Sure, we love taking our mountain bikes out on the weekends to ride our regular, local trails and sometimes even trying out some new scenery. But have you ever thought about taking your ordinary mountain bike riding to the next level? In other words, have you considered trying an electric mountain bike?
E-mountain bikes are awesome because they give you a little extra power that especially comes in handy when your legs begin to tire out. Don’t underestimate how much that extra bit of power can help you and your experience mountain biking— especially for those harder trails. If you’re considering giving an e-mountain bike a whirl but have never tried an e-mountain bike for yourself, we suggest you go for it.
Here are 3 reasons why you should try riding an e-mountain bike:
More Power, More Speed
This is probably the most obvious reason why you would go ahead and try riding an electric-assist mountain bike. You can ride at higher speeds while expending less energy than on a regular mountain bike. Isn’t the sensation of speed one of the greatest aspects of riding a bicycle? You’ll be amazed at how much faster you can travel on an e-mountain bike.
Go the Distance
More speed equals covering more ground in a given amount of time. For example, say that you’re limited to a one-hour ride this weekend. If you’re only able to ride 10 miles of trail on your regular mountain bike in that time, you’d be able to enjoy an estimated 12 to 15 miles in that one hour of time on your e-mountain bike. Now calculate how much more overall time you’ll have to ride and explore your favorite trail system.
More terrain equals more trails, and more trails traveled equals more fun for you.
Smell the Roses
Covering more range is one of the best benefits of an e-mountain bike. It allows you to cover more ground in a finite amount of time in comparison to your standard bike.
The added assist of the electric motor also means that you can cover your normal riding distance with far less energy. Rather than huffing and puffing to use all of your energy in order to wrap up your ride before a deadline, you can save some energy enjoy your trail and absorb the scenery around you.