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Hey, everyone. I'm Dustin. I have nearly 20 years of experience in the bike and e-bike industry. Today I'm going to answer the question, are electric cruiser bikes powerful enough? Stick around. All right, so today I'm going to answer the question, are electric cruiser bikes powerful enough? But before I do, hit the 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, giveaways, of course, new product releases, so hit subscribe. All right, beach cruisers are classic bicycles, been around since the '30s, '40s, and '50s, the balloon tires, are one of the most nostalgic types of bikes in America. Now, you're seeing electric beach cruisers as I have behind me right here. But the question is are electric cruiser bikes powerful enough? This is a question we see in particular a lot with regular beach cruisers because there's a stigma or myth about beach cruiser bikes that they only come in single-speed, and I can't ride it around town, things like that. Well, let me say something, put that theory to rest.

First of all, in the regular bike space with cruisers, they come in all sorts of speeds, 1, 3, 7, 21. We carry all of them on our website. And if you do around-the-town riding, commuting, or even want exercise, you can consider a cruiser as your bike because nowadays, again, you're going to get the same gears on a beach cruiser that you can get on any other form. The difference, you're just going to get more elegance, a more comfortable riding position, and a great ride. So it's going to differ from your traditional hybrid frames, and things like that, but you can still use them. Now, the same thing's going to be true in the e-bike space. Beach cruisers can be equally as powerful, if not more powerful, than any electric bike on the market. Whether you put a 750-watt on a beach cruiser frame or a 500-watt, it doesn't matter if the other bike looks like it's more powerful. The reality in California, as an example, if you're going to be riding on the street, the max motor size you can have is 750 watts.

So it doesn't matter what your frame looks like. It can look like this, it can look like a mountain bike, it can look like anything, and you cannot have more than 750 watts of power in that motor on your e-bike. So with that said, now, if you're riding on pavement, if you're taking it onto trails, that's a whole other story, and I see other e-bikes out there on the street that legally should not be there, but if you want to be legal and ride on the street, 750 watts is the max power you're going to be looking for. So the reality is to find the bike that suits you best, and you can know that a beach cruiser that's electric can have the power that you want it to have.

The other thing I will say too, like our bikes behind us right here, all of these bikes right here also have seven-speed derailleurs. Now, I see other styles of e-bike that are less comfortable, 20-inch models, things like that, they're a single speed. So the reality is you're actually going to get more gear variance and arguably more power out of these cruisers because we have seven gears. Now, let me explain that as well. The seven speeds are related to the bicycle portion of the bike, they are not correlated to the actual motor. When you talk about the motor, you're going to have five levels of pedal assist, meaning when you pedal, you're going to get the least amount of assistance if you're in level one of the pedal assistance, and the most amount when you're in level five.

But you also have these gears, so if you decide to pedal, put it in gear one, it's going to be the easiest to go hills. Seventh gear, it's going to be harder to pedal, but that's going to allow you to hit higher top speeds. So electric beach cruiser bikes are most certainly going to have the power you need, and they're also going to have the battery capacity you need. Our batteries back here are 10.4 amp hours, but you can also get battery sizes on e-bikes, and beach cruiser e-bikes, which are even bigger. I've seen 21 amp hours. All these are 500 watts, which is going to get you a top speed of 20 miles an hour with the throttle and 28 pedal assist, which is very fast, not all riders even need to go that fast. 750 watts is great in certain scenarios, if you're going up very large hills, or if you have riders, 350 pounds, that are doing a lot of hills, you may also want the 750-watt motor.

So quickly to summarize, yes, electric beach cruiser bikes are going to have amply enough power, and if you see a style that's a cruiser, don't judge it because I guarantee you're going to get the same motor on that that you're going to get on most other designed e-bikes. So if you're looking at a cruiser and it looks like this, there might be a thought that crosses your mind like, "Huh, I wonder if that has the same power." Check the specs, I guarantee you it is. You're going to find these motors, these batteries, on other e-bikes that are A, going to be more expensive, and B, they may look more like a mountain bike and be less comfortable.

The one beauty historically about cruisers has always been number one as I said, really the elegance of it. Number two, right now, easy step-through designs. Number three is the comfort position. Compare a cruiser bike to any other category out there, I guarantee it's going to be more comfortable. You're going to be sitting upright, the handlebars come into your body, and your arms are relaxed. In this case, I can get my feet flat on the ground with this forward-pedaling design, and it just feels nice. It's easy to ride. You're not going to be in a lot of pain when you get off your long rides on your e-bike. Quickly, just to show you, this is the sixthreezero Ride in the Park, this is the sixthreezero Every Journey, and that's the sixthreezero Around the Block. You can find all these cruiser bikes in electric on our website, And if you have any other questions at all, please comment below or email at or you can call us, at (310) 982-2877.

And yes, cruiser bikes and electric are going to have enough power for you. And if you don't know what e-bike you're looking for, take the proprietary body fit quiz on our website. Takes less than two minutes. Answer a few questions about your body and your life, and we'll recommend the perfect e-bike for you. In addition to that, a 30-day test ride your e-bike policy. If you don't love your e-bike in 30 days, send it back, no questions asked, no money out of your pocket. And a one-year warranty on all the parts and components. If anything goes wrong, we'll take care of it, no questions asked, within a year. Lastly, join our Facebook Pedalers group and download our app. It's a great place to be a part of our communities. Before you purchase, you can talk to existing riders, get their opinions, and see how they love their bikes. Then once you're up and running, post photos, make friends, and of course, track your eyes on the app. So thank you for sticking around, and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience, enjoy the ride.


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