Buy an Electric Bike
Tackle hills, long stretches, and multiple terrains with ease when using an electric bike.
Is your commute too long, too physically demanding, or not accessible with public paths? Most electric bicycles can go up to 15.5mph and 60 miles on one charge. This can change depending on the model or if you’re using a folding E-Bike or city style electric bike which use smaller batteries. One charge uses approximately 500 to 800 watt hours, which will only cost you 5-8p per charge! Compared to buying the equivalent amount of petrol, this is a huge financial difference, not to mention the positive impact on the planet. Trekking to work has never been better for you or for the place you live.
There are many types of electric bikes. Here at Top Class Bikes, we carry a range of folding E-Bikes, electric mountain bikes, and electric city bikes. Almost all of our E-Bikes are electric hybrid bikes. Electric hybrid bikes can be described as normal, pedal powered bikes with an assisting motor.
Electric bikes can be lightweight and easy to fold and store. Electric folding bikes are a great option for someone who is always on the go. Our electric folding bikes are perfect for travelling with, and can be easily folded to take on buses, trams, or trains. This is made possible by their clever frames and small wheel size. Lightweight and delightfully versatile, an electric folding bike is the answer to your transport needs. Bikes like foldable bikes and city bikes are likely to have a motor in the rear hub. While this may not give off the most power, it is powerful enough for someone riding to commute and will definitely still be felt by the rider.
Electric mountain bikes (or e-mtbs) can be used off-road. Mountain bikers are discovering the joys of hybrid electric bicycles, as when you are off-road you can truly feel the benefits of the batteries or motor kicking in.
Electric and unisex city bikes are stylish and sleek, designed to take you around your concrete jungle. Cycling your commute has never been easier with an electric bicycle purpose built for city streets.
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On Electric Bike Legislation and Concerns
We know a lot of people are not convinced to get an electric bike because of concerns with safety and legislation. UK legislation states that as long as your electric bike has pedal assist, does not exceed 15.5mph, and the electric motor has a maximum output of 250 watts, it can be classed as a normal pedal bike. This means all of the cycling rules for a non-electric bike apply to your E-Bike, and you do not require a license nor do you pay road tax. As long as your electric bike is within these margins, you can ride it the same way you would a pedal bike.
Electric Bike FAQ
Yes, electric bikes are both safe and legal. There are three features that decide whether your electric bike can be classed as a pedal bike or a moped:
- Electric-powered speed does not exceed 15.5mph
- Pedal assist is present
- Motor has maximum output of 250 watts
As long as your bike is within these thresholds, you can use it the same way as a pedal bike with no need for a license or road tax.
Do you have any more questions? Contact us with any queries and we will be happy to talk with you.