7 Common Mistakes That Must Be Avoided When Buying an Electric Bike

7 Common Mistakes That Must Be Avoided When Buying an Electric Bike

The The enthusiasm for cycling among Americans is in an uproar with the arrival of spring, which means that many people are considering buying a new electric bike for themselves or their loved ones. For most ordinary people, this is a significant investment regardless of which way they choose. However, when purchasing a folding electric bike, a large number of people make some mistakes, which may result in wasting money or getting a product that does not meet their needs.

Therefore, this article will introduce seven mistakes that must be avoided when purchasing electric fat tire bikes to help people make the wisest decision.

Mistake 1: Purchasing an electric bike with small battery

The battery should be most important considerations when purchasing an adult electric bike. This is because the battery is the most expensive component, and its capacity and voltage directly affect the range and speed of folding electric bikes. Some beginner may be confused by the price and appearance of certain brand bikes, resulting in the mistake of purchasing an electric bike with a small battery.

The HiPEAK folding electric bike has a battery capacity of 48V, 15AH, which can provide riders with a range of up to 60 miles. Of course, the actual riding range will also be affected by road conditions, wind, and the rider's weight.

Mistake 2: Purchasing an electric bike with the wrong size

Buying an electric bike with the wrong size can lead to painful riding experience. In contrast, a properly sized folding electric bike means the rider can effortlessly get on and off, have optimal and comfortable leg extension space, and can ride in a natural position without hurting their back or neck.

HiPEAK BONA and ELIAS are suitable for riders between 4.1 and 6.2 feet, and different riders can find the most suitable riding position by adjusting the seat height and fine-tuning the vertical size. Generally speaking, whether buying any brand or model of electric bike, it is recommended to first check their size chart on their website and look at the standing height. Of course, it is wiser to test ride the same model of bike with a friend if possible.

Mistake 3: Purchasing the cheapest electric bike

"You get what you pay for" is an unchanging law of the free market. Some models priced below $500 are simply terrible. These cheap electric bikes either have extremely small batteries and motors or almost no durability in other components. Many buyers are often tempted by their low prices, only to regret it after riding them one or two times.

If you don't want to waste your hard-earned money on a pile of electronic garbage, please spend a little more money to buy an electric folding bike with more quality guarantees. Of course, this does not mean that high prices equal high quality. People who really understand electric bikes will choose brands and models with the ultimate cost-effectiveness. In fact, if the electric fat tire bike is priced according to its riding range, speed, motor power, and other high-quality components, you will find that HiPEAK BONA and ELIAS are definitely the most cost-effective models currently available.

Mistake 4: purchasing the electric bike without warranty and customer services

No company dares to guarantee that its products will never have any problems, even if it is the greatest company in the world. Perhaps you may not appreciate the importance of this before purchasing, but having a warranty and the ability to talk to a real person when making an SOS call after experiencing problems with your purchased product is absolutely invaluable.

HiPEAK not only provides long-term warranties for every folding electric bike it sells, but also provides 24-hour online customer service for every user. It is hard to find any other bicycle brand that provides such comprehensive support and as much human assistance as HiPEAK does for its products.

Mistake 5: Not understand the style of an electric bike before purchasing

Before making a purchase, make sure to check all the specifications of the bike - motor power, tire size, pedal assist, component names, weight capacity, and other features and parameters - and understand why these specifications may differ. For example, for electric bikes that travel at speeds between 20-28 MPH, HiPEAK BONA and ELIAS's disc brakes are safer and more reliable than some other models with drum brakes. Examine each bike carefully and don't be afraid to ask the bike shop owner or customer service about any details.

Mistake 6: Purchasing an electric bike that doesn’t fit your lifestyle or needs

How do you plan to use this electric fat tire bike? What kind of terrain will you mainly ride on in the future? These should be factors to consider before choosing a model. If you mainly commute on the sidewalk, a regular city electric bike may be enough. If you also plan to ride on muddy or rough roads outside the city after work, a fat tire electric bike like HiPEAK can be more versatile. Of course, if it's just for exploring in the wilderness, a professional electric mountain bike may be a more suitable choice.

Mistake 7: Not propose the right questions

For beginners, there is often little to no knowledge about adult electric bikes, and they are almost entirely at the mercy of salespeople in bicycle shops. In order to gain more control in such large purchases, it is recommended to list all the questions one wants the salesperson to answer before starting the purchasing process. It would be even better to learn more about electric bicycles through the internet and friends before making a purchase.


When purchasing a folding electric bike, avoiding these common mistakes will help people choose the product that best suits their needs and budget, and ensure a good user experience. Remember to have a full understanding before purchasing, understand the advantages and disadvantages of different brands and models, consider your needs and budget, and don’t forget to check the safety performance and warranty policy of the electric bike. By following these tips, you can greatly ensure that you can enjoy a environmentally friendly and convenient way of transportation.

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