If you are thinking about getting an electric bicycle (E-bike for short) then we are here to help you with that decision. Please have a read through these Frequently Asked Questions. If your query is a bit more specific than please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Why choose an electric bike?
With an increasing focus on having an environmentally responsible lifestyle more and more people are looking to bikes as an alternative to common transport. The electric bike provides commuters with this option, plus making the ride less vigorous than a normal bike and ensuring users get to their destination quickly and safely.
How do electric bikes work?
They run on a lithium-ion based long life battery which propels a high-torque motor. Providing you with long lasting power and momentum so you can reach your destination. They effectively provide you with the amount of pedal assistance you personally want or require to get where you need to go. Use the display mounted on the handlebars to keep a watchful eye on a variety of trip specifications.
Do I need a drivers license to ride one?
Good news for those without a driver’s license. You don’t actually need a drivers license to ride one of these bad boys around town. All bikes sold by MR E-Bike are street legal, the same as most bikes you see on the street. Just make sure you’ve got your helmet on.
How far will my bike run on a single charge?
Well it depends on a variety of factors. The battery size, weather conditions, tyre profile, terrain and the riders weight all impact the distance you can travel. Distance can range from 60km to over 100km depending on the amount of pedal assistance. Remember you can go back to the old-fashioned method of pedaling if the charge runs out.
How do I recharge the battery, and how long does it take to fully charge?
Just plug the battery charger into any normal power outlet, simple! It should take around 4-6 hours to fully charge when it’s empty. Perfect amount of time for anybody riding to work.
How fast can electric bikes go?
The speed assistance limit is 25km/hr in Australia. You can pedal as quickly as you want to increase your speed beyond 25km/hr. You won’t be outracing a train, but you will move at a pace that is safe and economical. The BionX console is the best way to monitor your speeds while riding.
Can I convert my current bike into an e-bike?
It is more than likely that MR E-Bike will be able to convert your beloved bicycle into a modern electric bike. Using a BionX retro-fit system we can essentially ‘pimp your ride’ and help you get around town easily, without compromising the integrity of your bike. The bike you love, can now be electric!
Are e-bikes easy to ride?
You better believe it! The phrase “it’s as easy as riding a bike” still applies for these motorized marvels. As lightweight and smooth-sailing as any other bike, the electric bike provides you with the opportunity to reduce the amount of effort you put in and just enjoy the ride.
What size bikes are available?
MR E-Bikes is able to deliver electric bikes in Large, Medium and Small sizes. There’s no discriminating when it comes to size here.
Do I need to book a test ride before buying?
No, not at all. If you want to go ahead and buy an electric bike then we are happy to oblige. We do encourage you to book a test ride though. Here at MR E-bikes we want you to feel as comfortable and pleased as possible when it comes to your purchase. If you do book a test ride we can provide our expert advice and make sure you leave satisfied with a slick pair of wheels. Book your test ride here.
What’s a commuter pack?
A commuter pack is attached to the back of the bike and allows riders to tie gear or luggage safely to the back of their electric bike.