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What is an e-bike?

Ever wondered how do electric bikes work? We cover some basics of e-bike safety, including how fast do electric bikes go and how to use an electric bike.

Are you looking to go farther, faster and longer on two wheels? If you currently use a traditional bicycle to commute to work or for leisurely riding, for off-road adventures or for long-distance cycling, you might be intrigued by the electric bike, also known as an e-bike.

How do electric bikes work?

How is an e-bike different from regular bikes? Think of it like a typical bike but with the added assist of a motor to help you with speed or hilly terrain. E-bikes are both practical and entertaining without taking the physical fun out of the ride — you will pedal but get an assist. And if you’re not familiar with e-bikes, you will be soon. Domestic demand for e-bikes is growing, with 130 million of them expected to be sold in just three more years.

What are some e-bike riding tips?

Before you hop on an e-bike, there are some must knows on e-bike safety, including an answer to the question, “Do you need insurance on an e-bike?” Here are some ideas on how to use an electric bike and an overview of the different classes, motor types and safety precautions of e-bikes.

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