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What size e-Bike Should I Get?

Based on Motor Capacity

Motor capacity or wattage is the single-most-important deciding factor. This would determine your user experience and your intensity of riding. Motors come in various wattages. 250W, 350W, 500W, 750W, or even 1000W and higher. 

As you can guess, the weights of the bikes would also vary in direct proportion. In other words— the greater the motor wattage spec, the heavier the bike. This is where you will slowly start to appreciate brands that manage to strike a balance of both. More on this in a while. 

The most appropriate way to choose the right e-Bike for you would be by understanding your use case. We don’t want you to waste extra money on the power you don’t need. At the same time, we don’t want you to feel like you’re falling short on power. These are the most probable use-cases; choose accordingly. 

The Enthusiast

If you are seeking that long-distance trail, you’re probably an enthusiast. You should be seeking e-Bikes that are 500W or over at this juncture. 750W sounds like a sweeter spot, but those tend to get heavy for the most part. 

We said, “for the most part.” When it comes to making your bikes light and better spec-ed, Mokwheel is here to change the game. While Mokwheel’s bikes provide a good and healthy 750W power, it comes at just 80lbs. Not just that, but we are looking at top speeds of about 28 miles an hour or so.

This becomes important if you want to maintain that good balance of both enthusiasm and sufficient supplementation. Take a specific case, for instance. In a situation where you want to go uphill, 750W is more than enough. If you want to go downhill on your own accord, the lighter weight should make it easy and less taxing too. 

Casual Exploring

For the casual explorer who wishes to traverse smaller distances, don’t waste your money going for ones with 750W of power. Instead, you can seek 500W or less. These power specs are pretty healthy, and at the same time, the bikes are super light. 

Casual exploring would also include running errands or perhaps going for a short spin over the weekends. We expect you to get a healthy 21-22 miles/hour at its maximum, which is more than enough.

 

Infrequent Riding 

For the rest of you, 250W or 350W is ideal. These are more than enough if you are covering a couple of blocks or just riding around the campus. These are a lot lighter than the others mentioned above. Albeit these are slower too, it should get the job done—at least on flat terrains. 

 

Wheel Size

One very often unaccounted for but key factor while on the quest for the right bike for you is the wheel size! Whether the wheel is small, medium-sized, or big, it plays an essential role in determining how the bike fits you. Additionally, another imperative is the width of your wheel. For example, wider wheels make the bike much bigger. Some $500 foldable bikes with 250W motors often use up to 1-foot wheels. It also makes for the kind of drive you want. Here at Mokwheel, we use larger and wider wheels that can accommodate the rough and tough of riding across different terrains.

While there are a lot of things to keep in mind, make sure to check your height and inseam before you go ahead and order an e-Bike. After this, you can check out various size charts by bike companies and choose one that fits you most appropriately.

Finally—Based on Frame Size

Choosing appropriate power on offer is important, but so is the right frame size. Your posture and position on the bike will predetermine how comfortable your ride will be, and this is why choosing the right frame size is important. 

While there are a lot of things to keep in mind, make sure to check your height and inseam before you go ahead and order an e-Bike. After this, you can check out various size charts by bike companies and choose one that fits you most appropriately.




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