E-Bikes make pedalling easier!
Generally speaking, electric bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that happens when you start pedalling. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a motor engages and gives you a boost, helping you get up to speed quicker and climb hills that you might not be able to take on without the extra assistance. E bikes feel and sometimes look just like conventional bikes, they are usually a little heavier due to the extra weight of the motor and battery. Speed is controlled by pedalling faster, just like with a regular bike, electric bikes are very powerful (usually delivery up to an extra 250 watts of power) and can accelerate easily.
You’ll ride more, even if you already ride lots!
Getting an e-bike can dramatically increase how often you ride, whether commuting, riding to town/cafe, heading to the beach, a recovery ride from training, or trying a completely different type of riding (Mtb instead of road /road instead of Mtb).
For those who aren’t regular riders, e bikes can open up a whole new world. Covering the length and breadth of Jersey can easily become a reality with an electrically assisted bike, it’s also a great way to build fitness, endurance and riding confidence.
There’s a type of e-bike for everyone/everything!
Road / Off Road / Cross / Mtb (Hardtail, Full Suspension) / Commuting. E-bikes are available for all types of riding disciplines and all types of riders.
Ride not Drive!
Electric bikes have the potential to reduce car journeys, reduce road congestion and reduce parking.
You’re still getting exercise!
Electric bikes do some of the work for you, but not all, you still have to pedal and the harder you pedal the less power assist is used. Researchers at Colorado University found that when 20 non-exercising men and women e-biked about 40 minutes three days a week, they improved their cardiovascular fitness and blood sugar in just one month. “Commuting with a pedelec can help individuals incorporate physical activity into their day without requiring them to set aside time specifically for exercise,” said James Peterman, a graduate researcher in the Department of Integrative Physiology at CU Boulder and lead author of the new study.
E-Bike charge time?
This depends on the different systems but expect around 2.5hr for an 80% charge and 5hr for a full charge.
Speeds up to 25km/h!
The harder you pedal, the bigger the assist, and the quicker you’ll go – to a point. Electric bikes get you up to top speed pretty quickly, but they aren’t motorbikes and the motor is limited to stop giving assist at 25km/h.
You can also control how big of an assist you get. Most electric bikes come with a switch that lets you adjust how much “boost” you want, from “eco” (low) to “turbo” (high), for when you want a say, a little more help up that steep hill.
E Bikes aren’t cheap, but they can save you money in the long run!
Leave the car at home more often and you’ll save money on car maintenance, petrol and parking. Not to mention the added health benefits and potentially fewer sick days from getting more exercise. Prices do vary, but expect to pay around £2,000.00 for a decent e-bike, and slightly more (£2,500.00 to £4,000.00) for a good quality e-bike bike with a Shimano, Bosch or Yamaha motor system.
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