LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — A new survey of 1,800 e-bike owners done by Portland State University and the University of Tennessee found that that most e-bike owners are very satisfied and really like their e-bikes (96 percent), because they are “fun” and “exciting” to ride. Most also said that they feel a lot safer on an e-bike than they do on a conventional bike, and they ride a lot farther and a lot more often than they used to ride a conventional bike.
Bicycle Retailer’s Doug McClellan wrote about the survey findings for the magazine’s upcoming March 15 issue, and he’s interviewed for Interbike – The Podcast’s second episode. He also talks about how bike shares in many U.S. cities are investing in e-bikes to add to their fleets.
Retailer Jim Strang of Spokes Etc. has been successfully selling e-bikes at all six of his Northern Virginia stores for the past four years, and he discusses how the category has become a big revenue stream for his shops as commuters look for alternatives to driving their cars.
And Raleigh Electric’s Rob Kaplan provides a …read more