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Electric Bikes Brisbane

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published January 26th 2015
A new approach to cycling
Electric Bikes Brisbane has a simple mission, to get people travelling on electric bikes. Cycling in Australia has become preserve of the Lycra clad exercise freaks and the occasional die hard commuter. Electric bikes are set to change all that.

Electric Bikes
Electric Bikes


Modern electric bikes are pedal assisted, which means as you pedal the electric motors gives you a push. The harder you work the harder the motor works. This makes travelling long distances and tackling hills a breeze while still being active.

Different power settings means you can choose how much effort you want to put into the ride and how much assistance you would prefer. On the highest power setting, hills can feel like they are flat, while the lowest power setting helps you exercise. Of course you can turn off the power and just use it as a regular bicycle.

Electric Bikes Brisbane brings a wide range of quality power assisted bicycles to Brisbane.

Styles

Whether you are talking about fast & sporty road bikes, heavy duty cargo and touring bikes, rugged mountain bikes or small urban and folding bikes, you are certain to find one that fits your needs.

Electric Road Bike
Electric Road Bike


Prices

The cheapest models start at around $1,300 and go up to $8,000 for high perform models. A mid price range is $2,000-$3,000. While not cheap, they are certainly a good alternative to a car.

Performance

By law electric bikes provide a boost of 250 Watts up to 25 km per hour. Faster than that the motor cuts out and you have to do all the pedaling yourself. This means that the general performance of both cheaper and more expensive bikes is about the same. The real performance issue is how smooth the ride is and the level of acceleration provided.

One of the biggest issues is weight and distance. Most of the weight is the motor and the battery. A typical electric bicycle weighs 21-25 kg. Not too hard to lift up for most people but can be a little bit of a challenge. The lightest models I have seen are 15 kg and the heaviest is 30 kg.

Folding bikes are light and are easily stored
Folding bikes are light and are easily stored


When it comes to distance, a smaller cheaper bicycle can do around 40 kms in one recharge, while a good bicycle it will be more like 100 kms. Touring bikes can go even further. From experience, the distance can vary greatly and it is easy to exceed those distances while lots of hills and stops may reduce how far the electric bicycle can go.

Uses

The main reason people buy an electric bike is commuting. Though some older riders buy them as a way to get around their local area and still remain active. Personally I love touring a city on 2 wheels and electric bikes makes this a less strenuous option and Electric Bikes Brisbane rent bicycles for this purpose.

Another option are for those wanting to do a long bicycle journey but are worried about the effort required and the mountains they may encounter on the way. Electric bikes are a great way to do any bicycle journey.

Get on an electric bike

Electric Bikes Brisbane will help you get on an electric bicycle. First of all, if you want to have the experience consider their hire options. They rent out A2B electric bikes with a range of up to 100 kms. At $60 for 24 hours and $100 for 2 days this is a great way to learn about the advantages of electric bikes and give them a thorough run.

Electric Bikes Brisbane
Electric Bikes Brisbane


They will also let you test ride a range of bicycles so you can visit and check out which one suits your needs.

Other services

Electric Bikes Brisbane also provides a complete range of after sales service to keep your bike on the road as well as numerous cycling accessories.
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When: Open Monday to Saturday
Phone: 1300 553 110
Where: 1A/60 Pickering Street Enoggera QLD 4051
Your Comment
This is the first time I've heard of electric bikes. They sound like a good idea.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11954) 1300 days ago
What a great concept to rent them out as well !
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1242) 1300 days ago
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