Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Bicycles
Before purchasing a bike with an electric motor for more power than a regular bike—i.e.: an electric bike—it’s important to know the basics. Here we answer the big questions.
How Fast Do E Bikes Go?
The speed of an electric bike depends on the power of the motor and the design of the bike. Our St George ebikes can go as fast as 20 mph, but most riders will not need or want to go that fast.
How Far Can Electric Bikes Go?
The distance an electric bike can travel depends on the battery size and the rider’s weight. A larger battery will allow the bike to go further on a single charge. A heavier rider will use more power and therefore travel a shorter distance.
How Do Electric Bikes Work?
Electric bikes have a motor that helps the rider pedal (called “pedal assist”). The motor is powered by a battery, and the amount of power used can be controlled by the rider.
Do You Need a License for an Electric Bike?
In most states, you do not need a license to ride an electric bike. However, there may be restrictions on where you can ride. Check with your local laws to be sure.
Can Electric Bikes Get Wet?
Yes, electric bikes can get wet.
What Is the Difference Between an Electric Bike and a Scooter?
An electric bike is a bicycle with an electric motor offers more pedal power. A scooter is a vehicle with two or three wheels that is powered by an electric motor.
Do Electric Bikes Come in Different Sizes?
Yes, electric bikes come in different sizes. Some are meant for children, while others are made for adults.
Where Can You Ride an Electric Bike?
Generally, you can ride an electric bike anywhere you would ride a normal bike. This includes on the street, on bike paths and on trails.
What Happens if the Battery Runs Out?
If the battery runs out, you will have to pedal the bike like a regular bicycle.
Can You Get a Flat Tire on an Electric Bike?
Yes, you can get a flat tire on an electric bike. However, you can avoid this by keeping your tires properly inflated and by avoiding obstacles such as potholes.
How Much Does an Electric Bike Cost?
Electric bikes can range in price from around $500 to over $5000. The price will depend on the features of the bike and the quality of the components.
What Are the Benefits of an Electric Bike?
There are many benefits to riding an electric bike. Electric bikes are environmentally friendly, they help you save money on transportation costs, and they provide a great workout.
Do Electric Bikes Charge When You Pedal?
No, electric bikes do not charge when you pedal. The battery is only charged when the bike is plugged into a power outlet where you charge the battery.
How To Buy an Electric Bicycle?
Come on into Bicycles Unlimited today! We offer a wide range of electric bikes to choose from. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to help you find the perfect electric bike for your needs.
We hope this guide was helpful in answering your questions about electric bikes. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help.