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Why an Electric Bike?

Bikes.com.au has a wide range of electric bikes to suit every expertise and price range. We stock major brands such as Focus, Kalkhoff, Orbea, Merida, Norco and XDS.  Search and buy for your next e-bike or electric mountain bike online or our shop in Melbourne.


The Surprising Benefits Of Riding An E-Bike

Biking is one of the most effective forms of exercise, taking you from point A to point B while giving you a cardiovascular workout and toning your muscles. Are these benefits reserved for those that ride a standard bike, or can you enjoy them on an electric commuter bike as well? We believe that an e-bike is just as good for you as a standard bike. Keep reading to find out why.

It’s the best car replacement

Replacing your car with a bike is an option that’s good for the environment, will lower your fuel and insurance costs, as well as slash the amount of time you spend in traffic. However, many people end up abandoning their bikes because struggling up hills and riding in stop-start traffic takes it from a pleasant workout to a sweaty, frustrating one. With an electric bike, you get to experience the benefit of exercise with enough power to ensure your trip goes smoothly and you can arrive at work ready to start the day.

It gets better as you get older

Many people end up abandoning their bikes as they age, as their joints become more vulnerable and conditions such as arthritis make movement more challenging. An e-bike requires much less physical force and power, creating less joint and limb impact as it’s easier on the back and knees. With an e-bike, you can keep riding for longer.

You’ll exercise more

While logic tells us that a harder ride is a more beneficial one, research indicates that an e-bike might actually increase your fitness levels by causing you to exercise for longer as well as more often. Knowing that your bike can help power you through any steep hill or awkward stretch you might come across is a great motivator to remain on the road.

It’s never been safer

While there’s admittedly a long way to go in terms of making Australia’s infrastructure more bike friendly, significant strides are being made in terms of the law. Victoria recently put into place road rules mandating that cars remain at least one metre away from cyclists when passing them, more if they are travelling 60 km/h.

An electric bike is an investment that is as practical as it is fun, and few people who get one regret it. Why not join them today? Search for your perfect e-bike at bikes.com.au today!

Your Guide To Caring For Your eBike’s Battery

Your eBike’s battery is just like your new phone battery. It has a battery life and there are specific ways to take care of it so that it lasts longer and helps keep your bike ready for when you need it.

Here are some pointers to help you with your new electric bike and how to treat the battery properly:

After a ride?

After every ride, it is important that you recharge your battery. Remember this rule. Don’t let it die on you.

Cleaning?

Before you clean your bike, make sure you remove your battery so as to prevent any damage.

100%, not more

The optimal charge you should give your battery is really to top it up to the fullest, rather than to leave it on for days on end to die ou

Check it’s secure

Before you ride off, make sure your eBike’s battery is clipped on securely to prevent any damage in the case of it coming loose and falling off its bracket.

Store it properly

If you aren’t going to be riding for a while, it’s important to remove the battery from the bike for safety. In particular, keep it out of sunlight and away from sharp objects.

Store at right capacity

It is recommended by professionals that the storage rate of the battery should be set at around 60%. 

Store at right temperature

It is damaging to your battery to store your eBike in a hot, or even in a cold place. The best is room temperature. This way the battery won’t be damaged by heat or cold.

Packing your batteries

There are covers available at good bike stores in Melbourne that stock different options to keep your battery in optimal condition.

How to extend your eBike’s battery life:

There are ways to extend your electric bike’s battery life, which include:

 

- Keeping your tyres inflated, which can save your battery life up to 15%

- Keeping your eBike in a good condition and serviced regularly

- Storing your batter in a covering that will keep your battery from falling off or from being affected by cold or hot weather.