- Oct 25, 2006
What, if any, is the difference between a pedelec and an ebike. Or is it just 2 terms for the same thing.
Is it possible to get a bike that will go up a hill of its own accord or do they all require user input.
Can I use gears with a electric bike - what I mean by this is they seem to come with a small number of gears. Not to say more is necessarily best but why not just put a electric motor on 18 gear bikes, is there a reason they don't ?
Which is best/most durable -: spindle powered, front hub powered or rear hub powered best. I think I'd prefer rear or spindled powered.
Batteries, seem to be lots of different types, is the lithium the best bet weight vs power wise. I want distance and power (to get up those hills when required) with respectable speed.
What is the best type of bike to get?, a mountain bike I have heard requires more effort so best going for a town bike, I guess the tyres make the difference.
Suspension, dual, single or none (fixed) - does this affect bike performance.