I purchased my new ebike today. I bought a Trek Allant+ 8S US. It is a class three bike, but means it has a top speed of 28 MPH. At the lowest boost is has a 70 mile range. Even when the motor is off, it is much easier to peddle. It is a total upgrade from my old bike.
Trek sent me an email for their average bike you can be carbon neutral after replacing 430 miles of car trips. When I check out their website, I find out this is an average for all the bikes Trek makes. I think my ebike might take twice that with the motor, battery, and wires.
While my goal is to replace car trips with bike trips, I might need to be more selective. The guy at one bike store told me that Target is a high bike theft area in the South Bay. I think I have to replace 1000 car miles before I can say I'm carbon negative.
My first set of goals:
- Drain the battery in on ride
- One battery cycle on Turbo (Highest) only
- One battery cycle on Sport only
- One battery cycle on Tour only
- One battery cycle on Eco (Lowest) only
I think this bike will be a lot of fun. Now I just hope I get some sunny days soon.