Unless for training purposes of building physical endurance for races and events, it's fair to say that pedaling uphill isn't a particularly pleasurable experience. Whizzing downhill on the other hand, is very much fun. This is where more and more people are discovering the wonder of bikes with electric pedal assist.
Used daily by a competitive athlete and runner, this recently converted Dawes Mojave now provides an efficient way to travel to training sessions without using up some all important power in the legs, meaning when the racing starts on the track, 100% is available from the start.
Yet another case of More Smile per Mile from Brighton E-bikes
A much loved bike, bought brand new some twenty years ago and left chained up on Brighton seafront for six months in error, is back as a new and improved best buddy.
The time spent chained up on the seafront taking the brunt of last winter's weather had taken it's toll. The chain was like a straight piece of solid brown metal, the brakes were seized solid, the derailleurs were fixed in one shape, it was a sorry sight.
There was, however, still a lot of good bike remaining. Some pampering was required and some modernisation requested, and that's when Brighton E-bikes got involved.
After a full strip down, rust treatment and a polish, new bearings with fresh grease were fitted all round, a Bafang BBS01 250 watt mid-drive motor and a Samsung Lithium-ion battery were added, and it is now like a new and improved reincarnation of it's former self for 2016 and beyond.
Back in use everyday for another decade or two, but now making Brighton feel as flat as Amsterdam, it's a great example of how to get More Smile per Mile.