Electric Bike Guides

January 28, 2017

10 Essential Accessories for New Electric Bike Owners


    Electric bikes are great but depending on your budget, intended use and environment the bike alone may not completely serve your needs. That’s where accessories come in! But before we dig in, I want to… read more

    January 27, 2017

    Is it Safe to Ride an Electric Bike in the Rain? Can I Wash it After?


      Are electric bikes waterproof? Can an ebike be ridden in the rain and mud? How can I clean it safely afterwards? This is a series of questions lots of people ask when considering the purchase… read more

      January 26, 2017

      Electric Mountain Bike Trail Etiquette


        As motor and battery technology has become increasingly durable, lighter weight and more powerful, electric mountain bikes have become a reality and are now widely accepted worldwide. The video below talks about what an electric… read more

        January 25, 2017

        Insurance for Electric Bikes


          Electric bikes have a lot in common with cars, certainly more than regular bicycles do. They’re expensive, usually more complex with mechanical, electrical and computer driven systems and they tend to travel faster and for… read more

          January 24, 2017

          The Best Electric Bikes for Large People


            Electric bikes can empower you to overcome physical challenges that might be getting in the way of riding a traditional unpowered bicycle. I discovered the technology in 2012 when a knee injury started making my… read more

            January 23, 2017

            The Best Electric Bikes for Small People


              Bicycles can be a wonderful tool for saving money, staying in shape and connecting with your community but you need one that fits properly to be safe and that can be a challenge for smaller… read more

              January 22, 2017

              A Professional Guide to Fitting and Adjusting Your Electric Bike


                Recently I purchased a new Specialized Turbo Levo full suspension electric mountain bike from Peloton Cycles in Fort Collins Colorado. This ebike uses the Brose motor system and seemed like an excellent way to learn… read more

                January 21, 2017

                Electric Bike Mid Drive Motor Comparison


                  Mid drive motors are becoming more popular on electric bicycles because they offer certain strengths over traditional in-wheel hub motors. These include: Improved frame balance front to rear and reduced frame flex The ability to… read more

                  January 20, 2017

                  What’s the Difference Between Electric Bike Motors?


                    One of the biggest questions about electric bikes is “What’s the difference between motors?” and that’s because there are several different types including geared and gearless hubs, mid-drives and shaft drives. Not to mention brushed… read more

                    January 19, 2017

                    How to Securely Lock and Fully Protect Your Electric Bike & Accessories


                      Bike theft is a concern for any cyclist but when you add an expensive battery, sensitive display panel and a bunch of high-tech accessories like lights, a seat post suspension and phone mounts to the… read more

                      December 23, 2016

                      Introduction to Bicycle Shoes and Pedals for Electric Bikes


                        For the longest time I was confused about the term “clipless” as it relates to bicycle pedals. Why are they called clip-less if they utilize a clipping mechanism to hold your shoe in place? As… read more

                        December 22, 2016

                        Tips for Long Distance Electric Bike Trekking and Touring


                          In 2016 Sushil Reddy took on the ultimate challenge, riding an electric bike more than 4,600 miles (7,500 Kilometers) across nine states in India! He had to deal with a wide range of street conditions,… read more

                          November 1, 2016

                          The Environmental Cost of Electric Bikes vs. Cars and Motorcycles


                            We live in a consumer based society, which ultimately amounts to both waste and environmental impact. Without getting too far into the political implications of our effect on the planet, this article aims to investigate… read more

                            October 21, 2016

                            The True Costs of Owning and Using an Electric Bike


                              This guide is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the short and long term costs associated with electric bike purchase, use and ownership. I’ve listed dates for the first section to help orient you… read more

                              October 10, 2016

                              What Are Electric Bike Classes and Why Do They Matter?


                                As electric bicycles have become more popular in Europe, Asia and the Americas, different types of products have entered the space. Some could be considered “low speed electric bikes” as defined by U.S. Public… read more

                                October 9, 2016

                                How to Replace an Electric Bike Battery if the Model is Discontinued or the Company is Out of Business?


                                  Introduction… skip to the third paragraph if you’re in a hurry :) Some products are designed to be disposable… this may be due to health and sanitation reasons or simply because producing and delivering a… read more

                                  October 8, 2016

                                  Interbike 2016 Videos and Updates


                                    2016 was the fourth year I got to attend Interbike but this is only the third guide posted about it… and that’s because I got really sick in 2015 after eating a taco (served by… read more

                                    May 30, 2016

                                    Electric Bike Flat Tire Fix and Tips


                                      If you ride any bicycle long enough and far enough, you will eventually succumb to an un-welcomed flat tire. Changing said flat on the side of a busy road for the first time may feel… read more

                                      May 5, 2016

                                      Ebike Battery Safety: Storage and Charging at Home


                                        In recent years I’ve heard about a few incidents of electric bike shops burning down due to damaged batteries and chargers. These shops often perform maintenance/repair work on ebikes that have been subject to wear… read more

                                        April 14, 2016

                                        Electric Bike Laws in the United States


                                          This is an unofficial guide to the laws governing electric bicycles in the United States as of 2016. It was contributed by a guest writer The Smart Ped`aleck who was paid and remains unaffiliated with any… read more