What are the benefits of riding an e-bike?

With e-bike sales skyrocketing last year, it is clear that they are a very attractive choice thanks to the advantages they offer over regular bicycles. Let’s have a look at the main reasons people prefer electric bikes over other means of transport and see what makes them so great to begin with.

1. Electric bikes are fast

The Ziprs bike can help you go up to 20 mph in both pedal assist and throttle modes. While you can go fairly fast on a standard bike, there's nothing quite like zipping past traffic on an electric bike. The bottom line is that you have the power to comfortably reach a speed that is suitable for your own style of riding, at your preferred level of effort. You can push your own limits to go faster than the maximum supported speed, or you can rely on the motor to keep you going at a speed within the maximum support level. But you never have to worry about not being able to get to your destination fast enough.

2. You can ride further with ease while still getting a great workout

With pedal assist, it’s no secret that riding an electric bike makes it easier to ride longer distances, but there’s evidence that riding an electric bike eventually makes you exercise more than a normal bike without feeling completely spent! And you can always rely on the throttle mode for those days that you don’t feel like working out at all.

The added motor also makes riding up steep hills much more comfortable and convenient, which is something that most cyclists dread. 

3. Micromobility is the best option for a large number of commuters

Using an electric bike is one of the most time- and cost-effective ways to get around compared to traditional transportation options such as cars, buses or trams. People save a lot of time when they avoid heavy city traffic or waiting for the bus to come. 

Since you don’t have to buy gas or pay any fare to get to your destination, using an electric bike adds up to one of the most cost-effective options out there. You can use the bike to run errands or attend appointments miles away from home with ease. You also don’t have to worry too much about parking since there’s always a place where you can store your bike or even take it with you.

4. It's cheaper and better for the environment compared to a car

As of 2015, the average cost in the US of driving a car for 15,000 miles a year was $8,698, or roughly $0.58 per mile. These numbers go higher depending on the type of car you drive. Not only is cycling a pollution-free mode of transport, but bikes also reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars.

5. It’s good for your overall physical and mental health

Cycling increases your blood flow, which leads to the rapid spread of endorphins and other beneficial chemicals that improve your mood. In other words, riding a bike can help boost your confidence while reducing stress, anxiety or even depression, as it has been shown to be one of the most effective activities for both your body and mind.

6. It's fun

Riding an electric bike is a very exciting experience! With the help of the motor, you get the opportunity to enjoy the scenery as well as the atmosphere around you. It’s one of those things that you really have to try to fully appreciate.

What about an electric bike that folds?

Ziprs packs all the benefits mentioned above and adds one more! It is designed to fold in three easy steps, which means that you don’t need to worry about finding a parking space when you arrive at your destination, and you never have to worry that someone will steal your bike. When folded, you can roll the bike into your office, fit it into a tiny corner at your home or take it to places where bringing a normal bike would be a problem. This also means that you don’t have to commit to covering the whole travel distance on your bike. For instance, you can ride the first and last miles on your bike and take the train, subway or a car for the rest of the journey.

Let us know what you think!

We can’t wait to hear from you and learn more about how you commute in your city! If you’d like to get featured on our blog or you have a story to share, don’t hesitate to contact us at community@ziprs.co.