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5 Tips for Buying the Right Electric Bike

If you’re in the market for an electric bike, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available to you. If you’re not careful, you could easily overspend on something that doesn’t fit your needs perfectly or even worse, purchase something that doesn’t work well and ends up being unsafe to ride. 

For an easy buying experience, keep these five tips in mind while shopping around.

 

Consider Price

Whether you're looking at electric bikes for sale, price is going to be a factor. But don't let it be the only factor. There are a lot of different types of electric bikes out there and the price range can be pretty significant. Do your research and make sure you're getting the features you want before making a decision.


Consider Purpose

When shopping for an electric bike, it's important to consider what you'll be using it for most. Whether you're looking to commute to work or explore off-road trails, there's an electric bike in Australia out there that's perfect for you. Here are five tips to help you find the best electric bike for your needs.

Figure out where and how you plan to ride. This will greatly influence which type of electric bike is right for you—and which components will matter most when shopping.

Are you planning on riding on urban streets? Can you take your electric bike on trains or buses? These are questions you need to consider.


Consider Battery Type

The electric motor bikes battery is the heart of the e-bike, so it’s important to choose wisely. Different battery types have different pros and cons. For example, a lead-acid battery is cheaper but has a shorter lifespan than a lithium-ion battery. You’ll also want to consider how easy it is to recharge the battery. Some electric bikes can be recharged on a standard household outlet, while others require a special charger.


Consider Wheels and Tires

When you're looking at electric bikes for sale, one of the first things you should consider is the wheels and tires. After all, these are what actually make contact with the ground, so it's important to choose ones that will be comfortable and efficient. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Tire width

Wider tires will provide more stability and traction, while narrower tires are more efficient. You may also want to look into electric bike tires made from puncture-resistant materials like Kevlar or rubber, which can last much longer than traditional bicycle tires.

Wheel size

Electric bikes come in various wheel sizes, but they usually range from 16 to 26. The most common size on electric bikes is 20 or 24, and this should offer a good enough balance between maneuverability and speed.


Wheel Material

Aluminum alloy or carbon fiber spokes can help reduce weight when building your electric bike for sale frame; if your budget permits, you might want to go with them as they'll have less rolling resistance (and therefore use less battery power) than steel spokes.


Consider Weight

Weight is an important factor to consider when purchasing electric motor bikes. The best electric bike for you is the one that fits your needs in terms of weight. If you're looking for an electric motorbike, be sure to check the weight limit to make sure it's right for you. 

If you're looking for an electric bike in Australia, be sure to check out Scooteroo, Australia’s leading e-bike shop for a wide range of options.