How do electric bikes differ from traditional bikes?
Want to get into cycling but not sure whether to choose a traditional bike or an electric bike? To make a decision, you need to know how electric bikes differ from bikes powered only by our muscles. Here are the key differences between the two types of bikes.
1.What an e-bike must have, ie motor, battery and display?
No bike can be called an e-bike if it doesn't have the components that make it electric. These elements are the motor, the battery and the display. The motor drives the bike, the battery provides the energy needed to run the motor, and on the display you can monitor the level of assistance and the battery charge level. Each of these components is important and they come in different forms.
The electric motors of the e-bikes that meet the legal requirements in the European Union (and these are the JOBOBIKE bikes) have a maximum power of 250 W. Each e-bike can be equipped with one of two motor types: a central motor or a hub motor.
The batteries used in modern electric bicycles are lithium-ion batteries. JOBOBIKE only uses batteries for its bikes that are equipped with a BMS system that protects the battery from overheating and overcharging.
There are two types of displays on e-bikes: LED displays and LCD displays. The former display information using LEDs, while the latter have screens that can be in color or black and white. LCD displays generally display more information than LED displays.
It is not difficult to guess that a bicycle that has all the components mentioned in point 1 is heavier than a conventional bicycle. An average e-bike weighs around 25 kg. The higher weight is not a disadvantage when driving with electric assistance. However, it can be a handicap if you want to ride your e-bike without assistance. This is not necessarily a disadvantage. If you want to do a really good bike workout every now and then, this handicap will make your workout even more effective.
The weight of the bike is especially important when we want to carry our e-bike up stairs. Especially if you choose a folding bike that you want to transport by car. It can be difficult to pack a heavy bike in the trunk. In this case, it is advisable to opt for an e-bike that does not weigh more than 25 kg. Most adults should be able to lift a bike like this.
3.Further and faster
E-bikes have a major advantage over conventional bicycles: they can cover much longer distances without using a lot of energy. With an e-bike you can reach places that previously seemed inaccessible because they were far away from where you live. With an e-bike, journeys of a few kilometers can be transformed into journeys of several kilometers or even ten kilometers.
The e-bike will also come in handy when our journey is not very long, but we want to choose an eco-friendly and cheap means of transport that will allow us to reach our destination without a flushed face from tiredness and in clean, sweat-free clothes to reach. The electric bike is therefore the ideal choice for people who are toying with the idea of riding an eco-friendly unicycle to work or school every day.
There's no denying that. E-bike prices are generally higher than traditional bikes. While a good bike without assistance can be had for as little as 500 euros, a good e-bike costs at least 1000 euros. This is of course due to the fact that e-bikes incorporate components that are not present in conventional bicycles.
With all these differences, is it worth buying an electric bike? Yes, of course. An e-bike offers freedom, independence and great comfort. We can enjoy the extra assistance of an electric motor and, if we feel like it, use our bike like a conventional bike.
Choose freedom. Choose your own path. Just ride the JOBOBIKE.