Cumbria Electric Bike Specialist
The bikes themselves are very similar to normal pedal cycles, with the exception that the frame components and brakes are ensured to be up to the job! Although there are some differences in the details, most eBikes are driven by either a Hub motor (in the front or rear wheel) or a Crank motor (drives the pedals). Powered by rechargeable battery, it provides assistance in varying degrees...only when you need it!
The rider can usually nowadays set how much assistance they want at any given time using a power level adjustment. Assistance can be turned off completely and you just have a normal bike. Power assist is limited to 15MPH in the UK
The technology is becoming more and more standardised as the product is refined so bikes are getting more similar (and easier) to ride.
There's nothing scary about trying one, we have easy to ride bikes to get you started and we'll be with you every step of the way.
Book a private demo or just turn up.
- "Don't worry it's
not that complicated!"
EBikes don't recharge themselves (there are some exceptions!) so you need to know how far you can ride on a charge right? Well here are a few factors to consider;
Battery capacity - some bikes are fixed, others let you choose the size you want. Bigger range = more expensive / weigh more.
Weight of bike and rider + luggage.
Riding conditions - Hills, terrain, wind, temperature
Riding style - Lot of help / little help
Battery capacity is quoted in Ampere/hour (Ah) or Watt/hour
(just to confuse things).
Small light commuter bikes have small light batteries with range of as little as 10 miles
Trekking, touring and mountain bikes have bigger batteries with ranges of over 100 miles!
Manufacturers are not consistent in their range statements and there's a lot of ambiguity! When a range says "up to" it generally means using minimum help on smooth ground with no hills! It's best to come and discuss your needs with a professional before you decide.
Bosch supply motors for many of our brands.
Click on their interactive tool BELOW...