What Is An Electric Bicycle

Surely you have heard it again and again. A lot of people argue that a bike in Spain is uncomfortable because our country is not as flat as Holland, Belgium, Germany or Denmark, and that the multiple slopes in the cities make using one has enough drawbacks.

Of course, if we want to use a bike for example to go to class or work, and we have to make a lot of effort and we get exhausted and sweaty, it is clear that we have a problem. And that’s precisely why electric bicycles were created , to help us pedal and not have to make so much effort or get exhausted, even if we hit the worst of slopes.

An electric bicycle, as its name suggests, is a special bike that features an electric motor to spin the rear wheel. More specifically, an electric bicycle is called an electric assisted bicycle, since the electric motor is not intended to move the bike as if it were a motorcycle, but to help us pedal with much less effort. See this link fo more information road bicycles for sale.

There are three fundamental components in an electric bike: the electric motor , which is usually integrated in the wheel, around the hub, a battery , which accumulates the electric energy that feeds the engine, and an attendance level control system , Which can be a small screen and a handlebar handle, to select the power of the electric motor and if we want it to make more or less force. Usually two, three or four levels can be chosen.

An electric bicycle, its name says, obviously does not stop being a bicycle, so it has to meet certain requirements, and that in Europe are also defined by homologation regulations: it has to have pedals (if it were not already it would be considered a Moped or motorcycle), the engine has a maximum power that can not exceed, exactly 250 W , and the maximum speed that can be achieved thanks to the engine can not exceed 25 km / h .

In some countries there are electric bikes with more powerful engines that can also reach more speed, but they could not be sold here, or they would have to pass the homologation of mopeds and electric bikes. Beyond the engine, like any bike, if the rider has good legs and physical condition, and gives strong to the pedals, can reach, by its own means, not by the engine, more than 25 km / h speed.

That is to say that to circulate with tranquility, the motor turns the wheels and the user hardly has to pedalear: what we said before, will arrive at its destination rested and like a rose.