You might not have ever heard of a micro-bike and that’s okay because neither had we until recently. The electric micro-bike is quickly gaining popularity due to its light frame and functionality. Basically, it is a combination between the electric bikes and electric scooters that you’ve probably seen zipping around the streets and sidewalks of almost every city. Since e-bike became popular, new designs have continued to roll out that improve the functionality of these incredible inventions.
One example of an electric micro-bike is the JackRabbit 2.0. This bright yellow vehicle has the appearance of a regular bike with the size of a scooter. It has a sleek design that makes it easy to ride and transport. At a glance, you might think it is a BMX bike, but this is not for trick riding. In total the entire thing only weighs 23 pounds. Compared to other electric bikes on the market, this is incredibly lightweight.
The JackRabbit 2.0 can reach up to 20 MPH despite its incredibly small size! It doesn’t even have pedals. It can make a commute of about 10 miles so it’s a really excellent way to get around. People are starting to use these bikes to get to work to avoid insane gas prices and/or help reduce their carbon footprint. This model costs about $1,000 so it’s not just your typical bike, but it’s a pretty spectacular ride and is at the top of its class without a doubt.
Another great e-bike scooter/bike design is the Fiido. This is a seated scooter that has utility built directly into the frame. It has a unique design that has not been captured yet by other scooters and bikes. The battery is directly under the seat and comes equipped with a fabric middle section to store your belongings. The middle section of the scooter can even be turned into a child’s seat!
It’s an impressive design that is known for its minimalist look. The scooter costs about $900. Riders have commented that it doesn’t quite feel like a bike or a scooter, but rather something in between. We’re sure we will see other brands replicating this style soon.
There are more affordable styles on the market as well. For $400 you can get a Jetson Bolt that might not come with all the bells and whistles of the other brands, but will sure get you where you need to go. The Jetson has a top speed of 15 MPH, which is still pretty impressive for such small wheels. This is a great example of an entry level micro-bike because it is extremely user friendly and has a clean look. This bike has become popular on college campuses as you’ll see students scooting to and from their classes.
There are many more makes and models of these micro-bikes that offer varying levels of comfort, functionality, and style. They’re made for almost all ages and provide an incredibly effective ride that is better for the environment than your car!