The E-Bike market has taken off these past few years, which was in large part due to covid. As less and less people take public transportation and cabs, more and more e-bikes are being purchased, which has caused newer manufacturers to take notice and this increased competition have made e-bikes now more affordable than ever.
1. FASTER THAN CONVENTIONAL BICYCLES
Bicycles can already be surprisingly quick on the open road, but eBikes have a motor for that extra bit of juice. This not only gives you a boost of speed, but also allows you to carry extra weight along with you. Even with added cargo, you won’t necessarily have to push your body harder. Some models come with a throttle-only mode, which lets you power the bike with the motor only. That way, you can ride it like a powered scooter or motorbike while maintaining considerable speeds.
2. COVER MORE DISTANCE
This somewhat goes hand in hand with the previous point, but you’ll be travel farther on an eBike than on a regular bicycle. With the added speed and assistance of that motor, you’ll be able to keep your legs fresh for much longer. If you are concerned about range, then check online for reviews or manufacturer’s specs that will be able to detail that information. In many cases, you’ll be able to purchase additional battery power to extend your unit’s charge. That’s something to definitely keep in mind if you are concerned about taking longer daily trips.
3. A HUGE CONVENIENCE
Cyclists will already know this, but commuting on an eBike can be supremely convenient for a myriad of reasons. During busy hours, bicycles can already cut through the traffic jams by using bike routes. eBikes can take advantage of these paths, while also having an easier time on the open road. Not only that, but it’s usually a lot easier to find an empty bike rack compared to navigating a packed parking lot. Alternatively, you can just lug your eBike inside altogether.
Conversely, eBikes can also be more convenient when compared to bicycles instead of cars. At the end of the day, cyclists still have to push their bodies a bit more to do a little riding. Wouldn’t it be more convenient if you could rely on the motor instead when you just can’t pedal another step?
4. VERSATILE OPTIONS
With so many options on the market, you are sure to find a unit that fits your needs perfectly. If you are looking for a scooter-like experience, there are models for that. If you just want a little boost while maintaining the health benefits of pedaling, you can buy something like that too.
Speeds aside, eBikes also have different options when it comes to storage. If you don’t need that added clutter, you can opt for something that’s simple and clean. For people who want to use their unit for everyday tasks like shopping and commuting, a bike with a storage container will make a lot more sense. There are even some that are specifically designed to seat children in the back so you can drop your kids off at school.
5. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Going green is a big talking point in today’s world, and most people are aware of the benefits of electric cars. That same mindset can be applied to eBikes, which offer considerable benefits when compared to cars or other common modes of transportation. Not only are they more energy efficient, but taking another car off the road means less congestion in the streets.
6. CARRYING CARGO
One major complaint people have with bicycles is that you can’t easily lug stuff around during the day. As mentioned above, that’s no problem for many eBikes, especially those with storage containers on board. Whether you just need space for a backpack or have some equipment you need with you every day, there’s sure to be a solution for you.
7. BENEFITS FOR HEALTH
This should be rather obvious, but pedaling an eBike is far healthier for your body than riding a car. Of course, you could also just ride a regular bicycle, but that’s not always an option. eBikes give you added storage space and pedaling range while still offering you the health benefits that daily pedaling can provide. Besides, you can still turn off the motor for a pedal-only session to give yourself a full cardio workout. You can kick the electricity back on at the end of the day when you are too tired to go full bore.
8. TRAVELING UP
Something that shouldn’t be ignored is that the motor will make it easier to travel on an incline, like up a hill. When you are just trying to get from point A to B, the added stress on your body of going uphill isn’t always welcome. Having a motor to assist in those moments will make it an easier task to tackle steep paths, leaving more energy for whatever else you need to accomplish.
There are a lot of different models on the market now that eBikes are much more popular. You need to be sure you are getting the most bang for your buck by examining and comparing features across different brands. That way, you aren’t shelling out extra for an under-spec’d bike.
Take into consideration what accessories come with the bike. Do you have to pay extra for storage racks and containers, or do they come with the unit? Don’t be swayed by an incredibly long list of extras either. There might be a lot you don’t need, so go over everything.
With so many options, you’ll want to select something that pops out to you. There are so many cheap copycats these days that many of the choices will appear to be the exact same. If personality is important to you, don’t settle with something boring.
4. USE CASE
Just because you want to use a bike a certain way doesn’t mean it was designed for that express purpose. Be sure to check with manufacturer’s websites to see what a specific model was built for. For example, someone who needs a rugged eBike will want one that was designed with that specific aspect in mind.
5. THE RIDE
How comfortable an eBike is to ride is incredibly important, especially if you are going to be using it a lot every day. Be sure to select one that feels the best for you. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable every day on a daily commute.