If you are in the research process of your next electric bike it is very important to consider some factors that retailers never tell you and don't want you to know about.
ASSEMBLING A BIKE BY YOURSELF IS NOT SAFE
E-bike companies try to convince you that assembling a bike is easy and simple, but THAT IS NOT TRUE!
Bikes required professional assembly for your safety, disk brakes need to be aligned, wheels can get tweaked in transit, missed shifting drivetrain, underinflated tires, lose headsets, and other problems meaning extra time and money to get those issues resolved
BUY ONLINE IS EASY, BUT REPAIRING ONLINE IS NOT
Buy your bike where you know it can get fix it, many bike shops simply don't want to touch an electric bike and online retailers usually are out of State, so sending you a part not going to solve the problem.
Buying your next e-bike from an authorized dealer is peace of mind.
BIKES COME IN DIFFERENT SIZES
Your E-bike is a big investment, make sure that you fit right and comfortable, the only way to know if that bike is the one for you is by a test ride, please try before you buy. We offer free test rides
BUYING ONLINE DOESN'T SAVE YOU MONEY
Many people have the wrong idea that buying online can save the extra markup and pass those savings to you, sounds too good to be true, right?
Online retailers only want to kill the bike industry by avoiding customer service.
That's why many bike shops are shutting their doors today.
HYBRID BIKE... Most versatile bike, thicker tires are good for roads or bike trails, usually with front suspension
STEP THROUGHT... Makes life significantly easier to get on and off the bike, usually have more upright, comfortable riding position.
MOUNTAIN BIKE... Usually 27.5" or 29" equipped with powerful motors for off-roading
ROAD BIKE... Tend to be lighter in weight, thinner tires and rigid forks for faster rides, usually flat handlebars for more aggressive position
FOLDING BIKE... Lighters in weight, ideally for small spaces or public transportation
FAT TIRE BIKE...4" tires to have fun in every terrain as sand or snow, Fat tires gives an extra suspension,
There are many e-bikes out there to suit your type of usage, the best way to know which model is for you is asking you, what you’re going to use it for?, how often?, and where?, then decide which of the features are most important to you – balanced with your budget.
FORGET ABOUT LIGHTWEIGHT
All e-bikes are heavy on porpoise! to be sturdy and support all the stress of the powerful motors on their frames, e-bikes weight between 40 to 60 lbs. on average.
But the truth is that you don't need to worry to much about the weight, until you run out of battery as it could be very challenging to pedal with the motor off, more watts on the motor and bigger batteries means more weight, so consider when you buy a bike if you really need a 750W or a 350W? how many miles you usually ride? to get cover in range.
If you still really want a lightweight e-bike consider also an e-bike conversion on your existing aluminum or steel bike, www.GoodVibesBikes.com kits are one of the lightest and easy to install conversion kits with only 14lbs extra to your bike weight.
HOW MUCH IT COST AN E-BIKE
There is out there all kind of e-bikes models and prices, but the e-bikes that we sell go from $1000 to $3000 on average, we are very picky with the brands we sell, we e don't mess with faulty products that do not meet our rigorous selection process, based on reputation, customer service, warranty, parts, safety, and of course good price.
But doesn't matter how much it cost, you need to ask you how much I am going to save? and what are the benefits?
With an electric bike you will ride your bike more often as it will be more pleasant and less stressful that running out of breath, you have the option to exercise or not, and not get frustrated in that hill.
If you just do a couple of errands a week in an electric bike instead of your car, you can save on gas, time, parking, maintenance and get in a better shape and more healthier. e-bikes usually get paid by it self in 1 year or less.
E-BIKE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
Maintenance of the mechanical parts of an e-bike is basically the same as a regular bike. Brakes and gears needs to be adjusted, pads need to be replaced, tires can get punctures from time to time, however, some components, and particularly the drivetrain (cranks, chain and sprockets), are subject to greater forces and increased wear.
The motor itself is in a factory-sealed unit and you should never attempt to take it apart for maintenance or to try and fix a problem.
If it seems like there is something wrong with the motor or system, visit the store where the bike was purchased or take the bike to a reputable dealer.
But what happen if you bought your bike online?