Go Farther and Faster on an Electric Bike
Lightweight, high tech, and super fun to ride.
Electric Bikes (also called e-bikes or electric assist bicycles) are human-powered bicycles with integrated electric motors that provide a cyclist with additional power and speed. E-bikes are also referred to as pedal-assist bicycles.
The latest generation of Trek and Electra e-bikes are easy, fun, and practical to ride in a variety of settings. Featuring lightweight, removable, rechargeable batteries that offer predictable, easy-to-control power, this style of bicycle is wildly popular in Europe and is now one of the fastest growing types of bicycles in the US because they make cycling more accessible and fun.
We believe e-bikes are great for everyone!
A little extra boost can lead to incredible possibilities. No matter what type of riding you like to do, once you integrate an e-bike into your daily life, don't be surprised if you find yourself biking more often. Electric bikes super useful and super fun to ride, allowing you to adventure a bit farther and get to your destinations a bit faster.
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How Pedal Assist Works
Electric bikes work by using an electric motor and battery to help you power your bike. This means that the motor gives you an added boost as you pedal, amplifying the power behind each of your pedal strokes. On pedal assist e-bikes, you control the amount of power the drive system provides and the assist only kicks in when you pedal, providing a natural riding feeling that makes it seem like your legs are supercharged!
Some manufacturers make e-bikes that use a twist throttle to engage the drive system. With these bikes, you don’t have to be pedaling for the motor to be engaged. This can be dangerous, since it’s easy to get out of control if you’re not paying attention. Trek and Electra only make pedal assist e-bikes because they feel the most like a regular bike and help riders feel more in command of their ride; we agree.
Pedal Assist Motor
Depending on the model, your e-bike’s electric motor has a power output between 250 to 350 watts and assists up to 20-28 mph with minimum effort (you can go faster than that without feeling much resistance from the motor) enabling you to cruise past traffic and climb up hills with relative ease.
Your range is directly affected by the assist mode you pick. For example, eco mode provides the least amount of assist, draws the least amount of power from the battery, and gives you the longest range. Turbo mode provides the most assist, draws the most power from your battery, and will drain your battery the quickest.
Easy to Use Display
All of our Trek and Electra e-bike displays show you critical ride info like range, assist mode, speed, and battery level. Select displays take things a step further by integrating with your phone for on-bike access to music, apps, turn-by-turn directions, and more.
Bosch provides the most reliable e-bike battery on the market, striking the perfect balance between power and functionary. When fully charged, they can last up to 40 miles, depending on riding conditions.
The Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system makes it easy to take your battery with you for on-the-go charging. You can charge your battery on or off the bike using a charging cable that functions just like your laptop’s. Many batteries charge in as little as 3 hours.Plus, with its ergonomic, low weight, and simple handling design, these premium lithium-ion batteries are equipped with a Battery Management System which recognizes potential sources of error & protects the cells from overload.
Why Choose a Trek Electric Bike?
Best-In-Class Drive Systems
Cheap e-bikes are built with cheap drive systems—and all the problems that come with them. At best, they provide a clunky, jerky riding experience and at worst they’re truly unsafe. You won’t have any of these issues when you choose a Trek electric bike. Best-in-class electric drive systems that have to meet our incredibly high standards of quality, dependability, serviceability, and ease of use, the only thing we want you to worry about is where you’ll go next.
An e-bike is an investment that will enrich your life for years to come, so it’s important to choose one that’s capable, built to last, and feels great to ride. At Bickel's, our goal is to give you all that and more.
Powered by Bosch
Bosch has led the world in battery and motor innovation for decades, and their drive systems power the majority of Trek and Electra's electric bike lineup. Bosch’s integrated drive systems are designed specifically for your preferred style of riding and are produced and engineered by the world’s foremost names in cycling components and consumer electronics.
Bosch systems feel great from your first ride and perform reliably for years to come. Plus, they’re backed by generous warranties and easily serviced by our certified mechanics.
Powered by Fazua
When Trek designs e-bikes for riders who only use a boost for strategic purposes—like road riders heading up an epic switchback climb—they often turn to Fazua drive systems. Fazua’s unique design is discreet, ultra-lightweight, and can even be completely removed from the bike. Like Bosch, they have a proven history of performance and reliability, are backed by an excellent warranty program, and are easily serviced by our mechanics.
Electric bikes make it easier to ride; therefore, you will want to ride more often. From short jaunts, to longer rides, its amazing how many trips by bike you will want to take.
E-bikes are the ultimate equalizers. The pedal-assist allows riders of different speeds to easily ride together without the struggles of "keeping up."
An Eco-Friendly Opportunity
Rain or shine, you love the time you spend on your bike. You may also be someone who prefers to use your bike more and your car less for your daily tasks, but sometimes it just seems easier to jump in the car and go from errand to errand. However, if you could ride a little faster and haul a heavier load by bike, you definitely would. That's where an e-bike does the job.
With e-bikes, you ride the same way you always have but with an added boost. Come by and test ride one today to feel the difference. Interested in a demo? It's this easy....
- Simply stop by! We specialize in 1:1 service on a first come, first serve basis. Test rides are always free with no obligation.
- Contact Us to schedule an appointment
- We can also bring e-bike(s) right to you, pointing out features and demonstrating how they work before sending you on your way to enjoy an awesome ride! (We'll be available to contact anytime should you have any questions &/or need assistance). When done, we can pick-up the e-bike(s) and bring back to the shop. Of course, if you end up wanting one for keeps, we can help you with that, too!