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.
Electric bikes cost more than traditional bikes with similar specs, but you don’t have to break the budget to get started in the ebike world. A growing number of electric bikes under $500 have come to market, making it easy and affordable to get rolling.
Some riders prefer to wear a helmet when riding any type of bike, electric or otherwise. Others prefer to ride au naturel, at least in regard to their helmet.
Do you need a helmet to ride an electric bike?
In some states or cities, you might need a helmet when riding an ebike.
Small ebikes have a big appeal for urban lifestyles, and DYU offers a city electric bike for nearly any rider.
For riders who prefer the smallest options, the DYU D3+ or DYU S2 both prove that you don’t need 20-inch plus wheels to get where you’re going.
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.
Do you remember the Tron movies? You might find some design similarities with Ecotric’s sleek-styled ebike. In this review of the latest Ecotric Seagull electric bike, we found the bike to be both modern and full-featured.
And you won’t have to crouch over like the Tron guy to ride one.
In this review of the Engwe Engine Pro electric bike, we’ll discuss features and specs, but we’ll also talk about a feature that makes this ebike different. The Engine Pro has a regenerative motor.
An ebike that recharges itself? Now, that’s different. But does it work as advertised, and is the Engwe Engine Pro the right electric bike for you?
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.
In this review of the Macmission 100 from Macwheel, we’ll evaluate a budget-friendly ebike with some features you may not expect at this price point. Normally priced at $843 with free shipping to the lower 48, the Macmission includes some in-demand features found on more expensive electric bikes. It also comes with a few compromises.
Is the Macmission 100 the right bike for you? Let’s dig into the details and find out.