a2b kuo review: what\'s it like riding an electric bike?
While traditional bikes will soon allow you to cruise, a new type of electric bike is also looking for a way.
Unlike traditional bikes, electric bikes have a rechargeable on-board battery and motor that provides extra oomph for your journey.
I recently had a chance to test a 24-
Volt batteries and 250-watt motor.
One of the theoretical benefits of electric power is the ability to reach the destination without sweating.
After all, with the battery-
On the power motor and my bike, a car put the throttle and the pedal was almost right next to it.
It would be more interesting to see how fast you power on your own.
For office workers, electric bikes can also help reduce the amount of energy you consume when you wear more for the office rather than riding a bike.
But it depends on the bike.
Your commute is friendly and the experience will not always sweatfree.
It would be surprising to ride an electric bike at first.
On a traditional bike, you can cruise at a fairly stable speed, but on an electric bike, each pedal creates a small burst of speed that suddenly pushes the bike forward.
Some habits are definitely needed.
When you face a steep slope, electric power is a godsend ---
When you climb that relentless uphill, your thighs are no longer shaking and shaking.
Just hold the throttle and you can slide.
Driving an electric bike, however, can be difficult at first, or even a bit scary, in daily traffic, with unexpected stops and starts.
I tested Guo in a short time, one-
My apartment and ABC News have a mile commute between the office in New York City.
On streets with few traffic, the experience went well.
Keeping up with the flow of cars and trucks hardly requires any effort.
But New York City is not known for transportation.
Free Street and Stationand-
To the nature of some streets for some nerves-
Moments of pain
Once, when a small pedal, I was waiting for the red light to turn green --
Pushing forward before I\'m ready almost let me go straight into the crosswalk.
The bike has three sensitivity settings for adjusting the ratio between your stampede effort and the resulting bike speed, but the better control you get on the regular bike is gone here.
On the other hand, covering the car-free, six-
The mile loop in Central Park is easy.
The steeper part of the loop usually makes me want to spend a lazy Sunday in the park, but not this time.
With a wave of my wrist, I stepped on the accelerator and the cyclist ran out of the mountain panting.
If the bike has the potential to make you feel guilty about not working hard enough, electric bikes do so.
Still, I\'m not going to argue 18 miles an hour (
Based on the reading of an additional odometer)
When I do my best on a regular bike, I may get nearly three miles per hour.
Electric bikes can ride like regular bikes, but the battery needs to be charged if you want speed.
It\'s easy on Guo because of lithium
If there is no convenient outlet nearby, the ion battery can be removed from the bike and charged separately.
It takes an average of 4 hours and you can walk 25 miles.
Unfortunately, electric bikes are not cheap and Guo is no exception;
The manufacturer\'s suggested retail price is $1,399. Less-
Although electric bikes are expensive, they are still more expensive than traditional bikes.
Defenders of electric bikes will argue that traditional bikes are as expensive as all fancy things.
Another thing to consider when shopping is 39-
The weight of the bike is pounds.
The Kuo model I tested was foldable and designed to be portable, but I found it actually a pain to walk around when folding.
So, should you consider an electric bike?
Live in a hilly city if you can bear the high price (e. g. San Francisco)
Just like having faster options, riding an electric bike is exciting once you get used to these mechanisms.
In a good summer, cycling becomes more fun when you put in the motor and throttle.
Still, given the high price of e-bikes, it may take a while before we can see more e-bikes on the road.