If you’re new to cycling or struggle keeping up, an electric bike may be the key to getting out more often to enjoy leisure rides with those you love.
HOW MUCH FASTER?
This really depends on where you are starting in terms of fitness, and what choices you make for your e-bike. Our entry level e-bikes use a 250 watt geared front hub motor that can push you up to 15 mph. This may not seem like much, but consider that an average recreational rider going uphill is going around 5 mph, with considerable effort and sweat. We hear that many average riders can double their travel times over analog biking. Because it is a force multiplier (not a force replacement) you can add your effort to the base e-ssistance the e-bike allows. Once you are up to speed, you can put your full pedal force into it to get to your optimal speed.
Feel the Need for speed?
As you move up in value on e-bikes, they can add more speed and/or range. Speed pedalecs can legally go up to 28 mph, potentially more off-road - but take note, as you increase speed, so does resistance. And it is not a geometric (from 9-11 mph is just 20% faster, but resistance [primarily air] is around 40% more). The laws of physics say that drag increases as a square of speed increases. We don't actually understand the math on that, but in the real world going over 20 mph means using your battery up a great deal faster, or using your physical exertion at a dramatically.