What do you need to know before buying an E- Bike?
With Rogue Ridge E–Bikes, you genuinely get what you pay for. The more you pay, the better the battery life will be and Overall craftsmanship will be better resulting in a great riding experience.
Can electric bikes go up hills?
Today, the line of Rogue Ridge E- Bikes can be specifically designed towards ensuring that hill climbing is easy. … Through our gear systems, the E–Bike can be propelled to climb steep hills and when you do this, the average speed will be quite low.
Is servicing an E-Bike any different than a regular Bicycle?
Mechanical parts are the same parts that you will see on non-electric bikes. Servicing mechanical parts can be performed at any bike shop.
You might find that your bike parts might wear a little faster than on a non-electric bike – especially brake pads, chains, cogs and tires. But that is because most people put many more miles on their e-bike.
There is some basic maintenance that you can do on your own, like keeping your tires properly inflated and lubricating your chain.
The electrical parts do not require any maintenance. If you do run into a problem with an electrical part, you will want to go to a shop that has some expertise in servicing e-bikes.
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While not really a maintenance task, you do want to make sure that the battery keeps some charge in it. If you do not, it might discharge to a point so low that you can’t charge it anymore, thus killing your battery – an expensive mistake to make.
How much will I reduce my carbon footprint if I use an E-Bike instead of a automobile?
It takes the carbon footprint of over 60 e-bikes to equal the carbon footprint of one single occupancy, gasoline-powered car. In states that depend more on coal, it might be around 20-30 e-bikes compared to one car. No matter how you calculate it, even though E-Bikes use electricity that might come from fossil fuels, the amount of CO2 emitted compared to a car is miniscule.
Can you leave or Ride your E-Bike in Inclement weather?
The motor and battery are sufficiently sealed to be protected from the elements. However, we do suggest that if you are carrying your bike on the back of a car and rain is in the forecast, that you place the battery inside the car. Driving 70mph in a downpour with the battery exposed is like pressure-washing your battery. That’s a lot different than riding your bike in the rain.