Hi all - I'm after some advice on electric bikes....
My dad is looking at getting an electric bike but I know nothing about them so I'm not sure what to advise. He's thinking of an electric bike that will just give him a bit of help getting up the steeper hills etc. He'll not be riding anything more challenging than tracks like the family trail at Forest of Dean, canal tow paths, country lanes etc. His knees aren't great hence his thought that a bit of help will mean he can get out for a ride with the family and grand children.
So, what should he be looking for? What's good in the world of electric bikes? He's seen a "pro rider" which seems really heavy (20kg without battery). http://www.proridermobility.com/detail.asp?productID=338
Any recommendations or experience of that type of bike would be great.
I also wondered if I would be better helping him find a lighter hybrid style bike instead - he has an old heavy bike at the moment.
Any thoughts or advice most appreciated.