Save money for what mattersMillions of people put up with our cities’ networks every day. Yet why do we do it? Because it’s the cheapest and invariably the quickest way you get to work, right? Think again. Even if you don’t do it that often, commuting isn’t cheap. Three underground trips in central London per day could cost you £14.70 (!) with most urban commuters averaging out at £7.20 a day to get to and from work during rush-hour. But what if you could take back control of your commute and do so at the fraction of the cost? One of the reasons we revolted against the urban-norm is to make life more cost-effective for London and other city commuters. After your one-time purchase (and not to mention having Cycle-to-Work schemes and finance applications in place at Fully Charged) you could save, at the very least, over £1,850 a year on your daily commute (5x £7.20: doesn’t include weekend travel).
Take in the Sun
The smiles on our customers faces when they take one of our bikes for their first test-spin is unparalleled. We always pose to them the same question. What is it that you personally like about cycling? Is it the freedom, the fresh air, the glorious sights? Now imagine you can have all of that whilst adjusting your effort to suit how you’re feeling, or being able to ride for a longer period of time because you don’t get fatigued as quickly. You’re still exercising and reaping all the same enjoyment of cycling, but it’s less stressful and chaotic, giving you the time to enjoy and relax across the city sights.
Save time during your hectic day
From cost savings to time savings and unlike the District line, there aren't any delays. You’re only up against yourself in the battle to get to work in a calm and collected manner. With a healthy top speed of 15.5 miles per hour on a motor, and the electric pedal-assist backing you up as and when you want it, there’s no need to show your colleagues at work that leg-burn in lycra. You can officially arrive at work unflustered and in your finest threads.
The eBike benefits over more traditional modes of transport are obvious. According to biofriendlyplanet.com when comparing CO2 emissions, an e-bike emits 23x less carbon per year than most cars! It is the alternative for anyone who needs to cover greater distances at a relatively high speed considering our bikes in store can do between 30-120 miles on a single charge as opposed to going for the dreaded petrol pump.
We’re all in need of being in a good mental health state. If you’re looking for an ability to cope easier with stress or anxiety, anyone who practices eBikes and spends more time outside undoubtedly realises the health benefits it can offer. We believe that eBikes categorically promotes mental wellbeing and as such are here to put you in a good mental place as you arrive and leave from work.
So what should I buy?
With lockdown being lifted across London and other cities in the UK, we’ve had a number of customers come into the showroom asking us what are our best commuter bikes for people to move more serenely across the city signs. We’ve picked a few for you to choose from:
1. Moustache Friday 27 FS 5
Enter a hybrid masterclass from Moustache. This town bike has its all new 100mm travel full suspension frame equipped with a Moustache Magic Grip Control shock and a Suntoir mobie 25 fork. That’s right, front and rear city-style suspension, perfect for riding over pavements, cobblestones and potholes. Align it with Bosch’s performance line CX motor with an integrated 500Wh PowerTube battery, this bike simplifies your life in town and accompanies you with whatever surface you may face in the city.
2. Gocycle GX
Designed to be folded in just 10 seconds, the Gocycle GX is the perfect bike for urban commuting. If you still have to take any form of urban public transport to get to and from work, or need to store your bike neatly at the office, then look no further than the GX. With a pitstop wheel, an easily accessible and hidden lithium ion battery enclosed in a hydroformed aluminium frame, and providing up to 40 miles on a full charge, the GX is the agile and compact eBike city-slickers have all been waiting for.
3.Moustache Samedi 28.3
The Samedi 28.3 provides an incredible opportunity for those of you who want to fall back in love with cycling. This versatile and practical bike is as perfect for the town as it is for touring. It’s specific construction enables vibrations from the rear wheel to disperse along the top tube, adding comfort to your ride and the legendary Moustache handlebar ensures a natural position for your hands during long rides. It has a custom suspension seat-post and the Suntour NEX E25 front suspension. Combine that with Big Apple Schwalbe tyres, enabling plenty of bump absorption and traction in the wet.
4. Riese and Muller Charger3
We hand-pick the manufacturers who always put the customer first, with Riese and Muller being no exception. The Charger3 is your perfect everyday eBike for commuting or touring with whopping battery capacity of up to 1,1245 Wh. With its sporty geometry, dynamic chassis with suspension fork and comfort seatpost, as well as the latest generation Bosch motor, you’ll be sure to ride in style with whatever your commute throws at you. Thanks to its clever details, daylight-bright lighting and continuous light, the Charger3 is perfect for riding in any weather, and can be parked outside with ease.