Have you ever notice E-Bike in your life?
Have you ever notice that the number of E-Bike amount of road bike and mountain bike?
When you look into the timeline of past 13 years globally, the trend of e-bike have positive figure year by year, the number of E-Bike increased dramatically since 2012.
Base on the Google trend, here are top 5 countries increase the number of E-Bike: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, and Belgium.
Cycling is changing your life includes road bike, mountain bike, and E-Bike. More and more people choose a bike to work.
No matter out of environment protection purpose or out of health benefit purpose for themselves chose bike out, can be easy in some bicycle culture countries.
Ok, you like the bike, but do you think e-bike can be something that fun, safe and sexy to ride?
If you like biking and caring about cycling and riding, this is for you. Today we’re going to answer this question:
Do The E-Bike Riding Fun, Safe And Sexy Enough?
1.Background: The story of E-bike
The first electric bikes appeared in the late 1890 and were documented by various U.S. patents.
According to Wikipedia, in December of 1895, Ogden Bolton Jr.was granted U.S. Patent 552,271 for a battery-powered bicycle with “ 6-pole brush-and-commutator direct current hub motor mounted in the rear wheel.”
There were no gears and the motor could draw up to 100 amperes from a 10-volt battery.
2.Fun—different types of the E-Bike.
Cycling is always fun, you’re riding your road bike or mountain bike out. Riding E-Bike also can be fun too.
Do you know how many types of E-Bike? What types of riding are e-bikes best for?
The things that make E-Bike different from other bike are the battery pack on the bike.
Some of the E-Bike has the battery pack in the triangle tube of the bike and some in the back.
No matter where the battery pack locates in the bike, here are a number of type E-Bike you can choose for.
· Electric City Bikes
If you have electric city bikes, you may realize that electric city bikes made for city riding, cozy and leisure short trips.
For me, electric city Bikes is the most common E-Bike I saw from my experience.
People riding the Electric City Bikes to work or daily commute as their convenience transportation.
· Electric Hybrid Bikes
What does electric hybrid bikes mean?
In scientific terms, hybrids it means to create by genetically mixing two species together to make a new species.
When it comes to the E-Bike, it is the result of the normal bike with battery pack, which can have more power when riding.
Some E-Bike battery could even power a bike up to 20 miles on a single charge.
· Folding Electric Bikes
As we known a small wheeled folding bike that is designed to be lightweight and ultra-portable, for the most compact and convenient package when flooded.
Folding Electric Bike also has a battery pack includes the bike to enhance the overall versatility for a wide range of uses including foldable pedals and fenders.
It’s a small bike, but it totally has all function of bicycle functions. Convince and safe.
For me, I perfect the folding bike put it the back of the car, it’s really convenient that bring the folding bike to the down town and uses it in somewhere have the crowed traffic.
it’s really convenient that bring the folding bike to the down town and uses it in somewhere have the crowed traffic.
I can pack my car somewhere in the downtown, and use the folding bike to my destination.
Even someone can put two-folded E-Bikes in the back of a Mini Cooper like this:
· Electric Tricycles
Bike with trail usually heavy, if you have children in the trail or deliver some cargo, this would be a great challenge for your physical.
Electric tricycles can save your energy a lot and carry heavy stuff. And keep your children safe and stable on the back trail.
· Electric Mountain Bikes
Electric mountain bikes help the regular mountain bikes with more power for the long ride.
The battery and motor are built into the frame or straight under the bike saddle. Extra large battery capacity for longer rides and save your energy outdoor.
If you want to buy a new electric mountain bikes, I suggest that consider a lightweight full suspension electric mountain bike that blends trail and all-mountain performance characteristics.
3. E-Bike over a traditional bicycle
The mid-drive motor is the key components in the E-Bike; most of the electric bikes are mid-drive from the market.
With the Mid-drive motor can help your bike riding in the long distance without spending too much energy, plus the 250-watt battery pack, which can help your trip easier when you choose.
When you compare the E-Bike and a traditional bicycle, both of them have own advantages. We cannot say which one is good or which one is bad, it depends on the purpose you use in different situations.
4.Useful — problems that only E-bike can solve
No matter its E-Bike or regular bike, as one of transportation, the bicycle should be useful in the functions.
E-Bike have some advantage that other bicycle cannot have and can solve problems that regular bike cannot deal with.
You can see from Electric Bikes World Report, 200 Million Electric Bicycles Ridden Today–Poised to Grow to 2 Billion by 2050: EBWR 2015 in the 20th year of Reporting on the World’s most Dynamic Vehicle Industry.
E-Bike have those powers that in the global trend include what we found from the trend at the very beginning of this article.
To specific this good trend, when I see it, E-cargo bike can be typical that can deal with the problems that other bike can not do.
I found that some of the elastic cargo bikes is pretty cool. People who can buy the cargo bike usually need to have cargo delivery or children delivery to the school.
The lithium battery technology makes the E-bike weight become less than before. E-Cargo bike makes the delivery even easy and safe on the road.
There are numbers of amazing E-Cargo bike, such as:
5. Safe: No more nightmares in the outdoor emergency
When you going out playing outdoor. How possible that you deal with an outdoor emergency?
If you have a first aid kit get close on hand, that would be very easy that you can get the right treatment at the right time? At least you can do something to prevent things getting worse before the ambulance arrived, isn’t it?
OK, I know you need help; I know you do not like the feeling that being alone in the outdoor emergency.
The biggest question, how you can get access to the right treatment? How can you get sterile first aid medical components for yourself in the outdoor?
Riding your bicycle outdoor, it’s the nightmares that have an outdoor emergency. Especially that the speed of E-Bike is faster than a regular road bike and mountain bike, if people fall from the bike, the injury must be serious than what happen base on road bike and mountain bike.
SJ WORKS Bicycle first aid kit helps you get the outdoors emergency care close on hand and solve your problems that lacking first aid resources in the outdoor.
Follow up below 3 first aid categories, no more outdoor first aid nightmare in your life:
—Clean & Protection
For injury wounds, it depends on drinking water, if water is enough, use it to watering the bleeding and dirty things on your skin. Then use Antiseptic Towelettes to clean the wound carefully.
If your local temperature is high, it’s ok to leave the would callus by itself. if the temperature is around 15-degree centigrade, you can choose to use a bandage to protect the wounds.
—Medium cuts & bleeding
After clean the wounds, use pressure bandages, non-adherents pads or blood stopper to control the situation first.
For the most E-Bike injury, most people got the medium cuts and bleeding after falling from the bike.
If it’s really serious out of your ability, you should immediately seek professional medical care quickly or mountain rescue team.
If you do not know How to get out of helpless after having bike crash, check out my previous blog and learn more. That’s the same way toward E-Bike riding.
6.Rules of the Road
Electric bicycle, is it a bicycle ? is it a motorbike? Should they follow the rules of the road?
There is a debate from Toronto Police traffic services should have
License or not.
Up to the points, it’s the answer from Const. Hugh Smith of Toronto Police traffic services.
Moreover, E-bikers must follow the rules of the road. E-bike fall in a middle ground between a conventional bike and a car. Out of road safety, personally, I agree to E-Bike follow with rule and share road with bikes, cars, and residents.
7. Sexy: same as road bike & mountain bike
Riding the bike is the sexy thing to build up the body shape. When you see your muscle become tightness, everything worthy.
Because you spent countless hours in the saddle and your strong willing to help you to execution for things you’re passion for.
Riding the E-Bike, do you know What Parts of the Body Does Bicycling Work?
Here is 4 main part of the body can get the train.
There is no doubt that your legs pushing the pedals to power the bike. The muscle of your legs gets the most effective training through cycling because your legs provide the most tangible source of power.
The battery and motor on the E-Bike can save much energy for you, but you still need to push up.
You straighten out your leg to push down on the pedals, while the hamstrings work with the calf muscles to bring the pedal around and back up after you reach the bottom of the stroke.
The muscles in your upper arms and muscles in your shoulders can be trained with consistency riding.
When riding, you’re back getting the exercise from time to time.
The minute you start reaching forward, you’re stretching some of the lower back muscles more than standing comfortable and potentially holding that stretch for hours at a time.
Not like the road bike or mountain biking, E-Bike riding has good performance mid-drive motor and 6-11 speed SRAM drivetrain, it can get less exercise than
The bike without any extract support.
Even though riding E-Bike have extract support, you also should be aware to prevent back injury from riding. Here is my previous blog about 9 of the most common cycling injuries and how to prevent them.
· Abs and Core
To maximize the muscle-building benefits of cycling for your abs and core, to make weak core frustrate important trunk muscles strong at the same time.
Bicycling said core strength matters; the core muscles—abs and lower back—are the vital foundation from which all movement, including the pedal stroke and stems.
To get in the best biking shape when you’re riding your E-Bike, there are some exercises that you can consider from wiki How website.
· Do stair exercises
· Try the wall strengthening exercise
· Try beach ball hip adductor exercises
· Try using yoga poses
· Practice good posture
· Do reverse sit-ups
Another reason why I said riding the E-Bike can be as sexy as a road bike or mountain bike because you can gain more self-confident from exercise/sport.
Professor Margaret Talbot, President of the International Council for Sports Science and Physical Education, once wrote that sports, dance and other challenging physical activities are distinctively powerful ways of helping young people learn to ‘be themselves’.
E-Bike becomes the trend of cycling, can get the fun, safe and you’re confident as the regular bicycle.
For me, nothing is sexier than I see someone have the confident smile on someone’s face.
You spend you time on riding, which is one of the things you love in your life. You keep on execution on riding, master riding skills and your experience in life booming the confidence, which must impact your life and work.
Besides your passion for E-Bike riding, can you believe that E-bike it self can also turn into the valuable things to improve peoples’ quality life? here is an example that everything is possible if you hustle to make it work.
I read one of the articles from Amy Feldman who is one of Forbes writer.
She wrote about Michael Burtove who make a wheel that would turn a regular bicycle in an electric one and got nearly $1.1 million with 8 days in the campaign.
If you interested to know more, you can read her article on How A Serial Entrepreneur Reinvented The Electric Bike And Raised $1M On Kickstarter.
Do The E-Bike Riding Fun, Safe And Sexy Enough?
- Background: The story of E-bike
- Fun—different types of the e-bike.
- E-Bike over a traditional bicycle
- Useful — problems that only E-bike can solve
- Safe: No more nightmares in the outdoor emergency
- Rules of the Road
- Sexy: same as road bike & mountain bike
Question: Do you think riding E-Bike can be something fun, safe and sexy? if you have E-Bike experience, we love to hear about your story. Please comment below, and let’s get connecte.