Electric assist bikes exist in a couple of different manners and we deal with two main types. The style that seems to take the cake in experience, looks and overall function are pedal assist style bikes. Pedal assist bikes have the motor and the battery mounted mid framed and precisely output power according to your input of pedal power. This isn’t a system that you can add to your bike as the motor requires a custom installation point on the frame.
The main alternative is are hub drive motors that mostly work by throttle. Hub drive motors have a hub in the wheel and a battery that fits on a rack and can fit on nearly any bike. There are pros and cons to each set up between pedal assist and hub drive and if you need help deciding which is for you feel free to stop in or contact us.
With pedal assisted motor bikes coming as a complete unit there are a few different styles in this growing category. They are offered in hybrid models, mountain bike models, road bike models and commuter models and some of them can overlap in purpose.
In our store we have a model that you can test ride so that you can understand how the motor system functions. Pedal assist bikes are fun and open up a world of possibilities.