Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing the Right Electric Bike

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Daily transportation, from home to work and vice versa, can take a significant amount of time in any individual’s daily schedule. And depending on the state of the overall transportation system, with things such as the road traffic and road quality as factors, the experience can either be stress free or extremely unpleasant.

There are several solutions being looked at to improve transportation, and one of these is the use of electric bike as an alternative to vehicles.

If you are considering the use of electric bikes in your daily commute, then you are on the right track. The next step now is to check the options available and to find the right electric bike for you.



Finding the Right Electric Bike: A Quick Guide

In this blog post, we’ll help you find the right electric bike by encouraging you to consider several questions before you make your choice. Take a look at the questions below:

What are your specific transportation needs?

Ask how you will be using the bike—whether for daily commutes to work, for exploring the neighborhood and nearby cities during weekends, or perhaps for offroad adventures. How about a mix of all of these?

First, determine the usual terrains you will be riding on, whether flat roads, busy streets, hilly areas, or off-road trails. Second, determine the typical distance you'll be riding on a single trip. This will help you determine the amount of power you need during your bike use.

What type of motor and battery do you need?

The motor and battery of the electric bike determine the power and speed of your travels. These are especially important in powering through different trails, as well as in navigating through trafficked roads and narrow streets. The higher the power and battery capacity, the more ease you will have in navigating roads and the longer the distance the bike can cover for a given charge.

man riding an ebike

What bike features are important for you?

You will find that different electric bikes have different sets of features. To find the right bike, consider which features you want and need from the bike that you will get, and then go from there. Some of the great features you might want to look into are the following:

  • Gears: Consider the number of gears and the ease of shifting, especially if you'll be riding on different types of terrains. The quality of the gears and the shifting options will determine your overall ride experience.
  • Suspension: Different electric bikes will have different suspension systems—front, rear, or full. If you plan to do some off-road riding, be sure to choose an electric bike with a front or full suspension for a smoother ride.
  • Brakes: Opt for a reliable braking system such as hydraulic disc brakes for better control. Brake responsiveness is especially important for safety in whatever terrain.
  • LCD Display: If you are someone who wants to stay updated of your ride performance and environment, look for an electric bike with a high-quality display that will have all the info you need, such as speed and distance.

Apart from already existing accessories, perhaps look into future accessories you may plan to have, as well. These may include additional lights, fenders, racks, and locks, based on your needs and preferences. If you feel you might need to add any of these in the future, then ensure that the model you get will be able to accommodate these add-ons in the future.

What level of portability are you looking for in an electric bike?

The answer to this will depend on the types of activities you plan to do and the storage area you have for your bike, primarily. If you plan to take your bike on your weekend trips, then you will need to get a foldable bike that you can store and carry in your car trunk for easy transport.

A foldable bike is also a practical option for those with a limited storage space in their home or office. And when it comes to this, make sure that you get a bike that isn’t too heavy to carry. Another factor to look into would be the ease of folding and unfolding the bike—look for one that can be folded in a few seconds, one that is low maintenance in terms of operation.

What are the legal requirements in your area?

Depending on where you live, there may be legal requirements for electric bikes concerning such things as maximum speeds and power limits. Electric bikes are usually classified into different classes based on their speed and motor power. Be sure to choose one that adheres to the regulations and laws in your city.

Once you have answered all of the questions above, it will now be easy to find the right electric bike for you, one that meets all your needs, adheres to your area’s legal requirements, and one that is complete with the features that are important for you.

motiongrey electric bike

The MotionGrey Foldable Electric Bike

If you are looking for a high-quality electric bike that will not break your pocket, consider the one we offer here at MotionGrey. Offered with more than adequate amount of power and speed that will take you from point A to point B in no time, this foldable bike is perfect for daily commutes and rugged weekend rides.

Check our catalog HERE to see the complete features of the MotionGrey electric bike and determine whether it’s right for you! Find one now and revolutionize the way you travel.

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