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Best value eBike

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BEST VALUE ELECTRIC BIKE

There is no getting around it – electric bikes can be expensive so what is the best value eBike.  Firstly you need to know what is important when selecting an eBike.  Secondly which electric bike is going to give you the best value in terms of usage and spend.  Here is a list of top considerations –

1. Power

The first thing to look at is the battery capacity in Watt hours.  This tells you how much energy the battery can store. Long distance batteries are best because you will charge them less frequently (saving on the degradation of the battery) and you can obviously travel much further.

Choosing an eBike with a replaceable battery is ultimately the best option.  Also consider how long the battery will take to charge, and can it be charged on and off the bike?

2.  Motor

We believe mid-motors are best.  Choose a powerful mid-motor (350 Watt) with pedal assist and  torque sensor.  The torque sensor is an intelligent power management system that will sense the amount of effort you exert through the pedals and adjust the motor power accordingly. 

You will be able to select from different power modes how little or how much help you want from the motor.

Using a torque sensor makes you feel super human!

3. Suspension

You really want to choose an eBike with full suspension.  You will spend a lot of time on your eBike and full suspension makes your ride far more comfortable.  This is  especially important when cycling along potholed roads, country paths and tracks.

4. Folding

An eBike with 26″ wheels that also folds is ideal because you can use it across a variety of applications i.e. not only commuting. 

A folding bike is an excellent choice because can take it anywhere with you. It also fits neatly into the boot of a car and is easy to store at home. 

5. Versatility

In order to gain the greatest value from your electric bike, you will want to use it as much as possible. 

A hybrid bike that can be used in the city for commuting on country trails or even for touring is the best choice. 

6. Save Money

Using an eBike will save you money.  An eBike costs on average 0.4 pence per mile to run in comparison to running a medium sized diesel car which costs 34 pence per mile. 

In addition an eBike is very ecofriendly so while you benefit from the advantages of cycling, you will also be helping the environment.  

7. Best Value eBike

Find out more about the WF202 folding electric bike from Warpfive Cycles here.   

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Electric Bikes

Choosing an eBike

Choosing an eBike - Warpfive Cycles

CHOOSING AN ELECTRIC BIKE

Choosing the best electric bike can be a daunting task.  Here we talk about what to look for when choosing an eBike, in addition to what you get if you buy a WF202 from Warpfive Cycles.

When you purchase an eBike, you need to consider the following-

Battery

Naturally this a very important consideration when choosing an electric bicycle.  The WF202 has a large capacity Samsung lithium ion battery which can travel between 20 and 100 miles (depending on terrain) on a single charge.  It is a 540 Wh battery which is uniquely placed at the centre of the bike for perfect balance.  It can be charged on and off the bike.  Plus it is replaceable.

Motor

A mid-motor pedal assist is the best choice on an eBike. It provides improved handling because of its mid-frame positioning and low centre of gravity.  In addition you will benefit from extended range due to the intelligent power management.  The WF202 has a powerful Tongsheng mid-motor pedal assist with a linear torque sensor.

Brakes

Because you will travel further and faster on an eBike, braking ability is extremely important. For this reason, the WF202 uses the Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brake system on the front and back wheels.

Susepension

You will spend a lot of time on your eBike so comfort is another important consideration. The WF202 has a full suspension (front and rear) so the ride is exceedingly comfortable. 

Drivetrain

These are all the bits that ‘drive’ your bicycle forward. The WF202 comes with Shimano components – Shimano 7 speed freewheel, Shimano derailleur, Shimano chain and Shimano SIS shift lever. 

Lights

Usually this is something that you will need to source and add to your bike. However the WF202 has front & rear lights which are an optional accessory you can add to your bike build when you place your order.  The lights are fully integrated with through frame cable routing.  It is advisable to keep your lights on at all time when riding an eBike.

Folding

A folding bicycle makes life so much more convenient – you can fit the WF202 into boot of your car or take it with you into the office or on public transport or keep it in your caravan.

Price

The WF202 is a high spec British built bicycle which offers excellent value for money.

If you’re looking for an electric bicycle that offers flexible use, a high build quality and affordability – the WF202 is the best electric bike for you.

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