Every time I come across an eBike I wonder if you go touring on something like that? On this episode, I chat about my research on the topic!
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Gear Talk: Exploring eBike Touring
- eBikes tend to be heavy, but are getting lighter all the time
- You need to charge
- Run out of juice, you’re cranking a much heavier bike
- Range used to be too low for touring in that 60 mile/day range but battery tech and efficiency is getting a lot better
- The batteries are too big to fly
- Price – they can be pricey
- Pedal assist
- There are even e-assist trailers that will give your bike a push
- There are retrofit kits but those may not be robust enough for touring
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