E-bike or ultra-light bike ?
Preface - Last week, on bike to work day Friday, I rode my old stodgy Schwinn Probe commuter, the one with a Made-in-USA Tru-Temper frame. Two guys rode to work on ultra-light road bikes, so light that I could pick one up with one finger. One was a Cannondale R5000.
It got me to thinking: Would it be wiser to spend $3k on a good e-bike (Focus, Ohm, Kalkhoff, etc.) OR go for a very light bike which would make the ride less fatiguing? I am over 60 years young and get pretty tired trying to commute every day on the Schwinn.
How would an e-bike or ultra-light bike be better than the other?