Can You Use an E-Bike for Daily Commuting?

There’s many reasons that people choose a bicycle over a car or public transportation to commute.

Bicycles are an easy way to save money, one of the easiest ways to social distance and helps riders stay active.

Some people use bicycles out of necessity, as they don’t have a license or a car.

One of the biggest draws is that bicycling releases endorphins, and can be a great way to boost energy at the beginning of the day and unwind at the end.

Whatever the motivation for purchasing a bicycle, the commute can be greatly improved by using an electric bicycle.

And if you’ve done any research on electric bikes, you’ll know they’re surging in sales and popularity right now.

In our post-pandemic world, more and more people are turning to electric bikes for daily commuting rather than everyday fun.

If you’re thinking about getting one for work, you’ll likely be riding it up to ten times a week (to the office and back), so it’s good to get a quality bike that fits your lifestyle.

What to Know About an Electric Commuter Bike

Electric commuter bikes are designed for urban environments and city dwellers.

They differ from electric mountain bikes, for instance, which are designed for various types of terrain and to withstand intense weather conditions.

A commuter e-bike is ideal for everyday travel on bike paths and for casual rides, although they can double as adventure bikes for half-day or full-day trips.

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Looking to purchase an electric bicycle for your commute? Here’s some of the reasons we recommend adding extra power to your ride:

  • You have total control over the electric assist and how much power you receive. This is considered one of the biggest benefits — if you’re looking for fitness, you can pedal without activating the motor. But if you’re simply looking for an outdoor joyride, you can dial up the power by activating pedal-assisted mode.
  • Do you have hills to climb to and from work, or are you concerned about the geography of your commute? Rather than battle up a long hill or have to navigate challenging terrain, an e-bike removes the physical difficulties of cycling. That way you can enjoy your time on the road and arrive at the office looking refreshed, rather than hot and sweaty.
  • If you choose an electric bike powered by a lightweight battery, you’ll be able to travel at high speeds of up to 20mph+. The benefit of a larger capacity battery means you can travel for longer distances (typically a range of 21-32 miles). For most daily commuters, you would only have to recharge at the end of the day or every couple of days.
  • Carry all your belongings, whether a bag or backpack with a metal rack. If you typically travel with a lot of stuff, you can consider investing in a sturdier bike frame. One of the great things about electric commuter bikes is you don’t have to worry about carrying a change of clothes back and forth.

Check out all the quality rides by RIDEL, uniquely designed to grab and take along where you go, and keep you riding comfortably for years. If you’re still curious about the best electric commuter bike for your lifestyle, feel free to reach out to our customer support for personalized help.

FAQ

What to Know About an Electric Commuter Bike

If you choose an electric bike powered by a lightweight battery, you’ll be able to travel at high speeds of up to 20mph+. The benefit of a larger capacity battery means you can travel for longer distances (typically a range of 21-32 miles). For most daily commuters, you would only have to recharge at the end of the day or every couple of days.

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