Smile When you Ride Your E-Bike

Let us help you have enjoyable, successful experiences on your E-Bike.  We have gathered together a range of ideas and products to get you well prepared for your time on your E-Bike, whether that’s around town or out on the trails. 

Supporting you to get the right solutions so you can SMILE when you ride your E-Bike

 
Welcome to goRides successful E-Bike riding page, where we tackle the issues that are common for E-bike riders. E-Bikes are a great way to return to riding or to begin to ride a bike.  They are popular with women and can be used for all types of riding.

“People travel twice as much on the electric bike (as on a regular bike), both in terms of kilometres, amount of trips, and as part of the total transportation. The effect of having an electric bike was particularly strong among women. They did far more trips with their E-bikes than men did. Men, on the other hand, often went for longer trips once they were out cycling.” Institute of Transport Economics.

We have written various stories on E-Bikes, please read the stories that relate to you to get an understanding of what may help you be successful.

E-Bikes & Safety…

Key things to know about riding an E-Bike safely are generally to do with the weight of the bike, balance and speed.  Given time you will adjust to handling your E-Bike so be patient and don’t expect it to be easy immediately.

Another important consideration is your battery and understanding it.  How far is the range in terms of distance it will take you?  How does the power setting influence this?  How often do you need to be charging it?

Best way to solve these issues is to take the time when you first get your E-Bike.  Take your bike to a safe, quiet place for the first few rides.  Practice getting on and off it.  Practice moving it around when you are not riding it – where is the weight and how does this weight effect your ability to turn it around in your shed or garage?

As you ride more you will begin to understand your battery more and the ability that this gives you to ride further than you would on a standard bike.  We always recommend tools as you never know when a problem will happen to you.  Carrying a special tow rope to help with a real battery emergency is something you should consider when riding into isolated areas or doing multi day rides.

Give yourself time to feel confident with your E-Bike.

 

Safety Solutions

Electric Bike Tow Rope

Moto-Whee Tow Rope $89

Have peace of mind when you ride big distances or in isolated areas.  If your battery is flat or develops a fault can you get home safely?… LEARN MORE

Be Visible 

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What gear do you need to give you a sense of safety and confidence?  Match to the type of riding you do and be safe whenever you ride… LEARN MORE

Bike Tools to Carry

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Have simple, easy to use tools that are designed to be carried.  Provide yourself with the gear you need to get home safely and on time… LEARN MORE

E-Bikes & Comfort…

Key things to know about comfort is that with more time on a bike comes the possibility of more problems at your contact points – bruising, aches & pains.  It is really easy in the beginning on an E-Bike to over ride and stress your body.  As you tire your body may collapse or shift into poor posture.

Best way to solve this problem is to use padding, have a great seat, and be really aware of your body position.  Building up to greater time & distances is really important.  This makes rest days just as critical as ride days.  Also resting or taking mini breaks when you are out riding.  We recommend reading both the stories in the link boxes above.

If you are having a specific issue with your saddle – sit bone discomfort, tailbone bruising, soft tissue compression or chaffing – please see our Comfort on Your Bike Seat page that deals with the problems that seats can cause.

Protect yourself at your main contact points and your riding will be more enjoyable.

Comfort Solutions

Top Selling E-Bike Saddle

Womens Liberator

A womens specific saddles with a cut out to allow comfort.  Great for endurance, touring or long commute style riding.  Includes a gel layer for support over distance… LEARN MORE

Top Selling E-Bike Saddle

Mens Liberator

This is a great saddle for the endurance times that E-Bike riders do.  Mens specific width for slight to mid forward bend.  Great padding & gel for comfort… LEARN MORE

 

Padded Pants & Underwear

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Choose to wear padding for gains in your comfort, add a bike specific minimal or endurance chamois for greater protection… LEARN MORE

 

Bike Gloves

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See the glove range we have and find gloves that match to your riding.  Both fingerless and full finger options, choose to ride with better protection… LEARN MORE

 

E-Bikes & Protection/Security…

Key things to know is that speed is a part of riding an E-Bike so you need to have the right type of bike helmet, one that will protect you well in a crash.  Your E-bike is a target whenever it is left unattended, this is true for all expensive bikes.  To have peace of mind your lock needs to have a mid to high level rating.

Best way to solve this problem is to match your gear to your risk level.  What are the environments you will be riding in or through?  How often is the risk high?  We always recommend full head coverage for bike helmets but you can also have a lightweight, comfortable helmet that is durable and strong.

Locks will need to suit your frame design and shape.  They should be simple to use and give you a good sense of safety so you can leave your bike whenever you need to.

Have the right protection and security for yourself and your E-Bike.

 

Protection/Security Solutions

Trail/Off Road Helmet

Womens Giro Montara/Source

Womens specific sizing with a performance level of protection from added rotational impact protection and strong, durable shell molding… LEARN MORE

Trail/Off Road Helmet

Mens Giro Source

Mens specific sizing with a performance level of protection from added rotational impact protection and strong, durable shell molding… LEARN MORE

Traffic/Urban Helmet

Cratoni Unisex Helmet

Impressive full head coverage yet lightweight.  Available in bright colours and has a rear vent light for added visibility… LEARN MORE

E-Bike Locks

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Get the right lock for the environment you leave your bike in.  High security ratings and locks that can deal with big or unusual frame shapes… LEARN MORE

What is the successful E-bike solution for you?  Your success is different to others… use our stories and support, get the right solutions.

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Kids & Youth

Padded Bike Underwear

Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets

Riding Clothing

Jackets for Biking/Outdoors

Protective Padding

Bike Gloves

Bike Bells

Handlebar Grips

Bike Locks

Hydration

Women

Padded Bike Pants & Underwear

Bike Saddles

Bike Helmets

Bike Tops & Jackets

Bike Gloves

Bike Bells

Hydration

Handlebar Grips

Family 

Riding with – 1 year old

Riding with – 2 year old

Riding with – 3 year old

Riding with – 4/5 year old

Riding with – 6+ year old

Full Range Kids Bike Seats – Attached or Towed

Men

Bike Helmets

Bike Saddle

Bike Gloves

Handlebar Grips

Bike Bell

Smile when you ride

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

‘Fun Up’ the Kids Bike/Biking

Be Visible on the Bike

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Buying Guides

Ride more places

NZ Made

Solution Finder

Kids Bike Seats & Bikes

Full Range Kids Bike Seats – Attached or Towed

Rear Kids Bike Seats

Mid Kids Bike Seats

Front Kids Bike Seats

Towing Kids who ride their own Bike

Bike Trailers for Kids

Kids Balance Bikes

Clothing & Bags

Padded Bike Pants & Underwear

Bike Tops and Jackets

goWarm Headbands & Neck Warmers

Bags for Biking

Rider Safety & Protection

Bike Helmets

Bike Gloves

Bike Lights

Bike Bells

First Aid & Personal Care

Hydration

Bike Tow Ropes

Bike Parts & Care

Bike Saddles

Handlebar Grips

Bike Locks

Bike Carriers

Bike & Chain Cleaning

Bike Tools & Tool Kits

Smile when you ride

Be Visible on the Bike

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

‘Fun Up’ the Kids Bike/Biking

goUnders

Buying Guides

Ride more places

NZ Made

Solution Finder

Riding in Traffic

Kids Attached or Towed in Traffic

Bikepath Riding

Kids Attached or Towed on Bikepaths

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking with Kids Attached or Towed

E-biking

Successfully Ride an E-Bike

Family Riding

Riding with – 1 year old

Riding with – 2 year old

Riding with – 3 year old

Riding with – 4/5 year old

Riding with – 6+ year old

Full Range Kids Bike Seats – Attached or Towed

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Buying Guides

Ride more places

NZ Made

Solution Finder

Kids Attached or Towed Buying Guides

Rear Kids Bike Seat

Mid Mount Kids Bike Seat

Front Kids Bike Seat 

Towing Kids who ride their own bikes

Kids Bike Trailers

Kids & Youth Buying Guides

Kids Bike Helmets

Kids Riding Clothing

Kids Padded Bike Pants

Kids Padded Protection

Kids Handlebar Grips 

Kids Balance Bike

Comfort on the Bike Buying Guides 

Bike Saddle

Padded Bike Pants

Bike Jackets

Handlebar Grip

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

Hydration

Rider Safety and Protection Buying Guides

Bike Helmet

Mountain Bike Helmet

Be Visible 

Bike Glove

Bike Light 

Mountain Bike Light

Solution Finders

Solution Finder- Kids Bike Seat

Solution Finder- Bike Saddle