Re: Commuting - New to Motorized Bicycles
I used commute 50 miles round trip from Gilbert to Phoenix in one day on a mountain bike with a China girl motor. It worked well unless I had to travel into the strong Southerly winds in the Summer on the way home. Those headwinds really reduced my speed.
I have not ridden a 4 stroke motor bike, but, budget permitting, I think it is a better choice for a 49 mile ride. If your route is hilly, a jackshaft/shift kit is good to have.
I moved to TX a few years back and my current commute is only 20 mile round trip.
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