5 Benefits of Owning an Electric Bike

5 Benefits of Owning an Electric Bike

An electric bike is simply a bicycle that’s built with an electric motor to assist you while you’re pedaling. The “assist” from the electric motor makes pedaling easier, especially when going up long steep hills. This makes cycling a more pleasant and fun experience.
Apart from convenience, here are 5 other reasons why you should consider investing in an e-bike.
1. Speed
Electric bikes are a major upgrade from traditional bikes, especially for commuting. They’re just as light, but faster and more reliable. In a busy city, the added motor makes it easy to navigate rush hour traffic much faster.
The speed of your bike will depend on the model you buy. With the simple push of a button, you can choose one of five levels of assistance. Level one adds 20% power to your pedaling, level two adds 40%, level three adds 60%, level four adds 80%, and level five adds 100%.
2. Cost effective
An e-bike will save you more money in the long run compared to a motorcycle or a car. With e-bikes, you don’t have to worry about buying gas or diesel, which can be quite costly in the US and in most other countries. You only need to buy affordable batteries, which can last you up to 50 miles on a full charge.
Electric bicycles are also designed to function in all seasons. The battery, motor, and control unit are sealed to protect sensitive electronics, thus saving you money all year round.
3. Legal requirements
Electric bikes may have a motor, but under the law, they are treated very differently than motorcycles. Unlike motorcycles, e-bike owners are not required to register their bikes with the DMV, carry insurance, or even a license. In the eyes of the law, their bikes are viewed the same as traditional pedal bikes. This means that once you buy your e-bike you’re all set for electric biking. You don’t have to worry about any additional ownership fees.

4. Eco-friendly
Electric bikes are an environmentally friendly alternative to regular transportation methods. The carbon footprint that’s produced during the manufacture of e bikes is significantly less than that of cars and motorcycles. In addition, their day-to-day greenhouse emissions are almost negligible. This makes them a much safer alternative for tackling air pollution.
For new users, there are numerous GOBIKE electric bike models suitable for beginners, such as the lightweight and foldable FUTURO or the stable and comfortable FORZA and FORTE electric tricycle.
5. Easy to maintain
Except for the motor and battery, the mechanical aspects of e-bikes are similar to that of regular bikes. This means you can apply the same maintenance principles to your e-bike or e-tricycle as you would to any other bike.
To safeguard your battery, always remove it before cleaning your e-bike or transporting it. Stay away from puddles and rain as water can damage the motor. Use a damp cloth to clean your e-bike and a dry cloth for your wires and plug terminals. GOBIKE offers premium electric bikes at an affordable price, so there's no need to search for cheap e-bikes. Just choose one of our e-bike models, and we’ll deliver it to you quickly and efficiently. For inquiries on our e-bikes or to make a purchase, please contact us today.