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8 Tips for Riding in the Rain

8 Tips for Riding in the Rain—How to Stay Comfortable While Pedaling

April 30th, 2024
Rain seems to be the litmus test for how serious a rider is. If someone tells you they rode...
22 Things We Want Manufacturers to STOP Doing on E-Bikes

23 Things We Want Manufacturers to STOP Doing On E-Bikes

April 8th, 2024
As e-bike reviewers for Electric Bike Report, my fellow office-mates and I have the extreme joy and privilege of...
Why Ride A Fat Tire E-Bike?

Why Ride A Fat Tire E-Bike?

March 24th, 2024
So let’s say you’re in the market for an e-bike, whether it’s your first, or your next, and you’re...
What Are the Different Types of Certifications for E-Bikes

What Are the Different Types of Certifications for E-Bikes?

March 8th, 2024
E-bike certification has become a point of conversation with e-bikes in the last year, due, in large part, to...
Can You Fly With an E-Bike

Can You Fly With An Electric Bike?

March 5th, 2024
An e-bike is a great way to see a place and get around, whether on vacation or a business...

Should E-bikes Have UL-Certified Batteries?

August 31st, 2023
If this seems a strange question to ask, you’re not alone. Most of the electrical products in our homes...

Torque Sensors vs. Cadence Sensors on Electric Bikes

August 29th, 2023
In order for an e-bike motor to know when to turn on or off, it must receive a signal...

3 E-Bike Safety Tips When Riding

July 24th, 2023
*We receive a lot of requests to write for Electric Bike Report. We don’t typically let others write content...

What Are IP Ratings and Why Do They Matter for E-Bikes

July 19th, 2023
There are few things where water and dirt make things better. Mud pies, yes. Mountain bike trails, yes. Coffee...

Electric Bike Modes: Throttle vs Pedal Assist (Pedelec)

March 22nd, 2023
In this article you will learn about the different throttle types (twist grip, thumb, push button), pedal assist types...

Replacement Electric Bike Batteries Guide

February 23rd, 2023
Eventually electric bike batteries need to be replaced as their lifecycle comes to an end. You can tell when...

E-Bike Batteries: Volts, Amps, & Watt Hours Explained

February 12th, 2023
What Are These Volts, Amps, and Watt-Hours? How Battery Specifications and Capacity Equate to Capability and Cost Understanding e-bike...

How ElectricBikeReport.com Generates Revenue and Pays Its Team Members

January 1st, 2023
We get a lot of questions from our readers, like: Are your reviews paid for? How do you make...

Electric Bike Report’s Testing Process Explained

January 1st, 2023
How We Consistently Measure E-Bike Performance Here at Electric Bike Report, it is our mission to provide detailed, honest,...

Understanding the Differences Between Direct Drive & Geared Electric Bike Hub Motors

July 18th, 2022
Which electric bike hub motor is best for you; direct drive or geared? Find out in this guide to...

Ask Electric Bike Report: Are e-bikes safe for seniors?

July 1st, 2022
The team at Electric Bike Report fields a surprising number of questions on whether electric bikes are safe for...

How Much Does it Cost to Charge Your Electric Bike?

April 6th, 2022
How much electricity does an e-bike use? The best way to answer this question is to look at the...

Calculating Range on Electric Bikes: How To Find The Long-hauler For You

April 2nd, 2022
Long Range E-Bikes: Intro The electric bike world has plenty of sprinters, heavy lifters and high jumpers, but what...

Is 250W enough power for an electric bike?

March 8th, 2022
Aside from speed, power is probably the hottest topic — and selling point — in the electric bike world....

500W vs. 750W E-Bike: Does wattage matter on hills?

February 25th, 2022
Does size matter? It’s a query as old as time that, depending on who you ask and in what...

Why are electric bikes so expensive?

February 1st, 2022
Electric bikes cost money; probably more money than the average person might expect. So why are electric bikes so...

How long do electric bike batteries last?

September 13th, 2021
Like the battery in your car, an electric bike’s battery has a useful lifespan that only lasts so long...

What makes a good cheap electric bike?

September 8th, 2021
Bicycles, especially electric bikes, are often more expensive than the average person might think. But not all good e-bikes...

Can I lose weight riding an electric bike?

September 7th, 2021
Though they’re designed to make bicycling slightly easier, you definitely can lose weight riding an electric bike. At the...

Do you need a license to ride an electric bike?

August 25th, 2021
Can you ride an electric bike without a license? In most U.S. states e-bike riders are not required to...

What Are The Pro’s and Con’s of Electric Bikes?

August 19th, 2021
Electric bicycles seem to be popping up everywhere, and with good reason. The self-sufficiency mixed with a little help...

Are Kenda Electric Bike Tires Good?

August 16th, 2021
A maker of bicycle tires since the early 60’s, Kenda is a common name found stamped on the sidewalls...

Are Electric Bikes Cheating? We Asked the CEO of Bianchi USA

July 1st, 2021
Though they’ve been embraced by nearly every major bike manufacturer and have all but saturated every corner of the...

Bike Mechanics Should Become LEVA Tech Certified, Or Risk Being ‘Left Behind’

June 17th, 2021
Why You Should Become LEVA Tech Certified E-bikes are selling like hot cakes. But are bike shops prepared to...

The Advantages Of A Lightweight eBike

July 21st, 2020
There are numerous claims from e-bike manufacturers to have produced the lightest e-bike in the world and reports of...

Guide to Storing Electric Bike Batteries

July 12th, 2016
By Edward Benjamin, LEVA Technician Training Program One of the problems for ebikes is this: They can spend months...

Tips on Buying Your Best Electric Bike

January 30th, 2016
Are you having trouble deciding which electric bike is best for you? There are a lot of electric bikes...

Electric Bike Frequently Asked Questions

January 8th, 2016
Electric bikes are a relatively new type of bicycle and there are often many questions that come to mind...

The New California E-Bike Law & Electric Mountain Bikes

October 29th, 2015
By Morgan Lommele, E-Bikes Campaigns Manager at PeopleForBikes. On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 1096, legislation that...

Electric Bike Motor Comparison: Hub, Mid Drive, & Friction Drive

February 17th, 2015
Here is a comparison of the different electric bike motor systems to help you determine which configuration is best...

Electric Bike Battery Fires and How to Prevent Them [VIDEO]

January 22nd, 2015
For a battery of any sort to catch fire is rare. For an electric bicycle battery to catch fire...

Welcome to the World of Electric Bikes

July 23rd, 2014
If you are new to electric bikes then this article will help you get a quick understanding of what...

Glossary of Electric Bike Terms

June 18th, 2013
Enhance your electric bike education with this guide to e-bike terms! Plus, Ed Benjamin's electricity as water explanation.

Battery Care & Tips for E-Bikes & Pedelecs

June 1st, 2013
A guide to the strengths & weaknesses of Lead Acid, Ni Cad, NiMh, and Lithium batteries for electric bikes,...

Top 5 Tips for Lithium Ion Electric Bike Battery Care

May 21st, 2013
Get more miles from your electric bike battery by following these 5 e-bike battery tips.

The Electric Bike: Conveniences of a Car with the Advantages of a Bicycle

April 19th, 2011
I have been thinking of quick ways to describe what an electric bike is all about to someone that...