Where To Buy E-Bikes in South Africa
While traditional bikes are still the most conventionally used around the country, in some of the touristic regions of South Africa you’re likely to spot a different kind of bicycle, namely, the e-Bike. If you’re looking for a travel solution that doesn’t involve much physical effort, but isn’t as expensive as a motorbike, then this might just be the solution you need. Let’s take a closer look at these special kinds of bicycles, as well as where you can start looking for yours.
Tell Me More About Electric Bicycles
Electric Bicycles, or e-Bikes, refer to special bicycles with integrated motors, essentially assisting with propulsion and movement without you having to use the pedals much. Worldwide, these have grown from strength to strength, and many kinds are available now, especially in more developed nations. In the past, it was only possible to find a bike with a small motor, to assist the rider’s pedal power somewhat. These days, you can find more powerful options too, giving the bicycle more of a moped-style functionality in the process.
Positive Sports Solutions
If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these bikes, Positive Sports Solutions is a good place to start the search. Renowned for providing some of the best sports products in the business, the company has a rich history and great reputation for a reason. The primary e-Bike they sell on their store is the EBK Volta MTB H18, which retails at around R100k. These tend to be good sellers, and at the time of writing they only had three in stock. Check in with them about updated models and additional options available, but rest assured that when you’re buying from Positive Sports Solutions, you’re getting a high quality product with a good warranty too.
GoNow Electric Bicycles
GoNow is a relatively new business, getting their start in South Africa in 2016. Their business mantra relates to the way we travel, in particular how we find ways to be more efficient across any types of personal modes of transportation. Manufactured in China and South Africa, GoNow e-Bikes include the popular GOavalanche mode, which retails for less than R20k. Keep in mind that this is an entry level model, and may not be suitable to everyone, based on height and weight. Ensure you ask for specs from them before you buy, and if possible, see if you can do a test ride first.
Pedego Electric Bikes
Pedego was started back in 2009 by two long-time business partners and friends. One of these friends, Don, lived on top of a giant hill and he didn’t like that it affected his ability to go to the beach, so he bought his first e-Bike online. Seven bikes later, his friends in the States started to take notice of this efficient mode of travel. After a chat with Terry, who has expertise in bike design, the pair solidified their partnership and set out to manufacture their own e-Bikes. Eleven years later, the pair has one of the best known brands of electric bikes on the market.