The bicycle has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Today, the addition of electric motors and compact batteries have made bikes an even more practical transportation choice. The electric mountain bike gives the added benefit of a power assist for negotiating inclines and rough terrain—a nightmare for a lot of riders. The added electric motor also gives you the ability to cruise at speed along main roads (up to 15 miles per hour), thereby saving your legs from having to pedal through moving traffic. Electric cycles have certainly made biking a more relaxing proposition.
Most e-bikes can give a range of 31 miles on a single charge. Since it still a bicycle, you can switch to pedal power at any time, further increasing the range. Switch off the motor and pedal the bike as normal to preserve the battery and give yourself a healthy workout. Battery packs are also simple to charge up—just plug into a standard wall socket. Hooking up the battery to the charger overnight will give you better range.
Modern electric mountain bikes also benefit from the use of lightweight alloys and materials, making them easier to manoeuvre and ride around. Digital gauges and displays show the rider vital information such as speed, distance covered, and the amount of charge left in the batteries. Powerful LED head and tail lights give you more visibility in the dark and add an element of safety, especially when riding at night. Making it safe to ride even on evenings.
Electric mountain bikes are also available with bike frame styles for men and women. They come in many different colours and materials and can be customised with trim, tires, gears and shifters, brakes, and control lines to the rider’s preference. Standard bike accessories can also be used.