We're thinking of downsizing to a single car family as the second vehicle just doesn't get much use. But for the occasion where there is a timing conflict, an ebike could fit the bill really well. This is based on the ease of jumping on a Lime bike and getting over for a social hour at Lonsdale the other evening. Spring/Summer/Fall replacing the car for commutes to downtown office is also appealing.
List of things I think I'd want out of an e-bike
- Not heinously ugly
- Mid drive
- Removable battery(?) - not sure if that conflicts with the heinously ugly piece
- Ability to take it off slightly road - not MTB - but would be good to pop it down the Hyannis trail connector and up/over the twin bridges to LSCR if I wanted to get from Parkgate to Lynn Valley
- Don't want to break the bank - is there anything viable for 2-3K?
Somehow whenever I start searching I end up scrolling through bespoke throttle e-bikes or Super76s or stealth e-gravel bikes....