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How comfortable are the eBikes in this section?

The soft but sturdy saddles and the gripped handlebars give Cyclotricity eBikes a smooth ride.

What is the difference between a standard eBike and a ladies eBike?

Simple- Ladies bikes are smaller, and have a step through frame making it easier to get in the saddle. But that does not limit your choice depending on your gender- we have a range to suit all needs!

What are the costs of running an eBike?

Typically an average petrol car will cost 14.19pence per mile just on petrol. Whereas an average electric push bike can travel a mile in roughly 0.13 pence. Thanks to technology improvements e-bikes can now be alternatives to a car as your mode of transport, and thanks to powerful battery’s you can now complete your ride on a single charge.

Do you pedal e-Bikes constantly?

With our eBikes, you cycle as with a ‘normal’ bike but utilise different output modes available on your motor. You can choose your level of assistance, as you pedal, throughout your ride.

What is the lifespan of a battery ?

Depending on the length of your journeys- we would estimate about about 1000 full charges. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

Can I use my eBike to carry goods?

Yes you can, our Nexus bikes has roomy front baskets and a pannier rack to carry light loads and small bags without making a difference to your ride;

What are the aesthetic differences with an eBike?

At first glance, Cyclotricity models look like any other bikes. A closer look though will reveal a couple of key differences. A battery pack and a motor. The slim battery enclosure above the rear wheel ensures that it looks discreet, and will last you up to 30 miles before it needs a recharge. It powers the motor, which in turn drives the rear wheel, giving you a push for those tough uphill sections or alternatively powering you on to a faster speed!

Can I fit a throttle to my ebike?

Yes, but this needs to be done by the owner. Using a throttle electric bike is only legal in private lands & up to 6 kmh.

I have a motor home will it fit?

Our folding electric bike measures
Height: 80cm
Width: 30cm

How fast can I go with an ebike?

To be road legal in the Uk ebikes must be restricted to 250watts and 15.5mph or 24.9kmh. This covers public roads and cycle paths/ shared use paths. Off road ebikes can be de restricted to increase the speed & power output but until experienced at riding off road it isn't advisable.

Do I need a licence or insurance for riding an ebike?

If you have an electrically assisted pedal cycle no licence, insurance or road tax is required for riding on UK roads or cycle paths if the motor is restricted to 250watts and 15.5mph or 24.9kmh. The rider must also be over 14 years of age. If the bike exceeds and is used on roads and cycle paths it is classed as a motor vehicle and must be registered, insured, licenced and taxed. A motorcycle helmet is compulsory and full finger gloves are advised. Throttles purchased after January 1st 2016 that assist past 3.7mph or 6kmh are for off road use only.

What size of wheel do I need?

Your wheel size will be written on the sidewall of your current tyre eg. 26 x 1.95 or ( 50-559). Alll modern bicycle wheels measure smaller than the relevant tyre size. 28" / 29'er / 700 = 622mm or 24.5 " 27.5" = 584mm or 23" 26" = 559mm or 22" For example, with the tyre fitted a 26" wheel will then measure 26".

What distance can I get from a fully charged battery ?

Based on a rider weight of 90kg or 14 stone, on smooth, flat terrain with no added weight e.g. pannier bags the distances are as follows; 36/9 battery 25-30 miles, 36/11 battery 30-35 miles, 36/15 battery 40-45 miles. 36/17 battery 45-50 miles. These will vary slightly depending on the level of assistance given by the motor and the use of a throttle. 48 volt batteries will drain faster due to the higher wattage and voltage of the motor it is connected to.

How do I get the most out of my battery ?

Charge the battery for 12 hours before fully discharging. Do this 3 times to condition the battery. After this charge as normal. if not used regularly charge once a month for up to 10 hours ( for a 19 amp battery ). If stored for the winter keep it indoors ideally at room temperature.

Where's my stuff ?

The shipping note emailed to you contains the tracking number and the name of the courier company. Delivery is next working day, unless it extends over a UK holiday. We use TNT for overseas deliveries, Tuffnells for bikes and APC for kits, parts and folding bikes.

Are ebikes heavy ?

Our bikes start at 19kg for the Wallet folding model and go up to 25kg for the Stealth mountain bike. This will vary slightly depending on the size of frame,motor and battery.

What size of bike do I need?

Unlike a child's bike which is measured by wheel size, adult bikes are measured by frame size. 20" bikes fit people 5'10 to 6' 2". 19" bikes fit people 5' 9" to 5' 11". 18" bikes fit people 5' 8" to 5' 10". 17" bikes fit people 5' 7" to 5' 9". 16" bikes fit people 5' 5" to 5' 7". Folding bikes fit people from 5' 1" to 6' 1". This guide is accurate for the majority of people but there are exceptions depending on riding style.

Can I use the bike in the rain ?

Yes, if fitted correctly the system is water resistant. It can be used in rain showers but not submerged. As with any bike the use of power washers for cleaning is NOT advised. It will remove grease from areas that need to be kept lubricated. Regular cleaning and maintenance is recommended to get the most of your bicycle.

Can I ride the bike without the motor being on ?

Yes, the bike will ride fine without the assistance being on. Our bikes do have higher gears fitted than many non electric bikes but until riding uphill this isn't noticeable. The extra weight of the electrics will make the bike feel a little sluggish and slow to accelerate.

Can I use the bike under the influence of alcohol ?

It is an offence to operate e-bikes while impaired by alcohol (or drugs ), even if the blood alcohol level is below .08. If banned because of a DUI, you're not allowed to ride an e-bike, even though you don't need a licence to ride one.

Who can service an ebike and how often ?

As many independent bike shops now sell ebikes they also have the ability to service them. As with any bike, we advise having it serviced every 5 or 6 months if used leisurely. If used for commuting daily then every 3 or 4 months. Replacement mechanical parts eg chains, brake pads etc are standard components and can be sourced locally.

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