To improve your shopping experience today and in the future, this site uses cookies.
I Accept Cookies

Spun Cycles & Run Store Demo & Hire

All you need to know about eBikes!

1. First and foremost, its impossible to ride one without smiling!!

2. E-bikes make pedaling easier.
Generally speaking, e-bikes are bicycles with a battery-powered “assist” that comes via pedaling and, in some cases, a throttle. When you push the pedals on a pedal-assist e-bike, a small motor engages and gives you a boost, so you can zip up hills and cruise over tough terrain without gassing yourself. You control your speed with your feet, like with a regular bike, you just feel really powerful and accelerate easily.

3. They go pretty fast… to a point.
The harder you pedal, the bigger the boost, the faster you’ll ride—to a point. E-bikes let you hum along at a brisk clip, but they aren’t motorcycles. You’ll never hammer down the road at 45 mph. The motor is governed to stop propelling you further when you hit 25KM per hour. You can also control how big of an assist you get. Most e-bikes come with a power switch that lets you adjust the boost setting from “eco” (low) to “turbo” (high), for when you want a little more oomph to help you, say, up a steep hill.

4. You’ll ride a lot more, even if you already ride a lot.
Getting an e-bike can dramatically increase how often you ride, most of our customers who have purchased an ebike from us have told us they are cycling at least 50% more often. It makes sense: Even if you’re super fit, you still get tired (likely from training or racing) and remounting your bike can feel like a chore. If you have an e-bike, you can continue riding while giving your knackered legs a bit of a break. You can also go faster, which makes biking for longer trips more attractive, even when you’re pressed for time.

For those who aren’t frequent riders, e-bikes open up a whole new world. While you may not be conditioned to ride 10-15KM at a time, you can cover those distances easily with an electric assist, which is a great way to build endurance and confidence.

5. There’s an e-bike for everything.
Name a type of riding, and there’s an e-bike for that. If you have zero interest in an electric road bike, you may find yourself head over heels for a high-capacity e-cargo bike that can haul 400 pounds of stuff while still cruising at a cool 20kmh. E-bikes are available in fat, cargo, commuter, recreational, hardtail, full-suspension mountain, and even performance road bike styles.

6. They can replace driving.
People are buying electric bicycles as a way to reduce car trips, Many of the customers at Spun have told us are buying an e-bike specifically to replace driving a car. Particularly with the Covid 19 Pandemic, many customers wanted to avoid public transport. And many other reasons buyers listed for wanting an e-bike—including carrying cargo and kids, avoiding parking and traffic, and environmental concerns—also indicate a desire to get out from behind the wheel. Plus, you don’t need to change clothes or clean up when you arrive at your destination, because you don’t have to work up as much of a sweat.

7. Yes, you still get exercise.
E-bikes do some of the work for you, but they still count as exercise. Even if you’re in excellent shape and very fit, you still can get exercise by e-biking. Ebikes assist with pedaling, they dont pedal for you!