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Users, Usage And Electric Bicycle Suggestions 

 

Commuters

Commuters who ride an electric bicycle to travel directly from home to work and back tend to choose bicycles with larger wheels and conventional rigid frames, as these provide the best ride. With regard to distance, the range commuters travel on electric bicycles varies considerably. We know of some riders who travel less than a mile per day while others cover in excess of twenty miles each day. The electric bicycles we suggest commuters consider, in no particular order: Milan 2, Windsor LPX, Salisbury LPX, Fast4Ward Ride, UM44, UM44 Step Through, UM55, X-6, X-6 Step Through, More exotic models include the X-24, A2B Hybrid 24 2011 and the UM36SX.

Commuters whose journey includes an overland train or car journey

When an electric bicycle must regularly be placed in the boot of a car or on a train then a folding electric bicycle is often considered as an alternative to the rigid framed bicycles listed above. We offer a wide range of folding bicycles but would suggest commuters usually consider at least a mid range model for their journey such as the Lynx, UM26 or Fast4Ward Edge.  For short journeys and smaller riders the Puma may also be considered.

Commuters whose journey includes a London Underground type section

Being the smallest sensibly sized folding bike in the UK, the Puma is the best bike for such journeys where carrying the bike up and down stairs may be required. A protective covering for the folded bicycle may be required by underground staff.

Boating, camping, caravanning, motorhome users and holidaymakers

Boating, camping, caravanning, motorhome users and holidaymakers can have widely differing requirements and expectations of their electric bicycle. Some simply want a small electric bicycle to go to and from their local store a trip often no more than a few hundred meters in length, while others like to use their bicycle for travel and exploration and may wish to cover twenty or more miles each day. In addition, some holidaymakers demand a folding bicycle since it must be transported in a car boot, onboard a boat or in a small space while others can attach a rigid framed bicycle to the roof or rear of their vehicle. Practical bicycles include Windsor LPX, Salisbury LPX, Fast4Ward Ride, UM44, UM44 Step Through, X-24 and UM55 from the rigid frame group and Lynx, Puma, UM26 and Fast4Ward Edge from the folding range. All are light in weight. For light off road use the UM36SX mountain bike is a distinctive and fun alternative.

Shopping

Electric bicycles used to transport shopping require carrying space. Electric bicycles which come with a rack as standard include the Milan 2, Windsor LPX, Salisbury LPX, UM44, UM44 Step Through and UM55 from the non folding frame range and the Puma, Lynx and UM26 from the folding electric bicycle range. All bicycles can be fitted with a front basket for additional carrying capacity.

Increased Mobility

Many people who purchase an electric bicycle do so as it gives them more independence and enables them enabling them to get-out-and-about. The best solutions here tend to be the simpler, and thus lighter, electric bicycles, often with low step through frames these include the Windsor LPX, UM44 Step Through, UM55, X-6 Step Through and to a lesser extent the UM26, Lynx and Puma. All have Lithium batteries and aluminum frames, thus keeping total weight to a minimum. The Milan 2 should also be considered although a little heavier.

Genuine Electric Mopeds

We also offer a range of electric mopeds which require DVLA registration etc. These are considerably bigger and heavier (over 100kg) than our electric bicycles ranging from 1.5 kilowatts to 2 kilowatts in power and require that the rider hold an approved license, insurance and wear an approved crash helmet.

Electric Bicycles Just For Fun

Without exception, all electric bicycles are fun. The magic of being whisked along effortlessly and silently often at speeds which would make pedaling arduous brings a smile to most faces. For many of our customers each and every electric bicycle, scooter and moped we list could fulfill all their needs. However, for those in search of an electric bicycle with a care free character the mountain bike styled UM36SX from Urbanmover is very good as is the A2B Metro Gen1.

And Finally

Please don't be left believing that there are hard and fast rules about electric bicycle selection. Frequently any one of the electric bicycles we offer could fulfill all the tasks asked of them and thus personal preference is far more important than wheel size, frame style or weight. 

One thing to remember is that electric bicycles need not break the bank. Less than 500 buys a very popular and practical model. 600-700 buys a high quality electric bicycle and 800-1200 a high quality machine employing the latest technology in a well proven package. 

We hope this section helped outline some selection criteria that can be employed while selecting an electric bicycle.

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