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Electric Bikes are becoming increasingly popular, these power-assisted bikes let you travel further, longer and at a faster pace. The extra weight of the bike is due to the burlier fame that is needed to take the battery and electric drive motor, most electric bikes weigh upwards of 15kg or 30lbs which means these are some of the heaviest bikes on the market.
Are there any limits I should be aware of? Yes, in short, the law in the UK for electric bikes means that the power assistance is limited to 15mph, which is 1mph lower than other countries in the European Union.
Electric Bikes come in different styles of bikes like an electric mountain bike and electric hybrid bikes. Electric mountain bikes are designed for all terrains, with the use of pedal assist making climbing up steep inclines easier and quicker, letting you enjoy more descents which are where MTB riders have the most fun. Electric mountain bikes are available as either a hardtail or a full-suspension bike, depending on your requirements. On the downside, these bikes do have an additional weight which does make it more difficult to walk and push the bike. Hybrid e-bikes are the most popular style of e-bikes, designed for commuters and leisure cyclists, making the journey to and from work or around the city easier and quicker without the need of relying on public transport. The batteries on the e-bikes take a varied length of time to charge depending on the manufacturer and bike, for example, Ebco UCL-60 e-bike takes between 5 and 6 hours to fully charge from flat. This one charge will give you a range of 30 to 45 miles which is more than plenty for any daily commuter or one day ride. Start Fitness stocks a wide collection of e-bikes from all the biggest cycling brands like Merida, Scott, Cannondale and much more with styles suited for men and women.
If you are unsure or have more questions then please contact our cycling department on the information page on this website or click here to view our buyers guide.
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