Electric Bike Basics

Something New and Exciting

Imagine a vehicle that is simple and fun like a bicycle, but doesn't make you sweat just looking at it. Imagine a vehicle that will get you across town quicker than a car, but uses less energy on a 150 mile ride than a 5 minute hot shower. Imagine a vehicle that is on a human scale: lightweight, agile, and convenient. You've been dreaming of an electric bicycle.

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different types of ebikes


The electric bicycles that we stock are designed to complement your pedaling, not replace it. A good electric bicycle starts with a torque sensor that measures how hard you push on the pedals. You set a power level—from low assistance to high—and your electric assist bicycle gives you power in proportion to your pedaling, allowing you to ride farther, faster, and with greater ease and enjoyment. Torque-sensed pedal assist has been described by customers as "like magic," a "superman (or wonder woman) sensation," as well as "the best anti-depressant ever invented."

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Doing more with less and living better for it. This sums up well the beauty of the ebike as well as being the best description of a good electric drive system. A motor that uses less power but gives lots of consistent torque for hill climbing is doing more with less, and that’s a good thing. Don’t be fooled by advertisements for 500 watt or 1000 watt motors.

A high-quality electric drive system will be more efficient, transforming less power (as little as 250 watts for a mid-drive) into “climb up a wall” torque. Don’t believe us? Come try one of our quality ebikes and you’ll know on your first test ride why less is more.

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High-End Versus High-Quality

We believe in high-quality electric bicycles, and that is very different from high-end electric bicycles. High-quality bicycles are built with care, precision, and top-notch materials. High-end bicycles are built to be exclusive and expensive. High-quality bicycles are envisioned for daily use, and carry a strong warranty to prove their merit. High-end bicycles are meant to be talked about more than used. Yes, high-quality electric bicycles may seem high-end at first when only judged by a price tag in the context of cheaper alternatives. But consider your expectations of a reliable, capable electric bicycle backed by professional service, and choosing high-quality will begin to appear exceedingly prudent.

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Service that matters to you

High-quality components and drive systems must be maintained by a skilled mechanic in order to get the most out of them and assure that they last. At The New Wheel our commitment to service begins before you pick up your bike, when we build your bike to meticulously high standards. We include 6 months of service to help you dial in your bicycle, and we offer innovative service memberships so that we can work together to keep your ebike in tip-top shape. Needless to say, we stand behind you for all warranty claims, and will be there for you if replacement parts are needed. Our experience tells us that service is what matters most and that's why it is the most important thing we do.

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The Typical Ebike Customer

The typical ebike customer is you! Everyone has a different reason for an ebike: commuting, kids, cargo, recreation, you name it. The addition of a small electric motor takes all the hesitancy out of riding a bicycle. Bicycling quickly becomes the easiest and most convenient way to get around, not to mention the most fun. You can have it your way with an ebike. Want a workout? Kick your bike into regenerative mode and use your pedal power to charge the battery. Don't want to sweat up your slacks? Turn up the power and pedal on. You'll be at your destination refreshed, not a mess.

What's it like to own an electric bike?

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