The electronic bicycles of today have come a long way from the traditional bicycles that we used to see before. Nowadays, you can integrate more technological stuff in them to make them work much better for you. Here are a few technologies that can now be integrated in your electric bikes.
- No Shifting Problems – There are many bike models today that come with multiple gear sets and it can be a bit challenging for some cyclist to control shifting. There are now several companies that offer a product to help you with shifting. Most of them are sold on their own but there are others that are already integrated in some other models of bicycles. Through this, a computerized system will be responsible in shifting your bike automatically.
- Apps Galore – Apps that can be downloaded in your smart phones can be used to connect with your bicycle to do several things for you. The bicycles themselves have a way to connect with the owner’s smart phone for the apps to work. Examples of apps are those that can inform the owner that the bike has been moved and also its current location through the GPS technology. There are also other bike makers that partner with other software or hardware companies so as to integrate control of the lights on your bike, track its speed, the distance you cover, the battery power level and many others.
- Accessories, accessories, accessories – There are lots of biking accessories that are available nowadays. You can purchase and make use of these accessories to help you while you ride your bike. There are accessories that can help make your bicycle ride a safer one and there are also other accessories to help with your navigation. These accessories can either be physically attached to the bicycle, wirelessly connected or separated.
Aside from the technologies integrated above, there are also some cities that provide electric bike sharing. This is perfect for those who just want to give electronic bicycles a try or those who just can’t afford to buy one on their own. There are drop-off and pick-up points for the bikes and you can pay it through the use of a credit card. The areas where you drop them off or pick them up are also places where the bikes can be charged. This is a great alternative to cars and is a very ecological solution too.
The use of bicycles as a way to commute is greatly gaining popularity nowadays. This is partly due to the health conscious people and also to those who just want to stay away from the traffic. The traffic causes many of the workers stress and with cycling, that stress is lessened. As an added bonus, the body also receives the much needed exercise. Even if you own an electronic bicycle, you still get more exercise than just sitting inside a car. For those concerned about their safety on electronic bikes, there are accessories that you can use. Cycling on pathways or in areas specifically designed for bikes would also make cycling a safe way to commute.