Basics About an Electric Bike
An electric bike is an electric motorized bicycle with an electric engine incorporated in the frame to help propel pedaling. These e-bikes come in a variety of styles, models and designs. Many different types of electric e-bikes are currently available around the world, but they typically fall into two general categories: electric bikes which add a throttle to provide pedaling power and e-bikes which directly assist the rider’s pedals.
One important aspect of an electric bike is its pedals; these are typically lever-less, or sometimes do appear as a chain link, and run along the seat tube of the bicycle. Pedaling is done by turning the handlebars which cause the pedals to move, which in turn, applies the force to the pedals, which in turn, applies force to the wheel, and so on and so forth. The force of pedaling is transferred to the wheel, and this in turn causes the bicycle to move. An electric bike is usually fitted with a small electric motor in the rear, either attached directly to the bicycle, or incorporated in the drive system of the vehicle (usually under the hood). This motor is responsible for converting the electricity produced from the motor into direct current, which is then carried by the main cables which are connected to the pedals and to the rest of the system as well.
The advantage of an electric bike over other forms of bicycles is that there are no gears; thus, all the power that is generated by the motor is transmitted directly to the pedals and then directly to the wheels. This allows the user to accelerate and decrease the speed of the bicycle much more easily, unlike conventional bicycles where the speed of the wheels is controlled by the pedals and the sprocket arrangement. There are some disadvantages to using an electric bike, however, mainly in the area of energy consumption, as the electric bike needs a source of power to operate the motor, and so requires a battery in order to store the energy produced by the motor.