Electric bikes or e-bikes are the new and latest must-have mode of transport across all age groups in Australia. They provide the efficiency of a normal bike and give you all the health benefits of riding too. What makes them better than regular bikes is that they have a motor, which can aid the rider uphill or all the way from home to work with less effort over longer distances.

Although we are well aware of the benefits of an electric bike, choosing the right type is what’s important. It has to suit your specific needs. So, let’s take a look at certain aspects of electric bikes, which will help you make the right choice that suits your needs.

  • Style

Style depends on you. It’s all about you and what your needs and preferred style are. Whether you use the bike primarily for mountain bike-riding, relaxing cruises or for every-day hauling, then you should speak to the retailer who will provide you with the right choice for that specific need. There are many things to take into consideration, we’ve covered them below.

  • Type

There are two main kinds of rides an electric bike offers you: first, the pedelec, which has a system in place to monitor the rider’s pedalling in order to provide automatic adjustments to call for more or less motor speed. Second, the twist-n-go, which is a system in which the rider holds full control over motor assistance via a switch on the bike.

  • Motor

Electric bikes come with two options with regard to motors: first, the crank motor, and second, the hub motor. The crank motor has a great reputation for assisting heavy loads uphill, but when on a straight, flat road, its power can become less effective and it has a loud motor. On the other hand, the hub motor is quiet, yet not very powerful with uphill rides.

  • Battery

For electric bikes, “range” is the most important thing because “range” refers to how long the motor will run before it needs to be recharged. Therefore, the battery is a key factor when purchasing a new electric bike. Batteries also lose a lot of their original strength over time, which may be an added cost to consider. However, there are better batteries out there which last longer and are faster to charge. Speak to your retailer for more information.

  • Test

Proof, as they say, is in the pudding; and in this case, the proof is in the ride. You need to test the electric bike for yourself. Relying on reviews and what other users have to say are good points to take into consideration, but if the idea of an electric bike just suits your lifestyle, then go and ride it and see for yourself. Plus, a test-ride is always fun anyway.

Finding the right electric bike is a personal choice. Now that you have all of this information handy, you should go for that test ride and see how it feels for you. To find the best type of bike that suits your needs, contact one of Melbourne’s expert e-bike suppliers on (03) 9529 3752.