Commuting

Whether you’re looking for more information or you just enjoy reading about electric-powered bikes and ebike conversion kits, you can find everything you need on our posts page. We strive to provide the most useful and up-to-date stories in our mission to share our love of e-biking. Check back often for posts about e-bike features and benefits and to get answers to many of your questions. Our blog page is a one-stop-shop that you’ll find both helpful and informative. If you’re new to e-bikes and you’re thinking of getting one, our posts page is a great place to start!  

riding an electric bike is not cheating

Video | Is Riding an E-Bike Cheating? See the Data

From time to time we see comments from cyclists on our Facebook page and others’ Twitter feeds that contain negative sentiment toward electric bikes. The negative commentary includes statements such as “that’s cheating,” “get some real exercise,” “it’s just a motorcycle,” “lazy people,” and more. I often cringe when I see “cheating” comments. We understand there are…

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electric bike commute to work

Why I Commute by E-Bike, Especially To Work

I usually roll into my work building early in the morning with a large bright yellow backpack over my shoulder, an empty water bottle in one hand, and my old helmet in the other. I walk in energized, refreshed, and excited to begin my day. I stroll down the corridor past my colleagues hunched over at…

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electric bike kit for folding bicycle

Folding Bicycles and Rear Wheel E-Bike Kit Conversions

If you ride a commuter or folding bike with 16″ or 20″ wheels, then you are now in luck. And if your bicycle commute to work could include the option of riding on the metro or subway then you are also in luck. You now have more options. Take my commute for instance. My long…

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Video | Leeds E-Bike Kit from the Beginning

Every great company has a great story. Leeds Bicycle Solutions is no exception to the rule. We began with a desire to fix a problem. We wanted to improve the bicycle commuting experience and make riding a bike easier. Like it was when we were kids – simple and fun. Some of my best memories are…

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The E-Bike Throttle Control vs. Pedal Assist (PAS): Which is Right for You?

In order to answer that question, let’s begin by explaining the difference. A throttle on an electric bike is the means by which you engage power from the motor. In other words, it is how you turn your power on and off while riding.

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Li-ion electric bike battery performance

How Far will a Li-ion Electric Bike Battery power my Bike on a Ride?

There are many factors that go in to determining the distance one can travel on a single charge using their Leeds electric bike battery. These include wind resistance, temperature, load, terrain, pedaling cadence and effort – even bike style and size. When choosing which battery will work best for you, it is important to take into…

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A Bike Ride to Remember: Quebec to Florida

One of my favorite bicycle memories was a cross-country bike ride from Sept-Îles, Canada to Key West, Florida. I should clear the record and state that I never actually made it “by bicycle” to Key West. I only made it to Miami. There was a $25 shuttle that tempted me en route to the finish…

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albert einstein bicycle quote

Beginning Tips for New eBike Riders

I can’t tell you how often our customers tell us that installing Leeds’s ebike kit has them riding a bike again after 10, 20, or even 30 years! In fact, a customer just called this morning to tell me how much fun he and his wife had on their trip. He said they would never…

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Leeds E-Bike Kits Go to Washington

In case you have been living under a rock, you may not have seen our new Kickstarter project yet! No, but really, we are so excited about the launch of our new 500 Series electric bike kit.

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lame excuses to not ride an electric bike

5 Lame Excuses to ‘not’ ride an Electric Bike

Have you considered commuting to work on your bike or electric bike, but always seem to come up with reasons it’s NOT a good idea? If you answered “yes” then you know the struggle is real and this article is for you. Our friends came up with a great list of the top excuses people have…

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