What is an E-Bike?
You still need to pedal and steer with the handlebars, just like a regular bike. The electric motor is designed to assist, not completely replace pedalling. It means that hills and headwinds are more manageable, meaning you can travel further and can enjoy riding for longer – perfect for a morning commute or to tackle that mountain trail all day long!
10 Reasons to E-Bike
1. Environmental benefits
Half of all car journeys are five kilometres or less. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the CO2 emissions of a car are around 40 times higher than those of a bicycle with a battery-powered motor.
Swapping to an E-Bike rather than a car for short distance travel, you are helping to protect the environment, and since the recent increase of fuel and general living costs, you could also help protect your bank balance.
2. Headwinds? A thing of the past!
Who hasn’t wished for a little help when cycling on steep mountain roads or into strong winds? An E-Bike will act like an invisible “hand” that provides a gentle push. Tackle slopes or steep climbs almost effortlessly. Mountains are no longer a problem - and no need to wait for the bike lift at your local bike park.
3. Perfect for commuting
Commute to work and keep fit at the same time.
A glance at the statistics reveals that there are 30 million commuters in Germany. Nearly 25 million of them travel less than 25 km to work. Indeed, nearly every other German commuter travels less than 10 km to work. E-Bikes are ideal for these short distances.
4. Alleviation, exercise, extra boost
Thanks to the even and adjustable assistance that an E-Bike Motor provides, it makes them ideal for training or rehabilitation purposes after an injury. Likewise,
if you have not ridden a bicycle for a long time, an electric bike is the perfect way to build your strength and confidence at your own pace.
Furthermore, the drive system prevents an excessive burden on knees and thigh muscles. This eases pressure on joints, tendons and ligaments. You would like to be fit and healthy and improve your wellbeing? An E-Bike is a step in the right direction.
5. Keeps you fit, makes you mobile
Are E-Bike cheating? Not at all! Despite the power assistance, E-Bikers still have to hit the pedals to get moving. The rider is in full control of the level of power assistance required.
Research shows that E-Bikers get out more often and cover a much further distance than conventional cyclists.
6. 'Wheelie' good advice
Tensions can soar when people with unequal physical conditions and
expectations go on a cycle ride together. That is when a little motor can work wonders.
It's power assistance equalizes differences in performance and brings people closer together, making each trip more enjoyable for everyone involved.
7. Easy on the wallet
Fuel costs, insurance premiums, car tax or parking charges? Zero.
Maintaining an E-Bike is also a fraction of the cost of repairing a motor vehicle.
8. Fun factor
E-Bikes make cycling less work and more fun. The pedelec is the fastest mode of transport available in urban traffic over distances of up to and including 5km, even over distances of up to 10km, eBikers can easily keep up with car drivers.
9. Extra mobility
Need to use multiple modes of transport to get around? No problem.
You can take your E-Bike to the train station, take the train and then either use public transportation. You can be fast and flexible with an E-Bike.
You can cover distances more easily and increase those distances you travel. Power assistance gives you a real boost in the city. E-Bikers don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to park either, now that's a bonus!
10. Something for everyone
The market is ever changing and coming up with new models and versions.
Pedelecs are capable of speeds of up to 15.5 mph. E-Bikes are available for urban or cross-country use, for leisure tours or for summiteers with sporting ambitions. There is a wide range from which to choose and the right E-Bike for every ability.