Blog: Escape Route
Maintaining an electric bike isn't quite as hairy as it sounds. Whether you're a die-hard gearhead, or if you just like monkeying around in your garage, there are still some basic tasks required to properly preserve and protect your ebike. You already know that ebikes are heavier and are ridden longer than traditional bikes, so they understandably need a little extra TLC. Keeping an eye on things like the tire pressure, brake pads, chain, and drivetrain, in addition to all the other things that powers your ride is essential to making sure your ebike is running smoothly. So before you decide if you're ready to embark on that ebike lifestyle, let's consider some of the most common ebike service jobs as well as tips to help you decide whether it's best to do it yourself or take it to a specialist...
Let's talk about protecting our e-bikes. As we know, ebikes are becoming more and more popular not just for recreation but also as a mode of transportation. They're environmentally friendly and good for our health, but like any other vehicle, they can be prone to accidental damage and theft. As ebikers, it's important to consider getting insurance for our ebikes.
Ebike-escapes has recently partnered with Oyster to offer our customers ebike insurance that includes: Theft, Crash Damage, Full Value Coverage, Domestic Travel and more. It takes less than 2 minutes to get a quote for a policy with Oyster, so that's the best way to find out exactly how much insurance will cost you...Getting old sucks. Especially when you're an ebike battery. If your thirst for adventure will never be quenched, but your ebike isn't quite as frisky and playful as those first rides, it may be a harbinger of things to come. Your ebike battery should last between 500 to 1500 charge cycles - depending on its quality and the conditions in which you store it. This could mean anywhere from one year of use all the way up to five years before it needs a full replacement. As ebike owners, it's important not to miss these tell-tale symptoms and recognize that your ebike battery may be nearing the end of its life.
Here are 9 tips that it may be time to replace or recycle your ebike battery...
After months of research you finally found that perfect ebike. Now comes the really hard part: which ebike accessories are you going to need to fully enjoy the ebike lifestyle when considering... Comfort & Safety, Security & Storage, Travel & Maintenance, and Riding in Style!
This is our list of essential ebike accessories every ebike owner must have. And, based on Your Feedback: We've updated our guide to include amazing new ebike accessories for 2023!
But you've probably already guessed which one is everyone's favorite...If it's 2023 and you haven’t climbed into the cockpit of an electric vehicle, you have no one to blame but yourself. One of the fastest-growing segments in its global market, outpacing the sale of all other electric vehicles combined - the electric bicycle is one of the most exciting trends in modern technology. Yes, EV's are coming to a neighborhood near you. So when you see one, don’t just stare – take advantage of their benefits. You just might like what you find...
You're not a cheater. But you need the answer to the question: Are electric bikes really good for exercise?
To find the answer, let's compare ebikes to burpees: how much effort is required to burn 425 calories? If our math is correct, it's a 36-minute ebike ride. Or 299 Burpees. Want more examples, data, and actual science? Check out our ebike vs. burpees calorie burn comparison calculator…We know which one goes faster, and looks much cooler. But, are the longest-range electric vehicles on the road today equipped with 4 wheels, or two? While Tesla may be better at squeezing range out of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, are 400 miles really out of the question for your ebike? Find out how to calculate your battery range...What if I told you a grassroots organization of over 1 million strong has been developing a path to reconnect America and put 2020 behind us? Now that it is becoming a reality - and well over half-way complete, 2021 may be the perfect time to experience the Great American Rail-Trail - on an ebike!