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Electric bikes

I am considering buying an ebike. Does anyone have any experience of them?

Created By on 27/05/2016

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16th Dec 2016 11:06:14
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Hi Ive had a KTM SPORTS ebike for 2 years now
After a large hernia operation,
It was one of the best decisions I have made
For my Health & fitness
This type of bike is so easy to use , and great fun
For a 57 year old feller
28th May 2016 15:06:08 (Last activity: 29th May 2016 14:03:10)
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We bought ours about 6 years ago and they have been faultless. They retain their charge well and we can average about 30 plus miles depending on how much you want to help it! They are great as we have a large motorhome which is difficult to drive around in on a daily basis when on holiday and I have a chronic chest problem that makes conventional bikes difficult for me to use. Cycling on the continent is wonderful as they appear to respect cyclist and always give us plenty of room. I would certainly recommend them as they must have improved from when we bought ours.
Response from moyo Original Poster made on 28th May 2016 21:59:43
The one I have been looking at claims an average of 50+ miles, though I doubt I'd ever need that much! I'm a lazy cyclist - I enjoy cycling on the flat but hate hills so an ebike sounds like the perfect solution. I'm trying very hard to get my husband interested in the idea too though his excuse is his dodgy knees!
I had a trial ride in my local bike shop and absolutely loved it, so I'm now researching which one to go for.
Response from jeanmark made on 29th May 2016 14:03:10
We have managed 50 miles on occasion but we wouldn't rely on this as it does depend on the terrain, the more hills the more it takes out of it. Your husband would find an electric bike very beneficial with a dodgy knee, it exercises the joint without the pressure caused when walking. The motor helps take the strain off the knee so he can't use that as an excuse and it may help reduce any pain! Good luck with finding what you want.
Margaret Hart
27th May 2016 22:43:33 (Last activity: 28th May 2016 22:01:34)
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We actually have to electric bikes for sale as although they have helped me enormously I am now a little unsteady to have any type of bicycle. They have been a ?Godsend to us taking them on caravan holidays. Another reason for us giving up with them is that we ne have two dogs. Stop debating give them a go.
Response from moyo Original Poster made on 28th May 2016 22:01:34
My mind is made up - im definitely going to get one!.
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27th May 2016 20:59:42 (Last activity: 27th May 2016 21:56:55)
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Hello moyo .. I just read your question and feel very able to answer you ... I just purchased a new Mountain eBike in April, and I absolutely love it! I have just written this blog for Silversurfers to share the joy of my new purchase, which you may find useful:

Are you thinking of a road bike or a mountain bike? Best wishes, Sally
Response from moyo Original Poster made on 27th May 2016 21:56:55
Hi Sally, I'm thinking of a road bike - looking forward to reading your blog.

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