By Megan Deurhing
Strength, lightness and simplicity are the three key components to compare while looking at electric bikes. How far will it push you, how big is that push, how heavy will it feel if God forbid your battery dies, and how quickly will you understand it. Felt Electric has developed a line that caters to all three categories to allow for the best ride possible.
The 36 volt, 400 Wh battery and 350 Watt motor assists you up to 20MPH. We didn’t want to exceed this speed because it’s the legal limit and if the bike was to assist faster than that, registration would be required. This is more than enough power to push you up that big hill at the end of the day. Each bike weighs pounds less than most of its competition, our lightest being just 38 pounds! Even our fat bike, the LEBOWSKe, is significantly lighter than other brands. Finally, simplicity is taken care of with the maintenance free mid drive motor. Due to the central location of the motor, you are also able to change tires like you would on any other bike. Every other component of the Felt Electric line requires the same care and maintenance any standard bike would so there truly is no learning curve.
Having all three items checked off our list results in the best electric bike possible. Ride and see for yourself.