Electric Bike Guides

February 6, 2018

Locks and Security Solutions for Electric Bikes

    When you’ve spend hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars on an electric bike, it’s nice to know what options exist for locking it up. In some city environments, bike theft can be pretty common, but you… read more

    February 6, 2018

    Wheels and Tires for Electric Bikes, Sizing, Durability, Safety

      Electric bikes tend to be heavier than traditional bicycles because they have batteries, motors, additional wires, and often sturdier frame. The added weight, higher average speeds of operation, and increased use leads to more wear… read more

      December 28, 2017

      Class 1 Electric Mountain Bikes, Why They’re Allowed More Places

        During a visit to the Specialized bicycle company headquarters in 2017, I met with a Global PR Manager named Sean Estes while reviewing the Turbo Levo Comp Fat. Our discussion evolved… read more

        November 24, 2017

        Bosch Ebike Battery Design Comparisons and Considerations

          Bosch has been a lead designer and manufacturer of electric bike drive systems and batteries globally since 2010 according to their official website. I began seeing them arrive in the United States… read more

          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