Hub-drive vs. Mid-drive Electric Bikes: What Are the Differences that Matter?
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The EVELO blog
Author: Team EVELO
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 (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
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.
In February 2019, EVELO Electric Bicycles’ director of customer service, Bill Cummings, presented to an audience of Recreational Vehicle (RV) owners at the Southeast Area RV Rally in Florida. You can watch his complete Electric Bikes 101 presentation on video or read your way through the partial transcript provided below. … Read more
The Escapees RV Club 59th Escapade National Rally is March 17 to 22, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. This year’s Escapade is the Club’s largest gathering and a great way to learn about an active RV lifestyle. … Read more
Thousands of RV owners will assemble at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, March 13 to 16, 2019, for the Family Motor Coach Association’s International Convention and RV Expo.
EVELO will be there too, helping RV owners learn how and why electric bikes are a great addition to the RV lifestyle. … Read more
You want to be able to ride and enjoy your electric bike whether you’re taking a leisurely afternoon cruise in the park or challenging the automobile traffic on your morning commute. To do that, all of your electric bike’s systems must be working well.
One key component is your electric bike’s battery. You want to keep it in good shape, so here are five electric bike charging tips meant to help your ebike battery live a long life. … Read more
The batteries used on EVELO electric bikes are rated for 600 charge cycles. Thus, if you average 30 miles per charge, you could ride an EVELO electric bike about 18,000 miles before you would need to replace the battery under good conditions. … Read more