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How to choose an electric bike

No doubt you’ve also googled every permutation of e-bike/electric bike/pedal assist bicycle and followed every thread back and forth about pedelec vs. throttle control, front wheel driver vs. rear wheel drive and brushed vs. brushless motor. If you have I feel your pain. I know exactly how confusing this process can be. I’ve done it. Several years ago now when I first got into the industry I needed to get a feel for what was out there and what products would best suit different types of customer.

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Electric bike motors and sensors

Motors Modern pedelecs (electric bicycles) run on brushless electric motors that draw power from a battery contained in the bicycle frame or on the bicycle rack. They are available in three configurations; the two currently most popular are front or rear hub motors.  The third kind is the crank drive or centre motor. Front and …

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Electric bike batteries – a general overview

The heart of any electric bike is the battery; it should be high quality and have at least enough capacity to power your bike for your longest expected round trip. It is important to remember that the battery not only gives a rider range it also gives the motor sufficient power to propel the bike …

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Electric bike servicing, maintenance and repairs

The following guide of ‘insider’ top tips has been written by the Electric Transport Shop. If you are considering purchasing an electric bike (e-bike) or want to know how to maintain the one you own, then this article is for you. It gives you ‘insider top tips’ on how to look after your e-bike, maintaining …

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E-bike roadside troubleshooting and fault checks

  In conjunction with The Electric Transport Shop’s electric bike servicing, maintenance and repairs guide, this is a quick checklist for fault-finding if you should find yourself at the side of a road with a problem. Roadside troubleshooting and fault checks for electric bikes On an e-bike with e-components that work beautifully together and have …