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ElectriCityBikes Team

 

4810 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
United States

202-794-6620

We have carefully curated the most reliable and innovative models of electric bikes from the top brands - Specialized, Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh. Come in today to browse and a free test ride - try before you buy! Our head tech has over 5 years experience in all brands and types of e-bikes and kits. Electricity Bikes was founded by City Bikes, pioneers of the urban transportation bike shop in DC since 1988.  

Integrated Battery

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Integrated Battery

Charlie McCormick

 The Specialized Como features a side loading integrated battery so entering the frame is easy.

The Specialized Como features a side loading integrated battery so entering the frame is easy.

Batteries that are integrated into the downtube are increasingly being used to keep an eBike looking stealthy so they blend in better. Like downtube batteries, this battery's location advantages include better handing because the bike will handle most naturally the closer the battery is to the cranks where the pedals are. This location can also be used on step through designs - allowing easier entry at the same time having ideal weight distribution. 

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A common problem with integrated batteries is that they can pop out if not properly clicked into the frame mount. Replacements can cost $800+ so seeing your battery tumbling down the road can be a heartbreaker. Make sure to click it!