eBikes and You
Electric bicycles are no longer taboo in the cycling world. There’s a whole host of reasons why you should buy one and get some pedaling assistance in your life. They’ll make your life easier and cycling more fun! Let’s see, what are the best electric bikes on the market!
E-bikes make your commutes faster and easier, help you climb hills more efficiently before a DH run, and allow you to ride longer on your road bike.
You also might be recovering from an injury or you need to haul a big load of cargo that your legs are not strong enough to pull.
Whatever the reason, there’s A LOT of choice in the e-bike world right now. The chances you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for are high, but making the right choice might take some time.
Types (classes) of eBikes
Categories of eBikes
The Day Casey Went To Specialized Road Show...
We are always looking to sharpen our game. Our mechanics are always looking to add to their knowledge-base, and to that end, our own Casey K. was on the East side in Novi last November for eBike specific training with Specialized. Here's what Casey had to say about his unique experience:
"Turbo is an incredibly dynamic system developed by Specialized. Receiving further training from Specialized on the east side of the state (Engine No.VI) was exciting. The amount of time, testing, design, and innovation that goes into these bikes is, as some would say, "a bit overkill". What does this mean? To you, riding a bike that rides like a bike, it's still just faster and more accommodating to your needs. It's all about what the rider is looking for out of the bike. Is it cheating? Nope, just help through the tough parts of the ride when you need it most, or help with your commute time. Power output, battery life, off-bike transportation, and many other factors were presented. Bullet points: improve repair turn arounds, and a much better rider experience. We are all interested in moving the peg up a notch when it comes to rider experience, and we all learned so much that we can apply to what we do with eBikes when we are selling them and working on them going forward!"
We are thrilled that Casey was able to garner this knowledge (ECO-level (sport) technician status) and add to his "quiver" of bicycle mechanical skills. At Village Bike & Fitness we are always working to ensure that our customers Enjoy The Ride!
Getting service for your eBike is as simple as clicking the button below! A NEW and more convenient way to schedule your eBike repairs and servicing: book a service appointment with us!
Battery Maintenance & Care
When the weather begins to drop and the snow starts to fall, it is increasingly important to know how to properly care for your electric bike and its Lithium-ion battery. It may be possible for some people to ride their bikes during the winter months, while others must pack them away until the warmer weather returns. Step-by-step instructions, best practices and commonly asked questions to extend the life of your ebike battery, and your ebike investment!