9 things you need to know about electric power bicycles

- May 15, 2019-

Motorcycles include all traditional bicycles. According to the classification of vehicles, there are mountain power assistance, road power assistance, urban commuter power assistance, long-distance travel electric power assistance... according to the type of power-assisted motor, there are hub motor and center motor, etc. Wait, let's explore the ten things you need to know about electric mountain bikes.

1. Why do you need an electric booster mountain bike?

Provides powerful power, enhances climbing ability; faster and smoother; easier to reach the top of the mountain and distant valleys; or just keep up with your friends. There are so many reasons for needing it. In developed countries in Europe, motorcycles have become the new favorite of people.

2. Motorcycle core: motor

At present, major bicycle manufacturers generally choose the five major motor manufacturers in the world: Bosch, Shimano, Brose, Yamaha, and Panasonic. In recent years, there have also been new domestic Beijing light passengers, Sanoi, double speed travel and other manufacturers. At the same time, bicycle manufacturers also make their own motors such as Rocky Mountain in the United States. Bosch and Shimano both use mid-mounted motors, which have advantages in mountain bikes.

3. Transmission system

Most electric-assisted mountain bikes are not much different from the “traditional” mountain bikes on the transmission system.

However, with the development of motorcycles, accessories dedicated to electric power products will become more and more common.

4. Other components

The electric assist mountain bike is heavy and powerful. If you only use low-cost single-layer tires, most of them are unbearable.

5. Is the electric assist mountain bike much heavier than the traditional mountain bike?

Considering the factors of the motor and the battery, the E-MTB is bound to be a lot of weight, but the actual power-added power during the riding process will not feel the weight of the weight.

Usually these electric assisted mountain bikes weigh more than 21-23kg, and only when they exceed 25kg, the weight factor will really plague travel.

6. How long does it take to charge a single charge?

E-MTB has a more powerful motor than commuter and rechargeable bicycles, generally up to 500Wh, and even higher. It can be fully charged with a dedicated charger for 2 hours.

7. Where can I ride a mountain to help the mountain bike?

Motorcycles are not electric vehicles, so there is basically no road section that prohibits motorcycles. The high-precision torque sensor of motorcycles can sense the rider's intention, intervene in the power at the right time, and exit the power-assisted mode when the maximum speed is limited. It is very safe.

8. How far can an electric assist mountain bike ride?

How far a motorcycle can ride depends on the battery capacity. Electric assisted mountain bikes also need to pay attention to the high torque output during off-road and the power consumption caused by difficult climbing. The boost mode generally has multiple gear options (usually the third gear). When using the boost mode, it may only provide one and a half hours of power. Using a more economical boost mode will allow you to ride farther. Manufacturers are also making unremitting efforts to improve battery life.

9. Focus on mountain geometry design

Reminder: At present, there are a lot of electric mountain bikes on the market, so don't be confused by the power output and battery life that the manufacturer is propagating. Excellent geometric design is equally important, because E-MTB is ultimately a mountain bike. A stable head tube angle, a suitable wheelbase setting, and a riser angle suitable for hip treading are all issues that must be considered in a mountain bike.