10 Incentives to switch to an electric bike for City Commuting

An electric bike can revolutionize your city travel experience. Wondering why you should switch to an electric commuter bike for your daily journeys? Absolutely! Below are ten compelling reasons why a commute e-bike is a really smart move.

Less Effort, More Distance

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Believing your workplace is beyond biking distance? Think again! An electric bike’s assistive tech lets you glide further with ease. Movin' commuter e-bikes provide adjustable support levels, boosting your pedaling so you can travel further and faster without tiring. This means not only timely office arrivals but also spicing up your weekend getaways!

Time Efficiency—It's Not Just Speed

Though they resemble conventional bikes, e-bikes zip through faster, cutting down your commute. With variable pedal support settings—'eco,' 'normal,' 'sport'—on Movin' E-bikes, you maintain your pace with less effort. Plus, you bypass traffic snarls and parking hassles, gifting you extra time for morning lie-ins, gym sessions, or quicker access to after-work socials.

Simple Charging, Like Your Phone

Charging an e-bike is as straightforward as your electronics. Just detach the battery, connect the charger, and plug it in. Charging times vary, but on a full charge, you can expect a range of 30-120 miles (50-200 km), variable with assist level and terrain. Even partly charged, it's still pedal-ready!

Safety Comes First

Your swift commute should also be a safe one. Equip yourself with a snug helmet, and be conspicuous with lights, reflectors, and high-visibility attire. Safety is a standout priority.

Comfort In Every Ride

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Prepare for a comfy ride on your e-bike, boasting water-resistant, pressure-relieving saddles. Concerned about its heft? The 'walk assist' feature aids in maneuvering the bike when you're on foot, lightening the load.

Gear Shifting Made Simple

Navigating gears on an e-bike is a breeze, with mechanical and electric assistance options expanding your speed choices. Start on the lowest gear and shift up as needed, simplifying the riding process.

Carry More With Ease

An e-bike erases worries about cargo limits. Pack your work essentials or shopping finds without extra pedaling strain, thanks to the assistive push. Add-ons like child seats or trailers are also viable, making family outings a joy.

Familiar Riding Experience

If biking is second nature to you, an e-bike won't throw you off balance. Stick to road rules and remember e-bikes' additional speed and weight. With proper practice in handling and braking, you'll soon cycle with confidence.

Max Efficiency

Cycling is inherently energy-efficient, even more so than walking. With an e-bike, you'll exert even less energy thanks to the motorized assist, turning your commute into a relaxed ride, not a workout—unless you opt to switch off the assist for more exertion.

It's The New Cool Time

Times have changed, and eco-friendly commuting is now in vogue. Riding an e-bike reflects a concern for the environment and a cool, contemporary attitude.

Electric bikes offer an ideal blend of practicality, health benefits, and enjoyment for your daily travels. Explore our selection of commuter e-bikes to find your perfect match.

How to choose right commute electric bike

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Selecting the right electric bike for your commute requires careful consideration of various features and attributes. Here's a detailed guide to assist you in finding an e-bike that's tailored to your commuting needs:

Assess Your Commute Needs:

  • Distance: Estimate the mileage of your daily commute.
  • Terrain: Factor in whether you’ll encounter hills or flat roads.
  • Cargo: Consider if you'll be carrying a backpack, groceries, etc.

Battery Range and Quality:

  • Choose a battery capacity that exceeds your commute distance to avoid range anxiety.
  • Quality batteries ensure longevity and consistent performance.

Motor Placement and Power:

  • Hub Motors are typically in the wheel, suited for flat terrains.
  • Mid-Drive Motors are centered on the bike, offering better weight distribution for hilly areas.

E-Bike Style:

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  • Urban/City Bikes are designed for the comfort and practicality needed in a city.
  • Road or Hybrid Bikes might suit longer, faster commutes on varied terrain.

Frame Material and Weight:

  • Aluminum frames offer a good balance between weight and durability.
  • Carbon fiber is lighter but more expensive, suitable for carrying up stairs or for mixed-mode commuting.

Pedal-Assist and Throttle:

  • Pedal-assist systems provide power only when you pedal, ideal for a more bike-like feel.
  • Throttle allows you to ride without pedaling, useful for a rest during long commutes.

Top Speed:

  • Consider the legal e-bike speed limits in your area.
  • Higher speeds can reduce commute time but may require more attention to safety.

Braking System:

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  • Disc brakes offer better stopping power and are reliable in various weather conditions.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes require less force and offer more stopping precision than mechanical ones.

Tire Type and Size:

  • Puncture-resistant tires can save you from frequent flats in a city full of debris.
  • Wider tires provide comfort and stability; thinner tires are faster and more efficient on smooth roads.

Accessories and Customization:

  • Look for built-in lights, fenders, and racks.
  • Check if the bike can be customized with additional accessories like panniers or a child seat.

Comfort and Ergonomics:

  • A comfortable saddle, adjustable handlebars, and a suitable frame size are crucial.
  • Test riding can help determine the right ergonomic fit.

Warranty and Post-Purchase Support:

  • A strong warranty can protect your investment.
  • Ensure there's dealer support for service and maintenance nearby.

Price Point:

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  • Set a budget that reflects the quality and features you need without overspending.
  • Sometimes, spending a bit more upfront can lead to savings on maintenance.

Read Reviews and Seek Recommendations:

  • Look for user experiences and professional reviews.
  • Join forums or local cycling groups to get recommendations from seasoned e-bike commuters.

By taking the time to research and consider each of these factors, you can choose an electric bike that will make your commute more enjoyable, efficient, and tailored to your lifestyle.

Movin Commute Ebike

We've developed our own solution for urban riding enthusiasts: a blend of a powerful battery, moderate price, and stylish design. Introducing the Movin Tempo:

  • 500W motor
  • 17A battery
  • Tektro hydraulic brakes
  • Shimano derailleur
  • A vast amount of positive reviews

But hold on!

This month we are launching a new Tempo model with a 25A battery, at the same price. So, you could be one of the first owners of one of the best Commute bikes in Downtown Toronto (according to our customers' reviews).

Come visit us at 654 College Street, we will provide you a free test drive, and you can check all these specs for yourself.


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