For pretty much whatever type of riding you’re into, there is an e-bike equivalent to help you cover the ground that bit more quickly and efficiently. This week, we’re celebrating all sorts of electric bike riding with a whole host of tips, tricks and advice on how to get the most from your e-bike.
For city cyclists in particular, e-bikes are a great way of boosting your ability to get from A to B - whether that’s going further than you’d otherwise be able to, or arriving at your destination that bit more comfortable than if you rode a pedal-powered bike. These are the key benefits of riding an electric bike - but there’s plenty more besides!
For those just starting out, the range of choices and considerations can feel a little dizzying though - what’s actually the best electric bike for my kind of riding? How far can you ride an e-bike on a single charge?
We’ll run you through everything you need to know about electric bikes before you purchase, and electric bike batteries too.
E-bike motors vary greatly, with the most significant differences relating to the weight distribution and motor torque - we’ll run you through the anatomy of an e-bike motor for all the technical details, as well as guide you through how to choose an e-bike motor for your needs.
Find our round up of the best electric bikes for every kind of riding over here. If you already know you want a specific bike style, we have dedicated guides on those - whether you're looking for the best electric gravel bike for its all-terrain capability and confidence-inspiring stability, or the best electric folding bike for carrying on trains and buses, or easy storage.
Beyond just purchase considerations, check out our advice on how to maintain an e-bike to keep yours perfectly functioning.
The rules for storing an electric bike are pretty simple, although there are a few dos and don'ts which we run through in our guide on how to store an e-bike.
For more advice check out more of the content we already have published below, and we'll be adding links to the other pieces when they go live this week…
- How to wash an electric bike
- Ask a cycling coach: ‘Can you get fit on an electric bike?’
- Are e-cargo bikes the answer to all our traffic woes?
- How do e-bikes work and do you have to pedal them?
- Buy smartly: these e-bikes are certified by Underwriter Laboratories
- The best electric bike conversion kits 2023 and how to fit them
- Best e-bike insurance 2023 and everything you need to know
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