E-bike or electric bicycle, or sometimes referred to as booster bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion. There are huge variety of e-bikes that are available in the market today. There are e-bikes that only have a small motor to assist the rider's pedal-power like pedelecs to somewhat more powerful e-bikes that has a larger motor and looks like a moped but all of them retain the ability to be pedaled by the rider and are therefore not electric motorcycles.
E-bikes use rechargeable batteries and the lighter varieties can travel up to 25 to 32 km/h (16 to 20 mph), depending on the laws of the country in which they are sold, while the more high-powered varieties can often do in excess of 45 km/h (28 mph).
E-bikes are not only great for the environment since it lessen the usage of petroleum products they also make your commute to the office easier and sweat-free.
Before you start shopping around for a new e-bike, and spending thousand of dollars on a bike. Here are the questions that you should answer first:
1. What it is for? Daily commute to work or casual riding since if you'll be using it for your daily commute you need a more sturdy E-bike.
2. How far do you plan on traveling with it? since if you'll only use it for 10-20 miles, most e-bikes are capable. But for longer travel you'll need more assistance and larger batteries.
3. What type of terrain will you be traveling on? If you will only travel on flat terrain it will need less power, torque and cost. Hilly terrain may require you to pedal more and it will need more power.
5. How fast do you need to go? 15-20 mph is already fast for a bike.
6. How much weight can you deal with? Weight is really an important factor in owning an electric bike they may or may not fit in your lifestyle since they tend to be heavier than regular bikes.
7. What's your budget? A bigger budget means you can opt to have more power, sturdier bike, better batteries, longer life and lighter weight. If you have a smaller budget it will limit your choices. Electric bikes can cost anywhere from $499 to $2000 above. Is it worth investing in top-of-the-line LiFePo4 batteries since they last longer.
GoCycle G3 - it is an electric bike that is compact, fold-able, modern and not cluttered since it doesn't have cables, chains, gears or pinion. This bike is great for short city commute and in crowded streets since it has smaller frame that's easy to maneuver through cars. It is impressively nimble and its electric assistance will help propel you up to 15 mph. It is equipped with lights, automatic gears and you can control the amount of power using a phone app.
Electric folding bike design, GoCycle G3 black with base pack gift flight $5,060.00
E-GO BIKE 26" New Matt Black Electric Bicycle Mountain 48v500w Lithium Battery City Ebike $1,099.00
- Strong driving force 500W Motor
- Max Speed: 20 mph Shimano External 7 Speed gear
- PAS: 9 Level Speed Assistant Battery: Samsung 48V 10AH
- Bicycle Weight : 55 LBS Max loading 260 LBS
- Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy Mechanical disc brake
GenZe e101 Sport e-Bike $1,499.00
- Twist and go, pedal assist or traditional analog operation
- 36V, 8.7 AH Samsung battery; 36V, 250W brushless rear hub motor; 20mph on throttle mode
- LCD display with speed, distance, time and diagnostics
- Dual disc brakes, 7-speed Shimano thumb shifter
- Aluminum frame with 26"x1.75" wheels, 46lbs total weight