The pandemic caused a biking boom. Bicycles became popular as people searched for ways to stay fit outside gyms, as well as for public transportation alternatives. E-bikes led the pack, with sales rising 145% from 2019 to 2020 — twice the rate increase even of classic bikes. Rising gas prices have further fueled the bicycling trend, and experts are forecasting another sales surge in 2022. But e-bikes’ price tags of anywhere from less than $1,000 to upward of $10,000 make them serious investments. To spend wisely, read on for the top mistakes to avoid when buying an e-bike.
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