The Shimano Dura Ace Bicycles

If you were to keep careful track of what you did with your money, you would probably be amazed to find how much of it slips through your fingers each day. Whenever I begin to talk to friends or students of mine about getting an electric bicycle or an electric scooter, they almost, without fail, begin to tell me that they do not have the money to purchase one.

But the fold up bike is not suitable for those who prefer not to have to pedal all the way. So an electric motor is installed into the bike. The electric folding bikes are born. So how do you choose the right electric bike?

E-bikes assist your pedaling; they don’t replace it. Although capable of pushing you along without any help, I use my to help me when I get tired or need an extra boost of power. So I find that I ride more (and get more exercise) because I have that electric bicycle assistance. It allows me to control the amount of exercise I get. I can cruise along for up to 25 miles if I want to take it easy and let the electric bike do all the work. If I want to get a heavier workout, I can do that too (and I usually do, using the battery power mostly for hills and strong head winds).

As far as the price is concerned, a new bike can cost you as much as $3500 dollars but don’t get disheartened just yet. If you are a big fan of DIY projects and not in the mood to spend all that money, all you need to do is visit a reputed store and buy yourself a conversion kit and get to work! This option is not only safe but also cost-effective in every way possible.

The price of a hybrid bike may set you back from $500 to $1000 USD. But that should pay for itself within a year if you can save on $50-$70 a month on gas and/or $20-$30 on gym membership.

For hilly and uneven terrain, electric bikes are no the perfect choice. It is always best to get a mountain bike if you prefer to go to places with varied terrain. But for those shortcuts and unchartered roads, it is better to use an electric counterpart. You may also carry your bike if you wish to ride a bus or the subway. However, you may find it heavier because of the battery attached.

When you come right down to it, e-bike has gradually revolutionized the mode of transportation in this day and age. As a matter of fact, many people are getting hooked with it right now. Thus, it is indeed the green way to pedal!