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If you have decided to get into motor sports, you will want to make sure that you have all of the gear and accessories that you need. I am not some kind of expert but I do have some experience of taking part in various motor sports such as track racing in cars and high-speed sailing in a powerboat. My girlfriend introduced me to these activities and I suddenly realised what fun it was when I had a go. It didn't matter that I wasn't very good. I hope you like my blog and that it inspires you to get out there and have some fun.

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Electric Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Jeffrey Gregory

An electric mountain bike could be on your bucket list this year if you are an enduro or off-roading enthusiast. When buying these bicycles, the secret is ensuring the product suits your needs and tastes. This extract contains electric mountain bike buying criteria to help you as you make your purchase.

Build Quality 

Unlike commuter, cruiser, and road e-bikes, mountain e-bikes travel through challenging terrains such as gravel, rock, mud, and hills. Therefore, the bike must be hardy enough to conquer these terrains. Online ratings and independent biking blogs can give insights into the bike's build quality. For instance, check whether the welding and bolting are rigid enough to withstand off-road terrain. Moreover, the bike's frame should not bend or crack if you hit potholes, bumps or rocks at high speed. You are likely to fall off your bike as you ride off-road. Therefore, inquire whether the bicycle's parts are designed to withstand regular abuse, shocks and impacts. 

Bike Comfort 

Given that you could be riding the bike for long hours on rough terrain, you must ensure it is comfortable. Start by establishing a suitable bike size for your height and weight. However, if the bike is to be used by a younger teenager, you could consider getting them a larger bike size since they are likely to outgrow their current bike size in a few years. Then examine the riding position. Typically, it should be comfortable enough and adjustable. Remember, you might need to adjust the riding position depending on the slope elevation. 

Power and Battery 

The primary reason to purchase an electric mountain bike is its ease of riding. Therefore, check the size of the bike's motor to establish whether it has sufficient power for your off-road riding needs. Some electric bikes come with a throttle function that propels the bike without any need for peddling. These bicycles would be suitable for off-road riding since they give you some time to relax without getting off the bike. The bike's battery should be large enough to power the motor for several hours. Remember, you may not find charging ports when mountain climbing. 

Pricing

The bike's pricing is a concern for most buyers. While it would be tempting to purchase a cheap bike, you will often have to compromise on its features and durability. Several interventions can help you save costs. For example, you could opt to buy a used bike in reasonable condition. Alternatively, you could buy the bike during cold months when they are not in demand. This way, you will get a good discount. 


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