eBike FAQ



What Should You Know Before Buying An E-Bike? FAQ About E-Bikes, Answered by Experts

At Fly Rides, our goal is to help you navigate the eBike journey to maximize your fun, and help find the right bike for you. We know first-time buyers have a ton of questions around eBikes, so our team put together this helpful guide to answer some common questions and welcome newbies to the eBike lifestyle!

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A good rule of thumb is: for every 100 watt-hours of battery, you’re looking at about 10 miles of range (16 km). This will vary based on the rider’s weight and what mode you are riding in. If you’re in turbo mode or the highest torque setting on your eBike, your mileage will go down about 5-10 miles (8-16 km) compared to if you are in eco mode. If you’ve got a 700 Wh battery pack, for example, and you’re riding in turbo mode, you can expect to get about 45-50 miles (72-80 km). You can track your range using the Specialized Mission Control app. Bosch also offers an eBike range assistant to help you calculate how far you can expect to go with a Bosch eBike system given your weight and type of riding.

 E-bike motor technology changes fast - especially on mid- or high-range bikes! We recommend visiting the manufacturers' pages for the most up-to-date specs:

  • Bosch
  • Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 - eMTB-specific motor. 
  • Find all Bosch motors and technical data here.
  • Notable mentions for those looking for low-weight, light-assistance and more of a traditional bike feel: 
    Here is a video comparing motors dated 2019, so it will apply to models that you might find in entry-level or closeout bikes.

    In this video, we go over the difference between 27.5 inch wheels and 29 inch (niner) wheels.


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