WHAT SENIORS LOVE ABOUT ELECTRIC BICYCLES
Seniors and especially Baby Boomers want to continue to enjoy an active lifestyle despite any physical limitations they may have. There are 75 million Baby Boomers, the largest and most influential demographic group in the United States. Baby Boomers, who are now in their 50s and 60s, value looking and feeling younger. We know older adults who stay fit stay are much healthier and happier than their sedentary counterparts. Activity equals longevity. Here are some of the reasons that Seniors have become the fastest growing segment of electric bike purchasers.
Boomers are looking for ways to combine fun and fitness. Pedaling on an eBike is optional – you control the amount of pedaling and exercise right for you. Bicycling is easier on older joints and easier on the body than many other exercise and sports activities. Ebikes can extend the years of riding considerably. The power control that an eBike provides ensures you can pedal comfortably even when faced with a hill or a headwind. Enjoy a day at the park or a scenic ride with friends or family – with no trouble keeping up with stronger riders.
With an electric bike you can get some outdoor exercise while doing a few short-trip errands around town, and save money to boot! A 12 mile trip on an eBike costs about 5 cents. Replacing short trips by car can save considerable wear and tear on your car and save on gas. We recommend outfitting your eBike with a baskets or side panniers to ease the transport of purchases back home.
The most popular model among seniors is the comfort-style eBike. The upright configuration of the Comfort ebike reduce spinal stenosis and other back problems associated with hanging over dropped handle bars. The crank-forward geometry with a seat tube stanted back minimizes knee strain by allowing the rider to sit lower and put his or her feet flat on the ground at stops. The Step-through frames ease mounting for people who have trouble extending a leg over a traditional cross bar. Fenders and chain guards protect clothing from grease and puddles. Shock absorbers in the fork and seat reduce the pain to the rotator cuff and neck which absorb jolts of the road.