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Buying an electric bike - a guide

Tired of cramped buses and long traffic jams? Then an electric bike could be the answer! With an electric bike, you get to enjoy all the freedom that cycling brings with it, but with a comfortable twist - its motor provides the bike with extra power when you need it. Here we give you some advice on what to think about when buying an electric bike. 

What to consider before buying an electric bike

What is an electric bike?

An electric bike is like a regular bicycle that has been equipped with a battery, electrical system and motor. When you step on the pedals, the electric motor is activated, which means that you get assistance from it - up to 25 km/h if necessary. It is possible to cycle faster than that, but once the top speed is reached the motor cuts out, so then you have to rely on your own pedal power. You set how much power you want the motor to provide depending on whether you see the bike ride as a workout or if you want to ride a bike without having to make an effort.

The electric bicycle battery

The size of the electric bike's battery affects the price of the bike - the larger the battery, the more expensive the bicycle. A standard battery usually lasts 4-6 miles, but factors such as cold temperatures, the cyclist's weight, road surface and air pressure in the tyres affect how fast it discharges. Using an electric bike all year round is good for the battery as it works best when charged and discharged at regular intervals.

How to take care of your battery

What kind of electric bike should I choose?

There are different types of electric bikes, and your specific needs and habits should determine which model you choose. There are, for example, sporty hybrid bikes, mountain bikes for hilly terrain and elegant bikes.

Classic electric bike

The classic electric bike has a timeless look and is suitable if you want a comfortable bike when you commute to work or to take you from A to B. This bike is available as a women's model with a low-step frame, and a men's model with a horizontal frame.

Electric mountain bike

If you mainly cycle in lighter terrain, an electric mountain bike is the model for you. It is equipped with powerful tyres, front fork suspension, more gears and better brakes. This is an adventure bike that will make your trails in the woods even more fun.

Yosemite by Biltema  

Our solid range of bicycles from Yosemite by Biltema has been developed for getting up-close and active with our Nordic nature. Discover our bikes and embark on adventures in lush forests, along miles of country roads or in the vibrant city. 
Here you can find inspiration and the right bike for you. 

Frequently asked questions about electric bikes

How does an electric bike work?

An electric bicycle is equipped with a battery, motor and electrical system that is activated when the rider starts pedalling.

How fast does an electric bike go?

The electric motor works up to 25 km/h, if you ride faster than that you have to pedal yourself.

Can I use an electric bike as a regular bike?

Yes, it's just like a regular bike except it has an electric motor.

How much does an electric bike cost?

The price of electric bikes varies depending on factors such as the model, battery and other accessories.

Can I maintain the bike myself?

Absolutely! You can easily perform some bicycle maintenance yourself, with the help of the right tools and guidance. Get help from our guides and videos here.