A lot of people like me are curious to know if truly bikes and scooters are now available on Best Buy. Well according to The Verge, Best Buy is cruising into the electric mobility space with the announcement that it intends to sell e-bikes, scooters, and mopeds, both in stores and online.
It’s not surprising to see Best Buy embrace e-bikes. Nearly all forms of electric transportation have done well during the pandemic, but e-bikes, in particular, have had a moment. Last summer, sales of powered bicycles outpaced all others by a significant margin.
In most cases, you’re probably best off visiting your local bike shop to see what they have on offer, but with how difficult it’s been to buy a new bicycle during the pandemic, it never hurts to have another place to shop for your next ride.
Bikes and Scooters Are Now Available On Best Buy
You might be wondering why Best Buy is now venturing into bikes and scooters, my thoughts exactly. But then again If you’re heading back to school, an e-scooter is a great way to get around campus quickly (take a look at our full guide to electric scooters for students for some inspiration).
Similarly, if you’re returning to the office after a long stretch working at home and want to cut down on your carbon emissions (and spend less time stuck in traffic), an e-bike or scooter can make light work of your commute.
If you normally drive just a few miles you can complete the entire journey on two wheels, and if you have further to go, you can easily carry a scooter on the train or subway.
How to Choose the Right E-Bike
Interested in e-bikes, but not sure which one to choose? It all depends on where you want to ride, and why;
For general city riding and longer weekend trips, a model like the Ribble Hybrid Al e or Cowboy 4, will serve you well. These are essentially road bikes, but with straight handlebars rather than drops, a relatively upright riding position makes it easier to see and be seen in slow-moving traffic.
And a choice of either step-over or step-through frames so you can pick one that you find most comfortable. Both can also be fitted with luggage racks for your bags, plus fenders to protect your clothing from splashes.
For picking up groceries, a cargo e-bike like the Civilized Cycles Model One or the Rad Power Radwagon is the best choice. Not only do they have ample space for shopping (much easier than struggling with a backpack).
They also have more powerful motors and larger battery packs than a standard bike so the extra weight won’t slow them down or reduce their range. Some cargo e-bikes can even be fitted with trailers or multiple child seats. They are so many more you can check out for more collections here.