THE AMERICAN EBIKE BLOG: ART OF CHOOSING AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE

April 4, 2017 2:34 pm Published by

There are millions of reasons to get an electric bicycle from saving money, to being earth conscious, to just wanting to have fun. Once you decide that you want to join the clean energy vehicle revolution and buy the world’s top selling electric vehicle – the electric bike – there are questions that inevitably come up. The first, and usually most important on is, “which electric bike is right for me?”

To determine the electric bike that is right for you, you must first ask yourself “what kind of riding am I planning to do?” Just like regular bikes, electric bikes come in all shapes and styles, and are designed for many different types of terrains and riding styles.

The main types of eBikes are broken down on Prodecotech.com by terrain. Most electric bikes can fit into the categories of being every day or commuter road bikes. These feature road tires and are offered in a variety of electric bike frames. For riders who have difficulty lifting their leg over a high bar, we recommend a step-through style frame as exemplified by the Stride and Genesis electric bikes. A step-through frame allows for easy mounting and dismounting of the bike. For mostly road travel, we would recommend the Stride, if you want to add some off-roading into the mix, step up to the Genesis.

Where the complication usually occurs is if you want to do two types of riding that are not compatible like beach trail riding and daily commuting. The idea here, in most cases where you would want one of each of our great bikes to ride as the whim hits you, is to get the eBike that allows you the most usage. So consider how much road or trail riding you will be doing. If it is a 50/50 mix, maybe a hybrid electric bicycle like the Genesis R would suit your style. If you will be logging long rides and hitting the trails mostly on weekends, the Phantom or Stride is usually the optimum choice.

For the serious off-road enthusiasts, nothing is better than the Outlaw series electric mountain bikes. Outlaws are strictly trail bikes as they are capable of top speeds of 28MPH, which makes it our only electric bike that is not street legal. This electric bicycle off-road trailblazer is a top-of-the-line option for anyone who likes to power up the mountain, than ride down like an “Outlaw.”

If you have been looking into joining the fat tire electric bike craze, than you need to take a look at the ProdecoTech Rebel. This fat tire eBike is a beautifully designed show stopper. This electric bike gets attention from anyone who sees it and gets a ear-to-ear smile from anyone that rides it. The NuVinci gearless hub that is available on the Rebel X9 is truly a game changer making this fat tire bike as aggressively mobile under battery as it is when under pedal power.

The truth about choosing an eBike is you must ride one to understand what all the excitement and buzz is about. The electric bike revolution is coming to the USA and it is the result of ProdecoTech designing beautiful, powerful, electric bicycles that excite the American rider. You may have an idea of the style and type of eBike you want, but when you ride one, it truly will shape your experience and understanding of electric bicycles and the joy that these vehicles create.

To schedule a test ride, find your local prodecotech dealer here: https://www.prodecotech.com/electric-bike-dealer-locator/

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN EBIKE:

  • MOTOR
  • TERRAIN YOU WILL BE USING IT ON
  • BATTERY LIFE
  • BATTERY STYLE
  • WARRANTY
  • FRAME STYLE
  • TIRE STYLE
  • PRICE
  • MANUFACTURER

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This post was written by Jason Behfar

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