WHAT IS AN E-BIKE?
In short, an eBike is a traditional bike that’s been equipped with an electric motor and battery. Where a normal bicycle relies solely on the output of the person riding it, an eBike amplifies the rider’s pedaling to open a whole new world of biking possibilities.
HOW DO E-BIKES WORK?
The electric motor and battery make up the electric drive system, which helps turn the gears of the bike while the rider pedals. This produces more power to climb hills and ride faster compared to unassisted pedaling.
WHO SHOULD RIDE AN E-BIKE?
Everyone! eBikes are great for commuters, sportsmens, or those looking to get outside. You don’t have to be a fitness enthusiast or even love biking to benefit from an electric bike. With the touch of a button, you can adjust the level of pedal-assist, so you can tailor your riding experience however you’d like. Heading into work? Increase the assist for a sweat-free commute. Working out on the trails? Decrease the assist and feel the burn.
REASONS TO RIDE AN E-BIKE
E-BIKE PERFORMANCE (THE FUN STUFF)
How far you can ride an eBike depends on a number of factors, such as rider weight, weather conditions, terrain, level of assist, and more. QuietKat eBikes can range anywhere from 25 - 60 miles, model depending, for all-day excursions.
Again, this depends on a few conditions, but most QuietKat eBikes are capable of cruising at speeds up to 20 mph.
When it comes to how much assistance you want, you can either keep it in pedal-assist mode or use the thumb throttle to cruise along without needing to pedal.
QuietKat eBikes were designed with safety in mind. Our brakes will bring you to a stop, even when under load or riding down hills.
QuietKat eBikes come in two suspension types so you can maximize your comfort:
Front Suspension eBikes: Known as hardtails, front-suspension eBikes are great for riding smooth or uneven terrain at moderate speeds. QuietKat hardtail eBikes were built with hunting, camping, fishing and commuting in mind.
Full Suspension eBikes: Equipped with suspension both in front and the rear, full suspension electric bikes make riding off trail a breeze. You’ll barely feel a thing as you barrel down gutted trails and rocky roads.
With beefed up motors and top-shelf batteries, QuietKat eBikes will devour even the steepest of hills quickly.
Lots of gear? No problem. Most QuietKat eBikes are capable of hauling 300+ pounds, so you never have to compromise your adventure.
COMPONENTS OF AN E-BIKE
HOW TO MAINTAIN AN E-BIKE
QuietKat eBikes are manufactured to withstand quite a bit of abuse, but when you do need maintenance, you won’t need to look far. Most bike repair shops can help any mechanical issues (gears, brakes). For repairs made to the motor or battery, visit you nearest Velofix, QuietKat’s nationwide partner for eBike maintenance.
Just need to give your eBike a good cleaning or minor repairs? Check out our DIY maintenance tools.
There are some restrictions to eBikes in certain places. Ensure you abide local laws at all times according to the class of eBike you’re riding:
Top Speed: 20mph
Works Only if You’re Pedaling
Top Speed: 20mph
Works when You’re Pedaling; Works when You’re Not
Less Likely to Coexist with Analog Bikes
Top Speed: 28mph
Throttle: Up to 20mph
Do Not Often Coexist with Analog Bikes
How far can an eBike go?
Depending on terrain, rider weight, bike model, and other factors QuietKat eBikes can travel as far as 62 miles on a single charge
How fast are eBikes?
Terrain and other factors (wind, rider weight, etc), will have an impact on speed, but the assist will top out once your bike reaches 20 mph
Are eBikes safe?
Yes! With proper riding technique and a helmet, riding an eBike can be very safe for most people and abilities
Where can you ride an eBike?
Though many places allow eBikes on roads and trails, check our laws & regulations page for details on your state.
How heavy are eBikes?
Depending on model, QuietKat eBikes range anywhere from 50 - 75 lbs. With a 1UP bike rack, it’s very easy to transport your eBike
Can my eBike get wet?
QuietKat eBikes are built to resist the harshest weather conditions. That being said, submerging your eBike in water will cause damage to electrical components
How do I service my eBike?
What are the different eBike classes?
Great question! Please read out eBike classification page for detailed info
What can you tow with an eBike?
Gear, game, groceries, and more! QuietKat eBikes + hauling accessories can tow hundreds of pounds of cargo for your next adventure
Do I need a license for an eBike?
Can I increase the range of my eBike?
There are a few ways to increase your eBike’s range, such as:
- Avoid excessive stopping and starting
- Pedal more, throttle less
- Use lower-power assist level
- Use the correct gear when pedaling
- Increase tire pressure
- Lube chain and keep the bike tuned
- Avoid cold weather
- Avoid hilly terrain
- Carry an extra battery
Are eBikes street legal?
How can I clean my eBike?
First, be sure to remove the battery as to not get it wet. Then, use our maintenance tools to clean grime and dirt from your eBike. A little soapy water goes a long way!
Is the battery waterproof?
Though the bike can handle all types of weather, do not submerge any of the electrical components (battery included) in water
Can I lock the eBike battery?
Yes, QuietKat eBike batteries are key-locking. Protect your investment!
Can I upgrade my battery?
Definitely - upgrade to the Pathfinder battery for faster charging times and increased range
Is there a warranty on my eBike?
QuietKat offers a lifetime frame warranty and a 1-year warranty on all components. Please read the full warranty information located in your owner's manual and contact us with any questions
Where do I buy an eBike?
Visit QuietKat.com to see our full lineup of all-terrain eBikes. There’s an eBike for everyone!