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Which ebike is right for me?

Finding the right electric bike can be difficult, but we made it easier through these simple questions.



How will you use your ebike?


Electric bikes come in many different styles for the different ways riders use their bikes.


Commuting

Commuter or road bikes are typically best suited for those that want an eco-friendly way to get to work or around the city. These models are light and zippy.


Hauling Cargo or Kids

For those that are looking to haul large cargo loads or parents with children, a cargo bike is a great option. Heavier rated payload capacity frames, extra racks, and larger motors help you carry more with ease.


Recreation

An all-terrain ebike is best for the recreational type of rider who plans to ride for fun on the weekends. Don't limit yourself to gravel or pavement - go anywhere!


Off-Roading or Hunting

Electric mountain bikes or hunting-style ebikes are great options for those that love the outdoors. These have heavy-duty knobby tires and larger batteries to make sure you don't get stuck in the woods.


Where will you be riding your ebike?


When deciding on an ebike, it's best to think about the environment you'll be riding in and the terrain underneath your tires.


Pavement and Bike Trails

For riders who live in the city, most ebikes will work so it comes down to rider preference on things like frame style, suspension, cargo capacity, tires, etc. We typically recommend commuter or road-style ebikes.


Gravel and Off-road

Knobby tires are important if the terrain underneath you could be unpredictable. Typically fat-tire ebikes or electric mountain bikes (emtb's) are the best choices due to the extra durability added to their frame and tires.


How far will you be traveling?


Electric bike batteries come in varying sizes and this correlates to the range of the ebike; in layman's terms, this is the amount of mileage you can ride between recharging the battery. It's important to think about how far your trips will be and make sure that the range of the ebike will meet your needs.


The range also depends on the amount of assistance used on each ride. For example, a rider that uses the first level of peddle assist and rarely uses the throttle will get more range than a rider who uses higher levels of peddle assist and more throttle.


What is your budget?


We carry ebikes from $750-$10,000 and are happy to find you the ebike that fits your budget. As with anything, as price increases, so does quality. Sometimes it makes sense to spend a little more in order to get an ebike that will check all your boxes and last longer.


Are you still unsure?


We provide one-on-one customer service for every ebike that goes out our door. If you're not sure what ebike to choose, let one of our eBike Specialists answer your questions and give a recommendation on which model to choose. Call us at 608-276-5921 or book a free ebike consultation.








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