We recently spoke to Billy from our Leamington Spa store who shared the below story with us. We felt this was significant and shows what a huge impact an E-Bike can have. Read on and discover how an E-Bike can give people a new found sense of freedom and a new lease of life.
“When E-bikes first appeared on the market, there was a lot of stigma about who should or shouldn’t ride them and where or where not to ride them, which left many people who actually needed them slightly embarrassed about buying one. Fortunately, things have really changed and this is no longer the case!
We have been running a bike shop since 2009 and throughout this time, we’ve seen all sorts of people come through the door; one of which is my dad, John, who is aged 65 and who had a heart attack 3 years ago.
Having a heart attack changed my dad's life - not only in his well-being but also it affected his confidence as it damaged his cardio and fitness levels leaving him unable to walk or cycle due to lack of breath. Anyone who comes from a healthy, active sport related background, such as myself, can only imagine how depressing this could be.
So I decided to do something about this and I got my dad a Trance E+3 Pro… and you should have seen his face. The support from the assisted motor meant he could get out on the bike and enjoy some much needed fresh air. It had a huge effect on his recovery. Amazingly, he managed to cover 30km on his first ride and now does this on a daily basis. It really has given him a new lease of life.
The Reason we chose the Trance E+3 Pro is mainly because of its suspension system - the Maestro linkage allows a great pedalling platform not only for off-road but even on dull flat surfaces. Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency, even under full braking it stays fully active for better control on the bike which meant it was a great option for my dad.
The SyncDrive Pro motor gives the Trance E+ 3 Pro a massive 80Nm of torque with up to 360 percent of tuneable support and all controlled by the handy RideControl One. The whole package makes the bike super smooth and super reliable. So much so, I’m even considering one aged 35, just so I can keep up with my dad! Another reason I’m thinking about making the transition to E-Bike riding is that I’m limited on time and having an E-Bike means the short time I have I can get out and do double the distance but importantly have just as much (maybe even more?!) fun!"
Billy is the manager of the Giant Leamington Spa store.
Check out the full range of Giant E-Bikes here and if you have any questions concerning E-Bikes, we’ve listed the top ten most asked questions when it comes to E-Bikes here to save you asking them yourself!