Why native out of doors specialists say it is time to attempt the e-bikes everyone seems to be speaking about


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With cold weather over the next few months, most outdoor enthusiasts have anything but cycling on their minds. What you may not know is that winter is the perfect time to buy a bike or e-bike before the spring rush leaves store and warehouse shelves empty.

Since the COVID-related bicycle boom of 2020, consumers have found it increasingly difficult to get their hands on two wheels. Steadman’s Recreation in Tooele is a local gem where you’ll find top-of-the-line e-bikes in stock, along with side-by-sides, ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and more. When you want to spend quality time with family and friends, or even some quality personal time, an e-bike makes a perfect gift for the mountain biker in your family (or yourself!).

Don’t wait until spring arrives and you’re empty-handed.

e-bike boom

In the New York Times, John Surico writes, “The pandemic bicycle boom boosted e-bike sales by 145% from 2019 to 2020, more than double the rate of classic bikes, according to market research firm NPD Group… Industry experts have given the number of E-bikes brought home about half a million Americans in 2020.

That’s double the number of electric cars purchased over the same period. Americans may not be ready to fully embrace electric vehicles, but e-bikes are here to stay!

Life in Utah offers endless cycling opportunities: on the road or the trail, on the smooth rock or in the mountains. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast or an athlete, you’ve probably seen pedal-assist bikes/e-bikes and wondered why they’re so popular. The answer is simple: e-bikes allow the user to ride longer and faster in situations they may not be in shape for, such as. B. on a steep climb or a long drive.

With a pedal-assist bike you can choose how much assistance, if any, you want. But it’s not a motorcycle (pedaling isn’t optional!), so there are different levels of assistance from the motor. Think of it as all that hilarity blowing through your hair with less effort.

Steadman’s Yamaha Power Assist bikes

The Steadman’s Recreation team are longtime experts in outdoor recreation vehicles. They’re known for selling side-by-sides, ATVs, and dirt bikes, but pedal-assist/e-bikes have become hot items lately. After selling these bikes for a few years, they see the demand explode.

Russ Steadman of Steadman’s Recreation says, “We find that everyone who rides one falls in love with the support they receive. When you ride one, you’ll understand why they’re so popular!” Here are two Yamaha power assisted bikes that you can find at Steadman’s Recreation.

YDX Moro Pro

The YDX Moro Pro stands out from the regular Moro model with a suspension that has been optimized to evenly distribute grip between the front and rear wheels for more traction on the trail. Thanks to premium components like Shimano gears and derailleurs and Rockshox shock absorption, it feels buttery smooth as you ride over anything trails can throw at you. Every mountain has become all-mountain.

Why local outdoor experts say it's time to try the e-bikes everyone's talking about Photo: Steadman’s recovery

YDX Moro

As a kid, the stickiness you craved was more like cotton candy and lollipops. Now as a grown rider, traction on the trail is that stickiness you crave. This bike’s low center of gravity and always-on suspension will keep you grounded as you take turns.

Try a pedal assist/e-bike

If you want to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, book your demo ride at Steadman’s Recreation in Tooele.

Why local outdoor experts say it's time to try the e-bikes everyone's talking about Photo: Steadman’s recovery

Yamaha power assisted bikes

Yamaha invented the world’s first electrically assisted bicycle (PAS) in 1993. Since then they have constantly innovated to deliver the most user-friendly servo systems. Just one ride and you’ll understand. Yamaha power assisted bikes offer superior e-bike technology, reliability and pure riding performance.

Steadman’s recovery

Steadman’s Recreation has provided superior service and value in Utah for over 50 years. What began as a tire sales and service station eventually grew into one of the largest ATV and motorcycle dealerships in the West. Not only do they sell high quality machines, but they also employ highly skilled service professionals to keep your machines in top condition.

Steadman’s is located at 916 N Main St in Tooele. You can stop by during store hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call (435) 882-3344.


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