Every day a new design of electric bikes comes out practically. And it is not only the traditional bike companies, but even those of motorcycles, cars or even airplanes, are taking out prototypes of electric bikes, knowing the market is so juicy that before was the future, but it is already present.
What bike are you looking for or need?
Before walking, it is advisable to know where to direct the steps. And the same thing happens with the choice of the electric bike to buy. If we jump to the trigger (or quick click on the internet) we can regret it. And not only because electric bikes have prices to think calmly, but because we can make the wrong bike and end up using the e-bike as a precious storage room decoration.
What types of electric bikes are there and which one is best for you?
The range of electric bikes has alternatives for all cyclists, for all surfaces (asphalt, dirt), for the type of exercise (walk, descents, climbs), with pedal or accelerator assistance, and for all scenarios. You can rely on this electric bike manufacturer and choose your favorite type on its official website.
The order of our recommendations does not have to be understood by the importance when choosing an electric bike. For some cyclists the important thing will be the autonomy and duration of the battery, for others the charging time, for others with less purchasing power the price and for others perhaps the design or weight of the bike.
We know many friends who have bought real ‘ferraris’ or electric bikes to use once a month, or to travel short distances or on terrain for which they are not suitable. That is why the price of the electric bike must be one of the most important things. The evolution of e-bikes is so fast that year after year cheaper bikes with greater autonomy come out. Something similar happens to cell phone batteries or computer capabilities.
The savings in the medium and long term that a user can achieve by buying an electric bike and dispensing with public transport, or gasoline or taxis, is so high that there is no longer so much fear of making an investment to buy a good electric bike. If we think about it, in a month we can spend between $ 60 and $ 150 on public transport, and more if we go to work by car. So in a year we can save up to $ 1,500-2000, an amount with which we can buy a decent electric bike.
If we talk about price, the range of electric bikes goes from $ 450 to almost infinity (there are models of more than $ 10,000) although in our country, the average is usually around 1,100 dollars.
- Autonomy and Battery
The aspect of autonomy matters a lot. Running out of battery can be a chore, because dragging an electric bike “bareback” is not recommended. It is true that in cities it is much easier to find charging stations, and that bikes can be charged at any outlet. But batteries with greater autonomy are always better seen.
The weight is not trivial. While it is true that less heavy bikes are increasingly being achieved by reducing the size of the batteries. The average weight is around 20 kg for urban bikes while mountain or road bikes are somewhat lighter. Obviously, the use of more refined materials, less heavy and durable, usually leads to a greater outlay in the price of the bike.
- Urban or Mountain
On average, 40% of buyers in our country choose urban bikes. Why? Perhaps because most of the population is concentrated in cities, the use of bicycles will be eminently urban, and thought of as an option to go to work or move.
Cities are finally moving towards improving sustainability and caring for the environment. Even the measures of the governments of many countries and cities, promoting the network of cycle lanes, or prohibiting the transit of cars with high levels of pollution, suggests that the bike will be the most important private transport model. On the other hand, the pandemic, and the fear of using shared public transport, has led to sales of electric bikes soaring. Therefore, sustainability is another factor that prevails when promoting its use, and that at the same time, is a reason to choose the model.
Are you now ready to choose?