Old 11-27-21, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
For now my answer to this issue has been to ride a tandem with my wife - I haven’t been able to drop her yet! But I have also thought about the e-bike option. We haven’t gotten there yet, mostly because a bike that fits her well would be easily into the $4000 range, but perhaps some day.
We have a tandem. When we agree to ride, she often prefers her single bike. Also, maybe our tandem isn't that great. It's not hard for her, but it's quite hard for me to ride. Then again, I've had this problem with friends' tandems I've tried. My shoulders aren't very strong, and holding the bike up is hard. I thought the tandem would make riding easier for her and it would be an equalizer. It is an equalizer by making riding harder for me.

Yeah a good e-bike is $3,000 or $4,000. Not easy to afford for us, either.
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