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What is an Electric Bike? The Basics

Posted by FarBike on 6th Jun 2017

What is an Electric Bike? The Basics
An electric bicycle is a normal bicycle equipped with an electric motor and battery that assists the rider with moving forward. The electric motor pushes the rider forward making pedaling easier or removing the requirement to pedal all together.An electric bike uses the electric motor to make riding easier and less physically demanding. Electric bicycles are often used by commuters, joy riders or those with physical limitations since the electric power makes for an enjoyable and sweat free rid
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How To Ride an Electric Bicycle

Posted by FarBike on 6th Jun 2017

How To Ride an Electric Bicycle
Riding an electric bike is easy and a ton of fun. However, there is a few things you should know about how to ride an electric bike properly. An electric bike is exactly the same as a regular bicycle with the addition of a motor, battery and computer. Which means if you know how to ride a normal bicycle you can get used to riding an electric bike in minutes. See electric bike basics for more info> There are 3 ways to propel most electric bicycles. Pedals: Use your legs to pedal the bike jus
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Electric Bike Buyers Guide. What you need to know.

Posted by FarBike on 6th Jun 2017

Electric Bike Buyers Guide. What you need to know.
Electric Bike Buyers GuideThere are a myriad of options when it comes to choosing an electric bicycle. If you haven’t bought an electric bike before there are basically 5 areas you need to understand in order to get the e-bike that is right for you.1. Where to start?Electric bikes can be hard to find from local bike shops, so it is best to start by looking online. Search with google, amazon and Farbike.com to get a good understanding of the options you have. Most retail electric bikes range
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Difference Between Lithium Ion & SLA E-Bike Batteries

Posted by FarBike on 6th Jun 2017

Difference Between Lithium Ion & SLA E-Bike Batteries
The Difference Between Lithium Ion & SLA Electric Bike BatteriesThere are two common types of electric bicycle batteries.1. Lithium Ion Battery – Lithium Ion batteries are the better of the two electric bike battery options. Lithium Ion batteries are lighter and last a much longer time, around 3-5 years before losing significant capacity. The most common type of lithium ion battery for electric bikes is a LiFePO4 or lithium iron phosphate battery. This is generally the best battery you ca
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​Get the Most From Your E-Bike Battery.

Posted by FarBike on 6th Jun 2017

​Get the Most From Your E-Bike Battery.
Get the Most From Your E-Bike Battery The battery is often the most expensive component of an electric bicycle and it is important to get every mile out of that e-bike battery before you start losing charge. Every rechargeable battery will lose capacity over time and the more often you charge it, just like your cell phone or laptop. Eventually, the battery won’t take any charge and it will be time for a new one. In electric bike terms you will notice the range on your bike falling from 20
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