Why Should You Consider an E-Bike?
Do you currently own a bicycle? Maybe something like a mountain bike? Or did you ride a bike as a child? Regardless, there’s something magical when it comes to riding an e-bike that brings a whole new experience to your ride. In fact, it’s hard to not ride an electric bicycle without having a smile on your face.
Whether you enjoy the great outdoors and sightseeing or prefer to hit the trails and get in some exercise to get your heart rate up, an e-bike is a fantastic all-around choice. With so many to choose from, you’ll want to sit down and jot a list of your individual wants and needs when it comes to an e-bike and how you plan on using it.
But first, you may be questioning exactly what an e-bike is. Do you pedal? Do you not pedal? How does an electric bicycle even work? Let’s dive into it.
What is an E-Bike?
E-bike stands for “electric bike (or bicycle)” and as the name implies, the energy created and stored in a battery can effectively power a motor when you’re looking for some assistance – such as going up a hill. While it may seem very similar to a scooter, it is quite different. With an e-bike, you still need to pedal, or you will find the battery will cut out on you quickly due to using up all the stored energy.
Is an e-bike easily noticeable? Meaning, does it stand out or look different? No, not at all. While a very simplistic visual, in your head imagine a regular bicycle but then add on a motor, a controller, and a battery. Everything is integrated quite nicely and without being obtrusive to the point where the added components stick out like a sore thumb. Most e-bikes, you would never even know they weren’t a normal bicycle.
The parts added to the bike are fairly lightweight as well, as to not cause the rider to be forced to pedal harder due to the additional weight. Yet, when the rider feels the need to engage the electric power, he or she has the ability to do so extremely easily.
An electric bicycle can be adjusted just like a normal bicycle to accommodate the specific height of the rider. Additionally, you can choose how many watts you want or need your e-bike to be during the purchasing process. You can find the power of these electric bicycles going as low as 350W and then on the other side of the spectrum, going up as high as a powerful 1000W motor. Your needs would dictate the size motor you choose.
Once you decide on the e-bike you need and make the purchase, let the fun begin! You may find yourself getting creative and planning ways to incorporate your electric bicycle into your daily life. The thrill of riding an e-bike is something you need to experience to fully understand.
Why Would You Want to Purchase an Electric Bike?
Here’s where the fun begins and the potential uses are virtually endless. There is a laundry list of reasons why you may be interested in purchasing an e-bike (and it’s something we will cover in great detail in a future blog article). But some of the main reasons for considering an electric bicycle could be for exercise, for transportation, and obviously for fun and enjoyment.
The investment you make in an e-bike is something that will last you a very long time and bring you joy – not to mention the cost savings aspect if you can use it instead of a car for quick trips around town or even to work. You can even find electric bicycles that are foldable and can easily be transported anywhere you go (perfect for those with smaller vehicles and need to put their e-bike in the trunk) as well as taking up next to no room in your home or garage.
Join the Fun and Find the Perfect E-Bike for You!
At Ultra E-Bikes, we have something for everyone. Everything from an e-bike to take on a trail, to an e-bike strictly for transportation around town with cargo areas for carrying your personal belongings, to a trike for those who either do not know how to ride a bike or simply do not have the balance they once had. Whether you want to tear up the trails or enjoy a nice leisurely ride around town, Ultra E-Bikes can accommodate you, shop for premium e-bikes of your dreams – providing you with endless amounts of fun and enjoyment.