Are eBikes Good For Beginners?

The market of electric bicycles offers plenty of opportunities for the new rider. They can be used for everyday commuting, meeting friends, and even traveling. Why then should a beginner rider looking for a two-wheeler choose an offroad ebike over a regular bicycle or scooter? 

In this blog post, we'll cover at least 8 reasons why electric bicycles can benefit anyone getting started with e-bikes: 

1. They're easy to maintain.

There are many reasons why electric bicycles are easy to maintain. First and foremost, they are much simpler than their gas-powered counterparts. Electric bikes have fewer moving parts and don't require any kind of oil changes or tune-ups, so they're easier to keep clean and in good working order. Also, because electric bikes are powered by batteries that can be recharged at home or at a charging station, you don't have to worry about running out of fuel while you're riding!

2. They're a great exercise option.

Electric bikes are also great for people who want to improve their cardiovascular health: riding an electric bike can burn up to 400 calories an hour! And because of the way they work, you'll find yourself in a calorie-burning zone without even realizing it! Plus, riding an electric bike means no more worrying about not being able to get outside and enjoy the weather because of bad weather conditions; with an electric bike, you can go out no matter what's going on around you.

3. They are safe.

Electric bikes also have regenerative braking, which means that as you brake, electricity from the battery gets stored back into it. The more you brake, the more power you get. This prevents you from having to stop suddenly and can lessen the risk of getting into an accide

4. They're eco-friendly.

The energy used to power an electric bicycle is derived from the electrical grid, which means that you're using resources that would otherwise have been wasted. Electric bicycles are also environmentally friendly because they don't require any kind of fuel to operate.

Electric bicycles also use less water than regular bikes do, since there's no need for water to evaporate when it's being used to run the bike's motor.

5. They’re lightweight and compact.

An electric bicycle is lightweight and compact because it's powered by a battery, not a combustion engine. The battery weighs less than the engine, so the bike overall is lighter than it would be if it were relying on an internal combustion engine.

6. They're easy to learn.

Electric bikes are an excellent choice for people who have trouble riding a regular bike and need a more convenient way to get around. Electric bikes are also great for people who live in areas with steep hills or long distances between places they need to go.

The most obvious reason why electric bicycles are easy to learn is that they use a battery instead of pedaling. This means that the rider can just sit back and pedal as little or as much as they want, which makes it easier than ever to learn how to ride one.

7. They're easy to ride.

Because electric bikes have pedal assist, they make it a cinch to ride up hills and over long distances—even if you haven't been on a bike since childhood! And because they run on batteries, they never need to be plugged in or charged like gas-powered bikes do. So go ahead and take that long ride through the countryside without worrying about running out of juice halfway there!

8. They're quiet.

Electric bikes are much quieter than traditional gas-powered bicycles, which means you won't wake up everyone in your apartment complex every time you want to go for an evening ride with your partner (or vice versa). Just think: no more waking up the neighbors at 2 am with your squeaky breaks!

Final Thoughts

In the end, no matter what type of bike you choose, it's important that you are comfortable with your choice. And when it comes down to it, an electric bike may be a better fit for many beginners out there. They're lightweight and easy to handle by design. In other words, they'll make commuting just a little smoother and easier!

Matthew Bell from Crooked Path eBikes is an engineering major with over 25 years experience in heavy industry including nuclear power, rail, oil & gas and infrastructure. Worked closely with high profile clients both domestic and abroad to ensure customer satisfaction.

About the author

Hugh Courtois

Growing up, Hugh spent just as much time learning how to fix bikes as riding them. He loves building his own ride and messing with whatever he can to get the best setup for a great run.

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