Of all the bikes I have owned, and I can tell you I have owned a fair few, the Wisper 806 Torque electric bike is by far the most comfortable.
The Wisper 806 is a step through bike, and whilst it may not have the same “street cred”, look as cool as other bikes, I have reached the stage in my life when I really don’t care. I have done my time on sporty ‘bum up head down’ racer bikes. Not only is the riding position very uncomfortable, but the saddles are also thin and saddle soreness rears its head after a few short miles. Combine this with hand numbness (because you put a lot of weight on your wrists) and racing bikes are not a good choice if you want a pain free ride.
Cyclo cross bikes and mountain bikes offer a little more comfort, but I still found I got aches, pains and numbness a lot quicker than I wanted to. There are many bravado cyclists out there who have the “no pain no gain” and the “push through it” attitude, but I am not one of them. I used to put up with the pain and put on a brave face, but it did ruin the riding experience for me. Now I have the Wisper 806 I don’t have to do this, and I can cycle all day long and hardly feel it.
The Wisper 8906 Torque has a fully adjustable seat and handlebars, and you can set each to suit your specific requirements. With the Wisper 806 I can have a low seat and high handlebars for a sit up and beg riding position, I can have the seat and handle bars around the same height for a more natural riding position, or I can have a high seat and low handlebars for the “bum up head down” riding position. I have to say I don’t set up my Wisper 806 in the final riding position, as I am sure you have already guessed. The point I am trying to make is there are loads of different riding positions and it won’t take you too long to find the best one for you.
The dreaded numb hands is not an issue riding the 806 since you can adjust the handle bars to a position where you don’t need to lean too heavy or put weight on your wrists. I always used to get numb hands, but since riding the Wisper 806 this has not been an issue.
The Wisper 806 has a very comfortable seat, and this helps eat the miles in total comfort. The seat is a nice length, a nice width and has just the right amount of padding. I can cycle for several miles on my Wisper 806 and not even feel it. I should point out that I wear padded cycling shorts on my Wisper, but I would always recommend wearing a pair of padded shorts for any ride greater than five miles.
The Wisper 806 has small 20 inch wheels and no suspension, yet despite this it rides the bumps and pot holes very well. I guarantee that you can’t notice the small pot holes you feel on a racer or cyclo-cross bike and the medium sized pot holes feel like a tiny bump. After using my Wisper 806 Torque on the pot holed and bumpy roads of Norfolk I can vouch the Wisper 806 offers a smooth ride.
In order to test out the Wisper 806 Torque I have done a few longer rides, and these include:
A relatively new eBike owner and loving the experience – I really wish I had bought an electric bike before