Mid-Drive Electric Bikes
While many websites tout the superiority of mid-drive ebikes, the truth is that most of those articles are paid advertisements or sponsored content. In practical terms, unless one is an active and avid cyclist who understands the dynamics of shifting and maximizing each gear (think of driving a manual transmission), mid-drive bikes underperform against traditional hub-drive systems. The mid-drive ebikes are programmed to be operated by highly experienced cyclists and very often will frustrate a recreational rider. Mid-drive bikes also do not allow the use of a throttle. For Florida riders, this means on a blazing hot afternoon, when heat stroke wants to set in, the rider has no means of just coasting home and cooling off with the throttle...
We've had a few requests for mid-drive ebikes - but only a few since there are no mountains in Florida and mid-drive bikes are specifically designed for mountain bike riding and only a few as road bikes. Also due to the complexity and cost of yearly maintenance and upkeep and constant shifing needed to operate them accurately, the mid-drive bikes do not meet the needs of most South Florida riders.
We have Raleigh in stock and can special order bikes from Haibike, Raleigh, and a few others from or regular ebike brands. The majority of ebike brands do not offer mid-drive ebikes due to customer feedback and lack of sales. But, if you are that active and very healthy rider.... please visit the Raleigh and Haibike websites for current order-able inventory.
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