Ride further and grin wider with Electric. There is no question that Electric Bikes are the future of transport and leisure cycling. However buying one can seem a little daunting. So that's why we have written this post, to give you all the info you need to make the decision that's right for you.
What is an Electric Bike?
An Electric bike shares many of the same qualities as a regular bike but with an added boost in the form of a pedal driven motor and battery. Yes this does mean you do still need to pedal, but with most systems offering up to 4 or 5 assistance levels you can tailor how much (or how little) effort you would like to put in.
Depending on drive system and time spent in max/high assistance settings most electric bikes will last for around 60 miles on a single charge. However all electric bikes have a handy screen or light system which shows you your battery life at any time with the click of a button. All our electric bikes come fully charged as well as a charger included. For a full charge it will usually take around 3 hours (brand depending).
Which Electric Bike is right for me?
Just like buying a 'standard' bike choosing the correct type is mainly based on what style of riding you are planning on doing. If you are looking to do leisure rides with friends and family on tarmac/light off road surfaces, commute to work or head along to the local shop. Then an Electric Hybrid would be the best option for you. Other models of Electric Bikes include; Mountain, Road and Gravel. If your heart lies in the mountains and you wish to spend your time winding through single track switchbacks then check out our range of Electric Mountain Bikes. If you once were an avid member of the local Road club and were often seen out on the Saturday bunch run then check out our Electric Road Bike range. Finally if you love the best of both worlds, then check out our Electric Gravel range to meet all your BikePacking and adventure riding needs.
An example of an excellent Electric Hybrid would be the Ridgeback Electron +. With relaxed geometry, mudguards, lights and pannier rack the Electron + is ideal for carrying a spare change of cloths for commuting, supplies for a mid ride picnic or your local shop.
An excellent Electric Road Bike Example would be the Cannondale Supersix Evo Neo. The Supersix Evo is known for is exceptional handling and climbing prowess, and now with a motor - its just got faster.
An excellent Electric Gravel Bike option would be the Cannondale Topstone Neo SL. Created from Cannondale's most popular 'standard' Gravel Bike the Topstone, this is the ultimate Electric Gravel package with speedy 700c wheels and capable geometry.