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Easy rides on e-bikes

There is an electric two-wheeler out there for every rider, whether he is a couch potato or an athlete with legs of steel

The Smart 1S model of TWD’s power-assisted bicycles.
The Smart 1S model of TWD’s power-assisted bicycles. PHOTO: TWD BICYCLE

You know that joke about the old man who complains about how, when he was a kid, he not only had to walk miles to school, but the route also went uphill in both directions?

I dream of a bicycle that will make me feel like I am always going downhill. Today, that dream is a reality because of electric motors the size of a tin of ham and batteries that go on and on till you run out of road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'Easy rides on e-bikes'. Subscribe