When shopping for an electric bike, it’s important to consider the type of environment you plan to ride in. Ask yourself: Will you primarily ride on smooth, paved trails and streets, go off-road and off the beaten path, or do a little bit of both?
Smooth Trails and Streets: If you plan to ride mostly on smooth, paved trails and streets, consider a nimble, lightweight bike that’s also comfortable. Bikes like the Gazelles And Aventon Pace 350/500 are excellent choices for comfortable, lightweight ebikes.
On and Off-Road: For riders who plan to do a bit of both on and off-road riding, a bike equipped with front suspension is a good choice. An electric bike with front fork suspension will help absorb most of the bumps and vibrations on terrain with rocks, gravel, shrubs, and debris. Consider the Biktrix Stunner X 6, Aventon Aventure, or Aventon Level.
Off-Road: If you primarily ride off-road on mild terrain, consider an electric bike with a full suspension setup, such as the Biktrix FS Pro.
By evaluating your riding style and environment, you can choose the best electric bike to suit your needs. Keep these categories in mind when shopping for your perfect ride.
When choosing an electric bike, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing between a mid-drive or hub-drive motor. Mid-drive motors are located between the pedals of an electric bike, while hub-drive motors are located in the center (hub) of the rear wheel. Here’s what you need to know about each motor type to make an informed decision:
Mid-Drive Motors: Mid-drive motors provide a superior ride quality due to the torque sensor that distributes power in direct proportion to the amount of pressure applied to the pedals. This results in a more natural and efficient ride experience. Mid-drive motors work synergistically with the bike’s gears, allowing for higher efficiency and longer riding range per charge. However, mid-drive bikes can be pricier due to their higher-quality components and manufacturing outside of China.
Hub-Drive Motors: Hub-drive motors provide electric assist via a cadence sensor, which delivers a full surge of power to the rear wheel when pedaling is sensed. Hub-drive bikes are often equipped with both pedal assist and a throttle, making them a good option for riders who want more control over their electric assist. Hub-drive bikes are also more affordable, typically fitting in the $2,000 and under price point.
It’s important to keep in mind that choosing the right motor type is only one part of the buying process. To make the best buying decision, we highly recommend visiting our store in person and test riding bikes. This will allow you to get a feel for the different motor types and see which one is right for your riding style and needs.
When choosing between mid-drive and hub-drive motors, consider factors like ride quality, efficiency, and price. If you prioritize ride quality and efficiency, a mid-drive motor may be the better option for you. If you prioritize affordability and control, a hub-drive motor may be the better option. Additionally, consider the terrain you’ll be riding on and the type of riding you’ll be doing to determine which motor type is best for your needs.
By visiting our store and test riding bikes, you can get expert advice from our team and make an informed decision on the best motor type and electric bike for you. We look forward to helping you find the perfect electric bike to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
When it comes to choosing an electric bike, not all components are created equal. That’s why it’s important to evaluate the core components of an eBike before making a buying decision. Here are some key components to consider:
Brakes: Almost all eBikes are equipped with either mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes. Hydraulic brakes provide superior stopping power and greater braking precision compared to their cable counterpart. This is especially important for heavier electric bikes, which require more braking energy due to their weight. We recommend hydraulic brakes for any eBike weighing over 60 lbs, although mechanical brakes still get the job done. While hydraulic brakes cost more and may require additional servicing, we believe the extra cost and maintenance is worth it.
Hydraulic Disc Brake Pros: They last longer, require less maintenance, are more durable, provide more stopping power, require less lever pull, have more lever adjustment options, and are self-adjusting.
Mechanical brakes are a cheaper and more cost-effective alternative to hydraulic brakes, although they don’t provide as strong of braking power. Typically, lightweight eBikes will utilize mechanical brakes, while heavier eBikes will use hydraulic brakes. Mechanical brakes require less maintenance and adjusting and are easier to replace when they wear out.
Mechanical Disc Brake Pros: They are less expensive, easier to fix, easier to replace, more adjustable, and provide more versatile braking feedback.
Tires: When it comes to electric bike tires, there are two main types: fat tires and regular tires. Fat tires provide better traction and stability on rough terrain, such as sand or snow, while regular tires are better suited for smooth pavement. However, regular tires are generally lighter and provide a smoother ride. Consider your typical riding terrain and style before choosing the right tire for your electric bike.
Battery: The battery is a critical component of an electric bike, providing power to the motor. The size and quality of the battery will affect the range of your eBike, so it’s important to choose a high-quality battery that meets your needs. Look for batteries with a high watt-hour (Wh) rating and pay attention to the warranty.
When evaluating electric bike components, we highly recommend visiting our store in person to see and test ride bikes for yourself. This will allow you to get a feel for the components and see which ones are right for your riding style and needs. Our expert team can also provide advice and guidance on choosing the right electric bike components. By evaluating these components before making a buying decision, you can ensure that you choose an electric bike that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
In California, eBikes are classified into three different classes.
Class 1 eBikes are pedal-assisted bikes that stop providing assistance at 20mph. They can be used on any paved surfaces that regular bikes can be used on.
Class 2 eBikes are throttle-assisted bikes that stop providing assistance at 20mph. Again, you can use them on any paved surface where you can ride a regular bike.
Class 3 eBikes are pedal-assisted bikes that stop providing assistance at 28mph. You can only operate a Class 3 eBike if you’re aged 16 or older and wear a helmet. There may be restrictions on where you can use them.
Electric bikes need all the same maintenance as standard bikes, but with the added step of looking after the electrical parts like the motor and battery too.
Some general tips include regularly checking your bike for wear and tear, and charging and storing the battery correctly.
It’s a good idea to get your electric bike serviced regularly. The frequency of servicing will depend on how often and far you ride, but as a rule of thumb, you should usually get it serviced every 6 months – 1 year, or whenever it sustains any damage.
We can take care of servicing at ATV Wholesale Outlet. Just bring it into our full-service department and we’ll carry out all the necessary repairs.
Yes, absolutely! The best way to find the right e-bike for you is to try it out for yourself — and that means taking it for a test ride.
You can visit us here at ATV Wholesale Outlet to try out any of our eBikes for yourself before you take them home. That way, you’ll be able to ‘get a feel’ for the bike and make sure you find it comfortable before you make your decision.
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