The Top 5 Myths about Folding E-Bikes
- 22 July, 2019
In today’s market full of electric bikes and standard bikes, there’s one option that often gets overlooked or looked down on. For some reason, cycling enthusiasts have always had a problem with folding e-bikes.
Unfortunately, there are a ton of myths floating around about folding e-bikes that we need to get out of the way. Take a look at the top 5 myths surrounding this kind of electric bicycle and why you should consider getting one for yourself!
- Folding E-Bikes Are Too Fragile – One of the most common misconceptions about any product that folds up is that it will break too easily. This myth is especially prevalent within the biking community. Cyclists want their bikes to be strong and durable. It’s only logical that they think more moving parts means more opportunities to break. For many products, this is a huge point of worry.
Fortunately, this isn’t a concern with folding e-bikes. Here at BES, we know that more moving parts can sometimes mean more maintenance. We’ve taken extra steps to ensure our folding e-bikes are built well with added durability. Because of this extra effort, our folding bikes often last longer than some standard road bikes.
- Folding E-Bikes Are Too Expensive – This is an incredibly subjective myth. Yes, it’s true that adding a motor, battery and other electrical components will add to the final cost of a bike. However, the value that these features add are well worth the increased cost.
Just like any other product, you need to consider what kind of extra features and functionality you’re receiving and if they’re worth the extra cost for you specifically. Plus, a good folding e-bike is still sometimes much cheaper than a top-of-the-line mountain bike.
- Folding E-Bikes Aren’t Street Legal – This is just flat-out false for most of the world, and we’ve taken every precaution to ensure our e-bikes are street legal. In the US, federal law only states that e-bikes must not be able to travel faster than 20 MPH. Individual states may have varying regulations, such as imposing age limits and requiring safety gear during use. Keep these extra rules and laws in mind when purchasing an e-bike, and you won’t run into any problems.
- Folding E-Bikes Are Too Heavy – This is another subjective myth that needs to be considered from all angles. Yes, electric bikes are heavier compared to standard bikes because of the motor and battery. However, whether they are too heavy specifically for you depends on what you prefer. Our folding e-bike, Flow, only weights 59 pounds.
When it comes to performance, the added weight from the battery and motor don’t have any negative effects, even when pedaling manually. If you do notice yourself struggling while pedaling manually because of the weight, you can simply engage the pedal-assist and be on your way.
- Folding E-Bikes Can’t Be Used in Adverse Weather – Another common misconception is that you can’t use your e-bike, folding or not, in bad weather because of the electrical components. This worry makes sense, but it’s not something you’ll need to worry about for long!
We know that you’ll be using your bike outside and that being outside sometimes means you’ll run into rain or snow. All of the electrical components of our e-bikes are protected against weather by their casing. However, you should still exercise caution and avoid riding your folding e-bike through heavy rain/snow or through large pools of water.
Why Folding E-Bikes Are Great for All Cyclists
Now that we’ve cleared up the top 5 myths of folding e-bikes, you know you can rely on these kinds of e-bikes for your daily commuting needs. Our e-bikes offer convenience, reliability and durability.
If you want a stellar folding e-bike, check out the Flow. It features 5 different speed levels and a powerful 350-watt motor. All our e-bikes are backed by a 2-year warranty and stellar customer support. For any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 407-616-5271.