HeLivia May 8, 2023

What Should I Consider When Buying an Ebike?

What Should I Consider When Buying an Ebike?

Folding e-bikes are really convenient. Not only does it meet the needs of commuting to and from get off work, it is easy to charge and park, but it can also be placed in the trunk of the car, so it doesn’t feel too good to use an electric car that can be taken out at any time.

After a survey, it was found that some part of a person is more inclined to choose a foldable e-bike, also because of its convenience. This article introduces the model recommendation of folding e-bike brands in detail, to help you quickly choose the right folding electric vehicle.

Here are the parameters or features you should consider when choosing an e-bike to buy:

  • Battery capacity and range
  • Transmission systems
  • Motor and power
  • Braking method

Battery capacity and range

E-bike batteries are divided into lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries. Because of the requirements for the lightness of the whole e-bike, the basic battery used in folding e-bike is lithium batteries.

Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of lithium batteries: Lightweight, lithium batteries generally weigh less than 5KG, which makes the overall weight of the electric vehicle lighter and the battery life is not weak. The service life is generally about 3 years.

Develop a good charging habit every day, and do not over-discharge, which will prolong the service life of the lithium battery. The disadvantage is the price is expensive. Everyone knows that a lithium battery costs lots of money, which is also the reason for the high price of folding e-bike. The battery is very important, so when you buy a folding electric vehicle, you must see whether it is a lithium battery.

Transmission systems

Bicycle shifting systems are used to change the speed of the bike by varying the chain and the different front and rear sizes of the gear discs.

The size of the front disc and the size of the rear disc determine the amount of effort required to spin the pedals on the bike. The larger the front disc and the smaller the rear disc, the more effort you will feel when pedalling. The smaller the front disc and the larger the rear disc, the easier the pedalling will be.

Motor and power

At present, the most common brushless motor on the market is a new generation of e-bike motors. There are many advantages: the starting is more favorable, the climbing performance is strong, there is no noise when driving an e-bike, and the brushless motor does not need to replace the motor carbon brush, even if the components in the motor are damaged, there is no need to replace the motor.

Braking method

Apart from the drivetrain, the most important part of the bicycle is the braking system, and the importance of the braking system cannot be overstated. Whether it's a mountain or road bike, or even an urban recreational mobility bike, brakes are an essential component and the role of the braking system is crucial to the safety of the entire ride.
The brakes are not only used for stopping, but also for controlling the speed effectively or braking the vehicle in case of emergency to reduce the risk of falling or crashing.

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