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Electric Mini Bikes

Characteristic of Electric Mini Pocket Bikes

Mini pocket bikes or mini bikes (also known as mini sport bikes and mini pocket rockets) are miniaturized versions of motor bikes, about one fourth the sizes of standard motor bikes. Electric mini bikes, as the name suggests are powered by a battery, rather than by the combustion of fuel (gas like petrol or diesel) in an engine.

The battery output of most of the electric mini pocket bikes depend on the weight of the user. These electric mini motorbikes usually support weights of up to 200 to 250 pounds on an average. Also, on an average, the batteries run for about 25 miles per every charge of the battery.

As these pocket rocket mini bikes run on electricity, therefore they cause less pollution as they emit less poisonous fumes. Using electric mini bikes as opposed to gas mini bikes is a more environment friendly choice. Electric mini bikes are also more cost effective than gas mini bikes as one cuts down on the price of the fuel – gasoline. The battery of the electric pocket bike can be easily and quite cheaply recharged. Electric mini bikes are not more expensive to buy than gas mini bikes. Pocket bikes are available at prices starting from about $150. Used mini bikes are available at much cheaper rates.

Differences Between Gas Powered Mini Bikes and Electric Mini Pocket Bikes

Electric mini bikes, unlike gas powered mini bikes, are slightly slower in speed and their top speed is significantly lower than gas powered mini bikes. Whereas gas powered mini bikes can reach speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour, most electric mini bikes are able to reach speeds of about 20 miles per hour. The acceleration is quite fast though. It takes less than five seconds usually to go from 0 to 20 miles per hour.

Electric mini bikes are much safer than gas mini bikes because of the reduced speed. Due to the miniature size of pocket bikes, it’s safer if one rides them at less dangerous speeds. As a result of being slower than gas mini bikes, many beginners starting with mini pocket bikes start with electric mini bikes rather than gas mini bikes. Many experienced mini sport bike riders prefer electric pocket mini bikes though, as these quieter and the engine noise is cut down a lot in electric mini bikes.

Though gas powered mini bikes are much faster than electric mini bikes, electric mini bikes can be used for racing – the original purpose of these mini pocket rocket bikes. An electric mini bike can be raced against another electric mini bike and one can still enjoy the same thrills.

Electric mini bikes are a good alternative to gas mini bikes. More environment friendly, safer and cheaper – these are some of the advantages of electric pocket bikes over gas pocket bikes.

Choosing and Buying Electric Mini Bikes

Rupp mini bikes and Fox are two famous electric mini bike manufacturers. The Pukka GX400C electric mini bike released in 2002 is considered one of the best electric mini bikes around. It is powered by two 12-volt lead-acid batteries. It now has a throttle assembly, an internal circuit board (or PWM controller) and a kickstand. Read more about Best Single Speed Road Bike site

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Why be cautious when starting out in minimalist shoes?

Confused? Good. Barefoot running has become very confusing, and it’s important to know why much of this confusion arises.

Certainly, the amount of information available about barefoot running has mushroomed in recent times. We can read lots of advice from lots of ‘experts’ and then formulate our own ideas about how and why to start barefoot running. The trouble is of course much if this information is mixed if not conflicting. Some people are running in Vibram Five Fingers, Vivos or even Nike Frees and calling that barefoot running; what they say or do may have little value to the person who wants to start running barefoot in its truest sense.

I’m not going to delve too deeply or cover many aspects — others will do that. No, I want to focus on one aspect of barefoot running that can not only lead to injury and subsequent disenchantment, but also fuel bad press and ridicule from the critics of running barefoot.

Yes, there are many benefits, advantages and other positive reasons to be running (or doing some running) without shoes. But there are also plenty of negatives too, and the most obvious are the risks to injury.
Let’s be clear about one thing, barefoot running is not the cure-all for running injuries. Indeed, according to some highly respected experts, there has been a large increase in the number of runners getting injured by running barefoot. Of course, this will happen, many more runners are running barefoot now and therefore injury rates will increase. What is still not clear is whether the injury rates are disproportionately high in barefoot runners; that will be interesting to know when the facts emerge. In the meantime, the crucial point is that runners who are running barefoot are still getting injured. They are getting injured for the same reasons that shod runners get injured, which is largely to do with overloading the body.

The problem is that many barefoot runners are already experienced runners and have an acquired resistance to many running injuries that often strike runners with less mileage and hence less strength in the tendons, ligaments and muscles that hold us together. The experienced runner might also benefit from having been visited by some injuries in the past and consequently learned how to avoid and adapt. But, when the experienced runner begins to run barefoot, they are again a ‘beginner’.

So what has all to do with minimalist shoes? Well, minimalist shoes offer a short-cut to running longer distances ‘barefoot’. When I first started running barefoot, I ran completely barefoot, on the road, for just under 2 miles (you can read an account ofmy 1st barefoot run). The result? It hurt my feet! And, more importantly, I couldn’t do any more barefoot running until my feet had recovered. But it wasn’t just the soles of my feet that had been taking a bashing, every other part of my body that was not used to the ‘new’ running style did too. In particular, and typically, the Achilles tendon and the calf muscles were forced to work much, much harder than they were used too. Fortunately for me, the burnt feet ensured that my body got a rest from barefoot running and its associated changes to my running gait.

Nevertheless — as soon as my feet had recovered — naive, excited and impatient, I went out bought some aqua shoes and ran five miles in them — easy! A few days later my Achilles tendon was damaged and it took a long time for it to recover.

So, even if you are confused by all the conflicting opinions about the pros and cons of barefoot running, be clear on one thing: treat minimalist shoes with respect, they are not a substitute for the slow and gradual adaption your body needs to make whilst you travel into the exhilarating world of barefoot running. Learn to run barefoot first, then use the equipment that helps you make the most of your new skill.