E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials

E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials

by Martin Haussermann

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Overview

E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials by Martin Haussermann offers electric bike shoppers and enthusiasts the essential guide to this exciting new way of riding a bike from features, benefits, pros and cons, and the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling.

Electric bikes are a new and fast-changing technology that’s poised to transform how Americans ride bicycles, commute to work, and get around town. But in a market crowded with makes, models, and features, which e-bike is best for you?

E-bike expert Martin Haussermann explores this exciting new way of riding a bicycle to share all the information e-bike shoppers and owners need. With guidance from VeloNews tech editor Dan Cavallari, custom e-bike framebuilder Lennard Zinn, and cycling retail journalist Stephen Frothingham, E-Bike offers the e-bike curious the essential guide to e-bike tech, formats, and uses.

Whether you’re looking for a city commuter, a speedy road bike, or a mountain bike, you can get up to speed on e-bike motors, drivetrains, brakes, and suspensions. Haussermann offers insights on e-bike handling, maintenance, and e-bike touring that makes clear all the benefits an e-bike can bring to your riding.

Electric bikes are here, and E-Bike shares the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948007146
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 03/10/2020
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Martin Haussermann is a journalist and photographer. He is cofounder of the German bicycle magazine Pressedienst Fahrrad (“ Bike News ”). He has authored 4 books on cars and worked in the automotive industry before transitioning to photography, cycling, and e-bikes.

Table of Contents

PART 1

READY FOR E-BIKES?

Welcoming New Bike Tech: A Derailleur and a Motor

An E-Bike Pioneer

PART 2

MODELS & TECHNOLOGY

Touring

City

Mountain

Road

Specialty E-Bikes

High Design

Pedelecs and Class 3 Bikes

Motors

Batteries

A Buyer’s Guide

PART 3

DAY-TO-DAY USE

Expanding Horizons

Pizza Delivery on a Bike

An E-Bike Can Be Life-Changing for a Lifelong Cyclist

E-Bike World Championships

DIY Maintenance

Finding Your Way

Accessories and Safety

PART 4

TRAVEL

Chasing Mountain Peaks in Italy

Bikepacking: Lithium and Campfires

Acknowledgments

Credits

About the Author

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