For newer riders or those considering their first eBike, there’s often a lot of confusion surrounding pedal assist systems (PAS) and how they work. Pedal assist systems offer an on-demand helping hand on hills and flats and allow you to adjust the amount of assistance. For most of us, once we exit our teen years,…
Buying a new ebike can be a terrific investment in yourself. But is a new ebike a better value compared to buying a used electric bike?
We’ll dig into the numbers to find some answers.
Buying used vs. buying new each has its advantages. Either way, the health benefits of buying an electric bike can’t be measured in dollars, so whichever you choose, you’re making a healthy decision.
You can lease a car or even a smartphone these days. But can you lease an electric bike?
While you can lease an electric bike, choices are still limited and many ebike leasing options are better described as rentals or subscription services. Others are really rent-to-own programs rather than traditional leasing.
Electric bikes can be spendy. It must cost less to build your own, right?
A DIY electric bike kit with a battery starts at around $550 with prices for some electric bike kits approaching $1,000.
Twisting a throttle or pushing a thumb throttle isn’t much work.
So, is an electric bike still good exercise or are ebikes just a way to pretend to stay active?
The truth is that the amount of exercise you get depends on how you use your electric bike.
The truth is that it could be either. The amount of exercise you get depends on how you use your electric bike.
For many electric bike owners, an ebike becomes a main mode of transportation. Operating an ebike isn’t completely free. But how much does it really cost to charge an electric bike? Less than you might think.
Electric bikes help you reach your destination easily, but how fast are electric bikes? Most electric bikes come from the factory limited to 20 MPH. They can go faster than 20 MPH with a helping hand from gravity or with some zealous pedaling, but the motor stops providing assistance at 20 MPH. These are class 1 and class 2 ebikes.
Ebikes can open a new world of possibility for many people, but what are some of the disadvantages of electric bikes?
Some of the downsides almost go without saying. Electric bikes cost more than traditional bikes, and they’re often much heavier. But first takes may not be as straightforward as they seem.
Before I caught the ebike bug, I worked in insurance agencies for two national insurers. I still write insurance content for online publications. But few broad-market publications address the coverage needs of the growing electric bike community.
Many ebike riders may not be aware of the financial risks or situations in which they might not be covered.
Ebikes offer a planet-friendly alternative to cars and a leg-friendly alternative to pedaling a bike. But ebikes come in different classifications: 1, 2, and 3. Each of these ebike classes refers to how the electric bike provides power and when the motor stops providing power.