Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback - older e-bike users?
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06-24-10, 12:07 PM
I'm a student of industrial design and designing an electric bike for older (baby boomer-ish) potential e-bike users. It's a 3-month project being sponsored by Sram and Fuji, among others, and I was wondering if there were any e-bike users over 40 years old on this forum who would like to answer some questions via email or phone. I would really appreciate it, and it would provide very helpful guidance on where the design should go.
06-24-10, 12:25 PM
I am over 40 and over 40 is not old! Over 45, well, that is pushing it.
Now that we have accurately bracketed my age within a 5 year window, I have built an e-bike. However, for my needs it was not ideal. I prefer my recumbent (hmm... recumbent rider, over 40, I bet he has a beard... why yes, I do). At some point I will add an assist to it. I haven't gotten around to doing so yet.
Feel free to message me ir ask any questions I may be able to answer right here.
06-25-10, 01:51 PM
I will be turning 56 this year. When I was still working I rode my hub motor equipped bike to work every day spring to Fall for 2 years.
I have gone back to a regular bicycle where I am now, as it is a lot flatter ground. Go ahead and ask away....
06-25-10, 09:03 PM
well i might fall into the slightly older e biker catagory being born in 1957
bought my first ebike conversion earlier this year to commute to work with
and to help me keep up with my son and his friends just out biking
now i have 3 ebikes for us to ride all using a 350w brushless geared motors
glad to help if i can
07-12-10, 08:10 PM
I'm 54, have ridden 75mi a week for 3 years. I've left my car out of state, at my summer camp, and use e-bikes as my primary transportation. Would thoughtfully contribute.
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