Learn About Electric Bikes with JensonUSA
E-bikes have exploded in popularity over the recent years and every year are becoming more capable and efficient. Whether you're looking for an electric companion to get around town, on the road, or for the mountain trails, JensonUSA has a great selection of E-bikes.
How do electric bikes work?
There are a few different motor mechanics among the different forms of E-bikes. Some E-bikes use a motor that is in the rear hub, while other e-bikes have a motor in the bottom bracket area, by the pedals. Some E-bikes are more like scooters and are completely electric, while other E-bikes use a pedal-assist that aids the riders pedal stroke, which allows riders to ride further and harder than before while using a fraction of the energy.
What are the different types of electric bikes?
There are electric road bikes, electric commuter bikes, and electric mountain bikes. An electric road bike will use a streamlined system to help conserve weight and battery power that allow the road bike to travel vast distances. E-commuter bikes are the ultimate transportation around town and have user-friendly storage racks and have a detachable battery. E-mountain bikes are mountain bikes with an electric-assisted drivetrain and are super capable.
How do I choose an electric bike?
Choosing an E-bike comes down to what you're going to use the E-bike for. If you're looking to enhance your road riding then an E-road bike is your answer. If you're looking to get around town in style then consider an E-commuter bike. If mountain riding is more your thing but you're looking to go on all day adventures to places previously unreachable without a car, look no further than an E-MTB.
Do electric bikes charge when you pedal?
E-bikes that recharge while you pedal use technology known as regenerative braking. Most e-bikes do not use this technology and they need to be charged after you finish your ride. For most e-bikes, you'll need to detach the battery and plug it into an outlet.
How often should I charge my electric bike?
E-bike battery run times vary based on battery capacity, and level of use, however, it is recommended to charge your E-bike after every ride.
Are electric bikes good for beginners?
An electric bike can be good for beginners to get them into the sport and to make it easier to experience biking without as much effort. However, E-bikes are significantly more expensive than traditional bikes and also don't require the same skill needed to perform on a traditional bike to the same degree, leading to capped potential.
Which bike brands make the best electric bikes?
Great E-road bikes can be found from brands like Look and Orbea. Hurley just came out with a variety of E-commuter bikes. It seams like every brand is coming out with their new E-MTB but you can't go wrong with brands like Orbea, Yeti, Niner, Norco, Specialized, and Haibike.