New to the world of electric bikes? Thinking about getting started? Find the answers you need.
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.
Read reviews of new electric bikes and roundups of tried-and-true favorites.
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.
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.
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?
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.
In this KBO Hurricane review, you’ll find some stark differences compared to most other electric bikes.
Ebikes often look, well, chunky. Portly, perhaps. A kinder term might be big-boned, as my grandmother used to say.
Not so, with the KBO Hurricane.
With city flair and sleek-but-shadowy looks, this lightweight ebike from KBO shatters preconceptions about electric bikes.
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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.
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.