I saw one of these bikes recently as I drove up a particularly challenging hill in our neighborhood. My son and I marveled at what an efficient biker the young woman was, as she pedaled past us on the hill. I was driving rather slowly in response to a cyclist.
Turns out, she had an electric assist bike that recognizes when a hill is challenging and offers some assistance. The biker must still pedal.
It looked awesome. I hope that some day this will be a more affordable option. Currently it runs about $3,500.00, making it more of a novelty than a reality.
It will be nice when a cyclist can simply buy an electric adapter to add to his or her current bike. Check out the link to learn more: