Thanks Bike Friendly North Shore for this review…

Bike Friendly North Shore

It’s been a while since I last had a fang on an e-bike. A couple of summers ago I blasted around the Shore astride a day-glow orange cruiser and it shattered some preconceptions, electric bikes are a lot of fun!

In the intervening years worldwide e-bike sales have soared. In Europe, North America and Asia they can’t get enough of them, it was time to have another look…

Early morning on East Coast Rd. A (very) early morning on East Coast Rd.

The guys at Bute Bikes in Browns Bay loaned me a candy apple red SmartMotion eUrban to put through it’s paces. But this wasn’t a summer-fling, a sunny-day smooch-fest, this was a solid week of commuting, and a cold wet week it turned out to be.

So I didn’t ascend mountains and take pretty pictures like last time. I was battling wet roads, drizzle and fog riding to work, a true test for any bike.

The eUrban is no head-turner, like a 90’s mountainbike it’s all straight lines…

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