What's an electric bike? It's a bike with an electric motor. There are a few different types of electric motor however we offer the rear motor hub. This method the battery gives power to the rear motor hub and the rear motor hub spins the rear wheel and gets you going.
The E-bikes we offer are the EVRYJourney and the Around The Block. Both models will be available for men and women it also comes with 250 Watt and 500 Watt battery.
Rear Motor Hub
The rear motor comes in 250 Watt or 500 Watt motor.
250 Watt rear hub motors are the most used motor on commercially available electric bikes. They make very little noise, are lightweight (6lbs), and adaptable to be a freewheel.
Top speed of 250 Watt motor 15mph with full electric and 24mph with pedal assist.
500 Watt rear hub motors offer more power, farther travel, and reach higher speeds. 500 Watt motors are perfect for those who want to take advantage of their pedal-assist option.
The top speed of 500 Watt motor is 20mph with full electric and 28mph with pedal assist.
The battery comes in 36 Volt for the 250 Watt motor and the 48 Volt for the 500 Watt motor.
36 Volt will last you 1.5 hours of riding per charge at full throttle.
48 Volt will last you 1 hour of riding per charge cycle at full throttle.
How do you charge the battery? How long does it take to charge?
Using a Type B, 2 flat pins and 1 grounding pin in either a 36 or 48V charger (Included) will take 2-6 hours to charge.
250 Watt/36 Volt safely between 15-30 miles.
500 Watt/48 Volt safely between 20-40 miles.
Lifetime of Battery
2-4 Years, based on charge cycles. Lithium batteries rarely stop working altogether. They gradually lose their capacity over time.
We approximate anywhere between 200-300 charge cycles before the battery really starts wearing down. During its lifetime, we expect the battery to last anywhere between 300-500 charges, based on the care the customers provide. We always recommend that users avoid overcharging the battery by leaving it charging overnight. If possible, charge it when it gets to the last bar, which is 20%. Stop charging once the light turns green.
The controller distributes the amount of energy required to operate the rear hub. It works together with the Cadence Sensor to measure how much power is needed. As soon as you start pedaling or apply the throttle, the cadence sensor sends a signal to the controller that then distributes electricity to the rear hub to move the bicycle forward.
The basic cadence sensor uses a magnet on the crank, it turns the motor ON when you start pedaling and turns it OFF when you stop pedaling. It works more or less like a switch.
The display tells you how fast you are riding and which level of pedal-assist power you are engaged in. You can manually set the pedal assist option with the - and + option. It also shows you what your battery's charge is currently. By pressing the M Mode, you are able to customize your interface, MPH or KM/h. Ideally, we would keep it at MPH.
The throttle is a thumb throttle. It's great at getting you going from a dead stop.
Disc brakes generate an incredible amount of stopping power. It works by pads pressing on to a disc rotor and giving it friction to stop. Just like car brakes.
Maintenance/Checklist before each ride
You will need to maintenance your bike to keep you and your bike going. You should always check the condition of your E-bike before you take it out for a rip. It's usually a good idea to check your tire pressure you don't want your tire to be flat if you want to go fast. More air in your tires will roll a lot smoother and faster than tires that are deflated. Also, a great idea to clean and lube up your chain once a month.
It's also smart to tighten everything up at least once a month. (if you ride at least twice a week) Just go around the whole entire bike and tighten up all the screws and bolts they can come loose while riding and you don't want anything falling apart mid-ride.
Pull-on both brake levers and make sure they grab good and make sure when you pull the lever it doesn't hit the handlebars (unless you like your brake levers to feel like that). Look for frayed cable, you do not want to be going fast and try to stop with a faulty brake system. If your brake cable is frayed make sure you go and get new brake cables put on your bike.
Go through all your gears and adjust them if you need to.