Buying An E-Bike - How to purchase your new electric bike online confidently.
In these modern times, many people do not have the time of day to travel to their nearest reputable e-bike store, let alone start test riding different e-bikes, only to still be in the same position you were in when you walked into the store. You are simply overwhelmed by the variety.
That's where we come in! Esen Electric removes the friction of buying online with an expert service tailored to your personal needs. As a result, we've helped many customers purchase the e-bike they desired without moving from the comfort of their sofa.
Here are our top tips to take into consideration. With our guided approach, you'll have an electric bike in no time.
Know Your E-Bikes
Narrowing your choice down to a category of e-bikes is a great starting point. Each category slightly differs in intent and rider desire, changing the design and specifications along the way. Below we've listed the types of electric bikes found and what environment they're best used in
Folding Electric Bikes
Electric folding bikes are an excellent choice for people of all ages. They are incredibly convenient and provide a great user experience. The beauty is that taking your bike wherever you go is more manageable. You typically see electric folding bikes in every environment as they are so easy to use.
Take a look at our folding electric bike collection and browse the great bikes we offer!
Step-Through Electric Bikes
As the name implies, this e-bike allows you to effortlessly 'step through' onto the seat. Step-through e-bikes are designed without the top tube, creating a curved frame. These electric bikes are great for people with reduced mobility. However, the leisurely rider can typically be seen out and about on their step through. Browse our affordable collection here.
Hybrid Electric Bikes
Hybrid electric bikes are suitable for fast-paced cities, Sunday strolls and getting stuck into the trails. These bikes combine a range of equipment seen on other e-bikes to create a 'hybrid design'. For example, some hybrid e-bikes may incorporate mountain bike handlebars and road tyres. The overall aim is to optimise the performance of day-to-day environments. Check out our range of hybrid electric bikes.
Electric mountain bikes (e-mtb's) are designed with one purpose in mind; adventure. Electric mountain bikes will include strong suspension and a well-structured frame designed for strenuous mountain trails. These are best suited for serious riders looking for a thrill. If this sounds like you, take a browse.
Fat Tyre Electric Bikes
Fat tyre electric bikes are the brutes of the e-bike world! To be classified as a fat tyre e-bike, the wheels must be at least 4" wide. These bikes are great for any location and any unpredicted weather you may face. The purpose of fat tyres is to increase grip and traction, making them very reliable in all conditions. Typically speaking, these bikes are equipped with large batteries making them clast for up to distances of 60 miles.
Check out our latest electric fat tyre e-bikes available now.
Electric Road Bikes
Electric road bikes do not have to be limited to the road; they can also be found in busy city areas and also on rural trails. They are efficient e-bikes as the frame is very light. This means you will not have to use the power assist as much as other electric bikes. Overall, a great style e-bike that ticks the boxes of day-to-day travel. Take a look at Avaris, a leading UK manufacturer in the electric road bike market.
So after reading the above information, which rider are you? Once you know, head to our electric bikes and find the perfect one for you.
Knowing Your Size
This has been made easy thanks to our electric bike sizing guide. Here you will find an accurate measurement for your characteristics. If you are ever unsure, please get in touch with us for further assistance.
The E-Bike Size Guide Basics
Why is it essential to get the correct size?
Your hard-earned money should be an investment to better yourself or make your life more convenient. E-bikes epitomise convenience, and a well-optimised E-bike will pay dividends for many years. But, on the other hand, picking the incorrect size can result in uncomfortable journeys and even loss in performance.
Key Focus Points
Your arms should be shoulder-width apart when holding onto your electric bike's handlebars. Make sure your arms are in a comfortable position. You can adjust the handlebar height if necessary.
Sit on your electric bike with one foot on a pedal at the lowest position. You should bend your slightly. This allows your knee to be put into the safest place when riding.
Frame sizes range from 15" to 22" and sometimes S,M,L,XL - which will correlate to the frame size. Again, please refer to the sizing guide to get the best fit for you.
Calculate My Size At Home
A quick and effective method to find the right size for you. Start by measuring your inseam. To measure your inseam, stand with your feet 6 to 8 inches apart and measure from the floor to your crotch. Please calculate in centimeters and not inches. After writing down your measurements, complete the formula and receive an accurate measurement.
- Electric Step - Through Bike: Leg inseam (cm) x 0.685 = bike frame size (cm)
- Electric Mountain Bike: Leg inseam (cm) x 0.66 = bike frame size (cm)
- Electric Road Bike: Leg inseam (cm) x 0.70 = bike frame size (cm)
INCHES = Answer/2.54
We hope this helps you when you come to buying an e-bike online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.