Let me tell you a secret…electric bikes are awesome – and they’re only getting better!
Whether you’re a first-time e-rider or a seasoned enthusiast, I’m here to help you master all the tricks, tips, and latest advancements in the world of electric bike riding. Taking the leap and investing in an electric bike is a major decision, so let me help you make the right one that suits your needs.
Let’s become e-riding experts together!
Mastering the Art of E-Riding: Expert Tips for Riding an Electric Bike
Let me ask you few questions: Have you ever wanted to brave gravity and tackle the steep hilltops? Or just take a leisurely ride to the store and back? Well, if you have, investing in an electric bike could be the answer you’re looking for.
E-bikes are rapidly becoming the go-to for cyclists, mountain bikers, and commuters – and for good reason too! With more user-friendly designs, novel features, and increased safety features, an electric bike can offer a seamless, connected, and stimulating biking experience.
But, before you dive into the electric bike world, mastering the basics of e-riding and knowing the correct safety protocols is important.
The Basics of Electric Bike Riding and Safety
Just like regular bikes, electric bikes need to follow all the same rules and regulations of the road. That means cyclists must ride on the right-hand side of the road and avoid sidewalks.
Safety should always come first, so wear protective gear such as a helmet and reflective clothing. And just like any other vehicle, ride defensively and pay close attention to your surroundings.
Now, before we go into more details, let’s quickly go over electric bike riding basics.
Electric bikes are powered by a battery in the handlebars. Depending on the type of electric bike you choose, you may have different options for motor power, style, and speed. Higher-end bikes may have a torque sensor and pedal-assist mode, which mimics the feeling of having an additional engine to complement your pedaling.
Also, be sure to check the manufacturer’s manual for details on how to operate the electric bike, its parts, its accessories, and how to make sure it works properly. Make sure you practice in an open area without any traffic, like a parking lot, before you attempt to ride on the actual roadway.
The Latest Advances in Electric Bike Technology and Design
It’s no secret that electric bike technology is constantly evolving. From higher torque motors and adjustable pedal assist features, to hidden battery designs and lighter frames, the improvements in 2016-2017 blew the doors off the e-ride market!
Electric bikes are often created with adjustable parts, allowing the rider to customize their ride to the terrain they are traversing. High end electric bikes have adjustable seat heights, handlebar positions, and accessories that make a bike suited for the user’s specific needs. Many also come with a cadence sensor that engages the motor when the rider is pedaling.
On top of that, electric bikes are now being designed with display panels to show speed, remaining battery life, and other features. The same basic operating system is used in almost every bike, so you should be able to easily adjust your settings and get the most out of your ride.
Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Electric Bike for Your Needs
Nowadays, there are so many options for e-bikes, from sportier trail bikes to commuter-friendly folding bikes, it’s hard to decide which one to choose for your individual needs. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you narrow down the choices and find the perfect bike for you!
The first step is to identify the purpose and type of biking you plan to do. For example, if you are someone who likes to bike on both trails and roads, then you might want to invest in a hybrid electric bike that is capable of handling both terrains.
In addition to that, consider the bike’s range and speed. Make sure the battery has enough endurance to cover the terrain and the distance you plan to ride. Also consider the amp-hour (Ah) rating of the battery. The higher the Ah rating the more power your electric bike has, so you might need a bigger battery if you plan to ride longer and/or more demanding terrain.
Lastly, double-check with the manufacturer if the bike comes with safety features like rearview mirrors, a front light, and a headlight. Riding an electric bike safely means being highly visible, especially at night.
What I love about electric bikes is that you can ride with more confidence and less effort, no matter what your skill level is. Riders have more versatility when it comes to tackling trails, roads, and commuting -all while utilizing the power of an electric motor.
That said, investing in an electric bike requires due diligence and thought. Do your research and visit local dealers to get a feel for each bike before you buy. Keep in mind that riding an electric bike is similar to riding a traditional bike, so make sure it fits and feels comfortable.
Now let’s go hit the roads and trails and become experts on e-riding!