Choosing the right electric bike kit which can be adapted properly to your existing bike is of vital importance as otherwise, you will have a lot of problems while installing the kit. While purchasing the kit make sure that the battery and the controller can be mounted to suit your old bike.
I know my limits, and have reasonable expectations for myself. When I bought an electric bicycle, it was really to keep up with my husband. He is a lot more athletic than I am, and I was always afraid that I would not be able to keep up on a longer bicycle trip or going up hills. My electric bike changed all that.
So how to decide whether you should buy an ordinary bicycle or an electric bike? What are the main criteria we need to consider before we make our purchase decision? I would say the first thing you need to think about is your own budget. The price for an ordinary bicycle range from hundred to few hundred dollars. As for mini bicicleta eletrica, their price is much higher than the ordinary one. It could be from few hundred to few thousand of dollars.
OElectric bikes are limited by US Federal law to 750 watts and 20 miles per hour. There are a lot of bikes and kits on the market that advertise power as high as 1000 watts. Beware! There are two ways to measure wattage, the initial surge or “peak wattage” that the motor puts out when it is first starting up, and the continuous wattage that the motor operates under. A lot of very high wattage motors are advertising their peak wattage, not their continuous output. As a consumer it is very difficult to tell the difference, but you can always ask. A tipoff would be a relatively large motor such as 500 watts that operates on a lower voltage battery such as 36 volts. A genuine 500 watt (or larger) continuous output motor would generally use 48 volts or more.
First, let’s take a look at what a folding bicycle can do for you. A fold up bike means that you don’t have to risk having your bike stolen while you park it in a public domain. You can carry it with you into the bus, or in the train as you travel. When you alight, simply unfold the bike and continue the journey. This way, you can avoid being stuck in traffic jams, and you get to burn some calories.
To be honest I thought that using a motorized bike was kind of cheating. For me biking was a way to exercise and if I used one with an engine, then that part was gone. However, in just a few days I noticed how wrong I had been. I actually exercise a lot more now with the Currie EZip, than I did before. Probably this is because I now feel safer. I can make longer trips as I know that I have the extra help if I get tired. Another reason could be that it’s a lot of fun.
Another thing to consider is the weight of the bicycle itself. In general, electric bicycle weight more if compare to ordinary bike. They also built with a motor and battery attached. If you dislike heavy or bulky vehicle, electric bike might not be your cup of tea. You should just buy an ordinary bicycle.
Make the final adjustment, double checking the brakes, making sure it is adjusted and is situated in your comfort level. Now you are set to go. Take your first ride slow so you can adjust to the new feel of your bike. Enjoy.