Enjoying the outdoors is just nice, whether for a walk, sitting on a bench or feeling the warm breeze flow through your hair while riding a bike. So what can make these things in life that much better? Add some electricity of course, from a battery or from the sun as in solar power. Technology is advancing very fast and manufactures have found ways to make batteries more efficient and Eco-friendly at the same time along with solar PV cells being more and more easy and inexpensive to make.
Riding a bike has it’s advantages and disadvantages. If you are lazy doing all that peddling can be a turn off from even attempting to get on that bike in the first place. Unless you are cycling for exercise and sport the thought of sweating in the middle of the day is not so appealing, is it. Besides the effort it takes to take yourself uphill on a standard bicycle.
Enter the electric cycle or electric bicycle as most people call it. Looks almost the same as your favorite road bike, beach cruiser, or mountain bike but it is totally powered by a battery. Similar to a moped but without all the noise and gasoline. The power these electric cycles put out is tremendous, depending on the voltage pack you can travel up to 30 miles on one charge and speed up to 20 mph. The off road electric mountain bike version can go up to 40 miles per hour and 40 miles in distance, now that is amazing isn’t it?
Your probably thinking these electric bikes cost a lot, but that is where your wrong. You get what you pay for, I can not stress that enough. Usually depending on style, bells and whistles, and style preference a battery powered bicycle can cost between 500 and a couple thousand bucks. There are a few mountain bike style cycles that cost around 1,200, comparable with quality to a similar priced manual powered standard mountain bike. This way you can have your cake and eat it to.