Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

We’ve read a lot of complicated e-bike guides, and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about battery life, legal issues, and the best e-bikes to buy. To dispel some of the fallacies about buying an electric bike, we decided to produce this simple common-sense guide.

What exactly is an e-bike?

An e-Bike is a bicycle that has an electric motor to assist in pedaling. The term pedicel is also used to describe them. They started off as regular bicycles with motors attached to the back or front wheel and batteries attached to the frame. Most modern e-bikes, on the other hand, are custom-built and have an electric motor that powers the pedals directly (rather than using a chain).

What types of batteries are used in e-bikes?

Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries are used in most modern E-bikes because they are extremely light and compact, allowing them to store a lot more power in a less space.

Older models may have a few old lead acid (NiMH) batteries. These are less expensive, but they are also heavier, take longer to charge, and don’t last as long.

On an e-bike, how far can a charge take me?

This depends on the battery size, the motor’s power, and how much effort you’re doing vs. the motor. In general, an average rider on an average e-bike should travel between 15 and 30 miles between charges. If you live in a mountainous location, that number will most likely be closer to 15, as e-bikes will exhaust more energy while assisting you to climb hills.

How often should I charge the battery?

Most people who ride an e-bike to work every day will just charge the bike every evening, which will not affect the battery. In other words, the amount of time it takes to charge a battery is proportional to how much charge it has in the first place. The time it takes to charge a battery is usually between 5 and 6 hours. Battery makers (Li-ion) recommend that you never entirely empty a Li-ion battery; in fact, for maximum performance, you should recharge before the charge dips below 50% capacity.

Difference Between an E-mountain Bike and a Mountain Bike?

An e-mountain bike, sometimes known as an e-mtb (for those too lazy to type its Sunday name), is a mountain bike that is powered by electricity. When a cyclist pedals, an electric motor supports the rider; the level of assistance is adjustable, and the motor can be turned on and off. This year, e-mtb sales are really starting to take off, and we’re seeing more and more of them on the trails.

Electric mountain bikes are a natural development for the e-bike market (which was previously centred on commuters), and we think manufacturers like Scott, Cube, Specialized, and Haibike are coming up with some cool looking bikes.

E-mountain Bike Types

When it comes to selecting an e-mountain bike, the possibilities are similar to those available for normal mountain bikes. You can still opt for either full suspension (full sus) or front suspension only (hardtail) bike. There are still a plethora of wheel sizes, but the most common are 27.5 (also known as 650b) and 29ers. If you like, you can also get some very amazing looking electric fatbikes and plus-size wheels.

Hardtail E-MTBs

If you’re just getting started, hardtails are usually less expensive and provide a more cost-effective first e-bike. Bikes like the Cube Elite Hybrid C:62 29 Race 500 start at $3,499, and they’re really great bikes that can handle forest fun and make your commute to work smoother (and less sweaty).

Full Suspension E-MTB

Suspension in full Electric Mountain bikes is a lot of fun. They aren’t inexpensive, but if you live somewhere without an uplift and are forced to endure 20 minutes of uphill grind in exchange for 90 seconds of pure unadulterated downhill joy, we think it’s well worth it.

The power-assisted engine can’t help but put a smile on your face when you past your friends on the hills if you still have the descending skills of a pro-downhill racer but lack the fitness of an XC whippet.

A full suspension electric mountain bike usually includes two shock absorbers, one in front and one in the back. They are a little more difficult to set up than a regular bike.

Motors and batteries for electric mountain bikes

If you buy a decent quality e-MTB, the motor will be a mid motor design, which means it will be located between the cranks (pedals). This improves the bike’s balance and power delivery, making it more enjoyable to ride on the terrain. If you’re considering an electric mountain bike with a motor in the front or rear wheel, we strongly advise against it.

Only a few recognized motor manufacturers have the torque and power to be effective on an e-MTB, and most of the main manufacturers will include a motor from Bosch, Brose, Yamaha, or Shimano e-step, to name a few.

The level of assistance is usually controlled using a control unit positioned on the handlebars. We have yet to find one that we cannot ride due to its basic and straightforward design.

e-MTB tyres

Most e-MTBs come with factory tires that are similar to those found on most mountain bikes, and they perform well. Remember that you’re riding a much heavier bike with more power than usual, so you might want to change your tire pressures from what you’re used to. Until you get used to the ride, we recommend going with a grippier tire than you normally use.

EPIKGO Electric Bike 250W Motor Powered Mountain Bicycle 26″ Tire, 20MPH Adult E-bike with P.A.S and 21 Speed-Gear Shifter 36V/8AH Removable Lithium Battery

item specification:

Bike TypeElectric Bike
Age Range (Description)Adult
BrandEPIKGO
Wheel Size26 Inches
Number of Speeds21
SizeStandard
ColorBlack
Frame MaterialCarbon Steel
Brake StyleDisc

About item:

  • Customizable – Match your mood, intensity, and experience level with a built-in Pedal Assist System (P.A.S.) and a high-quality 3×7 Speed Gear Shifter. Depending on where and how you ride, the 21-Speed Gear Shifting may immediately change gears while riding.
  • Ultra-Long Battery Life – With an 8Ah/36V lithium-ion battery that can last up to 20 miles on a single charge, riders will be able to ride throughout the day, afternoon, and night. With a world-class battery, you can ride longer, faster, and farther.
  • Balance, Speed, and Power – A new Triple Triangle Frame made of real carbon steel ensures better balance, support, and riding performance. Race across muddy mountain paths, congested city streets, and neighbourhood parks at speeds up to 20 mph.
  • High-Performance Motor – A high-performance motor that uses 250 Watts of pure power to boost overall performance and riding. Plenty of torque and power during acceleration, ascent up 20-degree grades, and a more strenuous ride overall
  • Easy to install because it’s 85 percent pre-assembled! Although most of our bike parts are pre-assembled, some little assembly is required. Simply follow the user manual’s step-by-step instructions for a fun, quick, and simple operation. **Note: Using the Cable Management Clip is a personal preference.

Swagtron EB-6 Bandit E-Bike 350W Motor, Power Assist, 4” Tires, 20” Wheels, Removable 36V Lithium Ion Battery, Dual Disc Brakes– Electric Bike 7-Speed Shimano SIS Shifting Built for Trail Riding

Item specification:

Bike TypeElectric Bike
BrandSwagtron
Wheel Size20 Inches
Suspension TypeDual
Number of Speeds7
SizeKids
ColourBlack
Frame MaterialAluminium
Brake StyleDisc

About item:

  • E-Powered: with this kids’ electric fat-tire mountain bike, you may peddle manually or utilize the electric motor for a boost.
  • Fat Tires: Younger riders may enjoy the maximum traction and smooth ride of a real fat bike for kids thanks to high-volume 4-inch tyres set on 20-inch rims.
  • Shimano 7-Speed Gears: on this mountain e-bike with a robust 6061-series aluminum frame engineered to last, you can shift between seven gears to help you overcome a variety of terrain.
  • Dual Disc Brakes: The EB-6 has a Shimano MF-TZ21 freehub, which allows you to coast smoothly even when you’re not pedaling. This fat bike for kids comes with dual lever-operated disc brakes for added control and safety.

By Elmer

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