We sell and service Human Power Augmented a.k.a. Electric bikes and ride them enthusiastically ourselves.
You may phone or visit our store to place an order for store pickup or shipping.
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While prospective car buyers kicking tires may be mere folklore prospective bike buyers do lift bikes.
And why not? Certainly if serious racing or much lifting might be involved. But how do a few pounds matter if we are cruising leisurely? And if we are looking for exercise why would we even want—should our budget indeed so allow—the lightest bike possible? A few 'extra' pounds can also mean a more comfortable ride and a more durable bicycle.
While an electric bike typically weighs close to twice that of a comparable regular bicycle the performance shall not be noticeably affected as the electric motor is several times stronger than the typical pedaler. Lifting the ebike may of course be an issue in some circumstances and for some riders.
Of electric bikes, which we currently sell, full sized ones weigh from about 45 lb plus a 6 lb quick release battery, and small wheeled folding bikes around 41 lb plus a 6 lb quick release battery.
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