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Best Electric Bike For Daily Commute | Commuter E-Bike


Hey guys, Dustin here, CEO of SIXTHREEZERO. Today, I'm going to show you the best electric bike for your daily commute. Stick around.


All right, so today I'm going to show you the best electric bike for your daily commute. It's the Reacher Destination 500-watt electric bike. And let me explain to you why. So the Reacher Destination is one of our best-selling commuter bikes as a standard bike and now we've turned it into an electric bike. and there are a couple of reasons that this is a great bike for commuting. One, you've got thin tires that are going to roll very easy on the pavement making limited drag when you either pedal or if you use the full throttle. That's another reason it's great for a daily commute. You have the choice to ride this bike three ways; one as a normal bike, two with the pedal assist, and three with the throttle. So if you choose to just engage that throttle, you don't have to do any work. The benefit, if you have a long day, you're tired and you don't have the muscle strength left to get you home, you can always engage the throttle and let the bike do the work.


Now, the other benefit is the 500 watts of power. So the 500 watts of power is going to be able to help you tackle hills and also hit top speeds of 20 miles an hour with the throttle and 28 with the pedal assist. And in pedal-assist mode, you can get 40 to 60 miles of range and in full throttle, you can get 20 to 30 miles of range. So I would assume most people doing commutes on a bike, that pedal-assist range is going to cover both you are going there and coming home. And I would think the throttle might do the same, but you may need to charge the battery. The other benefit though, the battery is easily removable. So if you're commuting to work, pop this battery out, take it in with you and charge it while you're at the office.


So in both, now these are two different, we consider it men's and women's, but actually, in the Reacher Destination, the frame is the same. The beauty of our bikes is they're fully adjustable to fit height sizes, five-foot to six foot two, men and women. So both before I pop the battery off, let me explain too. You've got tighter handlebars for really precise steering. That's great if you're commuting on roads, you can steer, get away from other riders or cars if need be. And you're also going to be in a slight lean forward position. Not much at all. If you see me, I'm actually pretty upright, but if you want, it's in a position where you can really crouch down and get aggressive in the riding. So if you're looking to gain speed, go faster, the handlebars mixed with the frame style makes it really, really easy.


Now let me show you the battery. The huge benefit here, on this side, you've got, I've just got the keys still attached here, but the locking mechanism's on this side, we're just going to put the key in and unlock, and we're just going to slide this out and that's it. And so from here, take this inside. You've got your charging port right here. You're just going to plug that in, leave it upstairs. And once the charger turns green, you're good. You can come home for the day and slide this right back on. Now there's a lot of e-bikes where the battery's inside the frame, or it might be more difficult to get out, but if you're commuting, you're going to want to be able to pull the battery in and out easily. Now, the other benefit to that, if you have a really extreme commute, now I'm talking like 45 miles or higher.


And for some reason, you have a ton of hills and there's a possibility your battery dies. You can buy an extra battery, throw it in a backpack and let's say the battery does die, swap it out on the mid-ride. That's another option as well. So with it being so easily remove, it's nice you can carry that extra battery and not have to worry about it. So I'll pop the key out. From here, let me show you up here the other benefits of the screen. So you've got your pedal assist and your throttle here. Like I said, not all e-bikes come with the throttle and you've got your pedal assist here so you can turn the screen on, oops.


Oh, you know what? I got to flip my battery back on. There we go. Okay. So if you're commuting, you can have your speed right here. You can have what pedal assist you're in and you can have your odometer. Now you can even change this very easily. That's your pedal assistance. Levels zero to five depending on the ride where you're going, how fast you want to go. The other reason this is a great bike for your daily commute as an e-bike, it has a seven-speed Shimano derailleur. A lot of e-bikes don't necessarily have the seven speeds. They might be a single speed, but you can actually adjust this if you're going uphills, put it in first gear. Or if you want to go really fast, put it into seventh gear when you're on flat ground. It gives you a really wide variance in gears.


And you can match that up with how much pedal assist you're using or not using. So again, it just gives you that flexibility on your commute to adjust the gears here as you see fit, to adjust your pedal assist as you see fit. And lastly comes with the disc brakes, which are going to stop on a dime. That's an essential for e-bikes, especially if you're commuting, you're riding on roads, you want to be safe, you want that ability to be able to stop. The last thing I'll mention too comes with the rear rack. We sell some bags separately, a pannier bag will fit over this beautifully so if you're commuting, you need to bring things with you, you can mount it to this very easily. You can check out the SIXTHREEZERO site. Any pannier bag will fit on this rack, but the SIXTHREEZERO ones will fit perfectly. So I think that pretty much sums it up.


I'm going to strap on a helmet and take you through a test ride and show you how this would perform on your daily commute. Okay, so I'm mounted up, saddled up. Remember, wear your helmet. I'm going to start out in pedal-assist zero. So if you were commuting and again, you want to preserve battery if you're on flat ground, you can always put it in zero and not use the motor at all, but it can still indicate to you how fast you're going.


I'm in first gear right now. So I'll show you, we're going to tackle a hill up here. I'll show you how this could work on your commute. Now again, starting out, just want to preserve the battery a little bit. And you can see, I actually adjusted the height upward a little bit of the seat. So I'm down just a little bit, but that's good for a commute because you want to be able to generate power and get going. Once we get out of the parking lot here, I'm going to take it into pedal-assist two or three. All right. So now I'm going to put it into three and you can see I'm picking up, going a lot faster now.


Okay, now I'm in pedal-assist five, I'm going to shift my gears to seven to keep up. And now I'm really flying. I'm up to 20 and I mean, this is the beauty. If you're on a commute, I'm hitting 20. You're getting to work fast. All right, I'm backing it down. All right.


Now I'm going to show you if you want to get a shot of the hill here, this is a pretty serious hill. If this was your daily commute, I'm going to show you how easily this bike can take this hill. And I'm 220 pounds, 5'10, so even for my size, we'll show you. Now I got to shift. I got to get out of seventh gear. Here we go. I'm going to keep it in a second. And now there's another video of me riding this without pedal assist. And this is a pretty steep hill. It's hard to tell on camera, but you can see I'm just one hand barely exerting myself getting up this hill. So if your commute has hills like this, it's nothing to worry about. And we're almost to the top. And we're up. I was averaging about 10, 12 miles an hour. So if you are commuting and you have these hills, you don't have to worry about it slowing you down too much because you have the pedal assist.


So that sums it up. The best electric bike for your daily commute, Reacher Destination 500 watt from SIXTHREEZERO. If you have any questions at all, comment below, we're happy to answer them or shoot us an email at theteam@sixthreezero.com or call us at (310) 982-2877. In addition, browse all of our e-bikes on 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 will fit you perfectly to the e-bike for you. And in addition, we have a 90-day test ride your e-bike policy. Within 90 days, if you don't love your e-bike, send it back, no questions asked, no money out of your pocket. Lastly, be a part of our community. Download our app. You can track your rides, compete on the leaderboard and see how far other people are riding their e-bike.


So even if you don't have a bike, it's cool to see how many miles people are logging on their e-bikes. And once you get your e-bike, you can compete and be a part of the community. And our Facebook pedalers group, you can join that as well. Whether you have a bike or not, you can ask the current members questions, get their insights, see what they have to say before you purchase. And after you purchase, post photos of your rides, your bikes, make friends, it's a lot of fun. So I hope you guys enjoyed the video. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us and don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.

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