5 Tips to Help You Pick The Right Electric Bike

5 Tips to Help You Pick The Right Electric Bike

The world of electric motorized bicycles comes with many options. With so many options, it is easy to get overwhelmed. We have put together a few tips to help you pick the right electric bike for you. 

Classes of Electric Bikes

There are many different classifications of electric bikes. There are lighter bikes, which aren’t equipped for long-distance traveling, and then there are heavier models with all the bells and whistles. As you go up in classes, bikes will have more robust motors and more energy due to better battery power. Of course, with each upgrade comes a price jump, so you will also need to prepare for that.

Consider the Batteries

There will be different classifications of batteries based on strength and how much output they can give. In other words, the time they will last before the next charge. The first of which is voltage. This is illustrated on your battery by a "V." Bike batteries with higher voltage will provide more power, torque, and achieve higher top speeds. The second is amp hours. Amp hours are illustrated on your bike's battery by "Ah." Amp hours determine the bikes battery capacity. A bike battery with a higher Ah rating typically means that your battery will last longer. Our bikes come with two different types of batteries, sealed lead acid or lithium. Lithium batteries are much smaller in size and weight in comparison to sealed lead acid batteries. Lithium batteries also provide your bike with a greater life span than sealed lead acid batteries. A lithium battery can last anywhere from three to five years, whereas a sealed lead acid battery typically lasts from one to two years. 

Motor Type

Part of the allure of electric bikes is that there are fewer moving parts with the mechanism of the motor. Fewer parts mean it’s easier to work on and takes less time to fix to be on the road. However, when you look at different classes of bikes, you’ll be looking into different styles of motors as well.

The more expensive the bike, the larger and stronger the motor, which ultimately means that there will be more moving parts. This is something that you will have to make a firm decision on because once you make your purchase, you must keep up with the maintenance on it.

Motor Torque

You will also have additional torque or pulling capacity levels with different motor styles. You must keep in mind that higher torque doesn’t always mean faster speeds.

You will want to look into ergonomics and aerodynamics in terms of speed, but it could be that your motor is built for both. You will need to make sure you have the right balance of both.

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