A current transfer to Auckland, New Zealand — a metropolis with lackluster public transit and hills that may flip a fast bike journey to the shop right into a sweaty exercise — piqued my curiosity in e-bikes.
Robust demand and skyrocketing costs, nevertheless, made it troublesome to entry these coveted e-bikes right here within the Land of the Lengthy White Cloud. That modified after studying about Ubco, the New Zealand-based electrical utility bike startup that just lately raised $10 million from traders.
The corporate offered me with the Ubco 2X2 Journey Bike for almost a month, which gave me loads of time to place it to the check.
I might not be Ubco’s audience, though I did my finest to make use of the bike as its design suggests, and packed it up with luggage of books and different heavy issues which may simulate the burden of delivered garlic bread,