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E-Bike University

Know Before You Buy, Know Before You Ride

When deciding which electric bike is right for you, it's important to consider what type of riding you'll be doing, as well as your personal preferences and budget. Get an education on everything e-bikes from safety basics to advanced tips below!


Different e-bikes are designed for different types of riding. For example, road e-bikes are built for speed and efficiency on paved surfaces, while electric mountain bikes are built for rugged off-road terrain. Consider what type of riding you'll be doing most often, and choose an electric bike that's well-suited to that purpose.

Size & Fit

Make sure to choose an e-bike that's the right size for you. Take your height and inseam measurement to determine what size frame will be the best fit. Also, make sure you test ride the e-bike and adjust the seat and handlebars to ensure a comfortable and safe position.


Consider the quality of the e-bike's components, such as the frame, wheels, and brakes. Higher-end electric bikes will generally have better components, which can make for a smoother, more enjoyable ride. But also keep in mind that better components will also come with a higher price tag.


Consider your budget when choosing an e-bike. You can find an electric bike for almost any budget, but keep in mind that you usually get what you pay for. Cheaper e-bikes may be less durable and have lower-quality components, while more expensive e-bikes will generally be of a higher quality and last longer.

In summary, when deciding which e-bike is right for you, think about your purpose, size and fit, components, and budget. Take the time to test ride different models, and don't hesitate to ask an expert for advice. Ultimately, the right e-bike for you is the one that you feel comfortable and confident riding.

Electric Bikes By Class

Class 1

Class 1 bikes are great for almost every rider, as the most affordable option and the most universally accepted from a regulatory standpoint. Class 1 models are pedal-assist electric bikes that go up to 20 mph (or faster speeds with the addition of human power). The motor kicks in only when you pedal and stops helping at 20 mph. These models are great for bike paths, many public trails, and street riding.

Class 2

Class 2 models are very similar to Class 1, with one important distinction. Class 2 electric bikes have a throttle-assisted feature, so riders can go up to 20 mph without pedaling, similar to a motorized scooter or motorcycle. With changing laws and the potential for restrictions, we do not carry Class 2 electric bikes at this time.

Class 3

Class 3 electric bikes are the fastest option that fits within common regulatory frameworks. They are pedal-assist bikes that go up to 28 mph (or faster speeds with the addition of human power). While these electric bikes do not require a driver’s license or license plate, they are fast! They’re the perfect vehicle for commuting or taking care of errands around town. We recommend sticking to paved roads on Class 3s.

Any electric mobility product not clearly labeled with one of these classes, or that allows for speeds greater than 28 mph are not classified as bicycles. We highly recommend that you purchase your next e-bike from a qualified and reputable bike shop like ours to help you be safe and legal.

How To Ride An Electric Bike

Electric Bike Safety

Before you start riding, be sure to review some important safety information about electric bikes.

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Stop Studying, Start Riding

Now that you’ve been schooled on all things e-bikes, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Find the e-bike of your dreams today!