Frequently asked questions
What exactly is an E-Bike?
An E-Bike is a bicycle with an electric motor to make normal pedaling much easier. Motors are usually rear-wheel-based or crankset-based. The motors drive the bike forward based on the amount of power supplied through the pedals by the rider.
Why would anyone need an E-Bike?
Because we live in San Francisco, we understand how challenging riding a bike up and down hills can be. An E-Bike drastically reduces the effort needed to get up and over that hill to reach your destination. So instead of arriving to work exhausted and soaked in sweat you can cruise into the office refreshed and ready to start the day.
How far can E-bikes go on a single charge?
Depending on the specific bike's motor wattage and battery size, E-bikes in San Francisco range from 30- 60 miles on average.
How long does it take to charge an E-Bike battery?
Depending on the size of your battery, a completely empty battery can take between 3.5-5 hours.
Do E-Bikes require any special way to charge their battery?
No, the power cord that comes with your purchased E-Bike system can be plugged into any normal electric outlet.
Is there a special license needed to ride an E-Bike?
No. They are allowed on the same streets and bike paths as regular non-assisted bikes. Just like normal bikes, we highly encourage everybody to wear a helmet every time they go on a ride.
How much upkeep to E-Bikes require?
We are trained in assembly and maintenance of the E-Bikes we sell. They require normal mechanical tune-ups. E-Bikes can require occasional updates, which we can perform. We are trained each year with the latest e-bike technology.