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Coast effortlessly to the beach and beyond
Kids these days. They think they’re so damn smart, don’t they?
Twitter this… Instagram that… Blah, blah, blah.
They forget that one of the necessary qualifications for being a “Senior” is that you’ve been round the block a few times. You’ve seen more than them, done more than them… and you’re not done yet.
As it turns out, “seniors” are also a lot savvier than those young whippersnappers. That’s why I’m going to let you in on a little secret: There’s a new guy in Bike town and he’s got your back when it comes to cycling.
What do you get if you cross all the gorgeousness and practical features of a cruiser bike, with the smarts of an electric motor?
Yup, you get an electric beach cruiser.
Swept back handlebars. Longer wheelbase and more relaxed riding position. Nice comfortable saddle. All these things add together to make cruiser bikes one of the most enjoyable ways to get around. Whether it’s coasting to the beach in your flip-flops, or anywhere else.
Add in a powerful battery and electric motor and you can get there without breaking a sweat.
Quick Answer: X-Treme Scooters Malibu Elite Step Through Beach Cruiser
I’m going to give you a quick run-down of some of the best electric cruiser bikes available right now. But first, a quick Public Service Announcement:
Always Wear A Helmet When You’re Cycling
No arguments, get one. These are a must for keeping you safe.
I know you probably didn’t wear one when you were a kid (who did?) But falls can happen to anyone at any time and wearing a helmet will ensure that you keep your matured good looks.
You don’t need to spend a fortune. This one is perfect.
My Top Recommended Cruiser Bikes For Seniors
Right. Let’s take a look at the bikes, shall we?
ONWAY Electric Cruiser Bike
This bike has fantastic looks, strong disc brakes, fat balloon tires, and a laidback ride position. And you get all of this for the lowest price of any of the bikes on my list of recommendations. What’s not to like?
The Onway is a great stripped-back cruiser bike with a 500 Watt rear hub motor that can take you to the beach in style. I love it.
X-Treme Scooters Malibu Beach Cruiser
The Malibu from X-Treme comes in gorgeous red and has some great features: a useful kickstand (making loading and unloading easy), rear pannier rack, comfortable saddle and versatile basket (you can attach it to either the handlebars or rear rack).
The Malibu also has a carrying capacity of 350 lbs. Which is really useful for larger riders or if you’re hauling beach snacks, sodas, and surfboard.
X-Treme Catalina Women’s Beach Cruiser
Also from X-Treme, the Catalina is an awesome value electric bike and stuffed full with extra features.
It comes in either baby blue or pink and has a low step-through frame with fitted kickstand. There’s both a front basket and rear pannier rack. Plus a USB phone charging point….and cup holder!
Addmotor Motan M-350-P7 Three Wheel ebike
Do you fancy something completely different? Then the Motan M-350-P7 from Addmotor might just fit the bill for you.
With 3 wheels, this ebike is ideal if you’re sometimes prone to feeling a bit wobbly on a 2-wheeler. Maybe the terrain is uneven or you’re a little out of practice. Those 3 wheels also mean that this bike has the biggest load capacity of any of the bikes on my list: a whopping 350 lbs for rider and cargo!
You can divide the cargo between the rear baskets and the huge front basket and with 3 wheels, the bike stays rock steady when you’re loading and unloading.
When you add in those fat tires and the front suspension (an unusual and very welcome feature for a cruiser bike), the Motan is one of the most fun ebikes around.
Final word on Cruiser Bikes For Seniors
Traditional cruiser bikes are a fantastic option for everyone and what other bike can you cycle on in flip-flops? They’ve got laidback style and they carry all your beach stuff (or groceries). And, now that they’re available with added electric motors, they can whisk you wherever you’re going in style. No sweat.
So, what are you waiting for? Go buy that electric cruiser bike and show the kids who’s boss!
Surf’s up, dude.