Mokwheel

What makes e-bikes so expensive

E-biking has skyrocketed in popularity as an eco-friendly way to travel that is practical and fun while keeping you fit. E-bikes, however, cost a lot more than standard bicycles, and their prices are rising. If you are considering purchasing an e-bike, you might be wondering if they are worth the higher price tag. Here are the four main reasons why e-bikes are so expensive. E-bikes use a premium battery. Batteries are usually the most expensive component of an e-bike, typically priced in the range of $500 to $1000. These rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are more compact, lighter, and mo...
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Mokwheel

How to Get a Tax Return for E-bike Purchases

Governments worldwide are getting worried about the environmental impact of their industries as the world shifts to a more sustainable future. After acquiring a deeper understanding of the country's severe impact on the planet's health, the US government started offering incentives to US citizens to help reduce the country's carbon footprint. One of these tax incentives is meant to make e-bikes and electric motorcycles more affordable for the average American. With cheaper E-bikes available on the market, citizens can opt to commute to work or school with them instead of their cars or motor...
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Mokwheel

9 Reasons to Fall in Love with e-Bikes

E-Bikes are the future. There are no two ways about it. One glance at the sales numbers from last year and you’ll see how they’re selling like hotcakes. The question is—why? Why are people so deeply in love with e-Bikes? We can think of 9 of them.   1. Convenience e-Bikes in general are pretty convenient. Want to take a short spin? Most appropriate. But let’s face it—cycling, in general, can be exhausting. That is where e-Bikes take the cake. With the “pedal-assist” feature, the convenience factor is now amplified manifold. The “pedal-assist” feature draws power from the motor to provide a...
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Mokwheel

What are cadence sensors, and how do they work on e-bikes?

One of the first things you want to figure out as an e-bike owner is how the Pedal Assist System (PAS) works. PAS is a term for the bike components that automatically power the motor when you pedal. PAS uses a sensor that determines when you need assistance and uses this information to decide when to power up the motor. A basic type of sensor used on e-bikes is a cadence sensor. This simple yet effective sensor makes an e-bike fun and easy to ride. Here is a short explanation of what cadence sensors are and how they work on e-bikes. Cadence sensors continually trigger the PAS when you ar...
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Biking

How Often Does My Electric Bike Need Maintenance?

Electric bikes have…well…electrical components. Much like any other electronic device, an e-bike also needs utmost care and attention. Much more so because of how it faces abrasive conditions and the harshness of tracks and roads. So, how often should you maintain your bike? How do you ensure better care? All that and more—let’s pedal!   How Often Should You Take it for Maintenance? As a new electric bike owner, you should ideally save the core maintenance for the pros. Sure, we will get into how you can ensure greater longevity. But in the rudimentary stages, you should take it for offici...
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Mokwheel

Putting customers’ needs and product quality above all, Mokwheel e-bikes

Although e-bikes were always a fun choice, their popularity skyrocketed in recent years. This might be because, with a good electric bike, you can easily get around while following the social distancing rules. Of course, let’s not forget about the obvious health benefits of riding a bike vs. driving a car. Whether you are purchasing your first electric bike or you just want to switch to a newer model, taking that first step is always the most difficult part. Why? Well, the first step is always choosing an e-bike manufacturer that you trust. This can be a rather tricky and tedious task… but ...
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Mokwheel

An Unforgettable Romantic Valentine

The floral fragrance felt just as he had imagined it to be. The light notes of jasmine still lingered on the card that he held onto what felt like an eternity. It was tied up to his handle brake, outshining the crystal clear LCD display on his e-bike that reminded him he had only ten minutes to make it. “Will you be my valentine?” the note on the card read. “I’ll wait till eight at the usual spot so we can go light the sky lanterns together”. It was rough terrain to the lantern festival, but he knew his bike could easily take the abuse. He needed to get to her first though, it was only ten ...
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Airline Travel

Can I Fly with e-Bike Batteries?

  Consider this—you wish to fly to Flagstaff, after which you plan on taking your e-bike to explore the vicinity of the South Rim or the Grand Canyon. Sounds convenient, right? Only one problem—regulations. Airlines have rather strict guidelines with regards to taking electric bikes or their battery components. There are regulations on capacities, battery sizes, and of course—the baggage vs carry debate, to name a few. Flying with e-bike batteries can be a pain in the haunches. But are there any workarounds? Can you fly with e-bike batteries? We don’t mean to be too “pun-ny”, but let’s trea...
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