Electric bike range is without a doubt one of the main factors buyers consider when choosing their next ebike. Unfortunately, more often than not, the range estimates provided by manufacturers are inaccurate and don’t reflect real-world riding conditions. The last thing you want is to learn this the hard way—running out of power in the […]
How Much Does an Electric Bike Cost?
Electric bikes can be a big investment. The upfront and ongoing electric bike costs are substantially higher than a traditional bike. As with regular bikes, e-bikes vary in price quite dramatically, with options for almost all budget levels within a category. Many first-time e-bike buyers underestimate the ongoing cost of owning and operating an ebike. […]
Do You Need a License for an Electric Bike?
The increasing popularity of electric bikes has prompted countries and states to adopt clearly defined laws and standards determining their classification and proper usage. However, in the US, these laws vary from state to state, which means that many riders are unsure about where they can ride and whether or not they need a license. […]
Can You Ride an Electric Bike in the Rain?
One of the most common questions new e-bike owners ask is, “Can you ride an electric bike in the rain?”. In almost all cases, the answer is yes, but some cheap off-brand electric bikes cannot get completely wet. While most e-bikes are protected against light to moderate rainfall, heavy downpours or prolonged exposure could damage […]
Direct Drive vs. Geared Hub Motors: Which is Best for Your E-Bike?
Not all electric bikes are made equal. The type of motor an e-bike has plays a central role in how it feels to ride, its performance, and its cost. Mid-drive motors are regarded as the premium choice for their superior ride feel and performance and thus are found on more expensive e-bikes. Conversely, hub motors […]
E-Bike Modes Explained: Throttle vs. Pedal-Assist E-Bikes
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll have seen e-bikes zipping around your city or town or one you’ve visited. At their core, electric bikes are just traditional bicycles with a motor to assist you. However, this additional power opens up new opportunities for riders and makes cycling more […]
E-Bike Classes Explained: What Do Class 1, 2 and 3 Mean?
Not all e-bikes are created equal. In fact, there are three e-bike classes that cover everything from low-speed hybrids to electric fat bikes that can reach speeds in excess of 28 mph. Electric bicycles are designed for everyone. Whether you are a complete beginner or an e-bike expert, you can find the perfect fit among […]
Hub Motor vs. Mid-Drive Motor Differences Explained: Which One Should You Get?
The type of e-bike motor plays an important role in determining performance, handling, and general ride quality. Modern electric bikes use one of two motor designs; hub drive or mid-drive. The hub motor vs. mid-drive debate is complicated, involving factors like price, usability, ride quality, and durability. Both motors work differently and have unique pros […]
Buying Used Electric Bikes from The Pro’s Closet: What to Keep in Mind?
Buying a second-hand bicycle is an excellent way to save money, be environmentally friendly, and find the bike you want when stock is unavailable. Since 2020, the global supply of electric and traditional bikes hasn’t been able to keep up with the increase in demand, so more and more riders are turning to used electric […]
Electric Bike Conversion Kits Guide
Electric bike conversion kits are becoming increasingly popular among commuters and bike riders. Electric bicycles take the effort out of cycling and allow you to do more and go farther than is possible on a traditional bike. Commuting, carrying cargo, adventure riding, and mountain biking are all made easier with the help of a pedal […]