Now, riding an electric bike is becoming more and more popular. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it can also exercise your body. It is a new way of exercise that many people choose.
There are three things to consider when choosing the right bike style for you:
- What is your preferred riding style?
- What is your preferred riding position?
- What is your preferred frame type?
When you think of your riding style, do you prefer to ride in a traditional manner, with a higher seat and the most powerful pedal stroke. Would you prefer a lower seat so that you can reach the ground without dismounting the bike and be able to put your feet right on the ground if not. Consider your natural riding position.
What is the best position for you? Would you prefer something more upright like a beach cruiser? Do you prefer something sporty where you lean toward putting more power into the pedals and being a little more aerodynamic. Which of these positions do you think is most comfortable to you?
Lastly, what frame style would work best for you? There is the traditional frame style with a horizontal top two connecting the seat to the handlebars. What do you think of that? Maybe the aesthetics appeal to you or maybe you find it easy to swing your leg up and over the bike to get on. Is there a step through model bike that has a frame that's cut and swept a little lower so you can step through the bike without swinging your leg up and over? The frame makes it easier for people who have flexibility issues to get on and off.
In light of those three things, take a bike that you currently have access to and measure the distance between the top of the seat and the ground, and also the distance from the top of the seat to the top of the pedal, at the lowest position. You will then have some measurements that can be communicated to the sales team to see what bikes they have in their line that may suit your needs.
Of course, in the process of riding, you should also pay attention to traffic safety. For the laws of each state, please refer to our previous article: Electric Bike Laws and Regulations By State