Choosing the ride that is right for you.

You may find the choices overwhelming when you start looking for an electric bike. Here are some of the most important factors that you need to consider:

Research

There are literally hundreds of E-bikes, Mopeds, and Scooters produced by dozens of manufacturers on the market today. Make sure you take the time to educate yourself and research the one that is right for you. Are you looking for a bike for commuting, recreation, or getting fit? Are you looking for something to replace a second car?

Style

Electric bikes are now available in much the same styles as traditional bikes. Beach cruisers, street, mountain, trikes, tandems, cargo, and folding styles are all available in electric.

Test Ride

Once you narrow down your choices, set an appointment with yout local E-bike retailer to test drive a few models. This will allow you to feel the difference between styles and drive systems. This will insure that the bike is fit to your body type and riding style.

Performance

Making sure that the bike is powerful enough for your needs is critical to your satisfaction. A quality bike must, also, perform to your standards.

Service & Warranty

Although quality electric bikes are built with brand name bike components, there are a void of bike shops that will service electric bikes. Buying an electric bike from a retailer that will service your bicycle is invaluable. Also, consider what warranty is being provided.

Price

Buying the best value for your dollar is important, regardless of what you are purchasing. In the case of an electric bike, it is important that you compare all of the primary components to ensure that you are truly getting the best bang for your buck.

  • Battery type: lithium or SLA? If lithium, what type?
  • Battery power rating: 24V, 36V, or 48V? AMPS?
  • Frame: Hi grade aluminum or steel?
  • Motor type: brushless hub mounted, side mounted chain drive, or crank drive?
  • Motor wattage
  • Pedal assist, power on demand (throttle), or both?