E-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling, When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over rough/tough terrain without gassing yourself. E-bikes get more people riding more often by eliminating some of the biggest obstacles to riding a bicycle. A lot of people think E-bikes are just a passing trend, but they’re practical, reliable, and loads of fun – surely they are here to stay!
E-bikes are used for riding anywhere, in the city, on a multipurpose trail, for commuting, or on mountain bike trails. The target customer for e-bikes is a diverse one, as the electric bike market is an extensive group of customers with a wide variety of needs. These riders can range from a pure commuter who is looking to save on gas, parking, and car maintenance, to the rider who, for health reasons, cannot ride with the same amount of effort as they could in years past. As they are practical and fun they are also easy to use. The investment of the E-bikes can range from $1,500-$6,000 and up.
5 frequently asked questions about E-bikes:
- Is it legal to ride on the bike path? Yes. However, laws can vary from state to state, and depending on local municipality. Make sure you’re familiar with what the laws are in your specific region.
- How much does it weigh? All Trek e-bikes weigh roughly 45lbs. Although this seems like a lot, weight is a minimal factor when the bike is moving.
- How fast does it go? level max speed 20-28 mph
- How long does it take to charge? A battery takes roughly 4.5 hours to charge if a full charge is needed.
- How far can I go on a single charge? They can range from 25-100 miles