Electric bikes are taking the cycling world by storm, with a head-spinning array of choices available on the market.
While some electric bikes can roar up mountains and others promise not to skid in sand or snow, a select few have attributes and options ideal for senior riders.
E-Joe Anggun 3.0 Electric Comfort Bike
The E-Joe Anggun 3.0 Electric Comfort Bike gets top reviews as a good all-around electric bike for senior riders, capable of carrying a rider up to 300 pounds, while the E-Joe Gadis 48V 350W Electric City Bike features a low-step frame that makes mounting and dismounting easy.
“The cool thing about the bike’s frame is that it’s low-step, meaning that it is easier to step over when you mount and to stabilize when you stop,” said a review by Electric Bike City.
Electrobike Gama Cruise 350 W
The Electrobike Gama Cruise 350 W, meanwhile, wins praise for comfort, with swept-back handlebars and a shock-absorbing seat.
Specialized’s Women’s Turbo Vado 3.0
At the higher end cost-wise, Specialized’s Women’s Turbo Vado 3.0 also features a step-through frame, convenient for anyone who doesn’t want to swing a leg over the back of a saddle.
A tester quoted by Bicycling.com said the Vado “is the bike that made me realize that e-bikes just take all the good parts of riding and subtract all the crappy parts.”
Easier on the wallet is the Espin Sport, for “those looking to buy their first e-bike without breaking the bank,” said one review. “Those seeking their first e-bike will get plenty of return on their investment with this model.”
SwagCycle EB-5 Pro
SwagCycle’s Pro Folding Electric Bike
Still another option is SwagCycle’s Pro Folding Electric Bike. Pedal-free, the 250-watt motor does all the work.
“The plan is for you to relax,” said a review.