By Steven T., Revelor:
I recently moved to Toronto from the UK. I commute daily from Downtown West Toronto (College and Shaw) to Etobicoke. For the last few months I have been using the TTC (public transit) bus and metro system as I have always used this type of commuting transport before in London (UK) and I thought that it would be an easy transition. However, the TTC is no London underground and I found myself having to take 2 buses and a metro ride that took nearly an hour to get to work every day until...
I got my new FLEX E-bike. Now I zip down the Lakeshore bike trail at a steady 28-30 kms/hr and I am at work quickly and easily every morning in just over 30 minutes for the 13 kilometre journey.
I have the FLEX Tech Edition bike in Victory Red and it has a few nifty add ons that make my commute a little easier. First, the SABS (Safe Antilocking Brake System) are a dream! They make braking nice and smooth and are a major safety feature. Once, a driver eager to merge into my lane forced me to quickly apply the brakes and thankfully the SABS did their job and I stopped efficiently and safely.
Another great feature of the TECH Edition and one that I probably couldn’t do without is the USB phone charger and phone mount. I have not lived in Toronto for long, which means that I am always checking maps or using GPS on my phone to map my route. The extra battery power stored in the handlebar shaft is a true godsend when you’re out and about using high powered apps.
The bike also boasts a 30 kilometre range and as such I can go to and from work AND also pop out for coffee during the day without fear of not having enough juice to get me home again.
When I leave for work at 7:30 am the views over Lake Ontario are stunning and the bike trail around the lake is a nice even surface on which to ride. To be honest I don’t miss sitting on a bus anymore with no air conditioning. Nothing beats my ride to work now. The lookout across the lake early in the morning is a thing of beauty.
- Steven T.