Motorized electric bikes are sometimes also referred to as e-bikes. It is just like a bicycle but has an attached electric motor which is recharged by plugging it into an electrical outlet. They are very popular in China while relatively new in Europe and the United States. For cyclists who want a little help with climbing hills it is an ideal choice.
There are various reasons to buy an e-bike. They are an environmentally friendly modes of transportation and they do not require spending money on gasoline. Even a current bicycle can also be converted into an electric bike with the help of an electric conversion kit. It is the safest, cheapest and quickest option. You will no longer have to worry about the increasing price of fuel, where to park, or deal with traffic jams. They are suitable for people of all ages, including kids and older adults. The lack of gas prevent pollution ot the environment, but the bike is mobile enough to cruise around town in and can even prevent you from having to buy a car in big cities.
You may be asking yourself, how do I go about purchasing an electric bicycle? Well here are a few key points to consider before making your purchase.
1. Look for a light weight bike. If its weight is heavier then it is more difficult to pedal when the motor is not being used.
2. Before going to purchase an e-bike the purchaser must consider what type of motor to use. The speed of the bike depends on the power of motor.
3. An e-bike battery usually lasts between 12-30 miles. The battery power is drained considerably more when used for climbing hills, so keep that in mind. Pay attention to battery life when purchasing your bike.
4. The cost of an electric bike ranges from $200 to $3,500. So by considering the features of the bike you can purchase an electric bike which suits you the best.
5. The best and most important thing before buying an electric bike is to take one for a test ride. There are various models and manufacturers of e-bikes, with some of them being: Currie bicycles, Rayos, Ultra motor, Urban Mover Bikes, Prima Power bikes etc. with different features. Before buying an electric bike compare the features of different bikes and then purchase the one that suits you best.
Most of all, have fun riding your new bike!
by Mikel Martin