Classes of ebikes

Classes of ebikes

From the novice to the experienced cyclist, this simple ebike "guide" is the perfect resource for understanding the classes of ebikes on the market. This guide outlines the three classes of ebikes: class 1, 2, and 3, so that you can make an informed purchasing decision. With this guide, you will gain an understanding of the classes and make an informed purchasing decision.

Class 1 ebikes are the most common and provide a PAS (pedal-assist) mode with a top speed of 20 mph. These bikes are lightweight and have a good range, and they’re allowed in most places where regular bikes are allowed. The downside is they don’t have a throttle, so you must pedal for the motor to power.

Class 2 electric bikes offer the same reliable ease of use as Class 1, but with the added convenience of a throttle and pedal-assist system (PAS) for a top speed of 20 mph. Perfect for advanced riders looking for more control and power. The throttle on our Class 1 and 2 ebikes allows you to start quickly and with ease. You can also rest your legs while travelling, all while saving battery power, enabling you to travel further and faster. The only downside is the limited number of mid-drive e-bikes with throttles. Check your local laws for restrictions.

Class 3 electric bikes offer the fastest and most powerful ride, with a 28 mph max speed from PAS and 20 mph from the throttle. They’re heavier than other e-bikes, with larger motors and batteries, but provide a great experience for those who value speed. Note that state and local laws can restrict Class 3 usage in certain areas.

Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience, many designs, and potential environmental benefits. Generally, electric bikes can be divided into eight categories: city/commuter, fat tire, folding, mountain, cruiser, cargo, road, and gravel. To find the perfect electric bike for you, it is essential to understand the characteristics of each type. Check out our article about the different categories to learn more.

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