27 Sep 2017
What You Should Know About E-Bikes
What even is an E-Bike?
The full name is an electric bike, but it’s better known as an e-bike. These two-wheeled travelers are bicycles with an electric motor that assists with propelling and going faster. Unlike a scooter, e-bikes do work with the assistance of pedaling. The motor can be turned on and off with the touch of a button, which makes it easier for the rider to decide whether they’d like to do all the work or have some help from their bike.
Why should I get one?
Some people think that a bike with an assist doesn’t present any physical challenge, but there are actually health benefits to an e-bike, including improving your cardiovascular health. Other than boosting your physical activity, these bikes can be a much smarter and cheaper form of transportation. The average speed is about 15 MPH, and with the electrical assist, you’d be able to haul around 400 pounds. The commute to and from work can be scenic, environmentally friendly, and cost-efficient. All you have to do is to remember to plug your bike in after a ride and charge it up.
Before You Decide
When you’re shopping for bikes, you’ll want to always keep in mind what you plan on using it for. With so many options on the market today, it’s important to be realistic about what kinds of terrain and distance you’ll be traveling as well as the level of riding experience you have.
E-bikes require a license to ride in some states and provinces; some can be ridden on bike paths; and some are classified as motorcycles. Remember, e-bikes are an investment, a good one, but still something you’ll need to consider carefully.
If you need further assistance in making your decision, come into Curt’s Cyclery today. Our staff of educated professionals can guide you through the ins and outs of owning an e-bike and can fit you into the perfect one.