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E-Bike Types

Before deciding on an e-bike, you’ll need to know which one will suit you and your riding style best. Will you mainly be riding through your nearest city, heading out on long tours or taking your fun off-road? Once you can answer this question, you should be able to quickly find your new e-bike on Bikester. If you’re not sure yet, you’ll find information about e-city bikes, e-cross bikes, e-trekking bikes and e-mountain bikes here.

E-Bike Types

Before deciding on an e-bike, you’ll need to know which one will suit you and your riding style best. Will you mainly be riding through your nearest city, heading out on long tours or taking your fun off-road? Once you can answer this question, you should be able to quickly find your new e-bike on Bikester. If you’re not sure yet, you’ll find information about e-city bikes, e-cross bikes, e-trekking bikes and e-mountain bikes here.


Which e-bike is right for you?

E-Trekking Bike

As with non-motorised trekking bikes, riders can also expect comprehensive equipment with lighting system, wide range drive train, fenders and tour-suitable riding position on their e-trekking bike. With modern e-trekking bikes, longer distances are no problem. A compact and well-integrated pedelec drive supports you as much as you need, whilst still giving you a true bike-ride feel.

  • Tour-suitable riding position
  • Robust, comfortable and safe
  • Perfect for bike trips

E-Mountain Bike

Mountain bikes equipped with an additional pedelec drive give off-road enthusiasts a whole new way to enjoy their nature experience. Trails that were previously remote and difficult to access are easier to reach with an e-mountain bike and each climb is turned from a necessary drudge to a new challenge with its own charm.

 

  • More off-road fun, also uphill
  • Modern MTB performance
  • Available in fully and hardtail versions

E-City Bike

City bikes are the ideal bikes for easily mastering everyday life in the city. Combined with a modern e-bike drive, the classic city bike is transformed into a real mobility wonder – even beyond the usual short inner-city trips. A fully-equipped e-city bike makes it easy to quickly cover even medium-distance commutes to the workplace and arrive at the office relaxed and unruffled.

  • Upright riding position
  • Comfortable
  • For short to medium-length distances

E-Crossbike

The cross bike can be understood as a sportier alternative to your everyday bike. In a slightly stretched out riding position with a wide range of gears, you’re not only well-positioned for riding through the city, but also over land. E-versions of this type of bike are ideal for commuting longer distances. Slender 28” wheels with auxiliary drive mean you’re nimble on paved and unpaved roads alike.

  • Stretched out riding position
  • Sporty and agile
  • For paved and unpaved roads

Different motor positions: advantages & disadvantages

If you look at the numerous e-bikes in our range, you’ll notice that most electric bikes have a central motor, which sits directly at the bottom bracket, i.e. in the middle of the bike. In other e-bikes, the motor is in the centre of the rear wheel (rear-wheel drive.) Drive systems are increasingly rare in which the motor is on the front wheel (front-wheel drive.) But do the riding characteristics of the bike also change depending on the position of the motor?

 

Mid-Motor

Advantages:

  • Even weight distribution through low position in the middle of the bottom bracket
  • Low centre of gravity
  • Ride feel is the same as a conventional bicycle
  • Best suited for sporty riding
  • Motor less susceptible to faults due to short cable runs

Disadvantages

  • Higher load on chain, chainring, sprockets or internal gear hub, if available
  • Often higher price
  • A special frame construction is necessary
  • Retrofitting not possible

 

Rear Motor

Advantages:

  • Very quiet
  • Direct power transmission for dynamic driving
  • Energy recovery (recuperation) possible
  • Retrofit possible
  • Normal wear of the drive parts

Disadvantages:

  • Centre of gravity is far back
  • Rear-heavy riding behaviour
  • Rear wheel is difficult to remove

 

Front Motor

Advantages:

  • Can be retrofitted on many bikes
  • Cheap

Disadvantages:

  • Stronger load on the fork
  • Engine can influence steering behaviour
  • The front wheel may spin on slippery ground
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