The first thing to note is that ebikes are bicycles. Generally, you don’t need special tyres for ebikes. But because you have the assistance, you can tolerate special tyres that are a bit heavier and give you puncture protection. That’s a really good thing for commuting! For eMTB, that means you can go wider, 2.6″ or 2.8″ being de rigeur.
Monthly Archives: July 2018
Bigger bike brands have R&D, manufacturing and marketing resources that smaller ebike brands struggle to compete against.Read more
The xCity – the “Landrover of ebikes” according to one of the dealers – is the ebike that will boogie its way off the showroom floors this summer. In many respects, it is the ideal ebike, these are xCiting times! Smartmotion is New Zealand brand that actually designs their bikes here, and the ‘old’ eCity has become one of thoseRead more
I have been reading NZ ebike-related websites for a few years, and every time I see it, I am shocked and surprised at the unprofessionalism of it. Trash-talking a brand that has ceased their supply to you, that is. Some links have since disappeared or been edited, possibly due to legal actions, and some more possibly will as they readRead more