Electric Bike Basics

Articles: 4

Looking for an extra oomph on your biking adventures? Riding an electric bike – or e-bike – can open new cycling possibilities. Ready to try it? In this intro series, we’ll cover the basics of electric bikes: where you can and can’t ride, how long e-bike batteries last and safety tips. We’ll walk through e-bike motors, batteries and riding ranges to help you choose the electric bike that best suits your needs and also give you tips on maintaining your e-bike. Plus, we’ll provide pointers on how to ride an electric mountain bike if you plan on hitting those trails.

  • two happy e-bikers on the trail


    Intro to Electric Bikes

    97 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

    Increasingly popular, electric bikes (e-bikes) expand riding possibilities. This primer covers who rides, where to ride, how to ride and care tips.

  • A person riding an electric bike past an urban skyline.

    Buying Advice

    How to Choose an Electric Bike

    433 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

    E-bikes offer an efficient and fun way to get around. This primer helps you sort through your options for commuting, errands, trail riding and more.

  • the drive train on an electric bike

    Care and Repair

    Intro to Electric Bike Maintenance

    59 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars

    Maintenance tasks on an electric bike and a regular bike are actually quite similar; get tips on e-bike care, including key areas of concern.

  • A mountain biker riding an electric mountain bike on a trail in a mossy forest


    How to Ride an Electric Mountain Bike

    20 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

    Electric mountain bikes expand riding possibilities, but require you to use their power wisely. Get some riding tips plus guidance on trail etiquette.