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BBB Tip: Your guide to purchasing an electric bike

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by: Lindsay George - Better Business Bureau

Posted: Aug 26, 2023 / 11:15 AM CDT

Updated: Aug 26, 2023 / 11:15 AM CDT

Electric bicycles— or e-bikes – allow riders to go farther and faster than a standard bicycle. Riding an e-bike instead of driving a car can help you lower your carbon footprint, save on gas money, and stay active. E-bikes come in many models and price ranges, so finding the right one for your needs requires research. Better Business Bureau recommends the following tips to help you pick the right e-bike for your budget.

Tips for buying an e-bike

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