Electric bikes for everyone – breaking down the myths. 22 e bike

Electric bikes for everyonebreaking down the myths

Electric bikes have spent the better part of the last decade making a significant impact in the world of personal transportation (or three decades depending on who you ask). However, despite their booming popularity, there still exists a number of myths around these innovative forms of alternative transportation. One of the most common misconceptions is that electric bikes are for older riders or those with mobility issues.

I keep thinking this will be the year we roll past this myth, and yet it continues to rear its head in e-bike discourse across the US. And it couldn’t be further from the truth! Let’s debunk this myth and shine a light on the universal appeal and benefits of e-bikes for people of all ages.

Myth: E-bikes are only for the elderly

It’s easy to see how this myth has developed. The added assistance that an e-bike provides can be incredibly beneficial for older folks or those with mobility issues. And in the early years, it was true that older riders made up a lion’s share of e-bike sales.

Companies like Pedego have spent over a decade developing a retail-based approach to teaching customers – originally largely older folks – about e-bikes in their brick-and-mortar shops. It was a move that inspired confidence by testing a range of models and got many people back out riding who had given it up years ago. And ten years ago, silver-haired Pedego riders on electric beach cruiser bikes smiling in e-bike ads were one of the first places that many people learned what an e-bike was. Perhaps that is part of where the misconception came from (and to be fair, Pedego’s models have greatly expanded into several cool, fun new models that target younger riders).

However, to say e-bikes are only for this demographic is a significant oversight.

For the young and adventurous

E-bikes offer an exciting blend of traditional cycling with serious infusion of technological advancement. For younger riders this means longer rides, climbing steeper hills with less fatigue, the ability to pair your phone or GPS with your e-bike, and lots of customization opportunities. Companies like SUPER73 have even built an entire culture around modifying and customizing e-bikes, with riders using their e-bikes as an extension of their personalities to show off their unique aesthetics and designs.

For those that didn’t grow up on a bike, e-bikes also serve as a fantastic introduction to the world of cycling, providing a confidence-boosting assist for beginners.

Younger generations are also increasingly eco-conscious, which makes sense as we see ever more clearly the destruction that is being done to our world. E-bikes offer a sustainable alternative to cars by reducing carbon emissions and contributing to a healthier planet.

And when you consider the tighter wallets that younger generations have compared to their parents’ generations, e-bikes also make sense as an alternative to the rising costs of car ownership. on that in a moment!

For the fitness enthusiasts

Many people believe that riding an e-bike doesn’t provide a workout. This, too, is a myth. Not only has this myth been broken by anyone who “feels the burn” on an e-bike in low power mode, but countless studies have disproven the myth by demonstrating the exercise benefits of e-bikes.

Yes, e-bikes do offer assistance, but unless relying entirely on a throttle, the rider is still active and engaged. If you want more of a workout, you can adjust the level of assist to match your fitness goals or just based on how much effort you want to put into a ride on any given day. Higher assistance can help on thigh-cramping climbs or longer rides, while lower assistance can give you more of a workout.

In fact, I never considered myself a cyclist but over time I found the joy of cycling without any electric assist only after getting an e-bike and improving my own cycling.

For urban dwellers

E-bikes can be a game-changer for city dwellers of all ages. They’re faster than walking, more flexible than public transportation, and less stressful than driving in traffic. Plus, with compact, folding models readily available, storage in smaller apartments is less of an issue.

At risk of repeating myself, e-bikes make excellent car replacements for so many reasons. The costs savings are often touted as one of the main reasons for replacing a car with an e-bike, but don’t discount the shorter trips times due to skipping past traffic or the added fun of turning a commute slog into a joy ride!

In fact, I live my life largely car-free thanks to e-bikes (though I also rely on electric scooters and electric motorcycles, to be fair).

E-bikes and the elderly: A match made in heaven

While I think it’s fairly obvious now that e-bikes are not exclusively for the elderly, it’s worth reiterating how beneficial they can be for older riders.

E-bikes can help elderly individuals maintain an active lifestyle while providing a sense of independence. They offer a safe, low-impact exercise that can be customized to individual fitness levels. The added assist allows for longer rides without the risk of overexertion, promoting heart health and overall fitness. A new wave of electric trikes is even bringing electric biking to those without the balance to ride a two-wheeler.

over, e-bikes are a fantastic way for older people to connect with nature and their communities. They can explore local parks, visit friends, or simply enjoy a leisurely ride, all while benefiting from fresh air and sunshine.

I’ve put both my parents on e-bikes, and it’s amazing to see the smiles on their faces each time they hop on the saddle. There’s just something about feeling the boost beneath you that transcends physical age and connects with people on an emotional basis. If you haven’t seen an e-grin yet, put a parent or friend on an e-bike and you’ll instantly know what I’m talking about. That first ride just brings something out in people and it’s a beautiful sight to see.

Electric bikes are a diverse and flexible mode of transportation that simply transcends age demographics.

They provide a boost for those who need it, an adventurous ride for thrill-seekers, a fitness tool for exercise enthusiasts, and a practical solution for urban commuters.

So whether you’re young or just young at heart, there’s an e-bike out there that’s perfect for you. Let’s move beyond the myths and embrace the two-wheeled electric revolution for all ages!

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Nakto Electric Cruiser Bike Review – Can The Camel Live Up To It’s Name?

The electric bike craze has taken over the biking world! Everybody is rushing to bike stores both online and offline to get their hands on the latest models. But before you join the bandwagon, you might want to listen to this tidbit that I have for you!

If you have any idea of how the law of supply and demand works, you know that this is time for e-bike manufacturers to make a killing. Unfortunately, not all electric bikes are the same and not all businessmen are honest. You don’t want to fall into a trap by hurrying to buy a product that doesn’t offer value for your money.

I have first-hand experience of what this feels like and trust me, you don’t want to be the latest victim. So before you to buy the first e-bike model you see on an ad, make a point of learning a thing or two about quality electric bike features to be in a position to make an informed choice when you finally go shopping around.

To help you with this, read the following review of the Natko electric bike. This amazing bike offers exceptional quality and great performance at an affordable price.

Tech Specs

Maximum speed

36V10/12AH Lightweight, Durable Lithium Cell Battery (In A Sealed Removable pack)

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CST fat tires 26″4.0″ Tire Inflate To 30 PSI 200 KPA/2.0BAR

250W high speed brushless gear motors

SHIMANO Push-Button 6 speed

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High-quality Front V Brake,Rear Expansion Brake


The Nakto electric bicycle is built with a sturdy carbon steel frame (used in the construction of earthquake-resistant structures) which ensures that you’ll use it for a lifetime. It is strong enough to comfortably support weights of up to 300 pounds and is ideal for individuals between the heights of 4’9”. 6’6”.

The low step frame on the bike provides you with an easy time when mounting or dismounting. The front forks also feature the same carbon steel in their construction and are designed to provide sufficient shock absorption. This allows you to have a comfortable ride even in the bumpiest of terrains.

Given its strong build, the Nakto weighs in at 50-70 pounds, which is quite heavy when compared to e-bikes constructed using aviation quality aluminum alloy. For small-bodied people, this may be a slight turn-off but not necessarily a deal-breaker.


This electric bike is powered by a top-of-the-range 36V, 250 Watt brushless motor set up. The battery rests behind the seat while the motor is situated in the middle of the back wheel. The motor produces enough power to get you to a speed of 25mph, giving you the green light to scale inclines with little worries.

The lithium battery, when fully charged, will allow you to cover 25miles before it needs to be recharged. It can also be removed for storage or recharging whenever necessary. What’s so impressive about this bike is that it is among the few e-bikes in the market under 1000 that come with a 36V battery.

Another major plus for me are the two working modes you can use on this bike. The Nakto allows you to use it strictly as an e-bike whereby the motor does all the work without you pedaling, or an assisted bike where the motor provides extra power once you start pedaling.

This cancels out all the stress of regular bike riding, so that you can enjoy a cruise on your bike without breaking a sweat; and would be very suitable for anybody struggling with back or spine issues. You still have the choice to combine these two modes if you want to prolong the ride or distance covered.


The Nakto e-bike is fitted with a 36V 10Ah lithium battery, which is quite powerful. It allows you to reach maximum speeds of between 25-30mph, so getting to your destination on time should not be an issue. However, the topography of the area and your weight will come into play here.

When running on full charge, the lithium battery can last you as long as 4-6 hours, which is sufficient time to get you 20-25 miles away depending on the speed you are going. The Nakto makes use of equilibrium function, charge control, overcharge protection, over-voltage protection, short-circuit protection, temperature protection, over-release protection, and over-current protection.

All these function to keep you safe from injury when riding and prevent damage to the battery!


The Nakto features rear expansion brakes and front V brakes on a 6-speed Shimano transmission system, which allows you to select a speed you are most comfortable with. The brakes are stable enough to give you adequate stopping power and full control of the bike even when going at maximum speed.

You also get a horn, as well as a bright LED light to make the bike practical in the night.


This bike comes with a high-quality Shimano-6 speed gear set. This helps to ensure that your ride remains smooth all the way, whether you are biking on flat roads or sloping surfaces.


The wheels on the Nakto e-bike feature 26 by 4 CST big fat tires that have an ideal pressure of 30 PSI. Whether you are riding in snowy areas, sandy trails, or muddy paths, these fat tires are a juggernaut that allows you to plough through any of these terrains. This promises that you will get where you are going with no hassles on the way.

What Do We Like?

What I liked about this e-bike is that it offers you a nice way to get around. The level of speed and battery life on this bike is ideal for cruising around the neighborhood quite leisurely. The pedal-assist mode ensures that you won’t have to strain, but if you don’t want to move a muscle, the e-bike mode is always on standby.

I was also impressed by the low frame design that not only makes mounting the bike a breeze, but also makes for comfortable riding. There is no chance of ripping or stretching your clothes when dismounting the bike. Not to mention that the adjustable seat allows you to choose a fitting posture.

The bike is great for people who want to stay fit without sticking to a demanding exercise regime. The sturdy and comfortable geometry of the bike makes it suitable for old people or guys struggling with back aches. It brings the fun to working out while ensuring that you are not sore after the session.

Considering all the features that it offers, spending less than 1000 for an e-bike feels like a steal to me. Not to mention that you get a 1 year warranty on the bike when you are buying it.

What Don’t We Like?

The bad news is that despite the bike coming when it’s 85% assembled, the instructional manual provided isn’t clear. I had a difficult time trying to finish off the assembly of the saddle, handlebars, and front tire.

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Unless you have a fair knowledge of bike mechanics, you might want to find a repair shop should you ever suffer a rear-wheel flat. This is because you must have the right skill and tools to successfully remove the wheel without damaging the chain.

Reign E

Every trail, every steep climb, every thrilling descent. Tested and developed by Giant’s E-bike enduro pros, this updated trail ripper gives you the power to enjoy the best parts of the ride again and again.

  • Motor: SyncDrive Pro, 85Nm, powered by Yamaha
  • Display: RideControl GO, frame integrated LED displayANT Wireless display compatible
  • Battery: EnergyPak Smart 625WhEnergyPak Plus range extender compatible
  • Frame: ALUXX SL-grade Aluminum, Advanced Forged Composite Upper Rocker, 160mm Maestro suspension system, ‘Boost’ 148x12mm, UDHTM derrailleur hanger
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Select 29er, 170mm travel, Charger RC damper, 15×110 Boost, Maxle Stealth, E-bike Approved
  • Colors: Black Diamond
  • Motor: SyncDrive Pro, 85Nm, powered by Yamaha
  • Display: RideControl GO, frame integrated LED displayANT Wireless display compatible
  • Battery: EnergyPak Smart 625WhEnergyPak Plus range extender compatible
  • Frame: ALUXX SL-grade Aluminum, Advanced Forged Composite Upper Rocker, 160mm Maestro suspension system, ‘Boost’ 148x12mm, UDHTM derrailleur hanger
  • Fork: RockShox Domain R 29er, 170mm travel, 15×110 Boost, Maxle Stealth, E-bike Approved
  • Colors: Amber Glow

22 Hiboy P6 Technical Review

Riders are always concerned with how quickly, how many watts, and how much battery capacity they have on an e-bike. There’s so much more to it than that. The sporty 750W 48V 13AH Hiboy P6 electric fat tire e-bike is intended to save time and money while turning your neighborhood into a playground.

  • Easy Assembly: HIBOY P6 26″ e-bike takes advantage of a quick-assemble design, which makes it very simple to put together your ebike
  • Drivetrain: 750W BAFANG motor combined with 4.0″ fat tire and Shimano 9-speed rear gear allows you to easily reach a speed up to 21 MPH
  • All-terrain: Suitable for traveling in locations such as downtown metropolitan areas, rocky roadways, sandy beaches, snowy suburbs, and dirt mountains, making your e-bike suited to complex road conditions

Price is King

To many, affordability and quality are essential, and the Hiboy P6 Budget Commuter electric fat tire e-bike is no exception. This 26-inch fat wheel set is ideal for riders looking for big comfortable tires, 22-mph speeds, and all-terrain enjoyment. For 1,299, the Hiboy is a sporty model with adequate performance.

This 22 mph electric fat tire e-bike is currently available as one of Hiboy’s outstanding Budget Commuter electric fat tire Ebikes for the 2022 riding season, and it is ready to ship.

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  • Quick-assemble Design, Very Easy to Assemble Your Ebike
  • 750W BAFANG Geared Hub Motor
  • 48V Removable Lithium Battery
  • 264.0” fat tires
  • Shimano 9 Speed Gear
  • Hydraulic Suspension Fork System
  • Multi-function LCD Display


  • Powerful motor long battery Life – The 750W electric brushless hub motor allows for speeds up to 22mph. High capacity battery (624WH) with a max travel range of up to 60 miles under specific conditions and max load of 265 lbs
  • Upgrade your Commuting – Hiboy P6 electric fat tire e-bike equipped with 26-inch fat tires (front shock absorbers) to provide max comfort, on any terrain.
  • Safety with Hiboy fat tire Ebike – Hiboy fat tire e-bike features bright headlights and taillights.
  • Warranty – Hiboy P6 electric fat tire e-bike equipped with more powerful performance, becomes your best commuting or outdoor travel companion. 12-month warranty offered by Hiboy

At 65 lbs Very Lightweight

This lightweight, clean, and simple electric fat tire e-bike has features that will make your commute safe, easy, and enjoyable. The Hiboy P6 has a 750W single hub motor and a 624WH high discharge lithium battery pack, which can transport riders for more than 31 miles (60 miles at reduced speeds) of exciting long-distance riding.

Technical Specs:

  • Top Speed: 22 mph
  • Motor: 750W Motor
  • Brakes: Mechanical disk brakes
  • Materials: Lightweight aluminum-alloy frame
  • Price: 1,299
  • Gradient: 15 degrees
  • Battery: 48V 624WH lithium battery pack
  • Charge Time: 7 hours
  • Max range: 31 miles
  • Tire Size: 26 inch fat tires
  • Suspension: Front hydraulic suspension fork (80mm)
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Max load: 265 lbs
  • Throttle: pedal assist
  • Lighting: headlight/taillight
  • Display: New LCD display
  • Release Year: 2022

Budget Ebike, Only 1,299

The lightweight, sleek, and basic aluminum alloy frame, easy-to-use pedal assist, headlights, powerful mechanical disk brakes, and an easy-to-use front hydraulic suspension fork (80mm) system are just a few of the features of the 65-pound P6.

What are your thoughts?

Is this fat tire e-bike something you should consider for your next purchase? Let’s look deeper at the performance, battery capacity, features, and chassis of this 1,299 fat tire Ebike. Let us know in the comment section below if you believe these features are worth the 1,299 price tag.

  • Perfect electric bikes for adults – Riders using electric bikes can go on longer rides without being concerned about hills or the overall distance traveled. Riders can also get as much or as little exercise as they see fit during their ride.
  • 750W Efficient Motor – The powerful 750W Bafang brushless motor offers a long range of up to 60 miles when assisted by the electric motor.
  • 48V x 13Ah Removable Battery – The thick tires provide an exceptionally smooth ride anywhere you go, whether to work, the gym, or the grocery store. With this ebike, you can get to work on time, cruise through the city, and explore the new all-terrain.
  • Fun and easy to ride for commutes – With its 4-inch thick tires and reputation for stability, our P6 e-bike is ideal for off-road adventures, weekend road trips, and day-to-day errands.
  • Puncture Resistant fat tires – Ride confidently since puncture-resistant tires avoid thorn and glass punctures while riding. Anti-skidding, wear resistance, and adaptability to city, snow, sand, dirt, and various terrains make any ride a breeze.
  • Shimano 9-Speed Gear – Switch between 9 gears quickly, ideal for riders commuting in the city and enjoying the mountains on the same bike. Make your ride as rigorous as you like, and enjoy the exercise.
  • Hydraulic Suspension Fork – Feel the comfort at a reasonable price with the P6’s adventure electric bike hydraulic suspension fork, which offers 80mm of travel, preload adjustment, and a lockout option, making it more adaptable to decreasing the sensation of bumps when tackling a variety of terrain types.
  • Mechanical Disc Brakes – Reliable braking performance and customizable braking distance, offering significant braking forces even under the most challenging situations, providing mighty stopping power even in lost terrain.
  • High-luminance Headlight – Bright headlights give night riding a brighter, safer, and more fun environment. The one-of-a-kind LED circle brightens your way while making you visible to others.
  • 750W Powerful Motor – The 750 watt motor allows this fat tire electric bicycle to conquer even the most challenging slope or sand. A powerful motor provides a more enjoyable and efficient riding experience.

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