We’ve made a few posts about electric bicycles (ebikes). If you haven’t done so already please check them out here and here. As I mentioned before, growing up in California it was almost mandatory to own a beach cruiser. I purchased mine for 50 bucks from the used bike store and rode that thing until both the wheels and the handlebars literally came off.
Today’s beach cruisers are much more hi-tech and durable than the ones that were around when I was a kid. Several models even come with motors, making them true e-bikes. Here are a list of the best beach cruiser ebikes that you can buy right now.
As per usual, we are going to define “ebike” as a bicycle that gives the writer the option of using an integrated electric motor to assist with propulsion.
With a powerful 500 watt motor, the ocean current can reach top speeds of up to 28 miles per hour. This bike has a maximum range of 60 miles on a single charge, and the battery can be charged in as little as five hours. If you are looking for speed, distance, and style this may be the beach cruiser for you.
This cool looking bike come standard with an LCD display and 9 different settings for different levels of pedal assistance. I really like the way the frame is shaped on this bike, it kind of has a motorcycle vibe to it. It isn’t cheap, but if you’ve got the cash I have a feeling that the Cheetah will deliver.
If you’re a baller at the beach on a budget, Nakto’s beach cruiser is the ebike for you. The bike’s high quality carbon steel frame is shaped like a traditional beach cruiser, and the bike’s smaller than average 250 watt motor can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. Nakto has hit this one out of the park as far as looks and affordability go.
Did I fail to mention in the introduction that my beloved beach cruiser was red? Looking at the Malibu beach cruiser by X-treme Scooters, I can’t help but be reminded of my old bike. Unlike my bike, the Malibu beach cruiser comes with 7 lithium-ion batteries, combining for a total of 24 volts of electricity. User reviews say that this bike can go up to about 20 miles on a single charge. Not too bad but not great compared to some of the other ebikes on our list.
Our final ebike comes to you from the good people at Emojo. Their Breeze beach cruiser is sleek and just downright pretty. The breeze comes with a handy LCD screen and extra fat tires to handle any sand at the beach might throw at you. With the price tag of a little bit over $1000, the bike appears to be fairly reasonably priced as well.
What do our readers think about this list of excellent electric beach cruisers? Are there any beach cruiser ebikes out there that you would like to mention? Please leave a comment below and let us know.
Source | Images: Wikimedia Commons / Juiced Bikes / Civi Bikes / Nakto / X-Treme Scooters / Emojo Bikes