Electric Commuter Bike Buyer's Guide
Who are Electric Commuter Bikes For?
Electric commuter and cruiser bikes are great for a wide range of people, but made especially for those who want two wheels to get around town, commute to work, or cruise along city trails. While electric commuter bikes can be the solution for people needing physical assistance in riding, anyone can enjoy the benefits of a little boost to your pedaling.
Here are a few types of people who would a electric commuter bike is perfect for:
- Commuters wanting to avoid rush-hour traffic
- Recreational riders who prefer casual bikes rides
- People new to cycling but interested in e-bikes
Benefits of riding an electric bike around town
Outside of the most obvious benefit of an electric bike being the ability to have extra boosts of power without expending much energy, there are numerous benefits to getting one of these electric commuter or cruiser bikes. Here are a few of our top ones:
Avoiding car commutes
This one should be a big pull for anyone who has spent extended periods of time in rush-hour traffic. Not only can an electric commuter bike help you avoid some of those frustrations, it can also drastically reduce the amount of money spent on gas.
After getting an electric commuter bike, we’re pretty sure you won’t want to go back to driving your car for those inter-city trips.
Ability to go further with less fatigue
This one is ideal for people who love to explore or commute by bike and don’t want to miss out on reaching destinations due to a lack of energy or physical limitations. You’ll be surprised how much you enjoy sweating less and riding further.
Keep pace with other riders
For anyone that commutes with other people, keeping the same pace throughout a ride can be difficult especially given disparities among riders’ experience levels. With an electric commuter bike, these disparities can be minimized fairly easily.
Bringing kids and cargo along with ease
A big benefit for parents and people who prefer taking their bike to pick up groceries and other items, electric commuter bikes make pulling kids and cargo quite easier than a traditional bike. Whether you're attaching a trailer on the back or just mounting accessories, these electric bikes handle the extra weight with ease.
Common Features of Electric Commuter Bikes
Here are a few common features to keep in mind when purchasing an electric commuter bike:
Powerbikes' Commuter E-Bikes
Our selection of electric commuter bikes features brands like Magnum, E-Lux, and Gocycle. Now that you know what to look for in your next commuter e-bike, finding the one for you should be a breeze—just like the first adventure on your new ride. And if you're still unsure if an electric bike is for you, check out our electric bike guide.