The city life offers a lot of opportunities to people. However, it also has problems like air pollution, noise pollution, and congested traffic. Imagine how much different Toronto would be if half of the cars were gone tomorrow. Electric bikes like the Airwheel R8 smart electric bike aim to do exactly just that.  Released in 2017, the R8 is a great green transportation method that makes city commuting peaceful and relaxing. 

Since so many people are flooding into big cities, more and more problems are arising - These problems are related to each other. For example, too many private cars cause traffic jam and pollution buildup. Normal commute options like the train or normal biking may be too difficult for some, and this is where electric bikes are made to help.

The R8 electric cross bike is different from other models in the industry due to its triangle frame design. It is formed by a bending long pipe, with an aluminum alloy casting to lock the joint, firm and crush resistance. Large 26’’ branded wheels with special tread have excellent grip and nonslip performance, allowing the R8 to conquer various road conditions.

It is powered by a lithium-ion battery. You can easily adjust the riding mode to electric mode and ride without effort. However, it is easy to switch to manual pedaling mode. Under this mode, it handles like a mountain bike and is no different than any other normal bike. For the middle ground, there is even a semi-electric mode! Whatever mode you use, this is a lightweight bike that can easily be used to traverse the city.


     Considerably smaller than the R8, but not lacking in any power is the R5. The R5 is another sustainable way of travel within the city from the Airwheel brand. This is quite an eye-catcher that still checks all the necessary boxes needed in an electric bike. The machine comes in at 118cm x 132 at just 18.5 kg (40lbs). Despite the small size, it is still very easy to ride users 6 feet tall and above.  

The bike is made with strong material and workmanship from an aluminum alloy frame to excellent bolting – All while maintaining an extreme portability aspect. It is also very resistant to corrosion due to its engineering and proof spraying. In terms of safety, there is 8-way circuit protection on the battery. You can ride up to 100 kilometers on the assisted mode and 50 kilometers on the automatic mode. 

With a self-diagnosis feature on the app, you will quickly know a solution to whatever comes up. The thick rubber tires provide good handling and shock absorption, and the brake lights on the back are added safety assurance to riders.  The R5 is a perfect option for people looking to relax on their commutes while travelling in style and then for the portability when they are done. 

For green-minded individuals, you can rest assure these bikes won't discharge any exhaust into the air, or noise while you’re riding. Both options are great rides and made for all walks of life, and we invite you to try them in store for free!

Smart Wheel Canada 

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