One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make when deciding on the type of bike you want to purchase is deciding whether you want a rear hub or mid drive motor.
Mid Drive Electric Bikes: The mid drive has the advantage of using the torque sensor and cadence sensor, so it has a really smooth riding style that doesn’t feel as much like you’re riding an electric bike. It’s a really natural riding experience, but it does make you feel super strong and can provide three times as much power as the average rider. The advantage of the mid drive is that the torque sensor provides instant power and so it’s really easy to start from a full stop even on steep hills. The mid drive is my personal favorite for recreational trail riding and recreational rides where you want to get a light to moderate workout. It handles best on trails because as you come out of a corner and begin pedaling there is no delay in when the motor kicks in. It is also capable of climbing really steep technical hills at low speed, which is pretty common on singletrack trails.
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When it comes to selecting the right bike for you one of the most important things to consider is the size of the bike.
At M2S Bikes we offer multiple sizes of most of our bike models to help provide greater riding comfort for our customers.
Generally speaking, our 16 or 17 inch frame sizes are considered a medium size and are ideal for riders between 5 foot 3 inches in height and five foot eight inches in height. Our 19 inch frame sizes are considered a large and generally provide the best fit for riders 5 foot 8 inches to six foot two inches in height. Our All Terrain R750 is available in a 22 inch frame size ideal for riders over 6 foot 3 inches in height.
When reviewing the size specifications of our bikes, the frame size measurement details the length of the seat tube when measuring from the center of the crank arm at the bottom braket to the top of the seat post tube. This is a common measuring standard for bikes that is widely used in the industry.
Another measurement to consider is the overall stand over height on the bike. This is the measurement of the distance from the ground to the top of the seat post tube measured in front of the seat where a rider would normally stand.
The final measurement to consider is the overall reach. We measure this length from the seat post to the center of the steerer tube on the top of the fork.
For more information on sizing related questions, please send us an email through our website and we’ll be happy to assist you in finding the right fit for you.
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In the description section of all of our bikes you’ll find an estimated range for the bike. We try and provide the most realistic range possible for the bikes by using a formula to calculate battery size and motor output.
To calculate the range, we multiply the battery voltage by the amp hours of the battery to get total watt hours of the battery. For example, our XC Sport R500 model has a 48 volt battery 16 amp hour battery. The total watt hours of this battery is 768.
The XC Sport uses the Bafang 500 watt rear hub motor that has peak watt output of around 750 watts. What this means in a real world situation is that if you were to use the throttle only mode you would draw around 750 watts of power while riding. The end result is that you can travel at speeds of around 25 mph in this mode and could do this for around one hour before the battery would be depleted. As a result, you could expect a total range of 25 miles at top speed using throttle only mode on flat paved surfaces.
If you were to use a conservative setting in pedal assist mode you could expect to get a much longer range per charge. For example, on pedal assist level 3 you would be drawing around 300 watts of power and could easily travel at around 20 mph when pedaling. At this pedal assist level you would be able to use the bike for around two and a half hours before the battery was depleted, which would result in a total range of around 50 miles on flat paved surfaces.
As with any battery operated vehicle, the type of terrain and other conditions can greatly increase or decrease total range. If you live in a really hilly area and primarily ride off road, you should expect to get significantly shorter ride lengths. Ultimately it will be up to the rider to determine what a realistic range will be for them based on their weight, riding style and amount of pedaling they do during the ride. For situations when you are looking to take on longer rides, we recommend bringing along an extra battery.
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We offer financing as an easy and affordable way to own one of our bikes without breaking the bank. The process is straightforward and starts with determining how much of a loan you’d like to apply for.
We recommend going to our website and adding the bike you’d like to purchase, as well as all additional accessories such as fenders or extra batteries. Once you’ve completed your shopping, you can proceed to the checkout page to get a total cost of the items with shipping that you can use when filling out a credit application under the financing section on the M2SBikes.com website.
Generally, the approval process takes 5-10 minutes during business hours and you should receive a decision via email. If not, please check your spam folder. Once your loan is approved the next step is to complete the loan documents, which will be emailed to you. Once all loan documents have been signed and approved, the final step is to head back to our website and check out by going to the shopping cart and selecting “Check” as payment type of the checkout page.
I hope this video helps you get on the path to owning one of our bikes today. If you have any questions about financing or check out, please contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org