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Feb
7
comment Would you do a 15mile + commute on an electric bicycle? Which one?
For what it's worth, I ended up getting the Kranium KR1. bikesrgreen.co.uk/Kranium-E-Bike-KR1 It's an amazing piece of kit. Basic stats: Pretty easy to remove the speed limit so it tops out at about 30kph/18mph. I'm doing my 21km/13m commute in 50mins-1hour. Quicker than the train! Reckon I can crack 45 mins when I'm fitter and there is less wind about in London! The speedsters on their road/racing bikes are still faster than me. But where I think I make up lots of time is on average speed. With the engine, I get up to max speed quick and just stay there. It's a dream on hills!
Feb
7
comment Would you do a 15mile + commute on an electric bicycle? Which one?
Hey Neil, thanks for the explanation. All makes sense. You've just made me realise that I actually don't have a single picture of me on a bicycle ever! I must fix this!
Feb
6
comment Would you do a 15mile + commute on an electric bicycle? Which one?
Yeah, speed wouldn't be the concern. I'm more worried about whether I can hit that distance day in and day out. I used to do a 9-mile journey in a normal bike and by Thurs or Fri my legs needed a break. My new journey is 14 miles! I'm sure I could work the fitness up to do 14 miles but it would only be 2/3 days a week. On electric, perhaps I have a better shot at 5 a week and still getting some good excercise
Feb
6
comment Would you do a 15mile + commute on an electric bicycle? Which one?
OK, I can see what you guys are saying about it sounding like a market research question. This is my first dabble into Stack Overflow and probably got the mark a bit wrong. I can assure you I work for a tech/finance startup, not an e-bike company!
Feb
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Feb
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