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6 Tips for Buying an Electric Bike

Nov 26,2022 | DFShop

When you see electric bicyclists riding through the crowded traffic, have you been tempted to buy one? What details should I pay attention to when buying an electric bike? Most people buy electric bicycles for the convenience of life and work travel. Therefore, when buying an electric bike, there are some things that you need to pay attention to in order to avoid the necessary trouble.

In the purchase of electric bicycle can buy suitable for themselves, in terms of performance requirements suitable for their own on the line, such as the different use of the environment (weather, terrain, load, mileage, etc.), choose suitable for their own driving on it. Electric bicycle professional service provider DFShop remind you that the purchase of electric bicycles have the following 6 major considerations.


1. Electric bicycle model

Model selection should be based on the actual situation of the cyclist to decide. In addition, the choice of models should also be based on the cyclist's presence, storage space is narrow, try to buy a lighter. In addition, if the daily need for shopping and transporting children to and from school, it is also necessary to consider the convenience of taking people and cargo.


2. Choose a good configuration

There are four major components of electric bicycle, namely motor, battery, charger and controller, which are the key to the performance of an electric bicycle. Therefore, before buying an e-bike, you can learn about the brands, manufacturers and performance of the four major components so that you can have a standard when choosing a bike. Most electric bicycle manufacturers are just assembling, its parts, especially the four major parts are purchased from various manufacturers. So, you can't just look at the brand and manufacturer of the electric bicycle, but also the four inner parts.


3. The power of the motor is important

If the power is too small, the load, speed, acceleration and climbing ability is limited. Especially the climbing ability is directly related to the power of the motor. If it is too big, on the one hand, it will cost electricity, and on the other hand, it will increase the purchase cost, so try to choose a motor that matches your daily use, don't blindly pursue high power, and not too small. Motor dealer warranty is not the key, the key is the brand and performance of the motor.


4. Battery is the power of an electric bicycle

The capacity of the battery is related to the range of the electric bike, that is, how far you can run every time you go out. The life of the battery determines the cost of riding the electric bike later. Therefore, try to choose a high-capacity battery, preferably a high-performance lithium battery. Lithium batteries have a great advantage over traditional lead-acid batteries in terms of durability, performance and service life.


5. The charger is related to the convenience of daily travel

Some chargers are slow charging, for emergency travel is very inconvenient. Therefore, try to choose the kind of intelligent charger that can take into account the ordinary charging and emergency fast charging, with overcharge protection, can automatically stop charging when fully charged to reduce charging trouble. In addition, the charger should also consider the convenience of carrying, can be carried with the bicycle, but with the bicycle to carry good protection measures to avoid damage to the electric bike bumps on the charger, so that it is convenient to go out to visit friends and relatives.


6. Controller

Configuration of speed control handle (or speed pedal) of the controller, so that the motor speed control at ease, that is, the speed can be adjusted at will under the will of the driver. The controller also has many subsidiary functions: current limit protection, undervoltage protection, soft start function, anti-flying function, fault self-diagnosis function, etc. For these ancillary functions are not all speed controllers on the market, consumers should pay special attention when purchasing.


In addition, and the brand of electric bicycle and after-sales service is also very important. Because ordinary consumers in the use of the operation process is easy to encounter a variety of problems, and quality brands of electric bicycle service providers in sales, customer service, technical support, maintenance and other aspects of the construction of relatively perfect, can provide consumers with better after-sales service.