What is an Electric Bike?
At first glance, electric bikes look like traditional pedal bikes. They mostly function the same, too. The big exception is in the power. Pedal bikes are powered completely by pedaling. Electric bikes use battery power to assist the rider, greatly reducing the effort it takes to pedal the bike.
What are the benefits of an Electric Bike?
Electric bikes help riders overcome obstacles that may be too great for certain riders. Whether it's going up a steep hill or slower riders keeping up with faster riders or covering long distances, electric bikes make riding much more enjoyable.
What are the styles of Electric Bikes?
Commuter- Comes with a battery designed for long rides and a comfortable ride. Often times, comes with a rack for hauling items.
Cruiser- Designed for casual rides. May lack power or long battery life but is aesthetically pleasing and a comfortable ride.
Folding- Designed to fold in half so it can be placed in a car trunk or stored in a small area. Usually, comes with a smaller and lighter from so it can be easily lifted.
Mountain- Designed with a durable from and wider tires with traction so the bike can go off road.
Step Thru- There is a gap in the middle so the rider can step through the bike rather than swing a leg over the top.
Electric Trikes- Like electric bikes, but they have three wheels to give better stability and increased comfort on longer rides.
What is the right size for me?
Below is a chart to help you choose the right bike, based on your height:
|Rider Height (ft/in)||Frame Size (cm)|
|4'10" - 5'0"||47-48|
|5'0" - 5'2"||49-51|
|5'2" - 5'4"||51-52|
|5'4" - 5'6"||52-53|
|5'6" - 5'8"||53-54|
|5'8" - 5'10"||54-56|
|5'10" - 6'0"||56-58|
|6'0" - 6'2"||58-60|
|6'2" - 6'4"||60-62|