EBikes - Understand This About Comfort!
Updated: Dec 22, 2022
Thinking about an e-bike? This one thing can avoid major pain in your wrist, shoulders, back, and neck. What would you consider a long car ride? Two or three hours?
Let me tell you about my friend's wife. She bought a bike to get in shape recently, and she rode it three or four times and then just parked it. So he bought her one of our e-bikes and now she rides four or five times a week, usually 30 miles round trip from Irvine all the way down to the beach. That's about a three hour.
I hear these kinds of stories all the time. The point is you're gonna be on an e-bike a lot longer and a lot more often than a regular bike. That's why comfort's so important and an upright, relaxed riding position is crucial.
Don't get an e-bike with a hunched over riding position, otherwise, you're gonna feel every bump in the road coming up. Through the forks into your wrist, arm, shoulders, and back. Not to mention your neck. Do you know how much the average human head weighs? About 11 pounds. Google it.
Imagine how it feels trying to hold your head up when you're hunched over for two or three hours trying to enjoy a bike ride. You wouldn't ride in a car that way, so don't do it on an e-bike.
Whether you get one of our bikes or another brand, get one with an upright riding position.
JP Blake is co-founder and CEO of E-Lux Electric Bikes, founded in 2014 in Fountain Valley, California. As an electric bike industry pioneer and overseas manufacturing expert, JP has logged several years from China to Thailand, co-creating luxury e-bikes for the US market. JP has contributed his insider perspective to local government projects including bike lane expansion on the coast of Huntington Beach and aiding the OC Transportation Authority in the development of bicycle and e-bike trails.