• 5 ways to create more income from utilizing an Ebike

    1. Food & Drink Delivery  We all have used a delivery service like Uber Eats or Skip The Dishes at some point in our lives. What about thinking about from the other end of the spectrum? An Ebike is an amazing way tocreate a second stream of income. With easy to use apps, cashless service and user support, these and other services can be a great way to add a few more pennies in your pocket.  2. Courier Service for a small company  Courier services are really feeling the strain these days and it’s no wonder...
  • 6 Ways to Improve the range of your EBike

    First things first:  -Make sure your battery is fully charged at the outset of your ride  -Pedal more  -Use the throttle less and/or use a lower pedal assist setting  Here are 6 ways to improve the range of your electric bike: 1. Avoid Stopping & Starting a Lot  As with your automobile, you’ll get better energy economy by travelling at a constant rate over time versus starting and stopping a lot in city traffic for example. That said, obviously we do not recommend you ignore traffic signals and cruise through stop signs. But if you’re on...
  • How to clean your Electric Bike?

    Keeping your eBike clean is essential preventative care. It'll lead to a longer service life and ensure your bike is in tip-top condition every time you ride. By cleaning your eBike after each ride, you will prevent buildup of debris and dirt that could lead to more serious issues.  Rule of Thumb:  - Don't use high power water or jet stream hoses as the water will infiltrate the electrical components and may cause damage. Also, you don’t want the water to remove the lubricant from the bearings, it will cause them to move slower and possibly...
  • How to protect your eBike battery?

    Taking good care of your battery will significantly increase the lifespan of your battery. A well maintained lithium battery will last up to five years, whereas a poorly maintained battery can be badly damaged over just one winter!  Here are crucial tips to boost the life of your battery:  1. Keep your battery indoors during extreme weather.  Battery cells don’t like to be exposed in extreme temperature for extended period. Storing your bike in the garage or in a shed is not a problem, as long as it's a cool place. But when temperatures are dropping...
  • Why does disc brakes squeak?

    Squealing brakes are quite common and they are just annoying and irritating. Squealing also indicate poorly set-up brakes.  Reasons:  1- The rotor or pads are contaminated.  2- Grease or oil on the brake pad and rotor.  3- The contact between the braking surfaces is misaligned.  Solutions:  1- Clean your rotors with a specific (oil-free) disc brake degreaser. An alternative and common remedy is alcohol. Use it to clean the disc rotors with a small rag. Avoid using spray lubes anywhere near a bike with disc brakes.  2- Clean your pads with sandpaper. If the grease has...
  • Is E-bike riding cheating?

    There are always critics to any new rising phenomenon and rest be assured there will be critics even with riding electric bikes. Why you may ask? Well here are some common questions that critics will express:  1. Isn’t the point of cycling to exercise?  2. Isn’t it dangerous?  3. Why is it so expensive?  4. Wouldn’t it better off to ride a moped or scooter?  5. Do you believe you’ll even use it often?  Yes, cycling is definitely a physical activity that helps you stay in shape. However, not everything in life is a competition. You...
  • Top 5 reasons to choose an Ebike

    Locally owned & operated  We here at RIZE Bikes take pride in our Canadian rootst’s no secret that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to be located in. Our employees and customers have the satisfaction knowing they’re supporting a great Canadian company.  Carbon Footprint Reduction  Minimize your carbon foot print by joining the green movement and getting rid of that expensive gas guzzler and take a revolutionary step towards a greener and healthier planet. Studies shows currently bikes and e-bikes make up 6% of miles traveled in world cities. If by...
  • Is a license required to drive an electric bike?

    Most state and provincial laws treat electric bikes as regular bikes. Therefore, to operate an e-bike:  - No driver’s license is required  - No written test is required  - No vehicle registration or plate is required  - No insurance is required   All that is required is that the driver must be 16 years of age and wears a helmet for majority of provincial and state laws.  E-bikes are a great way to spend your time engaging in a physical activity that will enrich your health and well being without breaking your wallet 
  • Electric Bikes Vs. Mopeds or Electric Scooters

    There is generally confusion on the difference between an electric bike, also known as a pedelac, and an electric moped or scooter.    Below highlights the main differences:    1. Electric bikes have pedals and are a form of physical activity. Whereas most mopeds do not have pedals and are not meant for exercising.  2. Most state and provincial laws require a driver’s license and insurance and vehicle registration. Whereas electric bikes do not need that.  3. An electric bike can travel on bike lanes and paths and are able to park in the designated bicycle...
  • 10 Tips on Increasing Ebike Battery Life

    The importance of having an efficient and well-maintained battery will make a difference between having a great experience riding long distance on a beautiful coastal trail or having the worst nightmare climbing a steep hill without any power assist. For that reason, we would like provide a framework on how to maintain your batteries in order to feel safe while riding and avoiding replacing an expensive battery.  1) Fully charge it before riding it.  We know it is very tempting to ride the bike as soon as you receive it. However, for optimal battery efficiency, it...
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