An Electric Mountain Bicycle And How To Have Even More Fun Mountain Biking

May 2018 · 2 minute read

Purists reckon they’re for cheaters, but an electric mountain bike can quickly turn a bike trip around and make it far more exciting and lasting. Speed, torque and higher energy levels that you enjoy yourself can not be a bad thing, right?

For me, I love the feeling that you get taking a bike down a hill at speed; the tough slog to get up on the opposite side is a struggle (great - I enjoy challenges!) But it may put on a little as the hours go on.

Now, suppose you had a strong battery to support you, you can keep going even longer, quicker and with more power to enjoy the scenery and excitement around you. And turning the power off is only a button away, if you like. You have the option.

You could use the power-assist style for you to and from the favorite mountain biking paths and use the power-assist on the way home rather than perhaps taking the vehicle, when you’re tired (or drained!) . They’re more functional, cheaper and considerably more energy efficient.

Just like a car, obtaining an electrical bike wet is not a problem - but like in a car, once you’re up to your axles in water it’s a bad idea to keep. There are of steps you can take to prevent water damage.

An electric mountain bike has four chief elements which need to be shielded; the motor, the battery, the controller as well as the connecting leads. These should all be waterproofed somehow, either from the mill that created it, or by DIY means.

If you wrap some of the elements in plastic (silicon or electric tape works well) to preserve the components without obstructing the moving components or stopping you from getting in the parts if you need to test it over. The waterproof coating will keep everyday damp from riding out.