Q. How far can I ride on a battery charge?
A. Depends on battery and is so difficult to predict due to variables of cyclist’s fitness, load carried, road surface, steep/flat, tyre type, wind, rain – so our rule of thumb is 10km per watt hour, over mixed terrain, with power setting centered on 3 with a 1-5 power range.
In real terms under pedal power a 500wh battery = 50 kms, a 840wh = 84 kms.
Q. Will I get any exercise when ebiking
A. Yes, increased fitness through a low impact, cardio workout. Anecdotally we have found people with various medical conditions, injuries or with hip/knee replacements have found them most beneficial. Also people with ebikes use them more often
Q. How long does it take to charge?
A. 3-8 hours for full charge
Q. What is the top speed?
A. 32-45kph depending on model – many have internal settings to change power or speed level.
Q. Where are DEBs ebikes made?
A. In China where 95% of the world’s ebikes are made and alongside its own fleet of over 200 million ebikes (2016)
Q. Do ebikes work in the rain?
A. Yes, but like people they love a towel down after getting wet and prefer sleeping under cover
Q. Do the batteries recharge going down hills?
A. No – great on cars and trucks but not on ebikes
Q. Do I need a special licence or pay road user charges?
Q. Do you do finance?
Q. Which is best front, mid or rear motors?
A. Each has its pros and cons and like a front, rear or all wheel drive car some motors suit some conditions riders better than others! Mid-drives are generally more expensive!
Q. How much fun?
A. So much fun!