E-Bikes & Bikes Customised to You
March 18, 2022
Hey guys, Dustin here, CEO of Sixthreezero. And today we're going to show you the best electric bikes for seniors in 2022. And we have our riders behind us. Stick around.
Okay, so today we're going to show you the best electric bikes for seniors in 2022. But before we do, hit that subscribe button below, stay in touch with us here at Sixthreezero and be the first to know about all the new content we're putting out new product releases, and of course, the giveaways we do, weekly and monthly for bikes, e-bikes, and accessories. Okay, so today we're going to show you the best electric bikes for seniors in 2022. And we have a great group of riders behind us, all over the age of 60, some over the age of 70, one close to the age of 60,
and we're going to show you what electric bikes are best for them, their body types and their riding circumstances, so you can get a sense of what electric bike will work best for you. So stick around and we'll show you our first rider. Okay, so we've got Shakira here, our first rider up. Shakira's 58, actually our youngest rider here today, and we actually just did a video, another video. You've ridden an e-bike before, right?
I have. Yes.
Okay. And then we just rode an e-bike, so she's familiar with e-bikes to some extent. And you're 5 ft.1?
And how would you use your bike? Generally speaking, if you were to use your e-bike, what kind of terrain or where would you go? Any idea?
I like to be kind of adventurous now that I kind of has free time. So I would really like to use my e-bike to do maybe like some group travel, that kind of thing. Around my neighborhood, I'd love to use it to go grocery shopping. So I don't have to drive the car, I can just get on the bike, pick up a few items and just come back home.
Cool. All right. So here's our lineup. We've got some of our more cruiser comfort, like hybrid comfort. Which one do you think speaks to you the most that you would want to try, or you think is best for you?
I think that if I'm going by what will feel good? I think that this one is going to speak best to me.
And I think this is the key with the electric bikes. I'm going to go ahead and spin it around. Is it's really about your body, your life, and what works best for you, which ties into the body fit quiz we have on our website. You can go and take that and we'll recommend the perfect e-bike for you. So Shakira chose the Evry Journey. This is the 250 Watt internal e-bike. So it's 250 Watts. It's going to take you 20 miles an hour. You can do pedal assist, throttle, or regular bike.
And the benefit of this, is really the comfort, the riding position. And then for Shakira, someone five-one, it's great for riders, 5 ft and above, because this has the forward pedaling design.
So what that means is the pedals are shifted forward about 5 inches from a normal bike. It means that you can keep the seat lower to the ground, which keeps the rider a little bit safer because they can plant their feet when stopping more easily. And it's also going to keep you in an ergonomic riding position. So let's go ahead and flip this around and then now you know how to operate it. So if you want to go ahead or see if you remember, you've got your power switch here.
And we'll go ahead. Do you want me to be in level 1 or level 2?
Let's do level 1. But you know, we talked earlier. Will the seat tilt forward a bit or... Yes or no?
We can do that actually. Okay. So we've got the proper tool now to adjust the seat for Shakira. Which brings up something I want to touch on about all Sixthreezero e-bikes and bikes. A unique element to them is we have four custom adjustment points to adjust a bike perfectly to your body. So these four adjustment points are, you have a stem height, handlebar tilt, seat tilt, and seat height. Now, this is unique in that you can tilt the handlebars, raise the handlebars, all of these adjustments are going to allow you to get this bike perfectly fitted to your body. So let's see here. So Shakira said she wants this tilted a little bit forward, that's no problem. Just go ahead and loosen these bolts on the seat hardware and you're going to see here, get a little more loose. Let's go ahead and loosen this.
And there we go. Now we've tilted it forward, I think that'll be just about right. And then you want to tighten these all the way down. This is a very important bolt, you want to tighten a little bit on each side till it's fully tightened.
Okay. Go ahead and sit on that and see what you think.
So there you go. It doesn't take much effort. This was a 14-millimeter wrench for the seat. The height is a quick release and then the handlebars is an Allen key. So if you want to go ahead, kick the kickstand up and take it for a little spin. Keep in mind, Shakira's 5 ft.1. She easily fits on that and she's comfortable.
And she's off.
Yeah, it feels really, really good. Really good.
What do you love most about it?
I love the way that it is so relaxing. To be able to sit here and have everything really comfortable. I can remember riding just last month on a bike that was not this comfortable. And when your body feels comfortable, you're able to enjoy the ride a lot better. So yeah, when you say ergonomically correct, it is definitely ergonomically correct. It feels good.
Awesome. Love to hear that. Cool. Well, that's Shakira in the bike she chose, her electric bike. Let's go ahead and see what our next rider chooses. Okay, now we're here with Greg and Greg, tell us again how old you are.
I am 64.
64 turning 65 right?
Turning 65 in a few months. We don't count ahead now.
Okay. I'm with you. And then you're five-nine, right?
I'm five-nine. Yeah.
Okay. And talk to me about your riding habits, bike riding. Have you ridden-
I haven't ridden a bike in about three years, probably. I've got one at home, sitting in the garage with flat tires. My problem always is the return trip. I do it for exercise, but getting home, it's just it's mostly uphill at that point. After I've ridden for a mile or so, coming back uphill, a little too much work. Not worth it to me.
Cool. Well, e-bikes are right up your alley I guess.
Yeah, I think so.
So looking at the bikes and your type of life and your needs, what bike kind of speaks to you?
They're all really nice, but I'm all about style, Dustin. I want the blue one.
Okay, cool. So Greg's choosing our Evry Journey for men.
Now same thing. This is our forward pedaling design, ergonomic riding position. It's going to be very, very comfortable. And basically, it's going to put the rider lower to the ground so they can get their feet planted on the ground safely when stopping, but you're still going to get ample leg extension when riding because instead of raising the seat, you're getting the leg extension with the pedals moved forward. So let me go ahead and bring the seat down for you. Get this all set up. And you said you're a Beach Cruiser guy, right? You got a Beach Cruiser at home? So this is going to really kind of fit. So go ahead and hop on, see if that's adjusted well for you.
How's that feel?
Yeah, that feels great.
Okay, cool. So do you remember now how to do it?
Yeah, it's pretty simple. Oops. There we go. I push that on?
Hold, push it and hold it.
Oh, hold it. Hold on. Oh, there you go. Lights up.
Yeap. And so now you can choose your pedal assist and-
If you want when you're-
I think I'm going to try it at once. See how much exercise I actually get with the assist.
I like it.
Okay. Let's get going here.
And now with our e-bikes too, you've got three modes. While he's riding, I'll explain. You can do full power, full pedal assist, or you can do throttle or you can let it be a regular bike and not pedal at all. And like I said before, we have our four custom adjustment points, the same on this bike, so that you can really dial it into your specific height and your body.
Looks like he's trying to play around with the assistance level, which is cool. So Greg at 64, turning 65 chose the Evry Journey. So what do you love most about this bike?
You know what? I asked you about this before, about changing the speed or the power assist while you're riding, it's super easy. It's in a really good position to just get your thumb over there and change it. I did that, I took it off the assist and just rode and then put it back on, it's a boy. It makes it so nice. It's so simple. There's really nothing you can screw up on this. Right?
Do you think with this, you would tackle those hills you were talking about or you wouldn't?
Absolutely. And I really do like the position of the pedals. It just sets me back.
Yeah, and I can see your back's nice and straight.
The seats comfortable at that point. It's great.
It's just so nice.
Glad you like it.
Okay. Now we're here with Mary and Mary, how old are you?
72. And before this video, we made another video with Mary. And when was the last time you rode a bike?
I rode a bike about two years ago.
Two years ago.
Before I moved to the mountains where the hills and the curves just made it not worth It.
Got it. And actually, she rode a trike earlier, but before today she had only ridden in a trike when she was maybe a child. Yeah. Four or five years old.
So, what bike do you want to try now again? Do you want to get on the trike again and give that a shot?
It's a challenge. I like it. Because I had to figure out what the steering was like and I did. Okay.
And we'll talk about the steering so they can understand.
And why do you like the trike in particular? What drew you to it? I'm going to bring it just closer to the camera. What drew you to it initially?
Because I've always envied the people who I saw riding down the street with a trike. I thought this is great. Look at the big basket here. I can go shopping, I can put all that stuff there, I don't have to worry about it. If I could just train my dog, I'd just have my dog just sit right there, to bark and chase cars. So I just always love to have that convenience. Stability is nice, especially if you're worried about stability. I'm not worried about it but I'd like the design I just love it.
Fair enough. So this is our Evry Journey electric tricycle. 250 Watt motor, top speeds of about 17. And it has a front hub motor and the same thing, three modes, right? So you can do pedal assist, full throttle, or just use it like a regular bike. And it also has our four custom adjustment points to adjust the bike perfectly to your body. So, all right, Mary, we'll get you all set up. So the power buttons are right here.
And then do you want to stay in level 1?
Yeah, let's do that. Okay.
So go ahead and go for it.
Here I go. I like this. And I figured out the steering. I like it. There I am. I'm going to go past all those people.
And let's see if we can catch her. There she goes.
And I go where it steers. Okay.
On the electric trikes and trikes in general, you have to lean into the turns a little bit. You have to get familiar with it and you can see now Mary at 72, she's doing it and she likes it. And it is, it's practical, right? You can bring stuff with you if you want to shop, do things like that. And let's see if she was going to make a turn or go all the way around the building. Oh, here she comes. All right. Here comes Mary, you made the full lap. How was it?
I love it. I love it. Once I got used to the go where the wheel goes, that I'm good. Yeah.
Yeah. Yeah. So with the tricycles, you just have to make sure you actually steer, the bike can pull, but if you figure out how to get going, it's easy, right? You figured it out.
Yeah. I love It.
Cool. All right. So there we have it. Mary likes the electric tricycle, let's move on to our next rider.
Okay. I'm here with Jack now. Jack, how old are you?
73. And Jack's a very athletic 73. And you actually already have your own electric bike. And so what kind of riding do you typically do on your bike, your electric bike?
My electric bike. Well, my favorite thing to do, is riding the beach trail. Because I live right up above the beach. I get on the road and then I catch the beach trail and I can go all the way down to the end of bike down by the state park. It's so much fun.
How many miles do you usually log a per trip?
I would say probably just 10.
Not that far, but that's enough.
Yeah. Cool. Okay. So, and how tall are you?
Six-one. So looking at the lineup here, which bike do you think fits your riding habits and your body?
The blue and catches my eye. I like that one. The dark blue one.
Yeah. So Jack chose the Evry Journey also. And what's great about the Evry Journey is with the forward pedaling you can get your feet flat, but for taller riders like Jack, it's particularly good too, because you get that extra leg extension. So you can raise the seat, plus get the leg extension with the pedals to move forward. I think you had it somewhere around here.
Yeah, that's good.
So this is a great option. 10 miles each trip. This has 500 Watts of power. So it'll get Jack up and down the hills, no problem. In addition to that, the range will be no problem for 10-mile trips. You'll probably have half a battery, if not more left, depending on how you ride it if it's pedal-assist or throttle and yeah, top speeds, 20, 28.
The other thing is like I said, you have the four custom adjustment points. We just did the seat, you can also do the seat tilt, or the handlebar tilt or the stem height. So we can really dial it into lots of different body types. So if you want to go ahead and hop on Jack and then actually let me make sure that that seat is straight.
This is close enough.
There you go.
Just go ahead and go for a ride. You put in whatever pedal assist you to want. If you want to go up to five. And you can see how comfortable it is on Jack's body at six-one versus our other rider Greg who was five-nine. It really is able to be dialed into specific body types. Here he comes. You can see Jack's really getting the speed up there, which is great.
So what do you love most about this bike in particular?
Well, what I like first of all, it's very comfortable. I like the handlebars the way they are, it's just easy to ride. I find it really responsive. So I just hit it and take off. It's smooth, it's quiet, it's got everything. So it's just a kick to drive.
At your height and everything, it feels good in terms of how your arms feel, your legs feel everything?
Yeah. I could ride this forever. It's really, really comfortable. Really fun.
There you have it. Jack loves the Evryjourney, 500 watts.
Let's check out our next rider. Okay, now we're here with Elizabeth. Elizabeth, how old are you?
I'm 73. I'll be 74 in April.
Okay. And how tall are you?
5 ft.6 .
5 ft 6, okay. And actually, today was the first time ever Elizabeth rode an e-bike. On a prior Actually video, you can check it out on our YouTube, but now, so this will be her second time.
So which bike speaks to you in terms of what you would like?
I think this one over here. That was so exhilarating. I made so much noise when I was riding it.
Okay. I'll bring it up here and we'll spin it around. So again, this is the Evry Journey, internal 250 Watt.
And for Elizabeth, when she rode the first time, the 250 Watts, she felt like was enough power for her, right? You felt like the speed was good.
Yeah. Very good. Very good. I enjoyed it.
Okay. So get in and hop on then. Well, step on. And you can see also, it's easy for her to step over the frame, so there's the easy mounting and dismounting. And then how does that feel comfort-wise, everything feels good?
So let me turn it on.
You can go ahead and do it. If you want to hold down that, this is how you turn it on, you push this button in and hold it down.
Okay. And then that
Wait until the screen comes on. There you go. So now the screen comes on up here. You can see your pedal assist, your miles ridden.
And then here are your levels. So we'll start you in level 1. So just go ahead and go for a ride.
And now all the Sixthreezero e-bikes have three options. The pedal assists, full throttle or ride it as a bike.
And this is only her second time and you can see she's already got it. She's 73 and she's doing it no problem. Mounting and dismounting. And this bike, the Evry Journey again, has forward pedaling, great for a variety of height ranges, easy on and off. And I also like to mention all the riders today wearing Sixthreezero helmets, so if you like the colors, check it out.
I feel like a pro and this is only my second time. Yay.
Also, check out the link below in the description. We'll put a link to all the helmets so...
Wow. All smiles.
So what do you love most about this bike?
Now that this is the second time I've done this, it's easy.
That's it. Easy, just easy and smooth, and allows me to get from point A to point B without feeling breathed and breathless and it's comfortable. The seat's comfortable too for my rather big butt so...
Yeah. And you have a nice ergonomic riding position, your arms are relaxed.
Yeah. And I don't feel hunched over, I feel comfortable. It's terrific.
That's awesome to hear.
Well, there you go. Elizabeth loves the Evry Journey 250 watt. Let's move on to our final rider. Okay. Now we're here with Phil. Phil before today had never ridden an e-bike. In a prior video, he did his first time. So this is going to be his second time. And Phil, how old are you?
71. And you ride your bike fairly frequently, right? Your regular bike.
Yeah, I ride it two or three times. I have tapered off because of the cold weather.
But last weekend was great. So it was warm and now we'll see what happens, but yeah. Before then, when it's warm, I usually ride.
Got it. Great. Okay, cool. So looking at the lineup here, which bike speaks to you that you want to try?
Well, I think I'm going to give this one a try here.
It's similar to my bike. I ride a hybrid.
Got it. And how tall are you?
I'm 5 ft.8.
5 ft.8. Okay, perfect.
So this is the ReachyourDestination. And this is a hybrid/commuter. It's got a little bit more of a commuter style frame and you notice the thinner wheels. So this is good for speed, a little bit easier rolling. The Evry Journeys have a little fatter tire, which is better for balance, also more bumps, If you're going to go over a lot of curbs or bumps, or even maybe some hardpack trails, having the thicker tires is a good option. But this is more meant for the road.
And so you're going to find that it's got great maneuverability, easy to handle, and I think you're going to like the sizing. So go ahead and try that. Okay.
All right, Phil, you're off. Give it a shot. So this is our ReachyourDestination. It's great for speed, agility. The thin tires are great and it also has a very ergonomic riding position for a commuter e-bike. 500 Watts of power is going to take you 20 miles an hour with just the throttle and 28 miles an hour with pedal assist. So if you like to go around town or commute, it's a lot of fun.
Here he comes. He looks happy.
Yeah. All right.
What do you think?
Yeah, it's great. I'm getting the hang of using the pedals and the speed. Using a little bit, and then it kicks in and then a little bit, so I guess I can play with it a little bit better. I can see that. I much like when I'm on my regular bike and I had the Shimano gear shift, the seven pieces here and I'm shifting back and forth, I do that a lot. And I have a tough time on the gears, I'm really bad on the gears. These are good.
I can tell that these are much more efficient and a lot better than the present bike that I'm using.
So that's cool. So yeah, I can see that.
What'd you think about the riding position?
Yeah. The riding position's good. Yeah. It's a little more relaxed than in the previous bike that I have. So I'm a little more laid back. The handlebars are a little like the motorcycle handlebars that I used to have.
Yeah. It's little tighter steering.
A little tighter. Little tighter framework. Yeah. So that's fine for what I have in mind for it. Flat land going distances, saving myself. I save on time, so I found that when I'm on my regular bike and I'm riding across the valley, wow, all of a sudden I'm way on the other side of the valley and I have to head back, I use up a lot of time.
With this, I can control the amount of time that I have and have a lot of fun.
I'm glad you like it. So there you go. Phil chose the 500-watt ReachyourDestination, comparable to his regular hybrid standard bike. So that's wrapping it up. Let's go bring our other riders back. Okay, so there you have it. We just showed you the best electric bikes for seniors for 2022, as chosen by our actual over 60 senior riders, they chose the bikes that they love and were best for them. If you have any other questions at all, please comment below or reach out to us, at TheTeam@sixthreezero.com or call us at (310) 982-2877. And don't forget, go to our website sixthreezero.com and take our body fit quiz. Our proprietary algorithm will ask you some questions about your body and your life, and it'll find the perfect e-bike for you. In addition to that, we have a 90-day test drive for your e-bike policy. If you don't love your bike, for any reason, you can send it back, with no questions, asked no money out of your pocket within 90 days. And we also have a 365-day full coverage warranty on all e-bikes.
So any issues, anything covered over the first 365 days of ownership. And lastly, be a part of our communities. Download the sixthreezero app and enter our challenges weekly. And the winners or participants have a chance to win bikes, e-bikes, and accessories. Also, be a part of the community, track your ride and follow the leaderboards, it's a lot of fun. In addition, join our peddlers group on Facebook, you can talk to other riders before you purchase and after your purchase, you can post photos, make friends and see how others are using their e-bikes. It's a lot of fun. So thank you for sticking around and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.
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