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An eBike is not too dissimilar to an ordinary bicycle, the only difference being a motor and a battery which assists with the peddling. Take away the motor and the battery and essentially you have a normal manual bike. Most e-bikes have a power setting of zero which enables the rider to not have any power at all, and should the rider need power to assist up a hill for example, then they can select the power setting on the electric bike, to switch the assist system back on as the desired speed setting.
An eBike provides the rider with all of the health benefits of a non-assisted bike, and is excellent if you suffer from recurring injuries preventing you from riding an ordinary bike, due to inclines hindering your ability to rehabilitate. Other fantastic benefits of electric bikes include, filling in the distances between commuting, carrying heavier loads and of course the environmental and financial impact to that of a car. All electric bicycles sold in the UK will provide power assistance up to the legally defined speed limit of 15.5mph before the motor cuts out.
Folding eBikes come in a number of varieties, with the most popular being the commuter folding e-bikes which are perfect for those city commutes. The city folding e-bikes are usually very compact and quick to fold, should you need to use public transport or to pop it in the boot of a car. Some cargo and utility electric bikes are also classed as folding, as the handlebars can collapse for easy storage.
Simply put, an e-MTB is an electric mountain bike. Using the same components as an ordinary mountain bike with the addition of a battery and a motor, although some manufacturers are now making components specifically for e-MTB's, like a drivetrain for example. There are many benefits to an e-MTB, to keep up with fitter friends, to climb those gruelling inclines and have fun on the downhill trails.
With more and more people opting not to use the car and public transport, there needed to be a solution for to carry cargo and groceries, as well as your children. This is where electric cargo and utility bikes come in. With so many add ons and accessories to choose from, you can really load your eBike like a pack horse, the addition of childrens seats mean the school run would be a breeze. Tern Bikes make a fantastic range of e-cargo bikes.
A very popular category of electric bikes are the commuter and hybrid eBikes. These e-bikes are very versatile indeed, and can be used as your daily commuter, just going down the shops or a leisurely cycle through a local nature trail. Most hybrid electric bikes also come with front and back racks to enable easy transporting.
Road e-bikes have become increasingly popular with road bikers. The addition of a motor can add precious road time and extend riding pleasure on those long distance rides. Road eBikes are evolving at a fast rate, with trusted manufacturers, such as our suppliers at Ride LEV, using only the highest quality of components.
KTM Macina Lycan 272 Glorious E-Bike
Knaap AMS Space Grey Edition - E-Bike
Knaap AMS Black Edition - E-Bike
Eovolt Confort 20" Folding E-Bike - Blue
Econic One Smart Cross Country E-Bike - Blue
Econic One Smart Cross Country E-Bike - Red
Econic One Smart Cross Country E-Bike - Black
Econic One Smart Urban E-Bike - White
Econic One Smart Urban E-Bike - Red
Econic One Smart Urban E-Bike - Blue
Econic One Smart Urban E-Bike - Black
Econic One Cross Country E-Bike - Blue
Econic One Cross Country E-Bike - Red
Econic One Cross Country E-Bike - Black
Econic One Urban E-Bike - White
Econic One Urban E-Bike - Blue
Econic One Urban E-Bike - Red
Econic One Urban E-Bike - Black
Axon Eco-S Folding E-Bike
Axon Pro Max-S Folding E-Bike
Axon Pro-S Folding E-Bike
Axon Eco Folding E-Bike
Axon Pro Folding E-Bike
Axon Pro Max Folding E-Bike
NewGen 345 750w E-Bike - Brushed Chrome
NewGen 345 750w E-Bike - Matte Black
NewGen 345 E-Bike - Brushed Chrome
NewGen 345 E-Bike - Matte Black
KTM Macina Lycan 272 E-Bike
Forme Morley 1 ELS E-Bike - Grey
Tern GSD R14 E-Bike - Grey
Tern HSD S+ E-Bike - Shake Polish
Eovolt City One Retro 16" Folding E-Bike - Mint Green
Eovolt City X 16" Folding E-Bike - Black
Eovolt Confort X 20" Folding E-Bike - Black
Eovolt City Four 16" Folding E-Bike - Blue
Eovolt City Four 16" Folding E-Bike - Grey
KTM Macina Team 273 E-Bike
KTM Macina Race 292 E-Bike
KTM Macina Fun P510 (Denim) E-Bike
Eovolt City One 16" Folding E-Bike - Grey
Eovolt Confort 20" Folding E-Bike - Grey
Forme Black Rocks Pro FSE E-Bike
Forme Black Rocks FSE E-Bike
Forme Lathkill FSE E-Bike
Forme Black Rocks HTE E-Bike
Forme Alport HTE E-Bike
Forme Alport HTE Urban E-Bike
Forme Curbar HTE Pro E-Bike
Forme Curbar HTE E-Bike
Electric bikes can come with either a front hub motor, a rear hub motor and at the very top of the range, a mid hub motor.The front hub motor is located on the front wheel hub. The benefit of a front hub motor is that because it isn't linked to the drivetrain, rather it supplies the power direct to the front wheel, there is less stress on the chainlinks. A front hub motor is very common on smaller folding eBikes. The rear hub motor is located on the rear wheel hub and tends to feel more like a manual bike as the power is coming from the rear wheel which feels more natural, and gives a little more traction. Rear hub motors need to interact with the gears and chain, and so are more sophisticated.The mid hub motor is mounted directly into the frame. The motor drives power directly into the pedals, which feels more balanced and more like a manual bike. Electric bikes are easily transportable as there is no hub motor on the wheels which makes it easier to quickly swap out wheels.
E-bike displays (also known as controllers) are usually mounted on the handlebars and offer a plethora of information pertaining to your ride. From the display unit you can change your level of assist, display your speed and distance, and show you a battery indication. Levels of assist on electric bikes usually offer low, medium and high assist.
In this case, bigger is definitely better. Yes the bigger capacity that your battery has, the further the distance you can travel. Batteries can either be mounted on the frame, be in-line with the frame or can be integrated into the seat post. Generally if the battery is mounted down the tube it provides the e-bike with better balance. Lithium ion battery technology has come leaps and bounds, and if you want to travel longer distances you will need to find to go for eBikes with batteries with the highest wattage hour (Wh).
Another very important factor to consider when buying an e-bike is the frame size. Many riders buy an incorrect sized frame, whether it be too large or too small, the end result will be the same, a degradation in your riding pleasure. We have devised some handy charts here below to help you choose the correct sized frame. Please note that these tables are a guideline, and should you require more advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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