Electric Bikes Buyers’ Guides

Ask Flecc: How to buy and sell second-hand electric bikes?

February 24, 2014

Buying a second-hand electric bike Buying an e-bike means a test ride is essential before committing to buy, since many faults on the electrical side... Read more

How to choose an electric bike

February 6, 2014

No doubt you've also googled every permutation of e-bike/electric bike/pedal assist bicycle and followed every thread back and forth about pedelec vs. throttle control, front wheel driver vs. rear wheel drive and brushed vs. brushless motor. If you have I feel your pain. I know exactly how confusing this process can be. I've done it. Several years ago now when I first got into the industry I needed to get a feel for what was out there and what products would best suit different types of customer.

Electric mountain bike buyers’ guide: start here with our Q&A

February 5, 2014

Pedelecs speaks to E-Bikeshop about eMTBs and what to consider if you’re thinking of buying one. How does an electric mountain bike differ to other... Read more

Electric bike motors and sensors

January 10, 2014

Motors Modern pedelecs (electric bicycles) run on brushless electric motors that draw power from a battery contained in the bicycle frame or on the bicycle... Read more

Electric bike batteries – a general overview

January 10, 2014

The heart of any electric bike is the battery; it should be high quality and have at least enough capacity to power your bike for... Read more

Electric bike servicing, maintenance and repairs

January 1, 2014

The following guide of ‘insider’ top tips has been written by the Electric Transport Shop. If you are considering purchasing an electric bike (e-bike) or... Read more

E-bike roadside troubleshooting and fault checks

January 1, 2014

  In conjunction with The Electric Transport Shop’s electric bike servicing, maintenance and repairs guide, this is a quick checklist for fault-finding if you should... Read more

How much does an electric bike cost?

December 2, 2013

Let me start by saying that price is not the most important factor when choosing an electric bike. Getting the right machine for the job... Read more

Electric bike range – how far will your new bike take you?

November 23, 2013

How will you know how far any bike will keep you moving? People buy electric bikes for all sorts of reasons: leisure, exercise or simply... Read more

NiMh, SLA and other electric bike battery types

November 22, 2013

Lithium based batteries have become the standard for almost all e-bikes in the western world since they are so suited to this application. However, there... Read more

What is an S-Pedelec ?

November 15, 2013

There are two groups of Pedelecs and a main distinction between them is the maximum speed at which the rider receives assistance from the electric... Read more

Lithium batteries – UN38.3 battery testing and certification

July 30, 2013

UN38.3 certification has been specifically set up to cover the safe storage and shipping of lithium batteries. Lithium ion electric bike batteries are safe as... Read more

Electric bike insurance

July 8, 2013

Having your electric bike stolen can be a complete disaster. Over half a million bikes are now stolen every year in the UK. Only a... Read more