Buying a used electric bike can be a convenient way to score a bargain! It is recommended to buy used equipment from a reputable bike shop, instead of looking for a pre-owned or refurbished one online. That way, you’ll be able to ask the experts questions, go for a test ride and avoid unwanted surprises. When we purchase new e-bikes for our RideSmart rentals and self-guided tours, located in Maui Hawaii, we often make the majority of our used equipment available to our customers for purchase at super low prices. We thoroughly inspect each used e-bike to make sure all components are in good working condition. We also perform a comprehensive, deluxe e-bike tune-up before making any used e-bike available. Keep reading to find out if a used electric bike is right for you.
Who should buy a used e-bike?
Anyone! Used e-bikes are especially great for the first time e-bike purchaser, because they require a smaller investment and will give you a better idea of how you will use it. Since pre-owned inventory can be a bit unpredictable, they’re the best option for a more flexible buyer who is open to different makes and models.
What are the benefits of buying used?
The lower price point is one of the most appealing benefits of buying used. You may be able to get one for as little as half the cost of it’s original price tag. A used e-bike is also more eco-friendly! You’re extending the life of the e-bike by recycling, while also reducing waste associated with packaging and shipping to Hawaii.
What should I consider before shopping for a used e-bike?
While it’s good to be a little flexible when shopping for used equipment, it’s also important to have a general idea of the type of e-bike you may want. What will you be using the e-bike for? How far will you be riding and what type of terrain will you be riding on? What features are must-haves? We’re happy to chat with you about your wants and needs and offer our recommendations. Some factors you may want to consider when buying a used bike on Maui:
Ready to purchase a used e-bike? Give us a call at 808-355-6336 for more information about what we have in stock, or fill out our contact form. Please keep in mind that inventory is limited and we cannot guarantee they will be available.
Visiting Maui without a car is a great way to save money on your vacation, reduce your carbon footprint and avoid potential stresses such as traffic jams, road closures and parking shortages. Many travelers choose to navigate the island using a combination of the transit modes Maui has to offer including the Bus, the trolley, and by bike! You'll still be able to experience the best activities Maui has to offer.
With rental car prices recently exceeding $1000 per day, now is a better time than ever to go car-less during your trip to paradise.
Three basic (but important!) cycling accessories to add to your e-bike purchase.
1. Helmet - protect your noggin!
Head protection is the single most important accessory you can buy as a cyclist. In addition to selling e-bikes, we are happy to offer a small variety of cost-effective helmet models to suit your cycling needs. Before you purchase any helmet, be sure to check the size and product safety ratings.
5 climate-friendly actions you can take right now that will make a difference:
Around the world, our way of living is overheating the earth, contaminating freshwater, and polluting clean air and topsoil. That’s why so many dedicated climate activists are participating in rallies and marches as part of this week's Global Climate Strike. Through this movement, they are demanding bold and urgent action to solve the climate crisis and end the age of fossil fuels. But you don’t have to participate in a rally to make some significant changes.
March was full of adventure for John and Brenda Holder! Hailing from Knoxville, TN, the couple arrived on the island of Maui in Hawaii with an impressive electric bicycle to-do list. At the top of the list? Rent a tandem electric bike from RideSmart Maui’s location in Lahaina, Hawaii.
In a perfectly sustainable world, vehicles that require gasoline for fuel would be extinct. Electric bikes and vehicles would transport us from point Lahaina to Kaanapali, and in between, we would consider how we have reduced our individual carbon footprint significantly by commuting on our electric bike. Or at the very least, we would not be worrying as much about the negative effects of climate change.
Remember when you were a kid, and the only way to get to your friend’s house was on your trusty 10-speed bike? Many of us relied on our bicycles as a form of transportation long before we got a license to drive. In our childhood, bikes weren’t just the vehicle that transported us to our next adventure… Riding itself was the adventure! And most of us were never motivated to get outside for a bike ride because we needed to burn some calories. Our reasons for riding were much simpler: We just wanted something fun to do on a Saturday!