Electric bikes otherwise know as e-bikes are bikes that receive varying levels of assistance from electric motors. Electric bikes are great for those looking to go further faster or those looking to improve mobility. Don’t dismiss them so easily, at least try them out!
Electric mountain bike are a great option for a more enjoyable ride on the trails. Extra power means that uphill trails are now a breeze and basically feel like descending the entire time. Their ease of use won’t have you huffing and puffing on trails, giving you more time to enjoy the views. The hybrid electric bike is often seen as the city alternative to the car and the perfect solution for getting around town easily. They are seen as lean, green, commuting machines; a new age solution to catching public transport and getting around a congested city with ease.
The two main motor types found on E Bikes are commonly hub motors or mid-drive motors. Mid-Drive motors are known for higher performance and torque as it drives the crank instead of the wheel, allowing it to take greater advantage of the bike’s existing gears. This in turn delivers more power and range. Maintenance on mid-drive motors are simple and easy. The motor can be removed by taking out two bolts without affecting the rest of the bike; this means any regular bike shop can perform maintenance.
As you can see electric bicycles are available in a range of different styles and prices to suit all riders. Visit your local e-bike expert at one of our 99 Bikes stores in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.