First of all - do you know how an e-bike works?
More than 90% of all future users have only heard of e-bikes and have never used one before.
To start, we would advise you to borrow an e-bike from a neighbour or friend and try riding it. It's very difficult to choose the perfect model without seeing how they work.
Have you taken a ride yet? Great! Let's choose.
The first thing you need to think about is the budget you've reserved for buying your e-bike. Maybe it's a little rude to talk about money now, but it's very important!
If you want to invest less than 800 euros in an e-bike, you had better not buy one. For EUR 600 you can buy a high-quality sports bike and you will be happy with it. But an e-bike for this amount? We don’t think so!
Our GREATEBIKE.EU website offers only high-quality products that fully complement their price.
For a city e-bike you're going to spen dEUR 800-1,500. If you want to ride into the countryside and travel - EUR 1,150-1,900. And if you're looking for a mountain e-bike, prepare to invest EUR 1,700-2,700. If it’s a full-suspension eMTB, you will even invest a little more.
Are you still reading? Great, now it becomes more interesting.
Let's think about why you need an e-bike. You may think of it as your 'vehicle' or rather as 'sports equipment'. Even if you are looking for an e-bike only for riding forest trails, you can still start using it for your daily commute to work. Also, think of the super-flexible folding e-bike that can travel with you in your car or on public transport!
For the city and shopping ► Urban e-bike
For trips on the road ► Trekking e-bike
On mountains and hills ► Mountain e-bike
The perfect e-bike is the one with the right frame for you, which means an e-bike which is not too big and not too small. To better understand this, please read our guide titled "Calculate your frame according to you".
Remember that there is no 'female' or 'male' frame - there is only the frame which is comfortable and fits you well!
A simple equation: more battery capacity = higher e-bike price. With every e-bike, of course, you get a charger that you can take with you on trips and if necessary, you can charge your e-bike from any power outlet.
The battery costs about 1/3 of the e-bike price, therefore sometimes the choice of a lower-capaity battery can be fraught with the risk that your e-bike will be unable to serve you as well as it could.
Battery capacity is always specified in watt-hours (Wh), which is an international standard. Today, the most common batteries on the market are 400Wh to 700Wh. If you weigh more, you should choose a higher battery capacity, which is probably the only advice we can give here.
Placement of the battery is another thing to look out for. Here, we differentiate between batteries that are not integrated (e.g. in a place where you might have a bottle holder), batteries that are semi-integrated but still visible and batteries that are fully integrated into the frame. Then at first sight, you wouldn't notice that it's an e-bike.
You can choose any e-bike model if you store it in your garage.
If you're going to park the e-bike in a basement and you have to lift and handle it, it's advisable to choose a model which is easy to carry (the e-bike will be balanced).
If you don't have a parking space, choose a folding electric bike.
Another dilemma relates to the location of the motor. The common opinion is that there is nothing better today than a central drive. But many of the most powerful electric bikes on the market are controlled by hub motors (the engine is located in the centre of the rear wheel). A central motor should be used in an e-bike in cases where weight distribution is important. We definitely recommend that you test e-bikes with both types of motors and then decide which one is better for you. A central motor will be about 10-15% more expensive due to its complex construction.
The range of e-bikes today is huge - at GREATEBIKE.EU we offer about 500 different models and variants. The choice also depends on your personal preference for a certain brand, or if you like a particular colour and design. That's very important too!
An e-bike from GREATEBIKE.EU will be your perfect partner for many pleasant years.
It's also good to think about how much luggage you can take with you:
You can just ride with your backpack or bag,,
and if you have more luggage, it's better to choose an e-bike equipped with a rear bag. .
We'll help you to make the perfect choice!
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