When looking to buy a brand new electric bike, one of the most important factors to consider is the battery.
Here are 3 battery specs that you should know about before making your purchase:
This unit of measure is similar to describing the engine size on a car which affects your maximum power output.
This measurement is similar to the size of your gas tank in a car.
This final spec affects both speed and acceleration (similar to horsepower)
More About Batteries: Amphours…
The Amphour rating is used to communicate how much electrical power the battery can provide in one hour of usage.
Small batteries such as the standard AAA batteries found in your TV remote come, come with an Amphour rating denoted in milli-amp hours, or (mAh).
On the other hand, large batteries typically have an “Ah” written on them.
Additionally, batteries also have a C rating which tells you how many Amphours the battery can provide for a very particular amount of time. For example, at C/5, the battery will safely provide 26.8 Ah.
In other words, the battery supplies a total of 26.8 Amps over a span of 5 hours without any interruptions.
Please also note that the same battery might safely provide 36 Amphours for a period of 100 hours.
Depending on whether you use the battery on a daily basis or only from time to time, you should compare Amphours in the C rating category as well but if you’re unsure of which C rating best fits your use-case, we recommend going with the C/20 rating.
This is the middle ground which will give you a general sense of battery performance.
All in all, batteries with higher Ah have better range, will be physically larger and will most likely increase the total cost of your eBike.
If you have any questions about purchasing or renting your next eBike, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (949) 484-6409
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Not very long ago, it was surprising to see someone ride past you on an electric bike but now it appears to be more common than ever. You can surely try to search to buy one but rest assured that you’ll find yourself getting hit with a limitless number of purchase options.
There are many considerations when buying an eBike such as the price, the range, the weight, the motor, the battery, the charger, and the durability. Before you make up your mind about one, we highly suggest that you try riding one FIRST.
Instead of running the risk of ordering one for fifteen hundred bucks (on average) and having to ship it back because it didn’t live up to your expectations, there are some really great rental options out there.
You could spend as little as $8 an hour by renting one at Synaptic cycles if you choose to keep the bike for the whole day.
From our experience, an eBike is an absolute metallic package of joy.
An eBike is not supposed to replace your road bike or your mountain bike that comes with 150mm of suspension travel.
The beauty of the concept of electric bikes is that you can hold on to your regular bike and get some nice exercise throughout the day and then when you just want to cruise around town or the nearby beach, you can take the effort out of biking and enjoy the soothing breeze running through your hair and the catch sight of an unforgettable sunset.
Another good reason to rent an eBike includes the fact that if you’re on a relaxing vacation in a bustling beach town and you want to grab dinner or lunch, you can save yourself the hassle of finding and paying for parking spots or getting stuck in stop-and-go traffic.
Additionally, you can cover way more ground on an eBike if you’re planning on exploring a new city.
The choice is all yours. You can rent out an eBike for as little as 2 hours or if you decide that you want to keep it for a few days or even weeks to come, be our guest.
We guarantee that you’ll have a blast riding one, especially where we’re located (here in Dana Point, CA) or you can simply choose for your eBike of choice to be delivered to your place of residence.
Believe it or not, most of our eBikes get completely booked every weekend and we constantly find ourselves having to order entirely new fleets.
Book your electric bike today at (949) 484 – 6409.