost of 5,000 dollars, the Ford was designed to be a traditional bicycle, so its components and structure provide a family experience. It has an LED reader on the handlebar that allows you to track calories burned, measure speed, check battery life and is perfect for paved roads.

2. Electric mountain bike Cube Reaction Hybrid Pro 400 2018: with large tires and a thick frame, the Pro 400 has a motorcycle air and is perfect for those who love adventure and roads uncovered. It costs just over $ 2300 and its turbo configuration makes it ideal for climbing steep mountains without much difficulty.

3. Raleigh redux IE diamond frame: reaches speeds of up to 28 mph, which will help you dodge traffic in the city. In addition, it has wide tires that provide stability and a clean and subtle design that makes it look traditional. Unlike the Ford, the Redux IE has a much more affordable price ($ 2,700) but all the benefits of an e-bike.

4. Gtech eBike Sport: a powerful lithium ion battery, a motor and a computer that measures your pedaling will give you an impulse whenever you need it. It reaches speeds of 15 km / h, but you can pedal harder if you want to advance faster. It is the least expensive of these 4 options ($ 1300) and you can choose between two speeds at the touch of a button or turn off the unit to use it as a normal bicycle.

LatinAmerican Post | Luisa Fernanda Báez

Translated from "Bicicletas eléctricas: ¿qué hay en el mercado?"

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