If you like the idea of biking along country trails but feel marginally less enthusiastic about pedalling uphill, perhaps you should consider going electric. The Neo Xtrem pedal assist electric bike was specifically designed for cross-country and off-road trekking.
Power is provided by a brushless 350 W rear hub motor (limited to 250 W), which delivers plenty of extra grunt when it’s needed most. The compact 36 V 9 Ah lithium-ion battery has a useful range of up to 90 km.
Features include larger off-road tyres, which offer improved grip on muddy or loose terrain, 24 gears to help get you over any hill, and hydraulic disc brakes. Price: about R30 000. Contact Easy Motion on 082 413 1934 or visit www.easymotion.co.za