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Top Reasons For Seniors To Ride eBikes

January 18, 2017 4:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Seniors are faced with several distinctive challenges, such as keeping fit, preserving mobility, engaging actively with their grandkids, and more. Seniors no longer want to retire to their rocking chair on the front porch with age. Nowadays seniors take health and wellness rather seriously. Lack of exercise, poor dietary habits and lifestyle choices take their toll with age. There is also an increased risk for heart disease and stroke as blood pressure and cholesterol levels tend to shoot up. Managing health problems with fitness fads may not work as well and old injuries often flare up presenting unique issues that... View Article

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Why You Are Wrong About eBikes – 3 Surprising Health Benefits Of Riding An eBike

January 12, 2017 4:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The shift in attitude towards cycling is apparent in urban cities with cycle commute becoming more commonplace, more cycle-share programs being adopted and an increase of bike-lane networks. With advances in design and technology, there has been a change in the kind of cycles on the road too. eBikes have already made a lasting impression on many people but some of the traditional pedal crowd mistakenly still considers riding an eBike ‘cheating.’  This is generally because of the lack of awareness about the way electric bikes work. Electric bicycles have a built-in electric motor that kicks in with pedaling from... View Article

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Are Electric Bikes Safe

January 12, 2017 3:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As with any motorized vehicle it is important to take precautionary steps to ensure your safety.  While eBikes are no exception, they are safer than cars, scooters, and motorcycles.  NYCeWheels even states that riders are far less likely to get into an accident riding an electric bike than riding a regular bike. In this article, we will look at the good, the bad and the ways to protect yourself while riding an eBike. eBikes Are Safer Than Other Forms of Transportation Something you may not know about eBike riders is that, per a 2015 survey, at least 40 US states and Canadian... View Article

Different Types of eBikes Based on Terrain

January 9, 2017 9:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This is a two-part series on the different types of eBikes.  Last week we will talk about the different types of electric bikes based on the type of motor.  Today we will talk about the different types of eBikes based on the terrain the bike will be used on. Electric bikes can be used for road riding on good surfaces like pavements, streets or bitumen or for off-roading when your wild side kicks in and you’re feeling adventurous. Electric bikes that are designed for riding on flat, easy terrains are great for commuting, trolling around town or enjoying a day... View Article

Different Types of eBikes Based on Motor

January 3, 2017 10:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This is a two-part series on the different types of eBikes. In this article, we will talk about the different types of electric bikes based on the type of motor. Next week we will talk about the different types of eBikes based on the terrain the bike will be used on. As consumers, we love options. Just as there are options in the type of traditional bike you would purchase, so too are there options in the type of eBike you may want to purchase. Most of these options are centered around the motor of your electric bike. The motor... View Article

Top 5 Reasons to Commute By eBike

December 7, 2016 10:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are more than 1 Billion cars on the roads today.  That number is projected to go up to 2 Billion in the next 15-18 years.  So if you thought traffic was bad during your commute today, get ready because you haven’t seen anything yet!  For anyone considering swapping out their gas guzzling car for a healthier, more enjoyable, less stressful bike commute, there are a few things to consider outside the obvious. We put together the top 5 reasons to ditch your car and start commuting by eBike. There are a million more reasons why electric bikes are better... View Article

How eBikes Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

December 7, 2016 10:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How eBikes Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution Last month, Statistic Brain released the top 10 New Year’s resolutions.  It is no surprise that the list was similar to what Nielsen released for 2015 resolutions—and what ABC released for 2016 resolutions!  Year after year, people vow to do better at losing weight, getting organized, spending less money, and enjoying life.  Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but just 8% are successful at achieving their resolution. Of the 10 resolutions Statistic Brain listed (below), 6 of them can be easily achieved with an electric bike!  If you... View Article

How to Buy an Electric Bike – 5 Things to Consider

November 15, 2016 4:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Electric bikes (eBikes) are taking off in the US—especially in cities and towns where traffic is robust.  Folks in the Washington, DC, Long Beach or Santa Ana, CA, and San Francisco or Oakland, CA areas spend more than 75 hours a year in traffic.  Yikes!  eBikes can help cut down on the amount of time you spend in traffic and reduce your carbon footprint— not to mention, they are super fun, adventurous, and offer great health benefits to their riders.  In the last few years, a new generation of electric bicycles has begun to revolutionize our idea of environmentally friendly transportation. These... View Article

LEVA: ProdecoTech Phantom XR Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

October 21, 2016 5:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 ProdecoTech Phantom XR Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs The ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike just arrived for testing and review! The XR has an electric mountain bike style with the efficiency to be a great all around urban eBike. With a price of $2,199 and a healthy component spec like a 600 watt hub motor, 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery, RockShox suspension fork, SRAM & Truvativ drivetrain, and Avid hydraulic disc brakes, the XR is an eBike that offers a lot of value. And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In this first part... View Article