Electric mountain bikes are just like regular mountain bikes, except they use a motor to help power the pedals. This gives them a number of advantages over traditional bikes.
Beginner cyclists can benefit from using an E-mountain bike in a number of ways.
Cycling is Less Effort
They make pedalling easier because of the motor, so you can go faster and further. You can carry heavier gear because pedalling requires less effort – normally, the more weight on your mountain bike, the harder it is to pedal.
Electric mountain bikes level the playing field somewhat because you can tackle steeper terrain at the same level of fitness as you are now. If your natural build makes you innately less strong than other riders, an E-bike can give you an edge.
You’ll be able to use the motor against strong headwinds as well, enhancing your ability to stay on course.
Improve your Fitness
If you lack fitness, you’ll get more exercise on an E-bike than you would otherwise. Since your level of fitness is preventing you from using a regular bike, an E-bike represents a lower barrier to entry. You won’t have the excuse of being too tired to ride.
Part of the reason you can overcome tiredness because the bike is doing some of the work for you. If you’re trying to lose weight, a motor can supplement your strength and help you get started in the early days until you build up a good level of fitness.
As a result, E-mountain bikes can help you improve your confidence and you’ll ride more often. Your fitness will improve over time.
Overcome Health Challenges
If, for health reasons, you’re starting to struggle with exercise, E-bikes are also a great opportunity to lower the barrier. You can still go on an adventure and not have to worry as much about your back giving out.
You won’t have to be afraid of getting stuck or overdoing it, and you can still have a great time.
Keep up with Family and Friends
If you’re cycling with other mountain bikes who are at a higher proficiency level than you, you can use your motor to give yourself a boost. Keep going for longer and ride faster, making sure you don’t get left behind.
As a beginner cyclist, you need to get over the hump of learning a new skill and overcoming the initial difficult phase. Open up a new world of cycling, and build your confidence with an E-mountain bike.