Why Electric Bikes might be the greatest thing to hit the bike industry in years
At the latest Independent Bike Dealer Summit in Arizona, e-bikes were a hot topic. While many shops have already embraced the e-bike movement, many still struggle with how, or if, to add these to their sales floor.
Europe’s bike market is more progressive than the US market in this regard, and industry experts say that we are about 5-10 years behind Europe’s e-bike market. E-bikes currently account for less than 1% of the US market, while in many European countries, 1 in every 3 bikes sold is an e-bike! That could mean good things for the US market, which has been struggling to attract new riders. One of our mechanics was recently in Germany on vacation, and couldn’t believe how many e-bikes he saw everywhere he went.