The owner of a new e-bike franchise in Croton-on-Hudson says his step-thru models “are not necessarily for people who are on their road bike with clip-ins and padded spandex shorts.”
As a rider of a traditional, conventional, non-electric road bike who clips in and wears the aforementioned shorts, I’d like to think that I’ll be satisfied with simply slowing down as I get older, instead of juicing my ride with a 750-watt motor.
But will I stick to that while my average speeds and mileage go down as my age goes up – and while watching the pack I used to ride with pass me by?
Here’s an article I just published about this shop selling only Pedego e-bikes, a company I’d never heard of but that’s been in business for years before the current craze. These aren’t geared toward the spandex crowd, that’s for sure.