Electric Bicycles: Twelve Reasons for NOT Getting an Electric Bike.
Reason 8. There are LOTS of Extra Bits to Maintain with Electric Bicycles.
Well – there ARE SOME extra bits ... bits like the battery, battery charger, battery management system and motor.
The rest is pretty much the same as a pushbike for MOST Electric Bikes.
So – what’s recommended?
It seems to me that I live in an area where the roads aren’t the best – and so there is going to be a LOT of bumping around for any kit on my bike.
I intend to cycle about 15 miles a day – that’s a way more than I would cycle each day on a pushbike.
So – first things first –
I’ll probably have to look after the normal “bikey” parts of the Electric Bike more than usual.
It also seems to me that the build quality of the bicycle is going to be important – the bike needs to be light for me, but also VERY SOLID.
Warranties of 6 months to
2 years are typically given on Electric Bikes – and usually is connected with the price of the bicycle – The Kalkhoff ProConnect, which sells for about 1600 euro
(I consider that A LOT!), has a 2 year warranty.
recommend that you bring their E bikes in every 6 months to dealer for servicing.
50cycles (the Kalkhoff dealer in the UK) charge about 200 euro for an extended service.
As Long as I buy HIGHER QUALITY, and LOOK AFTER MY BIKE each day – and (probably) bring it for a service AFTER 12 months – then I should minimise
problems that might occur with the bike. That (for me) means a very different way of looking after a bike, and quite a bit more EXPENSIVE.
Will it be worth it?
I honestly don’t know until I try it!
Now, what was the next reason NOT to get a Electric bicycle?
Go to Reason Number 9: Nobody Else Seems to Have Electric Bicycles.
Go Back to Reason Number 7: Electric Bicycles are Cheating.
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