We have decades of committed cycling experience behind us and
almost a decade of experience working with electric bicycles and tricycles. We
wouldn't dream of telling our customers which electric bicycle to purchase, but
here, we hope, is some useful general guidance.
Do you require an electric
The folding facility allows storage inside a property or easy internal
transport by car, train, motorhome or caravan.
Notes: Folding Electric Bicycles tend to be light in weight. They
tend not to be feature packed and their smaller wheels mean the ride quality
is not quite as good as that of a larger wheel bicycle.
Electric Folding models to consider:
Lynx - Great value
- 20 inch wheels - Rack and mudguards
Puma - More compact than the Lynx with
just 16 inch wheels
UM26 - Front motor - Hub gears
Fast4Ward Edge - Stylish - No mudguards - Seven gears
Do you require an electric bicycle with a unisex
A unisex frame has no cross bar. This enables easier mounting and
dismounting of the bicycle.
Notes: These are the most popular type of electric bicycles and we have a great
range on offer. Sometimes they are referred to as "step through"
Unisex frame models to consider:
Milan 2 - Inexpensive - Lead acid battery & Steel Frame
so slightly heavier - Good rack and mudguards
Windsor LPX - Great Value - Fully featured
Fast4Ward Ride - Stylish and practical
X-6 Step Through - Innovative - Stylish and practical
A2B Hybrid 26 - Unusual design - Not the lowest step through
UM44 Step Through - Traditional style - Fully featured.
UM55 - Slightly smaller wheels - Suits the slightly shorter
Do you require an electric tricycle?
Tricycles allow the rider to remain mounted even when the tricycle is
Notes: Without doubt the least popular type of electric powered
transport, electric tricycles are generally heavier than people expect and
although stable if ridden with caution they are certainly not immune from becoming
Tricycles are not alternatives to 4mph and
8mph mobility scooters which we also offer!
Electric Tricycles to consider (usually we only offer one or two models):
E-Tricycle - Heavy - Stable when ridden correctly and
attentively - Large carrying capacity - The ride need not put their foot
Do you require an electric bicycle with a cross
Frames that have cross bars tend to be stiffer and offer a more sporting
Notes: Often preferred by younger and more athletic riders. Not so
suited to those with limited agility.
Electric bicycles with crossbars to consider:
Salisbury LPX - Great value - Fully featured
UM44S - Premium model - Fully featured
UM36SX - Off road appearance - Limited mudguards
X-6 - Stylish - Unusual battery keeps the bike short in
X-24 - Stylish - 24 gears - Unusual battery keeps the
bike short in length
Do you require a light weight
Light weight electric bicycles are both easier to ride and maneuver and
easier to load and unload from cars and motorhomes, especially for the smaller rider.
Notes: Today most electric bicycles are quite light and even the
Milan 2 is a good deal lighter than similar models of just a few years ago.
Electric bicycles we suggest you DO NOT consider
Any Tricycle - These are always heavier due to their extra
wheel and structure.
Do you desire an electric bicycle with a rugged
Its a matter of personal preference and intended use.
Notes: Often slightly heavier and not as practical as other models.
None are designed for rough off road use.
Rugged looking electric bicycles we suggest you consider
Note: The comments given here are general and do not constitute advice or
guidance for a specific buyer, rider or purchase.