We recommend electric bikes to everyone that comes into our bike shops in Bournemouth or Poole. Whether they’re a seasoned rider that does over 1000 miles a month or someone who has never been on a bike before, we have an E bike to suit them.

The reason for this is simple, there’s a massive variety of electric bikes on offer from different brands to suit beginners. With the assistance of an electric motor, electric bikes offer a sense of security to a rider while allowing them to go further and faster than they ever thought possible. Riding an E bike is also a great way to improve your fitness.

Another benefit of E bikes for beginners is the added weight they provide. You might think added weight makes the bike more difficult to ride, but no, it adds stability. The added grip and extra weight all add up to a confident and inspiring ride.

We often get asked how safe electric bikes are, so here at Primera Sports we have put together a few tips to help you when you get out on your new E bike.

Safety & Handling Tips for Electric Bikes

  1. Make Your E Bike Visible

Most electric bikes will come with integrated lights but additional bike lights will make you more visible to other road users. Being highly visible on an electric bike is important as they move faster than the average bike and need to be seen sooner to give other road users enough reaction time.

  1. Play with Levels of Assistance

One thing we notice people doing is putting their new E bike in the highest level of assistance. Whilst that can be great fun we recommend trying all the levels of assistance to get used to your new bike. This helps you feel the difference between all the modes and what an electric bike can do! Playing with the level of assistance is the perfect opportunity to get hands on with the controls of your electric bike.

  1. Ride Electric Bikes with Anticipation

With the added speed of electric bikes, riders will need to anticipate potential risks sooner. A simple way to do this is brake sooner than you would normally. Looking further down the road will help you react quickly, rather than being on top of the obstacle with no time to react.

Now you have a few tips on how to handle an E bike, we will take a look at some of our top picks of electric bikes. We also detail what beginners should look for in a new electric bike:

First up, we have the Cube Touring Hybrid Bike

The reason we select this electric bike for beginners is that it suits riders at all levels. It’s offered in three different frame styles from low entry to standard frames. This makes this Cube hybrid bike a versatile choice for everyone. The component list of this E bike is impressive for the cost, retailing at only £1,599. It’s Bosch Drive train and a 400WH battery means that you can explore to your heart’s content without having to worry about range.

The great component choice also makes this Cube E bike ideal for exploring off road on gravel paths or commuting to and from work. If you’re a beginner, this versatile electric bike allows you to grow into your bike as your love for riding E bikes grows.

Our second option is for off road lovers: the Specialized Turbo Levo E Bike

Its full suspension platform makes this electric bike ready to tackle any off-road excursion you can think of. The range comes in different component choices and a price point for everyone. We recommend this Specialized E bike to beginners because of its ease of use. It’s smartphone connectivity and the super easy app allows you to fine tune your E bike for the perfect ride. Giving you the confidence to make a real adventure of your ride because of how easy the Specialized E bike can ride.

For riders who prefer to keep their tyres on tarmac: Orbea Gain E Bike

With the reduced weight of this Orbea E bike,  it can feel like you are riding a standard bike. This electric bike is light and manoeuvrable, which may be good if you want a bike that is easier to move around. This is particularly handy if you live in a flat and need to carry it up the stairs!

This E bike is not just a one trick pony, the motor system offers a perfect blend of assistance and letting you still do the work. Orbea calls this ‘The Enough Power’ concept; offering you the right amount of assistance, but not too much that it ruins your ride.

Read more about electric bikes on our blog, where we list the benefits of E bikes. If you’re interested in any of the models above, why not visit us at one of the Primera Sports showrooms? You can find our bike shops in Bournemouth and Poole. Primera Sports proudly price match and all the bikes are available on 0% finance for up to 4 years!

For more information give us a call on 01202 775588 at our Bournemouth store or 01202 749674 for Poole. Alternatively, email us at info@primera-sports.com or chat to us on Live Chat. Our expert staff are all fully trained in electric bikes and can talk you through your needs and offer a specialised electric bike.

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