Our ebikes are essentially an electric motor assisted mountain-bike. An electric auxiliary motor contained in the rear wheel can be switched on, which assists the cyclist when he or she pedals.
Designed to complement your pedaling, not replace it, our eBikes utilize a torque sensor that measures how hard you push on the pedals. You set a power level—from low assistance to high—and the bike gives you power in proportion to your pedaling, allowing you to ride further, faster, and with greater ease and enjoyment.
Do I need a driving license to ride an ebike?
In New Zealand no special license is needed to ride a an eBike that has less than 300 watts of power. Our 250 watt ebike motors are classified as a standard bicycle and are legal on all bicycle trails and paths. A safety is helmet is required for all riders, however.
How far can I go on an eBike?
The distance you can go on our eBike depends on the amount of pedaling you do, as
well as weight, route profile, outside temperature and the level of assistance you have selected. Our batteries (built into the frame) usually last a minimum of 12 km with little or no pedaling, or up to more than 60km with low assist and more pedaling.
Additional batteries can be rented for a daily fee and are easily swapped out in a few moments.
How do I charge my eBike battery?
Our ebikes batteries are plugged into a mains socket via charger. If you are renting the ebikes for multiple days a charger will be supplied for each battery. The charging time depends on the level of use and is between 2-6 hours.