June 11, 2018 4 min read

Electric Bikes Are an Easy and FUN Way to Get Fit!

The weather is beautiful, summer is here and there is no better time to get outside for some fun, adventure and exercise. And why not make it easy and fun? Here at C Larboard, we offer our community of life enthusiasts tools to navigate life that save time and money and quite simply make life better. Our Defiance Tools® B2 Folding Electric Bikes are a perfect example of a life hack that does double duty as a transportation AND a fitness tool. And the data is truly incredible on the health benefits that are gained from riding electric bikes. 

What The Science Says About Ebikes and Health 

But don't just take our word on the health benefits of riding electric bikes. Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2016 decided to give a group of sedentary and out of shape men and women electric bikes to ride to work. The results (on many levels) were astounding and need to be shared with those in our C larboard community and beyond!

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Health Benefits Gained from Riding Electric Bikes In Just 4 Weeks

Not only did the men and women in the study reap great health benefits in just four weeks, they actually rode the ebikes MORE than the required three times a week for 40 minutes a day. Some of the previously sedentary participants in the study even rode the electric bikes 50% more than their required time. This speaks to the ease, convenience and fun of riding electric bikes but the health benefits that the participants experienced are just as life-changing. 

3 Health Benefits of Riding Electric Bikes

The researchers at the University of Colorado found three incredible, life-changing benefits that were experienced by the men and women in the study who needed to get in shape. Researchers found that electric bikes are "an effective form of active transportation that can improve some cardiometabolic risk factors within only 4 weeks."  

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Cardiometabolic syndrome is a grouping of "metabolic dysfunction characterized by insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hypertension and intra-abdominal adiposity (IAA)." In other words, if you are fighting diabetes, heart disease or your weight, riding an electric bike three times a week for 40 minutes is something that science says will help you or someone you know live healthier. WOW!

The benefits of riding electric bikes that the researchers discovered are astounding and included:

  1. Better Aerobic Fitness
  2. Better Blood Sugar Control
  3. Lower Body Fat

Our New Defiance Tools® B2 Folding Electric Bikes Go Way Back…To The 70’s!

For Richard Coulcher, Co-Founder of CLarboard.com, folding bikes invoke fond memories. “When I was a kid, my dad bought our family folding bikes from a now-defunct department store chain,” he explains, “this was the mid 70’s and the bikes were imported from Italy. By folding them in half, they fit nicely in the back of the station wagon, with all of us kids and pets and everything, for our trip to the summer lake house.”

For Rich, his folding bike represented spending time with family and creating fond memories. It also represented an ingenious way to increase space. He never quite forgot about that folding bike and in fact, it was a part of the reason his career has taken him down the product development consulting path. Rich’s folding bike he had as a kid is a part of the story that led him and Zoé to develop their Defiance Tools® line of products and their B2 Folding Electric Bikes.

Electric Bikes Make an Impression at The Canton Fair

The first time Zoe’ and Rich saw ebikes together was during a visit to the Canton Fair in the fall of 2016. With the advent of brushless DC motors and lightweight Li-ion batteries, the technology really seemed to take off. The electric bikes made an impression on them and Rich started thinking about how to tweak them to make them even better.

Zoé and Rich became interested in the popularity of electric vehicles and the trend toward urban living, sustainability and an aging population that is more active than ever. It’s easier to walk or bike than ride a car and an e bike makes it even easier, more fun and greener. There was only one thing missing from this transportation tool.

The Defiance Tools B2 Folding Electric Bike Is Born

They wanted to design electric bikes that fit into the lifestyle of the members of the C Larboard community. That meant that our e bike had to make an active lifestyle even better and that meant creating a folding electric bike

Zoé and Rich received the first test samples of our Defiance Tools B2 folding electric bikes in the spring of 2017 and tested them during the spring and summer. They even folded them in half and took them on vacation to the New Jersey shore. Zoé was thrilled when, “Everywhere we rode them, heads turned and people asked us where they could buy one!”

In September of 2017, Zoé and Rich visited the factory and R&D center of our manufacturing partner, finalized the specifications for the e bike and placed our order. Our first shipment of ebikes left China in mid-December and has finally arrived at our warehouse in Orlando.

We are super excited at C Larboard to release for sale our Defiance Tools B2 Folding Ebikes…Tools To Navigate Life! 

Rich testing the bike at the factory in China:

Rich testing an electric bike.

Rows of bikes at the factory:

Rows of ebikes at the factory.

Canton Fair:

Canton Fair

Our Defiance Tools® Folding Electric Bikes:

The Defiance Tools B2 EBike

Take a Fun and Easy Ride to Better Health with Electric Bikes

We are obviously not medical doctors and you should always speak to your doctor if you are unsure of any new exercise you are trying. But the health benefits of riding electric bikes cannot and should not be ignored!

People are always looking for the "Holy Grail" of exercise: something fun, and easy that never gets boring that actually works. We think we have found it in our Defiance Tools B2 Folding Electric Bikes and scientists agree. What are you waiting for? Start exercising with ease and enjoyment and get your Defiance Tools B2 Folding Ebike delivered to your door ASAP with FREE SHIPPING. 


Rich and Zoe' Coulcher of C Larboard

Zoe' and Rich 

Co-Founders, C Larboard

Defiance Tools B2 Folding Ebike


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