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Words by Team Cycles on 14/05/2019 16:22:52

Electric bikes work just like a normal bike except they’re fitted with battery powered motors to assist your cycling, this makes peddling much easier and allows you to go faster and further!

The assistance is adjustable via a small control switch, so you can select how much power you need, or you can completely disengage and ride unassisted, the harder you push the faster the motor takes you.

A little extra boost can lead to incredible possibilities. When you ride an electric bike, there’s no ride too long, no load too heavy and no place your legs can’t carry you. Ditch the daily traffic jam, get more exercise and feel great about treading more lightly on the planet.

Interested in E-Bikes? Follow the links below to view our range.

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E-Bike Battery Range

The general range estimate for an electric bike varies from 20 to 100 miles on a single charge. This is because many factors determine your range - some of these you can control and some you can’t. Those you can control include the battery size, motor efficiency, the mode you select and how much weight you’re carrying. Factors you can’t control include wind, temperature and terrain.

To help calculate your potential range, we recommend using the Bosche range calculator below.

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How Batteries Affect Range

Batteries are the biggest factor in determining how far your e-bike can go. The higher watt hour (Wh) your battery, the more power capacity. And bikes with our Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system make it easier to take along and charge up.

The bigger your battery, the more capacity you have to go further or go faster. Battery power is measured in watt hours (Wh), the higher the Wh the bigger the battery capacity.

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Increased battery life

With battery runtimes increasing to allow up to 100 miles per charge and smart technology in the head units of these bikes, including turbo, sport, E-MTB and economy modes, all adjustable from the handlebars whilst riding, they are quickly becoming a popular choice for many people, including mountain bikers, commuters & casual riders.

Professionals have been known to use e-bikes as training machines, allowing multiple runs around a trail centre before tiring, giving hours of technical practice and bike handling training. If the pros use them, why can’t we all?

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How pedal-assist motors work

Electric bikes work by using an electric motor and battery to help you power your bike. On pedal-assist e-bikes, you control the amount of power the drive system provides and the assist only kicks in when you pedal. The motor amplifies the power behind each of your pedal strokes, providing a natural riding feeling that makes it seem like your legs are supercharged!

Some manufacturers make e-bikes that use a twist throttle to engage the drive system. With these bikes, you don’t have to be pedalling for the motor to be engaged. This can be dangerous, since it’s easy to get out of control if you’re not paying attention. We only make pedal-assist e-bikes, because they feel the most like a regular bike and help riders feel more in command of their ride.

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How level of pedal-assist affects range

Your range is directly affected by the assist mode you pick. For example, eco mode provides the least amount of assist, draws the least power from the battery and gives you the longest range. Turbo mode provides the most assist, draws the most power from your battery and will drain your battery the quickest.

E-Bike Displays

Displays and controllers are what you use to see and adjust your e-bike’s settings. They make it simple and easy to change your level of assist, see your speed and distance, and check how much battery power you have left.

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Why Choose E-Bikes?

There are many reasons to pick an E-Bike over a traditional bike. E-Bikes help to close the difference in fitness levels between cyclists. Meaning if you have a friend or partner who cycles more and has a greater fitness level than you, you can still go out and enjoy a day of cycling together without worrying about keeping up or having the endurance to see out the distance.

Our experienced staff are Shimano Steps and Bosch E-bike trained, so any maintenance, troubleshooting and updating can be done in store, we service a wide range of electric bikes and stock a good selection from Trek and Whyte.

Demo E-Bikes

We have a fantastic range of demo Electric Eikes, allowing you to really feel how great these power assisted bikes are, so if your not 100% sold yet, come try before you buy- you certainly won’t be disappointed.

To find out more about E-bikes or to book your demo ride, please contact a member of our team.