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E-bike popularity is zipping along

Techstination feature for Monday, March 19, 2018

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      With spring arriving and more of us heading outdoors….it’s becoming more and more likely that you’ll see riders zipping along on e-bikes.    The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association reports that shipments to retailers were up 92 percent last year.   I got a chance to chat with Raleigh Electric VP Rob Kaplan on the Interbike Podcast and he says when potential customers try an e-bike…they very often sell themselves…

“When they talk about what kind of bike they’re looking for, generally speaking I’ll respond back with …that’s great.  Are you looking for a pedal only bike or have you seen these new electric assist bicycles?”

Here…try one.   They’re just plain fun and the stats show owners use them more often than other bikes once they have one and…you can still get a workout.  Check out the podcast at

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