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The motor of an e-bike activates and assists pedalling. There are different types of motors on the market, and different types of e-bikes are made depending on the use of the bike itself.
In recent years, this category of bicycles has seen a steady increase in demand: it is an excellent solution for those who want to pedal with more trained cyclists and want to enjoy breathtaking views that would otherwise be reached after months of training.
At Cicli Mattio we will be able to advise you on the right model, listening to your needs and your idea of cycling.
First of all, the choice must be guided by the use you want to make of the e-bike: whether you prefer to ride on the road, whether you want to buy an electric city bike to get around town or whether you want to try the off-road experience with an electric MTB or gravel bike.
An electric bicycle has a motor, which varies according to the brand of the motor and the type of bicycle.
The second element of an e-bike is the battery, which determines the final cost of the bike.
E-bikes have a small display or a power button that allows you to turn on the motor and usually to choose between 4 levels of 'help'.
The models you find at Cicli Mattio are pedal-assist bicycles: the motor is an aid, but if you don't pedal, the bicycle remains stationary! Pedal assisted bicycles require a push from the pedals to start the motor.
The maximum power of the motor, as stipulated by Italian law, must be 250W (0.25kW) and the maximum speed attainable must not exceed 25 km/h.
The motor of an ebike usually has 4 levels of assistance (the most common include the BOSCH motor, which offers ECO, TOUR, eMTB and TURBO modes).
These modes must be used according to the route and the gradient, and the right gears must be set accordingly.
Anyone who says that the ebike is effortless is lying, but it does give you an extra boost when you need it.
Want to challenge yourself without the help of a motor? Check out our road or MTB bikes.