WHAT IS A BIKE WITH ELECTRIC ASSISTANCE?
An electric bicycle (E-Bike) is primarily a bicycle. An E-bike cannot work if you do not pedal on it. The electric assistance comes with the pedaling, to give more power to the effort already provided by the cyclist. This assistance is dosed according to the level chosen by the user, the effort he is providing, and the intrinsic parameters of the engine.
It is the assistance that is electric, not the bike or the cyclist.
The pedelec (E-bike) is not recent. It is not a bike for people who do not want to pedal. Nor is it a bike only for people who need help pedaling. Each cyclist defines his own use of the electric bicycle. The electric bike is not new. The first prototypes were designed before the Tour de France was created. Some craftsmen made them in the 70s and some Asian countries have been using this mode of mass displacement for 20 years now.
Its shape and its utility have evolved as and when technological changes and habits of cyclists, but the philosophy remains the same: everyone can ride electric bike.
ALL ABOUT THE ELECTRIC ASSISTANCE BICYCLE
The purchase of an electric bike is often motivated by a discovery, a test, even fast, which does not leave you indifferent. We can see the possibilities offered by this means of transport: more distance, on more difficult routes, with more regularity, and carrying more things. Once the idea is validated, and in order to get the most out of it, it is important to direct your choice to an electric-assisted bike that fully corresponds to its use, while taking into account that it will evolve. Indeed, the electric bike to travel greater distances with the same effort, it is surprising to use it much more often than a traditional bike.
RIDE BICYCLE DOWN TOWN WITH LESS EFFORTS
The electric city/urban bikes offer comfort and practicality: mudguards, luggage rack, suitable position for urban driving. If you make 5km to 30km daily, the electric city bike is for you: arrive at the destination on time and without sweating, pedaling uphill without running out of steam, not wasting time in traffic jams and finding parking spot … The assistance adds its electric power to yours up to 25 km/h; beyond that, it is only the force of the pedal stroke or the profile of the road that makes the speed.
CHOICE OF THE MOTOR OF AN ELECTRIC BIKE: PRIVILEGE THE CENTRAL ENGINE
The central engine is the most sensible to find the usual sensations of the bike. Bosh engines are of excellent quality. It is important to try the urban electric bike to feel the temperament of the engine.
A MEANS OF MOVING ENCOURAGED
To encourage travel by bike, in some countries (Germany, France, UK…) municipalities set up fundraising campaigns for e-bike purchases. Increasingly improved bike paths, bike lanes at traffic lights, and right-turning cyclists are advancements for urban mobility. Unfortunately, in Greece we don’t benefit yet of all of these. Nevertheless, you won’t be wasting your time waiting in the traffic or looking around for parking, you will be able to go through pedestrian area down town and to leave your bike at the front door of where you have to go. Also, you will be saving money from the fuel of your car, parking ticket… And the main benefit will remind from the exercise that you will do every time instead of paying for the gym…
Healthy and happy!
Friday 28 & Friday 27: Urban equipped
Samedi 28: Urban equipped
THE IDEAL URBAN BIKE
The motor city bike has a power that easily compensates for the weight of the battery. It is easier to carry your office stuff, your shopping, or the baby carrier and your passenger to take the young person to school. Some models offer a position that is found on Dutch bikes. The seat is perfectly
comfortable thanks to a high handlebar, it is as much a bike for woman as for man. The batteries usually have a tracking gauge that warns you of the remaining battery life to avoid breaking down while you are in the middle of a journey. It is therefore sufficient to monitor the remaining energy level of the Urban E-Bike at the console on the handle bar.
Choosing an electric city bike that has speeds allows you to vary the difficulty of pedaling for more or less milling. Some models even offer automatic speeds that match the power of the engine according to the effort you provide.
Dare the electric bike is to bet on the comfort of an easy-to-use equipment, and the assurance of never arriving late because of a traffic jam, parking spot or a bus / metro failure. It is thus a perfect equipment for your daily trips.
AN ASSISTANCE SENSOR THAT OPTIMIZES “PHYSICAL ACTIVITY”
As with all quality electric bicycles, you will find several types of sensors on the electric URBAN bike market. To optimize engine performance, manufacturers have installed speed sensors, cadence sensors and torque sensors. The purpose of such equipment is to automatically adjust the assistance provided to provide the best pedaling fluency. Do not worry, the bike takes care of everything: you just have the pleasure of pedaling. Thanks to the sensor performance, the battery life is optimal. Do not be afraid of the breakdown in view of the reliability and history of the engines marketed.
WHAT BUDGET FOR AN ELECTRIC BIKE?
The electric bicycle is a means of transport sometimes daily. It must be reasoned in the annual budget: it is easy to calculate that an electric bicycle worth 2000 to 2500 euros can be amortized in one to two years, depending on the share of postponement of the car to the E-Bike.
TRYING AN ELECTRIC BIKE:
We are offering electric bike trials to test the benefits in real conditions.
Come to your usual shop to try!
ELECTRIC URBAN BIKE FOR SEVERAL USES, AND SEVERAL OCCASIONS
The electric URBAN bike is a powerful ally for any occasion. You will amplify the distance on your usual course and you will increase your cumulative elevation by climbing all the hills without difficulty. There are many places where you can go while before you put a foot on the ground. All fans of single will find their pleasure in bikes that retain a nice handling. And in the most extreme cases, the “walk assist” function will give you access to the summit. It is also climb faster to better enjoy the descent! It will be the ideal ally of some long-distance fans. If this is not its primary function, you can also use your electric URBAN bike for some road links.
To maintain its effectiveness, regular maintenance of the E-Bike is essential in view of the delicate conditions of this type of use. Do not forget the manufacturer’s instructions to extend the life of the engine, battery and pedal. The chain is the part subject to a maximum of constraints and which will have to be changed more quickly than on a traditional bike. Very subject to shock and vibration, the electric urban bike requires a regular inspection of all the joints and of course especially at the wheels.
Specialists recommend cleaning your bike after each ride.