E-bikes Make Pedaling Easier
Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling or, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself. They feel just like conventional bikes—but better. You control your speed with your feet, like with a regular bike, you can feel really powerful and accelerate easily.
They Go Pretty Fast
The harder you pedal, the bigger the boost, and the faster you’ll ride. The motor is governed to shut off when you hit about 20-28 mph, depending on the bike, so you’ll save time on your commute but still enjoy the scenery.
You can also control how big of an assist you get. Most e-bikes come with a power switch that lets you adjust the boost setting for when you want a little more oomph to help you, like up a steep hill.
You’ll Ride a Lot More
Getting an e-bike can dramatically increase how often you ride. For those who aren’t frequent riders, e-bikes open up a whole new world of cycling. While you may not think you can ride 5-10 miles at a time right now, you can cover those distances easily with an e-bike, which is a great way to build endurance and confidence. When you realize how easy it is to keep up with your kids or complete your local errands, you'll want to ride every day.