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Ebike Newbie Guide

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The future of transportation is electricity. Electric cars, electric trains, electric scooters, electric BIKES. Every cyclist who has never tried an electric bike owes it to themselves to take one for a test ride. Here's why.

  


Bianchi Aria E Road 2019

  

The definition of an electric bike begins and ends with the pedal assisted motor and battery. That's the absolute beginning basics of what differentiates a motorcycle from an e-bike. The motor on an ebike assists the cyclist, and there are so many different types of motors for bicycles out there. You can choose from a motor that will do most of the work for you (think: moped) to a motor that will help push things along, it just wouldn't be as much work as a traditional bike. 

  


BH Easy Motion: Atom Lynx 6 27.5 Pro - 2019

   

The motor and battery are intended to add power to your pedaling, not replace pedaling. Extending distance and shortening time are the goals here. Electric bikes are meant to get you farther than you normally would, which means you wouldn't have to sacrifice your workout, you'd just be getting to further places in the same amount of time! Keep in mind, if you commute by cycling, having that pedal assist on days your body feels less than optimal are a godsend. 

  


BMC Electric: Alpenchallenge AMP - SPORT LTD - 2019

    

The range of distance you can go on an ebike depends on the battery. Some batteries can go 10 miles only before needing a recharge, some can go up to 50 miles! Make sure you know your battery's hard limit before you head out, and always know how much battery charge you have before heading out on a ride. The amount of time a battery takes to recharge also depends on the battery itself. Read the manual. 

   


Elux Electric: Tahoe Step- Thru - 2019  

Which model do you choose? 

It depends on what you are going to use it for, and how often. What type of bike are you most comfortable on? Road bikes? Step-throughs? Mountain bikes? Cruisers? There are so many options for ebikes, you can have your pick! Choose based on how comfortable you want to be, and how far you want to go. Think about the roads you'll be taking and the type of tires you'd want to be on. Your body type is also important. Ebikes have come a long way from the giant bulky frames and enormous battery/motor packages, they are much more sleek and lighter now than ever, but keep in mind you'll have added weight from the motor and battery to handle. 

   


Orbea E-Bikes: Optima E40 - 2019  

What do I need to think about when purchasing an ebike for the first time? 

Specs specs specs. Does the bike fit your lifestyle and what you want to accomplish? Are the tires appropriate for the rides you'll be taking? How long is the lifespan of the battery before it needs replacing? What's the warranty? What does it feel like to actually RIDE the ebike? We at Bike Attack do offer test rides! Go to the store, talk to one of us about what you'd like to accomplish, what your goals are, and where your comfort levels are. This is why we are here. This is what we love, all day every day. 

   

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Top 10 Global Stats for Everything Cycling 2019

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Techy German personal and bike insurance firm Coya released a comprehensive statistics report on all things cycling for 2019 from best cities in the world for cycling, infrastructure, weather, theft, to safest cities in the world for cyclists. How were the stats compiled? From their website: "To delve into the topic further, we (Coya) decided to [...]

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Cycling to Save the World - Earth Day 2019

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Monday, April 22, 2019 is Earth Day. Many are celebrating Earth Day by bringing awareness to how we can contribute to doing our part to save the environment. Every. Gesture. Counts. Choosing to use a reusable aluminum water container instead of single use plastic bottles, choosing to use sustainable products, simply being more conscious of [...]

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8 Bikes for Spring 2019 That Put the "Cruise" in Cruisers

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Spring 2019 is the time to head outside and enjoy superblooms, longer days, and gorgeous, temperate weather. Is there a more picturesque way to appreciate Spring than cruising outside on a cruiser?    Bianchi: Venezia Dama  For the Venezia Dama, Bianchi dug out the old 1950s design plans from their Milano. A classic steel tube set make up [...]

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Recommended Road Cycling Routes near Bike Attack Playa Vista

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Where to ride your bike around Playa Vista, Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey?Bike Attack recommends the following road cycling routes in the area. We do a weekly ride from our shop in Playa Vista: every Saturday morning and everybody is invited to join us. We meet at the shop [...]

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Bianchi - It's All Road Now!

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Bike Attack: The Category is ALL ROAD! Photo courtesy of Bicycling Australia Is this Bianchi's Gravel Grinder? Yes and NO! Will a model from Bianchi's All Road Family ride comfortably and capably down an unpaved country road that vacillates from hard-packed dirt to railroad bed ballast? Of course it will! But an All Road model will also handle rural [...]

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Coaster Brakes VS Disc Brakes VS No Brakes

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Bicycling is one of the most favorite pastimes of the people today. It helps a lot to maintain the fitness and health of an individual. Meanwhile, to make the most out of your cycling experience, you should know the difference about its brakes.To mention a few, you can opt for coaster brakes, disc brakes or even without brakes. To [...]

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Beginners Tips for the New Generation of Cyclists

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For most of us, our love for all things cycling started at a young age. Someone somewhere inspired us to get on a bike and we've never stopped pedaling since. Now it's probably time to pass that passion down to a new generation and we've got some helpful tips.  This work is licensed under a Creative [...]

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10 Ways Riding a Bike can Save the World ( and make your life better )

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Turns out, biking is not just good for your body and joints, but it's also the best choice for the environment. Here are 10 ways using a bike to get around your city can help save the world - and improve your life in the process. Reduces household emissionsRiding your bike to work rather than driving [...]

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Netflix and Cycle? 5 Cycling Documentaries for Those Nights In

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What do you do to get your cycling fix when you're indoors? We recommending curling up with a nice cup of whatever-you-like and an awesome cycling documentary on Netflix. For those of you who don't have Netflix, write in and we'll help you figure something out!Here's 5 we recommend:               [...]

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