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December 2010

The Most Comfortable Electric Bicycle

by Electric bike guru on December 7, 2010

Electric bikes are a hip new trend on the green train these days, and there are dozens of different styles to choose from. There are souped-up electric mountain bikes, compact electric folding bikes, and electric conversion kits that turn ordinary bikes into electric bikes. Many people interested in electric bikes simply want the most comfortable, easy-to-use bicycle they can find. They’re not so concerned with gears, motor watts, or battery voltage. As long as it gives them some assistance and the battery doesn’t die, it will work just fine.

Lately, with long-range Lithium batteries becoming the standard technology for electric bikes, there has been a boom in the number of hybrid electric bikes on the market. Many of these have easy, step-through frames, curved handlebars, and simple pedal-assist technology. Just start pedaling, and the motor kicks in automatically. These “comfort” bikes are great for weekend rides through the countryside, bike paths along the water, or a beachside boardwalk. For long distances, they’re extremely comfortable. These are a few of the best electric comfort bikes on the market right now.

Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bike

The sleek, white step-through frame is easy to recognize, and in less than a year, the Sanyo Eneloop electric bike has established itself as one of the forerunners on the electric bike market. Known for its high-quality Lithium battery technology, Sanyo integrated this into their bike, which can travel an average of 25 miles on a single charge. There is even regenerative braking built-in, so the battery life can be extended more than the average electric bike.

The Sanyo Eneloop has three speeds built into a rear hub gear shifter. This is essentially maintenance-free