Purchase of an electric bike
Thinking of buying an electric bike, but wondering if it's worth it? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of e-bikes and guide you in making this important purchase.
The popularity of e-bikes has grown considerably recently, but what are the pros and cons? We go through the most common ideas about electric bikes and give advice on what to consider when choosing a model. An e-bike is quite a big investment, but if you find the right one, you will get a reliable and comfortable means of transport that you can enjoy for many years.
Autotavara's electric bike selection includes many different electric bikes - welcome to explore our selection.
Buying a quality e-bike
The electric bikes sold today are very different from the first electric bike designs. In the beginning, the bikes' batteries were not adapted to work in the harsh and cold climate of the Nordic countries, and the promised range of the bikes was mostly hypothetical.
A lot has happened in a short time, and e-bikes have evolved into functional and practical options for many cyclists and ex-drivers.
Electric cycling is no longer just a fad, but is becoming part of the Finnish cycling culture. It is actually expanding the concept of cycling and the countrywide cycling community. The situation is also the same outside Finland's borders - electric bikes have started their world conquest.
In the electric bike market, we have even had to sell non-oota because the component shortage has extended the delivery times of the bikes. In a short time, the increase in demand has driven the development of bikes forward and brought benefits with new technology and more user-friendly bikes, and today there are more bike models and types than ever and better quality and more cost-effective bikes.
Better batteries - longer range
Modern e-bikes are very high quality in terms of safety, performance and comfort. Rechargeable batteries have a better capacity and are more efficient, so you can drive longer than before on a single charge. The motors are also honed to match the design of the bike, and in many cases you won't even notice that the bike has a motor - it's only revealed by the stylish battery pack.
The battery is removable, so you can easily remove it when you want to charge it. This is especially handy if you don't have an electrical plug in your bike storage or if you want to bring the battery home to reduce the risk of theft. Charging the battery in cold weather should also be done in warm indoors . Many people also find it convenient to charge the battery indoors as they can keep it under control and remove it when it is fully charged.
How to choose the right electric bike model
In order to get the most out of your new electric bike, it is important to think about the model before buying. Start by asking yourself a few basic questions. What is more important - appearance, comfort or functionality? Many models combine all these features, but the price must also be taken into account.
Do you want a sporty model that can withstand fast and hard forest trips, or a comfortable city bike? Have you perhaps considered purchasing an electric fat bike, i.e. a fat bike? I think about what your needs are and where and how you ride your bike, so it's easier to make a choice.
How many gears you need is a matter of taste. If you travel long distances, many gears can provide more comfort than a bike with fewer gears. However, an electric bike feels very different from a regular bike, and you get motorized pedaling assistance while cycling. Therefore, the number of gears in an electric bike is less significant than in a regular bike. Trail feel can also vary significantly between different models.
Where can I find an affordable electric bike?
Autotarvike.com has several electric mountain bikes and electric fat bikes in its selection. All our bikes have a 12-month warranty, which allows you to be sure of the product's quality. Through us you can also get additional batteries and other spare parts for electric bikes, such as different phone and luggage racks. You should familiarize yourself with our good selection of electric bikes and choose the right model for your needs.
Advantages of electric bicycles
- Comfortable, easy and fun to drive - no effort and no sweat.
- You can cycle long distances quickly
- You can choose how much or how little help you want from the engine
- Hilly terrain is not an obstacle for cycling
- Good batteries offer high performance and a long service life
Disadvantages of electric bicycles
- Prone to theft
- An outlet is required for charging - many people bring the battery inside
- More expensive than a regular bike
Is an electric bike only for lazy people?
There are many prejudices surrounding e-bikes, with some dismissing the concept by claiming that "an e-bike is for people who are too lazy to ride a bike themselves". However, we would argue the opposite. Cycling has never been easier or more fun!
Because you can choose how much or how little motor assistance you want, you can use your leg muscles as you want, just as much as you want. The difference is that if you're halfway home and get tired, it's handy to be able to start the engine to help.
Many people who were critical of electric bikes have completely reconsidered after testing. The light feeling of floating when riding an e-bike is a bit like riding a moped, but the bike is easier to control and you don't have to worry about loud noise or the smell of gasoline.
The electric bike battery is environmentally friendly because it can be charged many times and can be used for longer distances than a regular bike. In cities where traffic is sometimes at a standstill, an electric bike can save a lot of time on commuting or shopping.
If you haven't tried riding an electric bike yet, we recommend that you try it without delay!