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Electric Bikes | A New Way To Ride A Bike

You’ll Love An Electric Bike

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and it's time to get outside. Electric bikes (eBikes) make riding more fun and accessible for everyone. You’ll get an extra boost of power while you pedal, which makes getting up hills and riding longer distances easier and more enjoyable than ever.

  • Ride faster with less effort
  • Climb hills with ease
  • Leave your car at home
  • Commute without breaking a sweat
  • Quick trips by bike are easier
  • Keep up with friends
  • Find new adventures
  • Rediscover the joy of cycling

Just the eBike Basics

It's easy to get overwhelmed with electric bike jargon, so we're going to keep this simple. Read on for just the essentials on motors, batteries, range and class ratings.


Motors are what make it feel like you're riding with a tailwind at all times. They can vary slightly in power (watts) and efficiency, but the biggest difference is location. Mid-drive units are located in the center of where you pedal for stable and smooth power delivery. Hub-drive units are located in the rear wheel and are generally lighter and more affordable that mid-drive systems. Both are excellent options, so ride them both and see which system better fits your riding style and budget.


Batteries are the fuel for your eBike fun. Some batteries are removable for transport or off bike charging, while others remain in the bicycle frame. They also vary in size (watt-hour)  which directly impacts how fast and far you can ride. The greater the watt-hour rating, the more power the battery can store. Don't mix up motor watts and battery watt-hour, these are two separate things. If you are curious about how far you can ride, visit the Bosch eBike Range Calculator here.


There is a lot on eBike info, but we aren't saying you need to go back to school. Just like other motor vehicles, electric bikes are broken into classes. Class 1 eBikes require the rider to pedal and provide assistance up to 20 mph. Class 2 eBikes also assist up to 20 mph, but they have ability to do so without having to pedal. Just hit the throttle and go! Finally, class 3 eBikes are the hot rods. Like class 1 eBikes, class 3 eBikes require the rider to pedal for assistance, but they keep going up to 28 mph.

Want to Learn More?

If you still have electric bike questions, be sure to visit Trek's New to Electric Bikes page for more eBike details. Or, if you're tired of staring at a screen, visit us in person where we will happily guide you through the process, answer any questions, and best of all get you on some eBikes so you can experience all the fun.

Choosing Your eBike

Now that you know the basics, it's time for the best part, deciding which eBike is right for you. Learn more about the different eBike categories below or hop over to Cannondale's Choosing the Best Electric Bike to help narrow your search. 


Ride an electric bike and leave your car behind. Experience a stress-free and, dare we say it, joyous commute. You'll cruise into the office barely breaking a sweat. Plus you'll save hundreds of dollars on parking and gas.


Electric bikes are a fun alternative to the gym. Grab your friends and go for a ride! Your fitness will improve and you'll have fun exploring new places. Ditch the gym and visit us to find an electric bike that's right for you. 


Nothing brings joy like a bike ride. With an electric bike you can explore more, ride farther, and climb higher than ever before. Visit us or browse our inventory online to learn about the best style of bike for your favorite adventures.

Your eBike is an Investment

The eBike models we carry feature some of the most innovative and respective electric propulsion brands from the likes of Bosch, Shimano, TQ, Fazua, and Hyena. With so many eBike brands on the market, it's important to choose a brand that offers the technical and parts support you'll need to keep enjoying your new investment for miles to come. As a Bosch and Shimano Service Center, we have the latest training and diagnostic tools to keep you rolling and we will always do our best to service and assist with lesser supported eBike systems.