Since emerging in 2010, sales of electric bikes - or better known as e-bikes - have soared. And there's no end in sight. Prices have dropped, making them more affordable than ever. They're easy to ride, fun, and offer great value. There are lots of good reasons to consider buying one.
What is an E-Bike?
Have you been thinking about an electric bike? We have a great selection of electric bikes at our bicycle shop in Mt. Kisco.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of an E-bike, think of it like a regular bike with the addition of a motor, battery, and controller. E-bikes, or electric bikes, provide fast and flexible transportation. As a result, the electric part augments your human power with a power assist component.
Charging is as simple as plugging your bike into an electrical outlet. So the better the battery, the faster the charge. For example, a high-quality battery will charge in 2-4 hours with a lifespan of 700 to 1,000 charges.
Electric bikes come in three types from a motor perspective — front hub, rear hub, and mid-drive. Each has an electrical component that can give you 20 to 100 miles on a single charge. However, how far that charge lasts depends on your riding style. For example, you can ride using only the pedal or pedal-assist. Most of the electric bikes we sell are equipped with Bosch batteries.
Pedal Assist Makes the Going Easier!
Electric bikes can be a great equalizer if riders’ skill and fitness levels vary widely. We have several more recreational riders who want to keep up with their friends or family members who may be more advanced. But with an e-bike, everyone can share the fun! For instance, electric bikes are offered on many bicycle touring trips for precisely this reason.
The pedal assist option is activated when you begin pedaling your electric bicycle. As a result, when you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost. So, you can zip up hills and cruise over challenging terrain without gassing yourself.
In addition, You can control how big of an assist you get. For example, most electric bikes come with a power switch that lets you adjust the boost setting from “eco” (low) to “turbo” (high) for when you want a little more oomph to help you up a steep hill.
Test Ride One Today at our Local Bike Shop
E bikes are great for commuters, recreational cyclists, or people who may want to replace driving their car every day to run errands. Curious? Stop by to test ride some electric bicycle today at our bike store in Westchester County!
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