• Which ebike frame is right for you?

    Which ebike frame is right for you?
    Which eBike Frame is Right for You? With more and more ebikes coming onto the market, you'll see a variety of frame types that are accommodated for one or more purposes. Whether you’re looking for a commuting bike to ride through the city or looking to use your ebike for something more rugged like trail riding, there are a few important factors to consider when deciding which type of ebike frame you should get. The main difference between frame designs is the shape: step-through and step-over bike frames. Step-Through Bike Frames If you're interested in an electric...
  • Why Adjusting Your Seat Could Result in a Better Ride

    Why Adjusting Your Seat Could Result in a Better Ride
    Why Adjusting Your Seat  Could Result in a Better Ride Do you know what's a bummer? Getting to the end of your bike ride and feeling like you just ran a marathon. Or maybe it's not all the way at the end—maybe it's when you're just starting out, or maybe it's somewhere in the middle. You may find yourself just pedaling along and suddenly, out of nowhere, your back starts to ache, and before you know it your legs are burning like they've been set on fire. What happened? It could be your seat. Bike seats...
  • How Weight Can Affect Ebike Performance

    How Weight Can Affect Ebike Performance
    How Weight Can Affect Ebike Performance There are many types of electric bikes on the market, but they all share one thing: the weight of the ebike itself or the rider impacts the ebike performance. The more weight you have on your bike, the harder it works to perform well. To find out more about how the bike's weight affects ebike performance and which methods work best for getting rid of extra pounds from your bike, read on! Two Ways Weight Can Affect Performance The Ebike Itself The weight of your ebike is one factor that...
  • Mid-drive vs Rear-hub Motors

    Mid-drive vs Rear-hub Motors
    Mid-drive vs Rear-hub Motors If you’re shopping for an electric bike, you’ve probably noticed that there are two main types of motors: mid-drive and rear-hub motors. The difference between them isn’t just about where the motor is located—it matters for how the bike rides, too. We’ll explain how each of them works as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each style. What’s the Difference Between Mid-drive and Rear-hub Motors? What is a Mid-drive Motor? A mid-drive ebike has its motor mounted in between the pedals and the crankset, which helps to drive the chain back and...
  • Hydraulic vs Mechanical Brakes

    Hydraulic vs Mechanical Brakes
    Hydraulic vs Mechanical Brakes What type of brakes are best, hydraulic vs mechanical? You can find hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes on most bikes nowadays, as they outperform the traditional rim brakes you grew up with. Hydraulic brakes are great for stopping quickly, especially at higher speeds, whereas mechanical brakes may require a longer stopping distance as the braking power is equal to the force you apply at the lever. Between the two styles  Hydraulic vs Mechanical: What's the Difference? What is a Hydraulic Brake System?  A hydraulic brake is one that uses fluid (typically mineral oil)...
  • 7 tips on how to fight against bike theft

    7 tips on how to fight against bike theft
    7 tips on how to fight against bike theft Let's face it, bike theft is a huge problem in North America. It's estimated that 2 million riders every year will fall victim to bike theft. To understand the severity of bike theft in Canada and the United States, we met with 529 Garage at the BC Bike Show earlier this month. We also asked about how each rider can protect their precious bikes! For riders who have not heard of 529 Garage, they are the largest community-powered bike recovery service. All that is required is to...
  • 10 steps on how to prepare your eBike for Spring

    10 steps on how to prepare your eBike for Spring
    10 steps on how to prepare your eBike for Spring As the weather is starting to warm up, riders and our staff alike are starting to plan the next eBike adventure! Before you head out, we highly recommend going through our 10-step process to prepare your eBike for all the adventures ahead. 1. Wash your eBike Washing your bike not only helps prolong the life of the components, but it is also an excellent opportunity to get to know your bike. Simply use a car wash mitt or sponge along with some bike wash cleaner to...
  • Will belt drives replace chains on eBikes?

    Will belt drives replace chains on eBikes?
    Will belt drives replace chains on eBikes? What is a belt drive? A belt drive bike uses a belt as opposed to a chain. Belt drive bicycles were first introduced in the 1980s and since then, have been paired with hub gears for riders looking for multiple gear ratios. Belts are most commonly made out of nylon reinforced with carbon fiber cords making them one of the most durable options to power the drivetrain - after all, it is even used on motorcycles! We’ll take a look at some of the pros and cons of a...
  • Essential Tools for eBike Owners

    Essential Tools for eBike Owners
    Essential Tools for eBike Owners I am often asked if there are specific e-bike tools or what tools do I need when fixing my e-bike. In many cases I will explain that it’s not just about the tools for fixing your bike, but the tools you should have to also maintain your bike. After all, with proper care and maintenance, you shouldn’t have to fix your e-bike very often. So then, what tools should you have to work on and maintain your bike? Well, while I can give you a giant list of tools, in most...
  • 5 GPS Anti-Theft Tracking Devices for your Ebike

    5 GPS Anti-Theft Tracking Devices for your Ebike
    Locating a stolen E-bike with a tracking device is now possible. So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy yourself an electric bike. Awesome! E-bikes are a fun way to get around and there are a lot of great accessories to make your e-bike experience even better, and one of the first you might consider purchasing is a GPS tracker. E-bikes are a big investment and it’s not uncommon for e-bikes to be stolen, but if you have a GPS tracker on your bike - it could increase your chance of getting the bike returned...
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