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This site is about helping to make electric bicycling easy, practical and fun. It is about making learning about, selecting, riding and maintaining electric bicycles simple and enjoyable.
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We are all asking questions
Electric bicycles may sound unfriendly and complicated. This is how they sounded to me when I first came across this phenomenon a few years ago. Even today, electrically assisted bicycles is a relatively new technology. E-bikes have not been around for centuries, as regular or conventional bikes have.
Did you know that the first bicycle was invented in 1817? While the first electric bicycle started its first ride only in the late 1990s. Now, the number of available e-bike models is exploding. How to make sense of all this proliferation of models, styles, types, batteries, motors and more? Unless you are a trained professional, it appears that most of us are far less comfortable with picking the right electric bike to suit our needs.
Needless to say that most e-bike models are not cheap. How much does it cost to own an e-bike? Even if you decide to buy an e-bike from China, the cost of this e-bike, including handling and delivery, will easily be above 1000 dollars (or euros). Cost consideration alone makes selecting an e-bike, not the most simple decision to make.
Many of us would start by asking – do I need an e-bike in the first place? What advantages would I have in buying one? If you made this decision, you are likely to start struggling with what model is best for you? Should you buy a foldable or a one-piece frame model? What will you be using your e-bike for? What features does it need to have? How long will the battery last? What does it mean a 250 watt or a 350-watt motor? I struggled with exactly the same questions when making my first choices.
Once and if you become a proud owner of a new and shiny e-bike, you may start asking yourself – can I fit my e-bike in a car? How to maintain my e-bike? Is it safe to ride it in winter or in rainy weather? Do I need a license to ride an electric bike? (well, this question it is better to ask prior to making your purchase, right?) Do I need to pay taxes on my e-bike? (yes, there are different regulations, depending on your country). Etc., etc.
Too many questions, not so many answers.
“Easy e-biking” is about making it easier for you
Easy e-biking is about sharing experience, giving lifehacks and tips, and helping you make your decisions more simple. In discussing e-bike related questions, publishing e-biking news and stories from around the world, I am sharing my own learnings. I am also complimenting this with lots of research via various internet resources and blogs, electric bike dealerships, rental shops and lots of common sense knowledge, to help you make your own educated decisions. Lots of information in one place to simplify your life and leave you more time to enjoy e-biking trips, rather than spend this time comparing and making sense of what you hear.
My opinion is not biased. I am not promoting any specific brand or model. Although I may occasionally be recommending e-bike models, equipment or gear. These recommendations are, again, based on the fact that I like what I bought and I enjoy using those products.
On this site, I will not be exploring in-depth technical details of specific motors, batteries or other equipment. This is not my goal. Plenty of sites are already doing this. Fair to say that if you are into technical details, you may not find what you are looking for on easy e-biking.
My goal is to give my readers enough knowledge for them to successfully buy and happily use their e-bikes. Not stress out and have fun all along the process!
Happy and easy e-biking! 🙂