Infographic | Electric Bikes: Fact vs. Fiction
Some people have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the idea of an electric bike motor or even the simplicity of a motorized bike kit, particularly certain cycling ‘purists’ (you may know who I’m talking about). They just don’t get the concept of the electric bike wheel. As soon as they hear “electric bike” they often go into a rant about how it is a “moped” or “motorcycle.”
We see it all the time on our Facebook comments. Unfortunately, their comments lack the truth and fail to present other solutions to the environment, commuting, congestion, people with disabilities, and more. All solutions that electric bikes offer.
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THE BICYCLE DIE-HARD ALTRUISTS
These are the altruists who live and breathe spandex. They have a tough time admitting that e-bikes are amazing. We’ve heard them come up with all sorts of fiction about electric bikes. Perhaps it is to justify a cognitive bias or enhance an ethos just like we do when we tell our kids we used to walk uphill in snow both ways to school. Let’s not blame them. Let’s blame the fiction that is out there spread around like Chamois Butt’r.
THE BICYCLE-SENSICAL REST OF US
For the rest of us adventurous, sensible, and logical folks who either commute to work daily, have a debilitating injury, are baby-boomers, or just want to ride fast like we used to, electric bike wheels and electric bikes in particular are AMAZING. WE KNOW THE FACTS.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits to an electric bike wheel is that of cost savings, riding efficiency, and keeping the environment green. We’ll let you decide. Enjoy this infographic.
There are, however, various barriers to buying an electric bike. We recognize that. That is why our value proposition is QUALITY and PRICE. You see, we can convert any bicycle into an electric bike with a motorized bike kit backed by powerful warranties that are powered by Samsung and Panasonic. But there are many options available.
ELECTRIC BIKE CONVERSION KITS
Many companies offer electric bike kits. Leeds offers 250 Watt E-Bike Kits and 500 Watt E-Bike Kits. An electric bike kit converts your bicycle into a powerful e-bike for a fraction of the cost and turns you into a bike riding, commuting, environmental, intelligent, super hero. And for those who just want to ride a high power, fully built electric bike, we’ve got you covered as well.
SPANDEX CYCLIST DIE-HARDS
We may not be able to get every butt on an electric bike today. We get it. Bicycle spandex die hard, but it is important that we all know the facts about electric bikes so that we can at the least correct a fiction when we hear one. If you have not heard e-bike fiction, you will soon. Electric bikes are gaining in popularity and the anti-electric cyclists or ‘purists’ are coming out in droves. On the other hand, many who were once anti-electric bikes are realizing the benefits electric bikes offer. Sadly, I was one of them.
I was once a spandex-only cyclist until I crushed my foot in an accident and could no longer ride my bicycle like I used to. I began researching and flew all over the world looking for a solution so that I could get back to commuting by bike. The solution finally presented itself and thus began the Five Minute E-Bike Kit on Kickstarter in 2013. Here we are today years later as one of the top e-bike kit companies.
THE E-BIKE TRUTH
The truth is, there is no better way to commute that is greener for the environment than riding a bicycle. And for a high power commute on a bicycle, an electric bike is the ONLY way to go. It really doesn’t matter if you use a complete electric bike or convert your own bike to electric with a kit. What matters is that we ride and we improve our commute. Now, share this with your friends and let’s get riding!