A high-quality e-bike should provide you with as much assistance as you want, have enough range to cover your commute and then some, and be comfortable to use.
I like the Schwinn Monroe Single-Speed Electric Bike because it has a range of up to 45 miles, features five levels of assistance, and is perfectly built for my body.
Not only is it one of the most affordable electric bikes you can buy at $1,349 on Amazon, but Schwinn backs it with a lifetime warranty on the frame and fork, and a two-year warranty on the battery and electric-assisted parts.
For the longest time, I was hesitant to test an electric bike.
For one, I didn’t like the term “e-bike.” It sounded gimmicky, like how everything these days is “smart.” I also ride bikes for exercise — why would I ride one that does all the work for me, and still doesn’t help get rid of my gut?
So, it was with much trepidation that I tried the Schwinn Monroe Single-Speed Electric Bike ahead of its Amazon Prime Day launch on June 15. And I gotta say — I’m a convert. I had a blast on the e-bike, and it only made me as lazy as I wanted to be.
Keep reading to learn what caused me to change my mind.
The Schwinn Monroe 250 gets the “250” in its name from how many watts the hub drive puts out. I thought it was enough for me and my lifestyle, but there are models from other brands with 500 watts should you need more power.
The bike comes in three sizes — small for individuals between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8, medium for 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, and large for 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-3. Currently, it’s only available in black with mint lettering and orange accents.
The bike also comes with a battery charger, which you can plug into your wall. You just use the included key to release the battery, then plug the charger into the battery and the wall.
Here are some of the most important specs:
Frame material: aluminum
Frame sizes: 54 centimeters (small), 56 cm (medium), 58 cm (large)
Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc with motor cutoff levers
Tires: 35 millimeters wide with Rhino Skin puncture protection
Weight: about 45 pounds
Assist speeds: 5, or you can choose not to have any assistance
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Source:: Business Insider