The Perfect Commuter Bike
I purchased my Pedego at the end of March and have put over 1,200 miles on it in the last 4 months. My wife and I have only one car so I needed another option for commuting to work to keep the miles down on our car and reduce the money we were spending on fuel. I am 40 years old and before purchasing my Pedego I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was a c hild and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to make the 20 mile round trip to work everyday on a regular bike so I took the plunge. The price of the bike did make me think twice, but I did my homework and I knew that if I was going to make this bicycle commute work, the Pedego was the bike I needed; and I am so happy with my purchase. The bike is SOLID, I ride over several miles of old brick paved roads everyday, I also take it through some pretty bumpy grassy areas and my bike handles it all like a pro. The bike is very comfortable and ergonomic, I love that I sit upright while riding allowing me to see clearly all of the traffic around me. In fact I sit a little higher than the cars which allows me to actually see above them. I have a friend at work who actually donates his time to fix bikes at a local shop that purchases and resells used bikes and he has commented several times at how well built my Pedego is. Not only is it built to last but it also saves us a fortune in gas/money. I plugged the bike into a tool that measures watts and calculates dollars spent in electricity. It costs me approx. .04 cents per ten miles ridden to refill the battery. At this rate I have spent just $4.80 to go 1,200 miles, also I didn’t have to pay auto insurance, I get about an hour of exercise every day and don’t have to pay for the gym; but I only exercise as much as I want, no more or less. Unlike a motorcycle, I can ride off road and on bike trails if I choose. I can go on and on. During my 1,200 miles I have only had to add some grease to the rear brakes and I had to adjust my gears after about 800 miles as they started to miss a little bit and wouldn’t shift properly. Money for maintenance: $5.89. and that was for a tube of grease that will last a lifetime.
I LOVE this bike, it has completely changed my world. If you are on the fence about buying one, just do it. you will be very happy that you did.