With over 400 brands of e-bikes being sold worldwide- making a decision to buy an e-bike can be a challenge. Here are some tips.
Helpful Links for e-bikes
- Article: Someone Buys an Ebike every 52 seconds
- Article: E-Bike Sales are outpacing Electric CarSales in the US
- Article: 10 Reasons to Buy an E-Bike
- Article: How to Maintain an E-Bike
- Article: Is an e-bike worth it? Why an electric bike is perfect for commuting
- Article: How to Choose an E-Bike Motor for your needs
- Article: How much exercise do you get on an E-Bike?
- Article: How Many E-Bikes are there in the world?
E-Bike Facebook Groups
E-Bike Class Definitions
A Standard e-bike consists of a motor of no more than 750 watts. It can have two, three or four wheels.
- Class 1 – Pedal Assist only, Maximum assist speed, 20 mph
- Class 2 – Pedal Assist or throttle control, Maximum assist speed 20 mph
- Class 3 – Pedal Assist only, Maximum assist speed of 28 mph
Depending on local municiplaty ordinances, you may find varioations on what might be allowed on public trails.
Motor Power higher than 750 watts or speeds in excess of 28 mph and you have moved out of the e-bike category and are now in Moped or Electric Motorcycle territory with different regulation on use.
Here is a post I found on a Facebook Group, which happens to be private so I could not share it direct. The author has come up with some great points about buying your first eBike, or what is often said, to buy your second eBike first. With more than 400 brands and...
From a Facebook Group Post I don’t know if I posted this here before this or not. Friends asked how we chose our e-bikes which we purchased in July 2022. Here’s my 2 cents on how we chose our Electra Townie Go 5i -bikes: We researched before we bought, and have been...