Get outdoors, get on your bike, and ride! If you need help getting up a hill or getting that much further on the trail, this bike can help…with an electric throttle feature that does the work for you.
Watch Hut try one out in the parking lot by the Plano, TX Busy Body store.
Hut: Hello. This is Hut Allred from New Wave Fitness, and I’m here with Craig Lewin from Busy Body and Fitness Headquarters. What’s up, buddy?
Craig: I’m excited. This is incredible. We’ve got something totally, totally innovative–something that’s going to push people to work out, get outside. It’s the electric bikes from BH. We were just cruising around outside on these things and Hut was killing it out there!
Hut: The thing is, it’s fun. You can get out there, if you want to pedal, you can pedal, but if you don’t, you can just take off. It’s crazy. It’s awesome.
Craig: Yeah, it’s pretty incredible. I mean, look, the whole idea from a fitness perspective is that we can get you guys outdoors and get you riding a bike, and during those times where maybe you need a little bit of help…you’ve drifted a little bit too far from home and you just want some help coming back so you don’t have to call your wife and feel stupid, her coming to pick you up…
Now all you have to do is kick in the assist. As you start to pedal, it literally just moves you along. These will take you up to 26-28 miles an hour.
Hut: And without even pedaling.
Craig: Without you pedaling. On this, there’s a throttle that literally, you could increase the speed. Sometimes like on the mountain bikes they’re going to have it to where you don’t have a throttle, but as you start to pedal, it literally assists you along. Depending on how much assist you want, you can adjust that on the fly. So if you wanted to really be where you barely pedal and it just takes off, you could do that.
If you want to make it where it’s zero assist, it’s a regular bicycle, you could do that too, but it makes a lot of sense, especially for families. I’m an incredible athlete, for instance…no, not really. But you go out, let’s say, as a couple–if one is better or stronger than the other–well, now you’re able to keep up with those things so that makes a huge difference right there.
Hut: And with a lot of these trails, some of them are 15, 20, 30 miles long. You look at a straightaway that looks like 3-4 miles, sometimes that just seems like a daunting task. You turn on the electric bike and you can just cover it in a minute.
Craig: I think the other thing that’s really cool too, from a mountain biking perspective–this is a full-on mountain bike, it’s got the suspension in the front–you’re going, you’re going, you’re going, you get up that crazy hill where you just need a little bit of help. Not a lot but a little. Boom, you’ve got it.
So I think it allows you to overcome part of the trails, let’s say, that maybe you just couldn’t do before and then you work around it.
Hut: Exactly, and it makes it a much more enjoyable experience. Especially like during springtime when it’s March and that wind is blowing. You go one direction, you’ve got the wind at your back and you’re like, “This is awesome,” and you turn around and have you come back and you’re just like, “Why did I do this?” This would break through that.
Craig: It’s fun. There’s a huge range on these bikes, by the way. They go from $1,299 all the way up to $4,000, depending on the range that you get into, but a big, big range and the bikes are beautiful.
Right now we have these bikes at Busy Body in Plano and Busy Body in Highland Park.
Hut: If you walk into a Busy Body store and they don’t have it, they’ll tell you where to go to get it.
Hut: We highly recommend you come check it out. Can they come in and ride?
Craig: Absolutely. They can come in and ride. We have helmets here. We’re ready to go.
Hut: Yes? Although I didn’t wear one…
Craig: Josh, who manages the store here in Plano, he even knows how to pump up your tire. We can absolutely get you guys taken care of. Come in here, get on the bikes, do a test ride around the parking lot, you’ll love it.
Hut: Yeah, check it out; it’s a lot of fun. So that’s another new addition to the store, which I think a lot of people are going to love.
Craig: We’re excited. In the summertime, we want to do something different and these EBikes from BH are going to kill it.
Hut: Come check it out and we look forward to talking to you next month.