The pandemic has forced people all around the world to reconsider the daily commute.
Whether you’re ready to ditch public transportation entirely,
or looking for a new form of outdoor exercise, an electric bicycle could be your best option.
While you still pedal on an electric-bike,
the motor offers an additional boost of power and help when you need it —
like when you approach the bottom of a steep climb on your way to and from work.
Electric bicycles differ from traditional bikes in that they come with additional technology —
the battery is the most costly part, up to ⅓ the price of the entire bike, as well as the motor and accessories.
These components are what make electric bikes more expensive than traditional road bikes,
but they’re still highly affordable in comparison to owning a car.
Based on your riding preferences, you can find a bike that fits your lifestyle based on factors like riding terrain, range, and top speed.
If you’re new to the world of e-bikes, you should lookout for a few key features:
First, Bikes have varying levels of pedal-assistance, so you can decide how much body strength you use. You can activate eco-mode to preserve battery power on a long ride, or add an additional boost of power as you prepare to climb a hill.
E-bikes have a ton of great accessories to make your ride more comfortable or catered to your lifestyle. If you plan to use your e-bike for a daily commute, errands, or deliveries, you can purchase a rack to carry heavy cargo.
You can also find integrated water bottle holders that attach nicely to your frame.
Third, if you ride in cities, it’s great to find a bike with built-in lights so that you’re visible to cars and other riders.
All Ridel E-Bikes models have those built-in lights
Fourth, most e-bike systems have a built-in display on the handlebars — this is where you can access your basic riding information, like the level of charge in your battery, speed, or miles ridden.
Visiting a bike shop and gathering information from a customer service rep is one of the easiest ways to find a bike that’s right for you.
Look for a frame that fits your body so that you can ride comfortably; it’s important that your back and wrists are supported on long rides to avoid cramping.