Power Assisted affordable electric bikes
The development of affordable electric bikes over the past few years has led to some very impressive models by most of the major bike manufacturers.
The choice of full suspension and hard-tail mountain bikes, city, hybrid and road bikes is immense. We put together some guidelines and information to help you choose the best model available.
Experienced electric powered bicycle?
So affordable electric bikes are just for those who don’t have the fitness or skill to ride a traditional electric powered bicycle? This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Anybody who loves riding the trails would surely want to rider further, longer or harder. The rider chooses the amount of assist required so if you want to make the ascent a work-out,
choose less assistance (or none) but if you want to get to the top faster and fresher for the technical descent, power up and enjoy the climb – why not?
Will the battery last for my ride?
The range offered by an Electric bike depends on several factors but choosing when and how much assistance you get can give you significantly more time in the saddle.
Remember even the fittest rider gets tired but with an affordable electric bikes you can extend the length of your ride, giving you the chance to find trails that may ordinarily
be out of range.
Surely mountain biking is meant to be hard work?
This is a popular way of thinking and is often true for many. But your ride with an Electric bike can still be hard work. The rider gets to choose what level of
assistance is required and this varies depending on the drive-system chosen. Often, there are different settings including off, eco, trail and boost (or variants of
these). If mountain biking was just hard-work why do we enjoy the descents so much? What if the climb could be just as much fun as the descent? An E-bike gives you
the choice to enjoy or endure the harder parts of your ride.
Fitness and recovery
We’ve all had times when our fitness or injury has restricted our time on the bike. Naturally we should take time to recover from injuries but when the time comes to
join our mates on a day’s ride, we find our fitness is lacking. The assistance offered by an affordable electric bikes can help speed recovery, aid fitness and give you the chance to keep up,
and the level of assistance is your choice!