Why buy an E-bike ?
E-bikes really come into their own when it comes to hill climbs. There are various power levels to assist your pedalling if you’re faced with a demanding climb you can just crank your power up to its highest setting and ride uphill waving to the other cyclist you pass!
They’re great for hills
Having a motor to back you up also means that e-bikes are great for hills. Just increase your power assistance level and you will ride in both with much less effort.
They’re great for crosswinds and headwinds.
Having a motor to back you up also means that e-bikes are great for tackling wind. Just increase your power assistance level and you will ride in both crosswinds and headwinds with much less effort.
They can help keep you fit
Because you are pedalling, you’re getting exercise. E-bike riding can be an aerobic exercise in that you are able to maintain the same level of exercise for longer periods. This is great for your heart, lungs and stress levels. E-bikes are great, too, for people who love the idea of riding a bike, but feel they can’t because their fitness isn’t what it could be, or isn’t what it used to be due to age, illness or disability.
They can help save you money
You can pick up a new, decent quality e-bike from for a good price and upkeep costs are roughly the same as running a regular bike (for consumable parts like tyres, chains and brake pads).
In other words, far cheaper than buying, insuring and maintaining a petrol car, and a lot less than taking regular trips on public transport.
As for the cost of recharging your bike’s battery, we’re talking pennies when it comes to what it’ll add to your electricity bill.
They’ll help you explore the NZ
E-bikes also make ideal touring bikes. Fatter tyres are standard and allow panniers and racks to be fitted.
Which means riding long distances will not only be more comfortable but also more manageable, because again that motor can be called on to help out when the weight of your camping kit makes your legs feel like stopping.
Big Grins – They are just fun to ride
Yes, riding an e-bike is similar to riding a regular bike, but once you engage the motor, you’ll find that every time you push on the pedals – depending on the setting you’re using – you’ll get three, four, five or maybe even as much as 10 pedal strokes more for your money.