• 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,...
  • Los Angeles placed 1st, as the worst traffic congestion the US.

    There’s no surprise here, Los Angeles once again placed 1st as the worst traffic congested city in the US.  TomTom's Traffic Index looked at 416 urban areas in 57 countries. In 40th place worldwide, Los Angeles is the worst city in the US when it comes to congestion. The percentage, TomTom says, refers to how much more time a trip would take than it should if traffic was light. In Log Angeles, a driver will spend almost 40 per cent more time in traffic during rush hour in the region.  In North America, Los Angels placed...
  • Ebike: Healthier Lifestyle

    Can I live a healthier lifestyle on an Ebike?  Getting on a bike will definitely help with a healthier lifestyle. Riding an ebike is an equivalent to burning calories while speed walking. With added pedal assist and full throttle, your ebike experience would be a lot more fun!  Of course, the formula to a healthier lifestyle is not just an ebike. A healthier lifestyle often comes as a result to several behavioral changes.  How we eat, sleep, mentally think, treat yourself and others are some of the things to think of for behavioral changes. By changing your...
  • The importance of lubricating the chain

    Why?  The chain is one of the most important parts of your bike, but it doesn’t have an easy life – exposed to mud, grime and the worst of the weather it needs a little care to stay at its best. Routinely lubing your bike chain will improve its performance and prevent it from wearing out early. We show you how to look after your chain to give you more performance and fewer repair bills. When? How often you service your chain is dependent on the conditions you ride in. If you spend most of your...
  • Burning calories: E-bikes vs. Traditional bikes

    There are people that seem to believe that riding an electric bike does not require mucheffort. In some cases, yes, but if you’re looking for a workout and burn calories, this postshows an impressive number of calories you can burn on a e-bike.   A recentstudyshows on average, a person riding over moderately hilly terrain with noelectrical assistance for one hour can burn roughly around 552 cal. With electrical assistance a person can burn around 444cal. Statistically, riding an e-bike resulted in burning around 20% less calories than riding a non-electrical bike.   This shows that you...
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