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Choosing an E-bike

Choosing an E-bike

Class

E-bikes are grouped into three classes.

Class 1: “Pedal Assist” E-bikes operate when the pedal is pushed and reach speeds up to 20 mph.

Class 2: “Throttle” E-bikes activate with a button or twist grip, and reach speeds up to 20 mph.

Class 3: Pedal Assist” E-bikes operate when the pedal is pushed and reach speeds up to 28 mph.

Warranty

Warranties typically cover the frame, electric, and components separately, and expire when ownership changes, (“Limited Warranty”).

Buzz E-products include the following warranties:

10 years – aluminum frame; 2 years – electrical components; 6 months – bike components

Motors

E-bikes can be found powered by two different motors. A Hub motor is located at the rear hub, spinning the wheel forward. A Mid-drive motor is located at the crank, working with the gears to move the bike forward. Both options have benefits for the rider.

Frame

Most E-bikes have aluminum frames and are available as familiar standard frames or folding frames. Folding frames are ideal for living in a small space, commuting to work, traveling on a subway, bus, or in an RV, etc.

Tires

E-bike tires can vary. Multi-use tires handle both roads and bike paths. Fat tires have a larger surface connecting with the terrain which helps improve control for off-road use.

Features: Speeds, Assist Levels, LCD Screen

E-bikes generally have up to 7 speeds. To help control your ride, you can select the “Assist Level,” which determines how much extra power the motor provides. Many rides include an LCD screen. The information varies, typically displaying ride info, battery and assist levels, etc.