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Best EBIKE for Over 70 Riders! 74 Year Old Explains Why He Loves This Electric Bike for Seniors

A great 20-inch e-bike for seniors over 65.

Hey everyone, I'm Dustin. I have nearly 20 years of experience in the bike and e-bike industry and today I'm joined by my dad, who's 74 years old. He's been trying out e-bikes and he actually got on the Simple Step-Thru 20-inch and just said, this is the kind of e-bike I would need. So I thought, let's make a video and show and demonstrate how it's great for him and getting around. All right, so first of all, you gotta get your helmet on. Safety first. So the simple step-through 20-inch is the lowest step-through height e-bike on the market. It's only nine inches to step through the frame and mount and dismount. There you go. Okay, and if in the back here I can just yeah okay so there's a 500-watt rear hub motor. It's got a lot of power. It's very light and zippy, but you can use the power as you see fit. My dad liked just riding it around because it's got a seven-speed derailleur so you can just ride it normally. He'll demonstrate that. And if you want to kick in the assist, we can do that on your second trip once you get comfortable here.

So keep in mind, Dad, there's a throttle here, so don't hit that unless you want to. And if you do use it, you got to ease, ease into the throttle. Very light, okay? So go ahead and show them how you can step through and get on. The step-through is a big thing for older people. Yep. And we've got the seat set to exactly where he wanted it. You can raise and lower the seat. If you want to check out, I've got actual measurements about the amount of play. Now, do you like the handlebars there? Do you want them down? Fine. Okay. You also have some ups and downs here. You can play around with that. Front and rear disc brakes. So it's a cool little bike. He lives in an over-55 community. They don't have a lot of garage space, so he wants something small they can keep in the garage but still get around. So this was something he gravitated towards. All right. Go ahead and give us a little test ride. If you want to cruise down there, make a loop. Now, I would probably suggest to my dad to raise the seat a little bit so he could get a little bit better leg extension, but he wants to be closer to the ground. His choice. There he goes. There he comes, he's getting the hang of it now. What gear are you in, do you know? Do you want to try with a little assistance? Let's give you level one, just pedaling, no no throttle oh here yeah okay so when you say when you start pedaling, you're going to feel the motor kick in a little bit.

Don't push that, no, don't do anything there it's going to make it just a tad bit easier for you. And if you want, you can put it into zero while you're riding, Dad? So you can put that into zero on the assistance. And when you get up and up and going you can shift it to one. So when you're just using the assistance while you're moving if you like. Okay. Makes a difference, right? Do you like the assistance? It helps, right? So you can also, while you're riding, you can go up to level five. So if you have bigger hills and, you can just, once you get comfortable, you can push this with your thumb as you're moving to decide how much or little you want to use.

Dad: So what does the throttle do?

Dustin: So the throttle is just if you don't want to pedal at all, you hit that. Do you want to try that? No. Okay. So that's okay. A lot of riders, don't want to opt for the throttle. They want low pedal assist. It's totally up to you how you use it. You saw my dad use it as a regular bike as well. So it's versatile, easy to store, compact, small, and light. 46 pounds without the battery, and 52 with the battery, which is still on the lighter side, believe it or not. And my dad's 5'7". This can accommodate riders 5' to 6'5". We've got another sizing video you can check out as well. Front and rear disc brakes. Oh, what are you going to say? Question?

Dad: Can this seat go back, and slide?

Dustin: You can tilt it. Is it tilted forward? Is that why?

Dad: Well, I think for me, I would prefer, you know, because I'm used to that.

Dustin: Well, you can move the handlebars this way, too. Oh. Got it. Yeah, these are directly under the seat. Got it. So, yeah, go ahead. Well, then, as you were saying, given the number of hills where we are, I go from assist to, you know, using the throttle to go up the hills. Right. Yeah. So if you didn't catch all that, he said he'd probably run it at a low level of pedal assist most of the way, probably use the throttle to get up hills and maybe the higher levels of pedal assist, but just cruising around, maybe keep it in one. Get some exercise.

Dad: Yeah, I think that's a big issue for people in our place. They want to feel like they're getting some exercise, right? So they have to be able to pedal a thing. And even if they're getting assisted while they're pedaling, they've got to feel like they're pedaling.

Dustin: Well, even the assistance while you're pedaling is still a workout. Yeah, no, for sure it is. For sure it was. And they live in an over-55 community, so they see a lot of people out bike riding. My dad talks to a lot of people, so he knows how important this step-through is as well. Yeah, that's key. To get on and off. All right, so there you have it, the simple step-through 20-inch. It's a great bike for seniors over 65.

My dad's 74. He likes it. He's already checking it out, thinking about storage and measurements. How we can fit it into our kite? We're going to wrap this up with a bow and put it in their car so they can take it home today. Well, the other thing, too, we didn't show him here, just quick, and I don't know how this would help your storage at home, but the handlebars here do fold down as well. So…

Dad: Well, that's a big deal because the storage length is less of an issue than the width. So the fact that now we've reduced the width of this thing is a big deal.

Dustin: Yeah, just slide it right into the side of the garage or something. And this is easy. You just pull this backup and clamp it back. You're off and running. He likes it.

Dad: I have my townie bike sitting on the ground in the front of our garage now. So, I mean, townie bike. hang it again, and this could probably go there, especially if I could fold those down, because that sticking out would be a risk, but folding, as long as it folds flat towards the bike frame, that'd be good.

Dustin: Cool. So basically, storage, he's saying, slides into tighter spaces easier, pull it out as you need it, and in their community in particular, space is at a premium. They have two cars in the garage, and they're not huge garages, so it doesn't leave a lot of extra space.

And the old method of hanging your bike to the ceiling, I don't think works for most seniors over 65. It needs to be down and accessible and easy to get out. It's more of an inducement to ride with it. Right. If you just, you know, get on it, pull the handlebars up and get on it, right out of the garage. If you got to chalking around hanging something or unhanging something, that's not going to work. I agree. Old people want it easy. I think everybody wants it easy, not just old people. Anyways, all right, well, thanks, Dad. And if you have any other questions or comments, please reach out to us at, or call us, at 310-982-2877. Also, 30 days to test-ride your e-bike. If you don't love it in the first 30 days, send it back. No questions ask, no money out of your pocket. In addition to that, warranty everything for up to one year. If anything goes wrong in the first year, we'll take care of parts and labor. No questions asked. And lastly, join our Facebook group, sixthreezero Pedalers. Thousands of members in there, like my dad, already have sixthreezero’s. Talk to them in advance of purchasing. See how they like their bike before you purchase. Then when you have yours, post in the group, and make friends. It's tons of fun. So thanks for sticking around and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.


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