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I thought the same thing for about the last 35 years. Then when I tried riding in silence, it took me about 2 minutes to forget all about it.I'm sorry - ebikes just like the emotorcycles just dont do it for me. Same with hybrid cars. Half the fun is the hum of the motor. The sound of the revving and the obnoxiousness of a tuned exhaust. Internal combustion engines are just stupid fun
There's probably a lot of china girls that can't keep up with you too. There's also a lot of eBikes you don't want to race. Speed is only one measure of why a bike might be good.The only e-bikes I ever see are ones I whiz past on the road like they are standing still. I know there are some expensive e-bikes that can keep up with me but I never see any.
I don't really feel range is much of an issue for eBikes anymore. How far do you really ride your motor bicycle anyway. More than 40 miles in a day? I would guess most people ride far less than that each day. At that point it would take 3 hours for my battery to charge, and my butt would take about 3 hours to charge too.I think the answer is a hybrid. Electric for quiet urban cruise and petrol for distance, recharging the small light battery needed for limited local silent cruise. I've got both gas and electric and am working on making a hybrid now. Each have their advantages.
I have to agree with you there. Most of the production eBikes are pretty ugly.one of my neighbors has one of those walmart ebikes. his cost more and he likes my gas engines way better.
of course, his is off the shelf stuff... nothing like most here.
i obviously didn't say anything, but in all honesty, just between us... his bike isn't just under-powered, it's ugly too... lol
(don't tell him i said that)