The biggest revolution happening in cycling at the moment is in the e-bike (electric-assist bike) space. Here are five fabulous bikes that will whizz you along but won’t break the bank.
A few years ago no self-respecting cyclist would be seen dead on an e-bike. Times are changing. E-bikes now not only look great but are falling in cost.
If you have a long commute to work, don’t want to get stuck in car traffic or suffer crowded public transport, the benefits of a little motorised assistance make sense.
1: Rad Wagon 4 . This is like the ‘Landrover Defender’ of the electric bike scene. It looks magnificent and sturdy and has that pleasant retro quality that’s so appealing. A great machine for carrying the kids to school and only €1,599. You can buy one here.
2: TREK Verve. The TREK Verve+ 4 Lowstep is an electric hybrid bike perfect for riders looking to go far. This e-bike comes equipped with parts that put your comfort and safety first, like road-smoothing Forklight 3.0 suspension with an integrated front light, a suspension seat post and wide, stable tyres. Buy now.
3: Superior eRX 650. The Superior eRX 650 Lady features a stylish, lightweight and dependable alloy frame, SR Suntour suspension forks and a Shimano STEPS pedal-assisted motor drive. Ideal for urban riding and only €1,700. Buy here.
5: Boardman ADV 8.9E. *Drool*. Just a beautiful, strong gravel bike. A little pricey at €3,455 but ideal for those who want to go the extra mile on or off-road. With a SRAM Apex one groupset, hydraulic brakes and a lowered bottom bracket for increased stability, the ADV 8.9 is a classic-looking gravel bike built for exploration. There’s also a two-year warranty on all electrical components. Purchase now.
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