Widely referred to as an electric bicycle, the VAE (Vélo à assistance électrique) is a bicycle fitted with an electric assistance system. Different from the “classic” electric bike, the VAE is equipped with an intelligent motor, which determines whether the bike starts or stops by pedaling. This assisted pedaling differs from the usual standards, where even when you stop pedaling, the bike continues to move forward. It’s a reassuring safety feature that lets you pace your ride or mountain outing to your heart’s content. After all, these ecological and futuristic technologies have been winning the hearts of mountain lovers for some years now (including our own). Families love their practicality, ease of movement and “go-anywhere” nature. Designed with motors created for hiking, these technological gems now feature high torque and pedaling cadences adapted to each cyclist’s pace.
As you can see, mountain bikes are a must-have at a time when people are looking for new and unusual experiences to enjoy with family, friends or as a couple.