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Well riding an electric bike may differ from riding a conventional pedal bike, most rookies get a hang of it in the first ride itself. It only takes a ride or two for our body’s muscles to adapt to the feel of the pedal as well as the assistance of an electric motor at the same time. The whole difference here is you get an assistance of an electric motor along with the pedal. There would be different riding modes like eco, city and sports; depending on the make of the bike.
When most of us were learning to ride a bicycle, we used to push the bicycle with our legs to gain the initial momentum. Well this is where exactly your electric bike got you covered. You just need to hop on your bike, start it up and there you go! Electric bikes provide instant torque, thanks to the assistance of an electric motor.
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Electric Bikes can be heavy compared to the conventional bikes because of the electric motor and the battery pack. The electric motor assist helps to overcome the sluggishness that a conventional bike might have, but an electric bike can be heavy compared to a conventional bike, for a fast moving heavy object also needs attentive hands on the brakes. Hence, it is advisable to break earlier on an e-bike.
Pedal up as fast as you can! An e-bike becomes the most efficient when you pedal it on a faster rate compared to a regular conventional bike, especially while climbing hills but it’s also not that you can’t pedal on a lower rate. E-bikes rides more smoothly and gets better battery life when you spin the pedals faster.
Ride your e-bike in low assist modes as much as you can! Your e-bike may have different speed modes built in. It varies on the make of the bike. There may be different speed modes like eco, city and sports. The choice of mode you make has a direct effect on the battery life. Hence, the more you ride in eco mode, the better battery life and range your e-bike will provide. By doing this you can save power and use it when you actually need it.