Is a Sport Electric Bike Right for You?
As an avid cyclist, you know how awesome an electric bike can be. With the recent release of Tahoe Sport, Newport Sport and Newport Step-Thru Sport, you may be wondering if a sport-version electric bike is right for you. To figure this out, you need to consider what the sport features add to the ebike and if those features fit your lifestyle.
Understand the Sport Features
The features of a sport bike may not be universal, but you can often expect certain components to be upgraded when compared to a non-sport edition. The sport bikes offered here at E-Lux Electric Bikes may feature the following upgrades:
Motor: 750-1,000 Watt
Battery: 48V 21ah or 48V 14ah
Gears: 8-speed or 9-speed
Range: 35-80 miles
Top Speeds: up to 28 mph
Front Suspension Forks
Improved Seat and Seat Posts
One of the most notable features of a sport edition electric bike is the upgraded suspension. The Newport Sport and Newport Step-Thru Sport offer a Zoom front suspension shock and a Satori EZ3 Quick Adjust gooseneck. The Tahoe Sport has a Mozo front suspension shock and a Suntour NCX suspension seat post. The upgraded suspension helps give you a smoother ride when you travel at higher speeds or over more difficult terrain. Other improved features may include better tires, comfier seats and hydraulic brakes.
Consider How They Apply to Lifestyle
Now that you understand what a sport electric bike can offer, you have to figure out if the features match up with your lifestyle. Some sport cycles have a greater range and a higher maximum speed. This may be beneficial if you have a longer morning commute or want to take your bike on a long mountain trail. The higher gears make it easier to travel at high speeds, so if you have a lot of hills on your normal path, it may be beneficial to get a bike with more gears to make traveling downhill easier.
The better tires, comfier seats and hydraulic brakes have obvious comfort benefits. Not only will the upgraded suspension system help make your ride more comfortable, but so will bigger tires, nicer seats and a hydraulic brake system. If comfort is one of your main must-haves, a sport-edition bike may be right for you.
A sport electric bike can offer a lot of great benefits to avid riders. Whether this type of cycle is right for you will depend on your budget and lifestyle as well as the individual features offered by the sport bike you're looking at. Come see these new, limited-edition bikes today to figure out if either of them belongs in your bike rack. Stop in at E-Lux Electric Bikes warehouse showroom or at one of our dealers to test out the new Sport line of E-Lux Bikes. Our staff can help you find the right electric bike to suit your needs, goals and budget. Give us a call at 949-440-1967 or arrange a demonstration at your local dealership fill out our easy online contact form.