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?

A. No

Q. Do you do finance?

A. Yes the MTF Dunedin

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 to buy and maintain!

Q. How much fun?

A. So much fun!

Battery range

Benefits of ebikes

Regulations and safety of Ebikes NZTA

Hub motors versus mid-drive motor