How to Pick the Right eBike for Your Needs
At Propel, we know that choosing the right eBike can be overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you pick the perfect eBike for your needs.
Commute in Style with a Commuter eBike
If you’re looking for an eBike to help you get to work, a commuter eBike is a great choice. Commuter eBikes are designed for city riding and are perfect for anyone who wants to get around quickly and easily. They’re also great for anyone who wants to avoid the cost and hassle of owning a car.
At Propel, we offer a range of commuter eBikes to suit all types of riders. Our selection includes models with step-through frames for easy mounting and dismounting, as well as models with more traditional diamond frames. We also offer eBikes with various speeds and gearing options, so you can choose the perfect ride for your commute.
Cruise in Comfort with a Comfortable Cruising eBike
If you’re looking for an eBike to take you on leisurely rides around town or along bike paths, a comfortable cruising eBike is the perfect choice. These eBikes are designed for comfort and ease of use, with features like upright handlebars, comfortable seats, and wide tires for a smooth ride.
At Propel, we offer a variety of comfortable cruising eBikes to suit all types of riders. Our selection includes models with step-through frames for easy mounting and dismounting, as well as models with more traditional diamond frames. We also offer eBikes with various speeds and gearing options, so you can choose the perfect ride for your needs.
Stay Nimble with a Folding or Compact eBike
If you’re looking for an eBike that you can take with you wherever you go, a folding or compact eBike is the perfect choice. These eBikes are designed to be easy to store and transport, so you can take them on public transit, store them in your apartment, or even pack them in your car for a weekend getaway.
At Propel, we offer a range of folding and compact eBikes to suit all types of riders. Our selection includes models with small wheels for maximum portability, as well as models with larger wheels for a smoother ride. We also offer eBikes with various speeds and gearing options, so you can choose the perfect ride for your needs.
Hit the Trails with an Adventure or Off-Road eBike
If you’re looking for an eBike that can handle tough terrain and take you on off-road adventures, an adventure or off-road eBike is the perfect choice. These eBikes are designed for rough terrain and are perfect for anyone who wants to explore nature or tackle tough mountain bike trails.
At Propel, we offer a variety of adventure and off-road eBikes to suit all types of riders. Our selection includes models with full suspension for a smoother ride, as well as models with front suspension for improved handling. We also offer eBikes
Transport Your Kids, Pets, and Groceries with Ease using a Cargo eBike
Cargo eBikes are designed to carry heavy loads or transport goods, making them an excellent option for those who need to transport equipment or groceries. These bikes typically have a larger and stronger frame, a sturdy rear rack, and an extended wheelbase. Some models also come with front racks for added carrying capacity. When choosing a cargo eBike, consider the weight of the items you will be carrying and make sure the bike can support the weight without compromising safety or performance.
At Propel, we offer a variety of cargo eBikes from top brands such as Riese & Müller, Benno, and Tern. Whether you need to haul groceries or transport heavy equipment, we have the perfect cargo eBike for your needs.
Now Let’s Pick the Right Components and Features
Find Your Riding Style and Preferences
When choosing an eBike, it’s important to consider your riding style and preferences. Do you prefer a more upright riding position or a more aggressive one? Do you plan to use your eBike for commuting, leisurely rides, or off-road adventures? These are all important factors to consider when selecting the right eBike for your needs.
At Propel, we offer a range of eBikes with different riding styles and preferences in mind. Our comfortable cruising eBikes, for example, feature a more upright riding position, making them ideal for leisurely rides. Our adventure and off-road eBikes, on the other hand, are designed for more aggressive riding and off-road terrain.
Determining the Right Frame Size and Fit
Finding the right frame size and fit is crucial to ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. At Propel, we offer a variety of frame sizes to accommodate riders of different heights and body types. To determine the right frame size for you, measure your inseam and consult our sizing chart. Standover height is also an important factor to consider, as it affects your ability to comfortably dismount from the bike.
Learn more about picking the right size eBike here, or just reach out. Our team of experts at Propel can also help you find the right fit for your eBike. Visit us in-store or contact us online for assistance.
Choosing the Right Motor and Battery
The motor and battery are two of the most important components of an eBike. The motor provides pedal assistance and determines the power of the bike, while the battery determines how far the bike can travel on a single charge.
At Propel, we offer eBikes with a variety of motor and battery options, powerful mid-drive motors with a variety of battery options. Our team can help you find the right combination of motor and battery to meet your needs, whether you’re looking for a bike with a long range or one with maximum power.
Explore Additional Features for Your eBike
Finally, it’s important to consider any additional features you may need on your eBike. Do you need fenders to protect you from mud and water? A rear rack to carry cargo? Lights for improved visibility? These are all important factors to consider when selecting the right eBike for your needs.
Many of our eBikes come with a range of additional features, from integrated lighting to puncture-resistant tires. We hope you explore our guides and videos to learn more of what you need and reach out if you have questions can help you find the perfect eBike with the right features to meet your needs.
What about Drivetrains?
In line with the motor and battery the drivetrain is a critical component of an eBike. The drivetrain will impact the ride feel, the efficiency and the maintenance intervals of the bike.
We offer eBikes with a variety of drivetrain options, traditional mountain bike style gears, internally geared hubs, even some with a belt instead of a chain. Our team can help you find the right setup to meet your needs, whatever your riding preferences might be.
Learn more about Drivetrains.