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Top 10 Electric Bikes 2017

Modern awesome electric bicycles offer reliable batteries and effective motors capable of any uphill project and might provide a valid opportunity to other forms of transportation for daily commuting. Of route, e-bikes also are tremendous for any riders who desires to increase their variety with a touch battery assistance. Simply make sure that they are criminal on your neighborhood streets.

Addmotor MOTAN Electric Bicycles 500W 48V For Snow Beach All Terrain Electric Bike With Double Suspension 2017 M-850 Orange E-bikeSWAGTRON SwagCycle E-Bike - Folding Electric Bicycle with 10 Mile Range, Collapsible Frame, and Handlebar Display (Black)Onway 26Big Cat Electric Bikes 2015 Long Beach Cruiser (LCD), White/Black Wheels, 36ANCHEER Power Plus Folding Electric Mountain Bike with Lithium-Ion Batterye-Mazing Innovations b.ob. Electric Folding Bicycle, 12 inch wheels, Sillver/BlackNewport Beach Cruiser Electric Bicycle - RedWatseka XP Sport-Electric Bicycle-26Yukon Trails Xplorer Sport Hybrid Electric Bike XM26X-Treme Electric Folding Bicycle - X-Cursion - 300 Watts - Lithium Batteries (Black)

Electric Motors And Bicycles Make A Perfect Pair

The first regularly produced device resembling the modern bicycle was unveiled in 1818. It was called the Dandy Horse. The two-wheeled ride-on Dandy Horse was the brainchild of German inventor Baron Karl Drais, and it featured a handlebar, a padded seat, and two inline wheels of nearly equal size. What it did not feature were pedals; this was a "running machine," thus its name in German, Laufmachine. The Dandy Horse saw only a flicker of popularity, and was largely a historical footnote within a handful of years, though its design is nearly mimicked in the child's balance bike of today.

Bicycles featuring pedal power were developed during the subsequent decades of the 19th century, with the most emblematic example being the bicycle we know today as the Penny-Farthing. The bike was named based on the substantial difference in its wheel size resembling the larger and smaller Penny and Farthing coins, respectively. These bicycles were wildly popular among the well-heeled upper classes of Europe and America despite their penchant for launching riders head first over the large wheel, not to mention their relative difficulty in mounting and dismounting.

In the year 1885, a British man named J.K. Stanley introduced what can fairly be described as the first modern bicycle. His Rover bike had wheels of equal size in the front and back and used a chain connecting the pedals and the rear wheel as a propulsion system. It was often marketed as a safety bike in contrast with the unstable Penny Farthing and was a smashing success. The company went on to develop motorcycles and automobiles, remaining in business until the year 2005.

The first functioning electric motor was displayed in the early 19th century, though the device constructed by British scientist Michael Faraday did little more than swirling a wire around a magnet when an electric charge was introduced. Still, the concept proved that electricity could do work. Functional electric motors would follow in many forms after that achievement in 1821. Soon scientists and tinkerers around the world, including visionaries such as Nikola Tesla, were experimenting with all manner of electric motors -- some worked with DC power, others with AC. By the end of the century, myriad electric motors had been produced, capable of exerting enough force with enough reliable control that they were practical for use in myriad applications.

While the first functional battery was developed in the year 1800 by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, a practical battery would not be seen for several decades yet. By the end of the 19th century, practical and portable batteries were more widely available, this finally freeing the electric motor to be used in a wide new array of applications. It might come as a surprise, but the electric motor, battery and a bicycle were first paired as far back as the 1890s. It would be approximately 100 years later that electric bicycle development finally entered the mainstream, but the technology and concept behind the electric bike were all in place generations ago.

Choosing Your New Electric Bike


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There are two basic categories of electric bike, and their uses don't offer equal crossover value. The first category is essentially a normal bicycle that has been outfitted with an electric motor. These bikes are the same size as a standard bicycle, and handle almost identically, save for the obvious benefit of added motive power thanks to a motor and battery.

Many such bikes are suitable for long distance rides, and some can even handle the same terrain as a rugged mountain bike. Other full-sized electric bikes come in the beach cruiser design and allow for comfortable longer distance rides in relatively accommodating conditions such as on sidewalks, paved paths, or roadways.

The second type of electric bike is a much smaller, often foldable unit designed for convenient urban (or suburban) commuting and for easy storage in minimal space. These compact electric bikes are perfect for trips of a few miles, and many are small and lightweight enough to be carried onto trains or buses, allowing their rider to make use of multiple types of transportation in a single trip, and to store their bike in a closet or even under a desk at work, at school, or at home.

These bikes, while convenient in most ways, are not suitable for longer use and can rarely handle unpaved surfaces. They are also inferior vehicles when driven solely by pedal power, thus it is inadvisable to ride them for distances longer than their batteries can last.

If you are a regular bicyclist who wants to add some excitement to your rides or wants some help with those hills, a full sized electric bike is the way to go. If you are considering a bike as a means of transportation more than an outlet for amusement, then a smaller, folding electric bike is the convenient choice. In each category, consider the speed and range you want, as these factors impact price.

Electric Bike Safety And Maintenance


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While riding an electric bike is essentially the same experience as using a pedal-powered bicycle, accidents can occur more easily as a rider familiarizes himself or herself with the new bike. Many of these units can easily achieve speeds greater than twenty miles per hour, which is faster than most people ride their bikes.

The dangers can often come when an electric bike is used around conventional bicycles, as the other riders around you will not be expecting your added speed. Your reaction times also must increase to compensate for your velocity. Therefore, as with riding any bike, always wear a helmet when atop your electric bicycle.

Unlike with many older batteries, where best practices are to drain the battery as much as possible prior to recharging it, an electric bike's battery will serve you well if you charge it to capacity as often as possible. Doing so will also reduce your risk of being left without movement power, other than your legs.

Make sure to keep your bike's chain and gears lubricated, its tires properly inflated, and its brakes clean and clear of debris. The better the bike is working overall, the less work the motor has to do, and that means a longer operating life of the motor and of the whole bicycle in general.


#10.X-Treme Electric Folding Bicycle - X-Cursion - 300 Watts - Lithium Batteries (Black)


The X-Cursion is a Lithium Battery powered Electric Bicycle capable of folding in half for easy transportation and it runs on a 300 Watt rear hub motor. Made with all top of the line components this model includes a 7 Speed Shimano Tourney® Gears & Shifter System, 7 Lightweight Lithium LiPo4 Batteries, a 100 percent Aluminum Alloy Frame, front and rear suspension, fully Adjustable Seat, and an RST Capa T7 front fork.This is a non-returnable item. Some Assembly is required. The folding electric mountain bike is great for RV'ers, campers, college students and anyone who wants a lightweight foldable mode of reliable transportation.


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#9.Yukon Trails Xplorer Sport Hybrid Electric Bike XM26


XPLORER XM26 7 - Speed Lithium Powered Electric Bike

XM26 Economical, practical and stylish, the versatile Xplorer 7-Speed Sport/Hybrid Electric Bike is all you need to have the convenience of running your errands or simply enjoying a nice scenic ride to enjoy the great outdoor pleasure. The Xplorer electric bike allows you to save time, money and provides the perfect alternative to transportation. This electric bike is powered by a removable Lithium–Ion battery pack. The removable battery pack provides the convenience of carrying the battery indoors for charging. This powerful bike reaches speeds up to 15 miles per hour and has a range of up to 31 miles on a single charge.


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#8.Watseka XP Sport-Electric Bicycle-26"-6 speed-Adult/Young Adult-Black


The Watseka XP is an Eco-friendly & superbly crafted electric bicycle that will get you back in the saddle & on the road in comfort & style. Powered by a 250W brushless rear drive motor with a 36V 9Ah battery pack, the Watseka XP has plenty of power to get you where you need to go. If hybrid bicycles are what appeals to you then why not travel in comfort too? With its telescopic front fork suspension, seat springs, low step frame design, adjustable seat & handlebar height, this bicycle is truly a one size fits all. If the utility is a concern then we have you covered with our rear cargo rack. Superior balance is achieved by our central mounted battery pack.


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#7.Newport Beach Cruiser Electric Bicycle - Red


The Newport Electric Beach Cruiser Bicycle is a Lithium Battery powered Electric Bicycle cranking out 300 watts from the rear hub motor. The frame is 100% hand welded lightweight aluminum, rust resistant. A large comfortable seat and disc brakes to round out the package.This electric beach cruiser bicycle will travel 20 miles per hour for up to 20 miles on a single charge and it only takes a maximum of 4 hours to recharge the battery pack. This is a non-returnable item. Some Assembly is required. The LiPo4 lithium battery pack is lightweight, compact and mounts to the frame below the seat; hardly noticeable.


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#6.e-Mazing Innovations b.ob. Electric Folding Bicycle, 12 inch wheels, Sillver/Black


Get where you need to be fast, fresh, Invigorating, efficient, and in an "eco -friendly" manner with b.o.b (Battery Operated Bicycle). An electric bicycle offers you a lot more than freedom of movement. Get to school, work, the office, or anywhere feeling fresh and exhilarated. Electric folding bikes are especially convenient in cities and suburbs, college dorms and campuses, carry on mass transit transports, just to name a few. They also provide all of the advantages of portability with an excellent way to commute. Turn off the battery and you can ride this unique bicycle for the fun and sport of it.


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#5.ANCHEER Power Plus Folding Electric Mountain Bike with Lithium-Ion Battery


ANCHEER Power Plus Electric Mountain Bike / Road Bike / Men's Bike / Cyclocross Bike with Lithium-Ion Battery
Equipped with the latest and most efficient electric charge, advanced lithium ion technology and no leaky fluids, no oil changes and no nitrous oxide, methane, or HFCs from car air conditioners, E-Bikes have been custom built with both style and stamina, with an understanding that your lifestyle is just as much about your life. as it is your style


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#4.Big Cat Electric Bikes 2015 Long Beach Cruiser (LCD), White/Black Wheels, 36"/Large


New for 2015 the LBC is equipped with a 36V16Ah Removable lithium-ion battery, while still maintaining its strong and efficient 350W geared rear hub motor, you'll be sure to get an average of 20-30miles on a single charge! If it's speed you're after, we have that covered! the Long beach Cruiser can reach speeds of up to 20Mph at the twist of a throttle, allowing you to get to your destination faster without breaking a sweat! Ride confidently with the upgraded 2.3" Wheel and tire combo which gives riders a sturdier feel and overall control of the bicycle. One of the most important features on the new 2015 LBC is the Pedal Assist function.


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#3.Onway 26" 750W 7 Speed Snow & Beach Fat Tire Electric Bike, All Terrain Using with Pedal Assist and Throttle


This bike is very cool! Assembly is good and the necessary tools are provided in the box. As described, 80% bike has been completed, so the process of installation is very easy, with a video tutorial to follow online from the customer service. By the way, they have a great customer service! The journey for getting this bike has been fantastic, because of the powerful motor, it runs fast. This is a high-quality e-bike, and I will convince my partner to get one as well. Thanks again for excellent customer service!


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#2.SWAGTRON SwagCycle E-Bike - Folding Electric Bicycle with 10 Mile Range, Collapsible Frame, and Handlebar Display (Black)


Sexy meets sleek with the new SWAGTRON Swagcycle. The SWAGTRON SwagCycle is an affordable, compact, zero emissions, personal transportation device that looks like a bicycle but rides like a motorcycle. The SwagCycle electric motorbike uses a high-capacity 36v lithium-ion battery that’ll help you make your way to class, a journey from the subway to work, or even just ride through your neighborhood while recharging in as little as 2.5 hours.


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#1.Addmotor MOTAN Electric Bicycles 500W 48V For Snow Beach All Terrain Electric Bike With Double Suspension 2017 M-850 Orange E-bike


This bike looks awesome. I definitely get looks on the trail! But I mostly love it because it feels solid and the battery lasts a good long time. I've gone 35 miles in the last few days and I still have 2/5 bars left. I vary my speed, but I usually go between mode 1/5 and mode 2/5. I don't like to go too fast because I like to take in the sights, dropping the bike into a lower gear, and actually getting some exercise at the same time. Now, I did have a battery issue. The warehouse charges their batteries once per month, and because of that, they leave a charge wire in the battery.


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