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Comfortable with a commanding view, not very aerodynamic. Excellent around town.
Slightly pitched forward riding position with more pedal power transfer and less drag at speed.
Specialty eBikes for carrying kids, pets or moving lots of stuff around
Designed for climbing traction, torque & precise handling.
A folder can be taken on the metro during rush hour or stashed compactly in the office, car or apartment.
Many eBikes come already outfitted with all the accessories you will need for riding in all weather, night or day, all year round.
Each system and brand has benefits and drawbacks - motor performance, placement, control systems. Learn more about your options.
Learn more on what are the components of an electric bike and how they work together to make a perfect ride.
There are three main styles for full size two wheel eBikes - traditional diamond frame, with the high top tube - step through frame where it is easier to get your leg over - and finally low step frames that are the easiest entry. We don't say "women's" bikes anymore - the step through & low step designs are for anyone who doesn't like lifting their leg up that high.
Traditional chain/sprocket/derailleur external gears are the norm for most bikes, On premium eBikes, internal gears and belt drives tend to be quieter, cleaner and less maintenance. There is no free lunch though - each drivetrain type has it's strengths and challenges. Find out which one is right for you.
Daily commuting on an eBike will put you ahead of the pack every time, but it pays to be prepared. Fenders keep the spray off your face, back and feet. A rear carrier allows you to use bags. Lights that are integrated with your eBikes battery. A chainguard keeps your chain & trousers clean. Integrated frame locks for quickie stops. And a nice bell to politely tell people to get out of your way!
Where a battery is located on the bike can really affect the handling. Too high up and the bike will be top heavy - when pedaling hard out of the saddle it will fight being swung back and forth. To far back on a frame not stiffed in the rear, and the bike can "swim" when pedaling out of the saddle. When the battery is located in the frame, it keeps the lines clean and look is stealthy - so that your eBike will fit in more with regular bikes.
Long story short:
- skip cable brakes altogether
- if you want outstanding braking force - get hydraulic disc brakes.
- If you want the lowest maintenance brakes with great stopping power - get hydraulic rim brakes.
Answers to questions like - why is Pedal Assist better than Throttle? Mid-drive better than Hub Drive? Torque sensor vs Cadence sensor?
eBike terminology can be like a new language. Some of it just doesn't make sense, like how can all the motors possibly be rated at exactly the same watts - does that mean they are all just as fast? Motor power is usually in "nominal" watts - but this does not tell the whole story. What about Torque? Amps, volts, watts, direct drive - it's enough to give you a headache. Can't someone just tell me which is the best or has the most horsepower? If you are confused, that's a sign you are might be starting to understand.
Riese & Müller is considered the worlds best eBike manufacturer - they custom build every eBike to your selection of premium specifications at their German factory, and to the industry's most exacting standards, using strictly proven, best-in-class Bosch electric assist systems. Riese & Müller might not be your first eBike purchase - quite probably it will be your last.
Specialized is the top US bike brand for a reason - a laser focus on ingenious innovations, now breaking new ground with eBike families - the sporty Vado, upright Como, and off road Levo. Exclusives include the mission control bluetooth app - choose your destination, and it selects your power level so you don't run out of juice.
Since 1892, Royal Dutch Gazelle has been making the finest quality, smoothest riding city bikes - currently over 1/4 of a million bicycles a year. Consistently Gazelle is a top selling brand - beneath a classic exterior are clever innovations and secret upgrades, paired with rock solid systems like Bosch and Shimano.
Bulls is a top brand in Germany - part of the world's biggest dealer cooperative in the bike business - has wide mix of eMTBs, eRoad, eCross to eUrban to eFat bikes and even a youth eBike. Bulls is an "inter-faith" eBike brand - they uses motor systems from Bosch, Brose and Shimano on their bikes.
Raleigh Electric has 130+ year heritage as a household name in normal bikes - it delivers an exceptional value in their eBikes. Part of a family of brands that is the world's largest electric bike manufacturer, the Accell Group - their global volume means they have pricing and features attractive to the entry level eBiker.
Kalkhoff's premium electric commuter bikes are designed, manufactured and individually assembled in Germany to the highest quality standards. Seamlessly integrating utility and luxury, Kalkhoff bikes are top of the class with up to 127 mile range on one charge.