Hub-drive vs. Mid-drive Electric Bikes: What Are the Differences that Matter?
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Comparing a hub-drive and mid-drive electric bike? You’ll want to consider power, performance, and price. Because when it comes down to it, these are the differences that really matter. How your electric bike is propelled has a significant impact on its ability to climb hills, on how it feels to ride (what we’re calling performance), and on how much it costs. Here is what you should consider.
Electric bikes are part of a new mobility movement wherein recreational riders and commuters can use their bikes not just for fun, but also to drive less and get around better.
Percy Chien is the executive director of Fairly Bike Manufacturing Company, a high-quality contract manufacturer that has built bicycles and electric bikes for leading brands all over the world.
In this episode of The Electric Bike Podcast from EVELO, Percy talks about how the mobility movement contributes to growth in the electric bike market and about bicycle and electric bike manufacturing generally. … Read more
Google Maps is among the best, free online mapping solutions, and it can be a good tool for planning recreational bike rides or commutes.
Whether you’re taking a leisurely ride around town, commuting to work or school, or even getting some serious exercise, riding an electric bike is fun and fast. But riding an electric bike is not the same as driving. You don’t necessarily want to use the same roads and you may not be interested in the shortest route. … Read more
Baby boomers can have fun, improve their fitness, and create or strengthen friendships with bicycling. And riding an electric bike makes getting back into bicycling even easier.
Here are five tips to help you get back into riding a bike. … Read more
Riding an electric bike is fun. It reminds you of when you were young and you patrolled the streets and roads in your home town. This week, Pete Prebus, the founder of the Electric Bike Report joined EVELO to talk about electric bikes. Turns out they are fun for him too. … Read more
Electric bikes (e-bikes) give riders a motorized boost. This additional power has many significant benefits, including helping riders cycle up steep hills, improving the riding experience for older or relatively slower riders, and allowing commuters to arrive at work neatly and not sweaty. These features have made electric bikes a trend in the United States, and while there have been two important North American electric bike surveys from Portland State University in 2013 and 2017, more research should be done to understand why people ride electric bikes and to identify those people. Our findings begin to answer these questions. first by identifying a clear trend which seems to indicate that older Americans, often older than 55, ride electric bikes for recreation and health.
Riding an electric bike is fun. No doubt about it. Yes, an electric bike helps you climb hills and makes certain you have the energy to make a long ride, but an electric bike is also just fun.
In this video, Bill describes how to properly set the saddle height, how to check if the seat is tight enough, and even how the handlebar position can affect the ride. Bottom line, Bill’s advice will help you get a comfortable and controlled ride. … Read more
An electric bike can help you climb a steep hill with ease, but it is your electric bike’s braking system that will help you descend that same hill safely.
All of the bikes we build at EVELO have braking systems selected specifically to match the bike’s performance, but there are still important differences, for example, between hydraulic brakes and mechanical brakes.
In this video, Alex explains some of those differences and does his best to help you make the best choice for your next electric bike. … Read more
The short answer is no. In most cases, you cannot use a health savings account (HSA) to purchase an electric bike or really any sports or recreational equipment. But there is a longer answer which could end in “yes.”“Americans can use their health savings account to purchase exercise equipment, like a bicycle, if they have a diagnosed medical condition and receive a Letter of Medical Necessity from their doctor,” said Shobin Uralil, founder and COO of Lively, a customer-centric HSA provider.
Electric bikes are fun to ride, great for fitness, and easy to use. In fact, many of the components found on an EVELO electric bike were selected specifically to provide a better overall riding experience than what’s available from most conventional bicycles or other e-bikes.