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Riding E-Bike With RA

Hi All,
I have been recently diagnosed with RA. My doctor suggested doing some kinda exercise. I love cycling and had been an active cyclist. But my condition won't allow me to ride a conventional cycle now.

So I'm thinking about buying a new electric bike for exercising.
I already found some cool e-bike models from Amego EV:
http://amegoev.com

However, I don't know much about e-bikes. Especially the technical stuff, like suspension, gear, engine, etc.

If anyone here with RA uses e-bike regularly, please share your experience and insights. Any advice pertaining to cycling with RA will be appreciated!

  1. Hi Donald,

    I am not an expert on electric bikes but I have ridden one before. It is easier on your knee joints since you're not putting in as much work as a normal bike but the issue with biking for me is the handles. I have a lot of pain in my elbows and wrists so whether e-bike or not, it's the uncomfortable position of holding onto the bike that is difficult for me. If you don't experience as much pain in your upper body then an e-bike might be super helpful for you. Let me know if you end up trying it!

    Best,
    Franki (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

    1. I've been looking ay eBikes too. Cycling was always my best and most effective exercise prior to RA onset. I had to sell my conventional bike because I was actually hurting myself after weeks of trying day after day to regain strength. But these eBikes are so very expensive. I too will follow this thread to see if anyone can give us some advice on the bikes and on the effectiveness of it. I really miss it!

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