Electric Bike Guides

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 10, 2016

    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

      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 23, 2016

                  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

                    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

                        March 29, 2016

                        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

                          March 21, 2016

                          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 29, 2016

                            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 29, 2016

                              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

                                August 18, 2014

                                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

                                  February 13, 2014

                                  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

                                    September 22, 2012

                                    What is an Electric Bike?


                                      I meet a lot of people who have never seen or heard of electric bicycles. Actually… maybe a few have seen them but just didn’t realize it. In any case, I want to help spread… read more

                                      September 15, 2012

                                      How to Choose an Electric Bike


                                        Buying an electric bike can be intimidating and frustrating at times. When I set out to build this site I had just spent over $2,000 on a bike I found online that ultimately didn’t end… read more

                                        September 9, 2012

                                        Electric Bike Terminology


                                          Whether you’re familiar with bicycle terminology or not, the world of ebikes introduces important new concepts. I’m going to cover the old and… read more