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You don't need to love Lycra to love eBikes!

Purist cyclists have long been fed the notion that bikes must look like they’re built for speed. Road bikes with drop handlebars or mountain bikes with bars wider than some cars are still de rigueur for some, but are these the bikes you need in your life?

Words By Tristan Allen

Purist cyclists have long been fed the notion that bikes must look like they’re built for speed. Road bikes with drop handlebars or mountain bikes with bars wider than some cars are still de rigueur for some, but are these the bikes you need in your life?

eBikes are (r)evolutionary

Today’s bike riders aren’t all roadies or downhill weekend warriors. The new breed of rider is choosing two wheels over four to get to work differently, to reduce environmental impact, to leave the car at home, to get a bit fitter, to avoid public transport.

The reasons people buy eBikes may be many and varied but one thing is true of us all; we don't need to dress head-to-toe in Lycra to feel like a cyclist. We can wear street clothes on our eBikes. We can carry stuff to work or home from the shops. We aren’t interested in aerodynamics, because we’ve got a motor under our bums that flattens out hills and takes away the effect of a headwind.

Our attitude to bike design is determined by what a bike needs to do for us.

Deciding what you need

Cycling is changing.

Dedicated eBike brands like Riese & Müller and Moustache have been designing purposeful transport solutions for a long time now, and the design of their products are still being constantly pushed. At Fully Charged, we are committed to the sort of cutting edge thinking that brands like these demonstrate; future transport is exciting and it’s happening now.

If your weekend target is to shave seconds off your time trial PB, your need is already met by a million time-saving accessories. However, if your aim is to avoid using the bus/train/car when the weather starts to improve, now is the time to start looking.

We provide the solution for you at Fully Charged Silverstone. To discuss what we mean in detail, get in touch or book a test ride at our Silverstone Test Centre.

We’ve got many brands to show you at the world-leading centre of motorsport and we’ll be delighted to spend time to work out what suits you best.

Call direct on 01865522122

Words By Tristan Allen