Cory Gunther / Review Geek
Electric bikes are an absolute blast. Sure, they can be expensive and heavy, but they’re also fun, exciting, fast, and, contrary to what the haters say, great for exercise. After owning several, here’s why I’m never buying a regular bike again.
The first time I saw an electric bike I was tired, moving slowly, and almost to the top of a mountain before the fun downhill single track on the other side. Right before the top, two teenagers easily passed me while barely pedaling. Cheaters!
Those two younger kids were on ebikes with a motor helping them pedal up the grueling mountainside. As someone who rode regular pedal bikes and owned dozens throughout life, I didn’t know what to think. Anger, jealousy, curiosity, or maybe all of the above?
Since then, I’ve owned a Trek Fuel EX8, a YT Jeffsy mountain bike, and four electric bikes of various types. And while I love my Trek, it’ll be my last pedal-only bike.
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