Two Tips for Those Who Want to Buy Their First Electric Bicycle

Here are two tips people should follow if they're developed an interest in the sport of e-biking and want to buy their first electric bicycle.

They Should Consider the Terrain They Plan to Cycle On

Those who are about to shop for their first electric bicycles should think about what their cycling-related needs are and the type of terrain they plan to use their bicycles on. This will help them to choose the best electric bike for their personal requirements. For example, some electric bicycle models have far more pedal assistance levels than others. If a person wants to use their electric bike to go on long cycling excursions across hilly terrain, they might need to get a bike with several different levels of pedal assistance so they can get lots of pedalling support from the bike when they're going up steep hills and less pedal support when they get back onto flatter terrain.

If a person got an electric bicycle with just one or two levels of pedal assistance, they might find using it quite frustrating to use due to the bike either providing too much pedal assistance when they travel on flat terrain between steep hills (which could result in them not getting much exercise during these periods of their journey) or too little support when they're going up the hills (which could make their cycling excursions excessively tiring).

They Should Consider What Battery Range They Need the Bike to Have

A person buying their first electric bicycle should also ensure they select one whose battery range best suits their needs. The battery range of an electric bicycle refers to the distance a person can, on average, travel on it after it has been fully charged before it runs out of power. As such, if a person wants to travel on a cycling route that will amount to a 15-kilometre roundtrip, they should look for an electric bicycle with a battery range that will allow them to travel at least this distance without them having to recharge it.

If possible, it would be even better for a person in this situation to look for an electric bicycle with a slightly greater battery range than they think they'll need. If they do this, and they find themselves having to take a detour that extends their cycling trip or wanting to explore some scenic spots they come across, they won't need to worry about finding somewhere to recharge their bike's battery before they can return home.

To learn more about electric bicycles, reach out to a local supplier.

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Preparing for our annual road trip

Every year once summer hits, I get a hankering to head down the coast for a beach road trip. There is something special about getting in the car and just driving until you find the perfect beach which is so special and relaxing. Before I head off on our road trip, I like to get the car sorted out so the trip is as comfortable as possible. Having my tunes pumping, snacks flowing and the car humming along is all part of the magic - as well as car covers so that the dog doesn't destroy the back seat. This blog is all about getting set up for the perfect summer road trip.