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With so many online companies these days we understand the confusion in the market and want to work with you to help you find the right ebike. With Synergy Cycles you are buying from a locally owned and operated dealership located in Boise, Idaho. We strive to do the best we can with customer service and taking care of you and your ebike.
Your e-bike has an electric system that is measured by volts and amps.
Volts: Voltage is the amount of potential electricity your battery holds. In general, the voltage of your battery doesn’t increase or decrease. Typically you see ratings of 36v,48v,52v ect.
Amps: Amps, or current, refer to how quickly your battery draws electricity during use. You use more amps (and deplete your e-bike battery faster) when riding…
Watts: Your e-bike battery watts are a measure of the output of power that your e-bike can provide. You can calculate your watts when you know the voltage and amps of your battery.
A 350-watt system can put out up to about 600 watts at peak, but will provide 350 watts of power when riding under normal conditions. The rated power of your e-bike will affect the speed and or torque depending on the configuration.
This is important to know because not all Ebike manufacturers play fairly. Sometimes they list peak power vs nominal power. Nominal power is more of what you are after as a rider. Peak is nice to know but when comparing apples to apples nominal is what you should be comparing.
Check to make sure your you are getting a lithium battery.
Most lithium Battery's will get 500-1000 charge cycles out of your battery, as long as you are storing it appropriately.
What does that mean?
With good brand batteries, you can charge and discharge the battery completely 500-1000 times before the capacity depletes to 80% efficiency. Even at that point, your battery is still powerful enough to keep you riding, but it will have less range than it used to. Some people choose to replace it at this time. Contact us for replacement batteries.
To ensure you get the full life charge cycles, take care of your battery by:
Storing it indoors and out of extreme hot or cold temperatures
Charging it when it gets down to one power bar remaining, instead of letting it discharge completely. If a battery is discharged completely and sits with out getting a charge back into it, it can die off and not take a charge again.
Also don't leave your battery plugged in all the time when not riding this can harm our battery as well.
For more information please feel free to contact us.
Here are some ways to ensure the longest possible ride on a single charge:
Your e-bike will consume much less battery when you begin riding by pedaling instead of using the throttle. Also, stop-and-go riding using the throttle can limit the range of your e-bike. This asks for the most power from your ebike bringing your battery down quicker than pedaling first.
Next, always make sure your tires are inflated properly. Riding on low-pressure tires will consume more energy.
When tackling hills, pedal using pedal assistance as needed. For the best range on your rides, don't rely on the throttle to power you up those hills. Thought this is fun to do you will eat up more battery.
Lastly, use your mechanical gears correctly. Lower your gears while going up hills and raise them on flat and downhill terrain. By helping the ebike you are extending your range. Ebikes make it easy to start and ride in almost any gear but for greater life of not only your battery but your components remember to shift!