Use These Tips to Buy the Right Mountain E-Bike for You
July 10, 2019
Mountain biking is a favorite pastime for many.
If you have looked into purchasing an electric bike, here are some tips
to make this the right purchase for you.
Electric bikes use a motor to assist the cyclist. They are mounted in the crank and pedal area or in one of the wheels. An electric mountain bike Alberta CA
can have sensors that measure and detect pedaling speed and effort.
Crank assist motors mounted in the crank and pedal area work well on
steep hills, but the hub motors are quieter.
When climbing hills, the distance the bike can handle can make a difference. Choose an e-bike
with the range you need on a regular basis for best results. Your
weight, speed, assistance level and battery capacity affect the range of
the bike. Guess on the average daily use then choose a bike with a
higher range as batteries can lose capacity as they age.
The type of battery has an impact on how long the motor operates.
When you plan a long ride, the battery life is essential. Expensive
bikes may have higher-tech batteries, but most e-bikes have lithium-ion
batteries. Most batteries last several years and can last 2 to 6 hours
per full charge. Look into the battery manufacturer for more details.
Electric bikes come in two different drive styles. A ‘twist-n-go’
bike gives control to the rider to engage the motor. More often, the
‘pedelec’ version is used which adds motor assistance automatically
depending on the rider’s pedaling. Many locations regulate the motor
output and some places may require a special driver’s license.
An electric bike can make your mountain climb easier on your body.
Select one that goes the distance and speed you need with the amount of
motor assistance you desire. Then look at price point and reviews to
choose the best one for you.