As industry experts, we’ve thought of some questions that we can help you answer about e-bikes.
Hub-drive electric bikes integrate highly efficient, cost-effective drive systems that are built directly into the hub of either of the wheels. Modern electric motors have high efficiency RPM ranges, which makes this setup ideal for commuting around the city, light trail use and offer easy, relaxed riding.
Hub drives are often compatible with throttles, as the bike’s drivetrain (gears) is separate from the electric drive system. They are also low-maintenance and highly reliable.
This is a little like how long is a piece of string… depending on how you ride, how much assistance you use, the wind, road surface, tyre pressure, etc, will all affect the distance that you will achieve on a charge.
If we take a look at the eCity with a 36v 15.6ah battery… on level 3 assistance, normal city riding, you’d expect around 50km rang but on very hilly terrain, with full assistance, range could be 30km… and on easy flat terrain, assistance level 2, the range could be over 100km.
We get asked this question a lot… our answer, NO!! Riding an eBIke is the same, just faster, if you want, or easier, less sweaty, if you want, or, exactly the same as a normal bicycle, if you want.