Electric bikes have moved on in leaps and bounds since they were first developed; the frames are lighter, batteries last longer, and the styles are plentiful. They’re used by the cycling elite, commuters, leisure riders and everything in between, and it’s easy to see why.
Aside from getting you where you need to be faster than a standard bike, electric bikes offer many other benefits including ironing out hills, allowing you embark on long-distance cruises without getting tired, getting fitter, and just making the most of the great outdoors. Plus, it’s a great way to get out of your car and off the bus and on to the roads yourself. It really is an exhilarating experience that we’d encourage everyone to try at least once in their lifetime.
Also known as a power assisted bike or a Pedelec.
In our opinion, this is the best way to power an electric bike (within the limitations imposed by physics, and the law!) A centre motor, as used in a motorcycle multiplies your own power, giving you more bang for your pedalling buck.
Switch down the gears when you require a little more “oomph” to get up that steep hill, or stay a little higher to keep the assistance at a minimum. This kind of electric bike is incredibly popular as the wide choice of gears offer an incredibly flexible riding experience which is suitable for all fitness levels.