Surprisingly, I get more questions about E-Bikes being for the lazy than “will they be powerful enough?”….and statements like “ I don’t need one, I need an ordinary bike to pedal and lose some weight” Well here’s something that will surprise you…. A recent study was carried out by Adam Alter, a cycling coach in the USA: He rode over 5000 miles on the same route using a conventional and an electric bike, using a power meter and heart rate monitor. I have the full study if anyo
UK lag behind Europe in supporting cycling among the older population. The population across Europe is ageing as people are living longer and the birth rate is falling. Policy makers are looking at systematic approaches to support and encourage people to stay active for longer in an effort to reduce end of life morbidity and the wider impact on national health and care services. Promoting and prolonging cycling among an ageing population is one way of achieving this, but the
HTTP://ELECTRICBIKEREPORT.COM/ELECTRIC-BIKE-MOTOR-COMPARISON Crank Motors In general a crank motor powers through the drivetrain (transmission) of the bike which enables the motor to help with long & steep climbs and power up to high speeds on flat roads. Pros • Crank drive systems are known for being able to climb long steep hills because they can leverage the lower gears of the bike and keep their rpm’s in an efficient range without getting “bogged down” like a hub motor.
HTTP://ELECTRICBIKEREPORT.COM/ELECTRIC-BIKE-MOTOR-COMPARISON Rear Hub Motors In general rear hub motors push you and they offer a wide range of power level options. Pros • Most people are familiar with the rear wheel driving the bike forward because that is the way 99.99% of bikes are built. • There is significantly less tendency for the rear wheel to spin on loose road conditions because the majority of the riders weight is over the rear wheel. • There is a wide range of
HTTP://ELECTRICBIKEREPORT.COM/ELECTRIC-BIKE-MOTOR-COMPARISON Here is a comparison of the different electric bike motor systems to help you determine which configuration is best for your riding needs. In the next three postings your will find the pros and cons of each system: the hub motors (front and rear), the crank motor and the rocket drive! First of all, let’s take a look at the popular hub motors. Hub Motors Hub motors are electric motors that are housed inside the hub o
"If you want to purchase an electric bike from people who are interested in making sure that you buy the right bike for your needs and not necessarily the most expensive models, you must visit Paul & Kat. They spent a great deal of time with us both providing advice and guidance from male and female perspectives to ensure we made the right choices. A lovely friendly couple who continue to provide us with fantastic after sales service and general advice." Rob "Hi Paul, Jen a
But do we really value it? Well in my experience with customers, yes we usually do. Typically when a customer comes to the shop, they are just starting to think about owning an electric bike and having some idea of the benefits and technology. They may have hired one or tried a friend or neighbour’s but hardly anyone comes in and orders a bike straight-off. [NOTE: Most ebike owners are only too happy to let you have a go if you ask them. They have first hand experience of wha
Finally some of the big bike chains have woken up to the idea that it’s important to get the right e-bike first time than to buy ‘blind’. Just a couple of points… We have of course always done this. We can actually ride with you and explain HOW to ride an ebike… Sure anyone can sit on an e-bike and pedal but we can show you: how best to tackle any hill, (it depends on the bike technology) how to make riding feel good and how to get the best range and life from your battery! U
Hi Paul Having now been the proud owner for four weeks of the e-bike I bought from you I really have to tell you how much this bike is changing my life. As you know, 18 months ago a problem with my back suddenly prevented me from walking even the short distance from my home to the town and I thought I would never be able to fell-walk again. But I needed to keep fit, just in case, so I took up regular cycling to replace the fell-walking. This has kept me fit but I’ve never got
THINKING OF BUYING AN E-BIKE IN THE SALES? Please read this through (link below, it’s fascinating) and if you agree, like and share it widely. It absolutely reflects our mindset at Eden-e-Motion not only with our bikes but everything we do. There are so many points I would like to pick-up on but I’m just going to say… 1. Buy what you need ... not something with a more expensive ticket price, someone has been incentivised to sell you at a discount. It may not be a bargain for
We have always known about these guys who are dedicated to puncture-free riding but the products have always been difficult to fit. Looks like their new Armour product is the answer to hedge cutting season misery around here. There is a size for pretty much every bike we sell. Currently we do not have a trade account with them but you can buy online and if you need us to fit them we can do that. https://tannus.co.uk Paul #environment #electricbiking #ebike #goinggreen #outdoo
My husband purchased an ebike online back in September last year ( with hindsight not one of his better ideas).
Since he’s had it there have been ongoing problems with the electrics,bike starts ok but dies on every occasion within a few hundred yards of home.
It is kept indoors so no chance of damp etc.
We have contacted the company purchased from,but they are less than helpful.
My husband assumed obviously incorrectly that he had a year’s warranty,which they den
Fully automatic gear shifting for ebikes with SHIMANO STEPS and Nexus Di2 hubs A new product has been released by Shimano to make automatic gear shifting possible for e-bikes. The Nexus hub with Di2 electronic shifting capability now takes gear shifting a step further by automatically selecting the best gear based on a rider’s cadence and speed. That means riders don’t have to worry about which gear to select, the bike will always choose the optimum gear based on speed and th
More people are taking control of their own health needs as they move into their later years as the projections are that the NHS will no longer be able to provide all the care needed. Entering older age fitter means less chronic illness and pain./ with regular exercise.. ACTIVE Life expectancy is increased by 5 years Total Life expectancy by 15 years Riding an e-bike is fun You can make purposeful journeys Exercising on an e-Bike is more efficient and less damaging to muscles
If charged with your own solar power – Free If charged at standard UK electricity rates – About 10p per full charge (50-100 miles) (once a year service is typical, can be as little as £36) Parking- Free Road tax- None Insurance – optional License – Not required #environment #electricbiking #ebike #goinggreen #outdoors #lifestyle #activelife #health #travelling #holidays #activitiesforholidays #exercise #getfit #cyclingwithelectric #rieseandmuller #Scottebikes #Idealebikes #Ge
An ebike emits ZERO CO2 – if renewable energy is used to charge the battery. However, if the average UK electricity is used (mix of fossil and renewable) the equivalent CO2 emissions would be 20g per mile For an economical car:
• The emissions alone are about 500g per mile
• Without counting the refining of the petrol or diesel
• Without counting the CO2 emissions of the manufacturing process So how green is your e-bike – in the worst case scenario an ebike will offset ALL it
Motorhomes are great. We have one and wouldn’t be without even though we don’t get to use it as much as we would like. On our shop-closed days (Tues and Weds, just so you know) we love to get away for a change of scenery even if it’s only to the borders or Whitby or N.Wales … we are away and free! Our big trip is to visit Kat’s mum and dad, when we pack up the kitchen sink and the dog and haul off to Finland! With an old dog, we don’t go far from the campsite nowadays so once
THE RAMBLINGS OF A SEPTUAGENARIAN E-BIKER: Cruising the Buttertubs http://www.yorkshire-dales.com/buttertubs.html Today’s the day, I’ve surveyed the route and the sun is shining, so after parking in Hardraw I set off. As I take the turning up to the Buttertubs I start my stopwatch and only 10 minutes later, as I arrive at the cattle grid, I have already done the only really steep part of this ascent. On the way I have seen the collection of more than a dozen large cairns on
The word is spreading folks, we are also an e-MTB shop! It’s probably even more important with an e-MTB to buy from a specialist bike shop as it can be a minefield of size, GEOMETRY, cockpit layout, suspension setup etc. all of which can hugely affect your ride enjoyment and performance. You wouldn’t take a formula 1 car on a rally so get some advice about what would best suit your riding aspirations and don’t buy the wrong frame and components for you, just because of what i
We wanted to to have a comfortable hard tail mountain bike of great quality and light weight, suitable for trail riding as well. I just took it for a short ride…. Ideal bikes (http://idealbicycles.co.uk) from Greece have been around since 1926 and are lovely, understated bikes but right up there with quality and performance alongside much better known brands. They are not cheap but like many of the brands sold by Eden-e-Motion, we have done our research and the quality, techn