Electric Bicycles

Saturdays at Wholefoods market are always an event.  Live music, free food, and even a back massage station are weekend staples.  Recently, there was a tent in the parking lot of our local Wholefoods set up to promote The Electric Bicycle Store, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  After test driving a few sleek, incredibly stylish electric bike models, I realized what all the hype is about.

Scott Balson, of The Electric Bike Store, on the A2B model

Scott Balson, of The Electric Bike Store, on the A2B model

Call it the lazy man’s bike, or call it an ingenious marriage between a motor scooter and a traditional bicycle… call it what you will, these hybrid two-wheel transports are fabulous!  The first one that caught my eye was the A2B Metro, by Ultra Motor.  This LEV (Light Electric Vehicle) is so chic it makes you want to buy new clothes just looking at it.  It rides like butter, goes up to 20mph, and is absolutely silent when in motor-mode.  Using it is simple, if you want a bicycle, you just peddle.  If you want a scooter, you rev the throttle just like on a motorbike, zooming on to your destination without a wake of smog or a drop of sweat.

Testing the fold-up model!

Testing the fold-up model!

Another favorite is the fold-up model, ECO Easy Rider 1800 Li 3 Mariner.  Big name, small ride.  It’s compact, zippy and utilizes a lithium battery for power (just like an Apple laptop!).  The great thing about these electric bicycles is that they don’t look goofy nor are they clunky, nay, they are modern, light and gorgeous.  If you don’t want something uber snazzy, there are handsome mountain bike and cute beach cruiser styles as well!  I know I’ll have to save up for a while to afford the price tag ($600 and up) on one of these sweet rides, but it’ll be worth it.

A2B Metro

A2B Metro

Mariner, fold-up model

Mariner, fold-up model

"Kyoto" electric mountain bike

"Kyoto" electric mountain bike

"Haley's Comet" electric cruiser

"Haley's Comet" electric cruiser

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4 Responses

  1. […] Electric Bicycles […]

  2. great stuff, turnin people on to this at
    the coffee shop

  3. So, I see what you mean by “sleek, incredibly stylish electric bike models.” Where can I find one, and how do I make sure she comes with the red shoes? Love the site child, miss you like crazy, call me when you find some time aside from your action adventures and explorations. LOVE YOU!!! Lege

  4. Lauren this is grandpa Lege
    We need your address to mail presents.

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