By Paul Willerton
There is beauty in simplicity. Consider the bicycle. Without electric assist, the most efficient human powered machine known to man.
With electric assist, the bicycle climbs off the charts. Still, many are intimidated by the bike – and particularly the electric assist bicycle.
Some electric systems can be complex. The influx of high-end, mid-drive motor systems have brought a surge of attention to the ebike, including a following of younger, more experienced riders.
At the other end of the spectrum is a much larger group of riders.