If You Don't Know How to Ride a Bike, Get a Three-Wheeler
With more and more cities in Metro Manila enforcing bike lanes to help commuters get to work, you may be considering investing in a bicycle. We can't blame you: They're money-saving, better for the environment, and not to mention, they'll give you that much-needed daily dose of exercise. There are many places to shop bicycles and electric bikes, but in case your biking skills aren't quite made for the open road, we found a handy alternative: you can also shop tricycles a.k.a. three-wheeled bicycles and e-bicycles in Manila. They have the same convenience and utility as regular bikes, but won't be a struggle to balance on in case you never really learned how to ride a two-wheeler.
Here are some three-wheelers you can shop in Manila if you don't know how to ride a bicycle:
1| We Sourcify
Three-Wheeled Bike with Two Baskets (P9,500) from WeSourcify
If you prefer to stick to a classic cycling vehicle with no electric components, check out these three-wheelers from WeSourcify. Each one has two baskets (one on the front, one on the back), which makes them perfect for grocery runs when you have a lot to carry home. Plus, they come in several different colors and feature a cool vintage design with brown leather details.
2| RFM Bikes
New Tri-Wheel v1 (P40,000)
Mini Tri Wheel (P45,000)
These electric tri-wheels from RFM E-Bike can move at speeds up to 45 kilometers per hour, so you can get to your destination quickly without straining your legs. They have baskets for your bags, work essentials, or groceries as well as comfy seats and backrests for a fuss-free ride every time. It takes six to eight hours to charge each bike and only costs about P8 of electricity to charge the battery to full capacity—much cheaper than gas or ride-sharing services.
3| Go Go E-Bikes
Electric Trike (P38,999)
For ultra-comfy rides, check out this E-trike from Go Go E-Bikes, which features back and armrests to keep you from straining your spine. It moves up to 50 kilometers per hour and has two baskets to carry your essentials. Plus, it has a range of up to 50 kilometers on a full charge, so you'll have no problem getting from your house to your office and vice versa each day.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.