Electric mountain bikes have quickly gone from being somewhat uncool to a must have. After a surge in popularity and with a number of benefits it’s not hard to see why many riders are going electric.
Electric mountain bikes aren’t just for lazy people – designed for a more dynamic riding experience, E-MTBs make uphills more easily achievable so there’s more time to enjoy the downhills. For riders wanting to practice downhill sections an e-bike is ideal. The bike will carry you up the ascents much quicker meaning more time for laps and ultimately more time out on the bike.
Improved battery and motor technology also means that electric bikes can travel much longer distances. With the extra watts riders can travel even further with less fatigue and discover places they’ve never seen before. The assisted power opens up cycling to more people who may not have considered it before and nobody gets left behind when cycling in groups. The bikes are suitable for all ages and ability but are particularly favoured by beginners who have a low fitness ability, older riders and those recovering from injury.
You don’t need to worry about maintenance on an e-bike as it is the same as any other bike, the suspension and drive train need regular attention but both the motor and battery are maintenance free. If you want to bring more capability to your mountain biking in the form of a high-performance pedal-assist system then you’ve come to the right place.
Here at Cycle Exchange we have the Trek Powerfly in a range of colours and specs, including women’s specific bikes, available on finance or part exchange. On the lead up to our launch event on the 17th August we have 10% off all Trek Powerflys, take a look at the full range here. This bike pairs electric-assist performance with singletrack trail capability. It's a fun, forgiving, full suspension ride that can help you reach new destinations on rugged trails with pedal-assist of up to 25 km/h. Get in contact to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org
When it comes to buying your new bike there are so many different options when it comes to spec choice that it can be quite the minefield. Bicycle gearing is perhaps the biggest and most complicated one of those mines with different brands, all with different groupsets, all at different speeds,mechanical or electronic, etc - if you don't already know the key differences between groupsets then it's easy to get lost. In this blog we strip back those complexities and offer a simple and basic guide to modern bicycle gearing.
Trek are a huge company, both on the high street and in the peloton. Given the size of the company they naturally produce a huge and diverse collection of bicycles across almost all disciplines. In this blog we're going to take a quick look at the three main offerings they have for road cycling; the Madone, Domane, and Emonda.