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How-To Guides


City E-Bikes for Casual Rides - How to Find the Right One
City E-Bikes for Casual Rides - How to Find the Right One
E-bikes are getting very popular in big cities, and they may change the way we commute and live our urban...
Top 5 Ways to Stay Fresh after Riding an Electric Bike
Top 5 Ways to Stay Fresh after Riding an Electric Bike
Sweating on the road is inevitable when you’re riding an electric bike. It's one of the best forms of exercise,...
How to Winterize Your E-Bike
How to Winterize Your E-Bike
There is a chill in the air, and though we have a few good weeks of riding ahead of us,...
How to Make Extra Money Riding Your Ebike
How to Make Extra Money Riding Your Ebike
It’s easy to fall in love with riding your e-bike. From the effortless speed to the fresh air, it can...
Safety Tips for Riding With Your Children on an EBike
Safety Tips for Riding With Your Children on an EBike
Riding your e-bike can be a great way to relax from all the stresses of parenting, but sometimes you don't...
3 Eco-friendly Ways to Make Your Commute Sustainable
3 Eco-friendly Ways to Make Your Commute Sustainable
In today’s world where accountability is more widespread than ever and people are urged to become aware of the impact...
How to Train Your Dog to Run with your Electric Bike
How to Train Your Dog to Run with your Electric Bike
Exercising your dog can be an exhausting chore. Big dogs are often hard to tire out with just an average...
How to Make Your Electric Bike More Comfortable
How to Make Your Electric Bike More Comfortable
Riding your e-bike should be a fun and relaxing experience. But, if you develop back or neck pain, saddle sores,...
How To Use E-Bikes For Weight Loss?
How To Use E-Bikes For Weight Loss?
Cycling is one of the best types of exercise you can do to maintain excellent fitness. It provides a wide...
How Electric Bikes Can Let You Spend More Time with Your Family This Summer
How Electric Bikes Can Let You Spend More Time with Your Family This Summer
Summer is a great time to spend time with your family, either on vacation or at home, and there is...
How to Choose the Right Electric Bike for You
How to Choose the Right Electric Bike for You
The electric bike market is growing fast, as more people now realize the benefits of owning one. Manufacturers are also...
How to Start Cycling Again on your Ebike after an Injury
How to Start Cycling Again on your Ebike after an Injury
Accidents happen all the time, and a lot of cyclists may face knee or ankle injuries. One of the hardest...
Choosing the Right Tire Size and Suspension for your Electric Bike
Choosing the Right Tire Size and Suspension for your Electric Bike
There are a lot of options when choosing the best electric bike. However, one of the most important factors you...
How to Clean Your Electric Bike & How Often Should You Do It
How to Clean Your Electric Bike & How Often Should You Do It
Electric bikes are convenient and fun to use until it’s time to clean them. That’s when it becomes like a...
How to stay safe on your bike in the city
How to stay safe on your bike in the city
As daily commuters ourselves, we know the road can be a bit intimidating, especially for a new rider. In fact,...

Why E-Bikes


7 Reasons to Buy an Electric Bike
7 Reasons to Buy an Electric Bike
Electric bikes are all the rage these days. It seems like every day, new e-bike companies are popping up with...
How Do Electric bikes Work - 3 Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Electric bikes Work - 3 Frequently Asked Questions
Electric bikes are famous for combining technology and sustainability in one. Although most people have mistaken them for something similar...
Electric Bikes as Sustainable Transportation Solutions
Electric Bikes as Sustainable Transportation Solutions
Over the past few years, the movement for eco-friendly commuting has grown considerably thanks to the abundance of options that...
Electric Bikes - Why Are they Heavier than Standard Bikes?
Electric Bikes - Why Are they Heavier than Standard Bikes?
In recent years, electric bikes have become a popular pick as a commuting vehicle in various parts of the world....
Step-Through Vs. Step-Over Ebikes - What's the Difference
Step-Through Vs. Step-Over Ebikes - What's the Difference
When it comes to ebikes, there are two primary choices of frame geometry that you can choose from. These include...
4 Differences Among Electric Bikes - Which One is For You
4 Differences Among Electric Bikes - Which One is For You
For a long time, electric bikes were overly large, poorly designed, and prohibitively expensive. Gradually, that has changed. Today’s e-bikes...
4 Business Models that Can Benefit from the Use of Electric Bikes Today
4 Business Models that Can Benefit from the Use of Electric Bikes Today
It is predicted that there will be billions of bicycle trips every year, which will double the number of regular...
The Benefits of a Foldable E-Bike
The Benefits of a Foldable E-Bike
When you choose your e-bike, there are many different factors to consider, and one of them is whether you should...
4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing an E-bike
4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing an E-bike
Of all the inventions to date, one of the best to ever be introduced is the electric bike. Now, you...
Why Buy Espin?
Why Buy Espin?
It’s no secret that there are tons of electric bike dealers to choose from when it comes to buying yourself...
5 Reasons Why Fat Tires Are Great for Electric Bikes
5 Reasons Why Fat Tires Are Great for Electric Bikes
Fat tires for electric bBikes are rapidly becoming popular for all the right reasons. Their durability, comfort, and performance are...
Are Espin E-Bikes Worth It? Here’s What People Have to Say
Are Espin E-Bikes Worth It? Here’s What People Have to Say
Are you looking for an electric bike that's good for commuting or cruising around town? We may have just the...
5 Benefits of E-Bikes and Why You Should Invest in Them
5 Benefits of E-Bikes and Why You Should Invest in Them
E-bikes, or motor-assisted bicycles, are here to stay. Market research firms have found that electric bike sales jumped by 145...
Understanding Why Wide Tires Are Better for E-Bikes
Understanding Why Wide Tires Are Better for E-Bikes
The e-bike has taken the world by storm, being the perfect combination for those who like the perks of biking...
4 Common Misconceptions about eBikes That Need Debunking
4 Common Misconceptions about eBikes That Need Debunking
eBikes are a novelty for cyclists to have. A plethora of benefits accompanies owning one of these nifty electronic bikes....
5 Reasons Analog Cyclists Should Give Ebikes a Try
5 Reasons Analog Cyclists Should Give Ebikes a Try
Since bicycles have been invented, they have been a part of many people’s lives – especially now that many are...
Can an Electric Bike be More Than Just a Transportation Method?
Can an Electric Bike be More Than Just a Transportation Method?
Perhaps it’s a great practice to use an electric bike for transportation, but there are more significant physiological impacts of...
Bikes for All Ages - How Can E-Bikes Help Seniors Keep Fit
Bikes for All Ages - How Can E-Bikes Help Seniors Keep Fit
For senior adults, an electric bike, or e-bike, is a breakthrough, innovative product that serves more than its purpose. It...
E-Bikes: The Ultimate College Accessory
E-Bikes: The Ultimate College Accessory
If you are currently in college, it is almost certain that you have seen somebody riding an e-bike on campus,...
Here's How to Find the Perfect Electric Bike for Seniors
Here's How to Find the Perfect Electric Bike for Seniors
There are a number of extra factors to consider when it comes to picking an e-bike that's suitable for seniors....

Tips & Care


Best Gifts for Electric Bikers for the Holidays
Best Gifts for Electric Bikers for the Holidays
The holidays are just around the corner, and many of us are trying to figure out what to get those...
How to Get Electric Bike Help and Repairs
How to Get Electric Bike Help and Repairs
One of the most frequent questions electric bike riders have is “Where can I get my e-bike repaired if something...
Better Commutes - What to Look For in an Electric Commuter Bike
Better Commutes - What to Look For in an Electric Commuter Bike
Electric bikes have become one of the most popular commuting alternatives for people of all ages. Whether you’re going to...
How Can You Prepare for Biking in Wet Weather?
How Can You Prepare for Biking in Wet Weather?
For many of us, a rainy day is enough to call our ride off and leave the e-bike at home....
5 Crucial Tips for Riding Your E-Bike Safely in the Rain
5 Crucial Tips for Riding Your E-Bike Safely in the Rain
Bicycling in the rain might be more complicated than biking on a bright day due to slick roads, stinging winds,...
Storing Your eBike: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Storing Your eBike: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Just like any other personal belonging, you need to take special care of your eBike. This will ensure that the...
How to Pick a Great E-Bike for Women Riders
How to Pick a Great E-Bike for Women Riders
Choosing the right e-bike is the best way to ensure you will use your bike and enjoy riding for years...
Summer E-Bike Tune-Up Tips
Summer E-Bike Tune-Up Tips
As summer drags on and gradually nears its end, most of us have been riding our e-bikes hard over the...
The Different Styles of E-Bike Locks
The Different Styles of E-Bike Locks
Anyone who has previously brought their e-bike into a city knows the value of a good lock. These devices can...
3 Ways to Ease Into E-Biking
3 Ways to Ease Into E-Biking
Many consumers realize the value and health benefits of switching from costly and environmentally harmful fossil fuel vehicles. However, for...
Essentials You Will Need on Your Daily Ebike Commute
Essentials You Will Need on Your Daily Ebike Commute
Whenever you travel, commute, run errands, or take long trips with your bike, it is essential to have a way...
Tips for Traveling in Your RV with your Electric Bike
Tips for Traveling in Your RV with your Electric Bike
There are few things more relaxing and enjoyable than riding your e-bike. But, you might feel limited to just enjoying...
Keeping Your Electric Bike Secure - 4 Helpful Tips
Keeping Your Electric Bike Secure - 4 Helpful Tips
Electric bikes or e-bikes are an amazing investment. They have the benefits of traditional bicycles and also allow for more...
E-Bikes and Flat Tires - A Few Tips for Avoiding Them
E-Bikes and Flat Tires - A Few Tips for Avoiding Them
Bicycles are one of the most common modes of transportation because of their affordability, fitness, and size. In addition, many...
5 Common Misconceptions About Foldable Electric Bikes
5 Common Misconceptions About Foldable Electric Bikes
Foldable electric bikes solve tons of transportation problems for people with a modern lifestyle. There are plenty of benefits that...
Protect Your Electric Bike against Theft with these 5 Tips
Protect Your Electric Bike against Theft with these 5 Tips
Whether you purchase an affordable ebike or a costly one, the mere fact that it is an electric bicycle makes...
How Much Power Do You Really Need in Your Ebike
How Much Power Do You Really Need in Your Ebike
One of the first questions anyone looking to purchase or upgrade their e-bike will inevitably ask is," how much power...
The E-BIKE Act - Updates on The Key to Sustainable Commutes in the US
The E-BIKE Act - Updates on The Key to Sustainable Commutes in the US
A while back, we dove into the details of the E-BIKE Act in an Espin Electric Bikes blog, since then...
9 Best Tips for Riding Your Electric Bike at Night
9 Best Tips for Riding Your Electric Bike at Night
Riding your bike during the day is safer, but sometimes a busy schedule or late commute can make riding at...
Top Tools To Carry With You When Out On Your E-Bike
Top Tools To Carry With You When Out On Your E-Bike
Riding an e-bike should be a fun relaxing experience, but if mechanical difficulties arrive, your ride can be anything but...

Health & Safety


Health Benefits Seniors Can Get from Riding Electric Bicycles
Health Benefits Seniors Can Get from Riding Electric Bicycles
While we all know that riding an electric bicycle (e-bike) is good for your health, it is also available for...
Safety Tips for Riding Your Electric Bike in the Dark
Safety Tips for Riding Your Electric Bike in the Dark
The days are getting shorter, and not everyone is going to let that stop them from enjoying some time out...
How Electric Bikes Can Be Good for Fitness and Weight Loss
How Electric Bikes Can Be Good for Fitness and Weight Loss
Cycling is an incredible cardiovascular exercise that anybody can do. It provides various health benefits, such as strengthening muscles and...
The Different Health Benefits of Using an Electric Bike Regularly
The Different Health Benefits of Using an Electric Bike Regularly
There are a lot of ways for you to stay fit. For the most part, people tend to rely on...
The Most Important Safety Gear for Riding an E-Bike
The Most Important Safety Gear for Riding an E-Bike
When you are out there riding your e-bike, it is important to take some basic safety precautions. From wipeouts to...
Cycling With Arthritis: Is It Good for Your Joints?
Cycling With Arthritis: Is It Good for Your Joints?
Treating arthritis requires a lot of work. Aside from taking vitamins and supplements, you can perform various exercises to assist...
The Advantages of an Electric Bike You Can't Ignore
The Advantages of an Electric Bike You Can't Ignore
More and more people are converting to the e-bike. They are an increasingly popular choice for travelers who don’t want...
Staying Fit: Wellness and Exercise Advice for Seniors
Staying Fit: Wellness and Exercise Advice for Seniors
As time goes by, our wellness demands change dynamically, and we must take this more seriously. Getting into a sustainable...
Espin Bikes Introduces EspinCare
Espin Bikes Introduces EspinCare
Here at Espin, we want to protect the e-bikes we make for a lifetime, and that is why we have...
3 Ways You Can Use an Electric Bike to Achieve Your Fitness Goals
3 Ways You Can Use an Electric Bike to Achieve Your Fitness Goals
Electric bikes are an excellent alternative for people who want fitness but don’t want to excessively strain their joints and...
Building Your Leg Muscles Back Up with an Electric Bike
Building Your Leg Muscles Back Up with an Electric Bike
Building muscle mass gets difficult as you grow older, and when exercise grows too hard to do regularly, you might...
3 Effective Tips for Making Your E-Bike More Theft-Resistant
3 Effective Tips for Making Your E-Bike More Theft-Resistant
Electric bikes provide a great way to get around the city quickly. However, due to their high value, electric bikes...
3 Health and Environmental Benefits of Riding an Ebike
3 Health and Environmental Benefits of Riding an Ebike
Technology has improved nearly all aspects of people’s lives, through communication devices and systems, medical treatments, renewable energy, and transportation....
Electric Bike Safety: How to Fall Off Without Getting Hurt
Electric Bike Safety: How to Fall Off Without Getting Hurt
Whether you’re a newbie or an athlete competing in the Tour de France, all bicycle riders have one thing in...
Is Your Seat Height Causing You Knee Pain?
Is Your Seat Height Causing You Knee Pain?
Electric bikes are exploding in popularity and so are electric bike customizations. Some choices here are easy to make, like...
Surprising health benefits of cycling
Surprising health benefits of cycling
The bicycle is one of the oldest forms of transportation dating back to 18th century, and even today, it is...

Travel


Hop On Your Ebike and Take a Trip to the Best Riding Spots in the USA
Hop On Your Ebike and Take a Trip to the Best Riding Spots in the USA
Riding on your two-wheeled steed across different destinations seems like the kind of adventure meant for thrill-seekers, but thanks to...
Best E-bike Vacations : Oregon
Best E-bike Vacations : Oregon
Wrapping up our best electric bike vacations series is beautiful Oregon. Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states...
Best E-bike Vacations : Michigan
Best E-bike Vacations : Michigan
Michigan has generous e-bike laws and a lot of beautiful natural environments to enjoy. So, let's take a look at...
Best E-bike Vacations : California
Best E-bike Vacations : California
Next on our series highlighting the best places to vacation with your Espin electric bike, California.  Whether you prefer pedaling...
Best E-bike Vacations: Jackson Hole
Best E-bike Vacations: Jackson Hole
Next on our series highlighting the best places to vacation with your Espin electric bike, Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is...
Best E-bike Vacations: Florida
Best E-bike Vacations: Florida
Continuing on our series highlighting the best places to vacation with your Espin electric bike, this week we're headed down...
Best E-bike Vacations: New York Spotlight
Best E-bike Vacations: New York Spotlight
The only thing better than riding your e-bike at home is taking it to new places. With an e-bike, you...
The Bike Paths of Portland
The Bike Paths of Portland
Biking has increased in popularity around the world and Portland is no exception. For us cyclists, it is not just...
The Top Bike Friendly Cities in the World
The Top Bike Friendly Cities in the World
Of the thousands of big cities around the globe you can take a trip to, there are a few special...
San Francisco – If you’re not on one, get on a bike today.
San Francisco – If you’re not on one, get on a bike today.
If you live in San Francisco, you get it. You’ve seen the massive rush of bikes riding past your uber...

Espin News


Phil & Shar: A Year to Volunteer Spotlight Blog
We at Espin are always thrilled to hear what the exceptional members of our community are doing with their electric...
Shipping Delays Explained
We know a lot of customers are questioning why their bikes are taking so long to arrive, and we want...
How Bike Tariffs Are Impacting the eBike Community
Across America, electric bike prices have been affected by not only recent increases in tariffs on goods imported from China,...
Electric Bike Credit - What's it About and Who is it For?
I didn’t realize how handy an electric bike could be until I got one. I loved riding my bike to...
7 New Features on our 2021 Sport and Flow Espin Bikes
You asked and we listened. Here at Espin, we’re constantly thinking of ways to improve our eBikes. Though we have...
Espin's Ambassador and Referral Program
We know Espin electric bike riders love to show off their bikes and are always willing to share tips and...
The rules of electric bikes in California
Sometimes the rules of electric bikes can seem complicated, so we wanted to clarify and answer some of our most...
Bike Month Events in Northern California
It’s National Bike Month! And for us Bay Area locals, things can get pretty confusing. For example May 11th was...
Biking For Change: Use Your Favorite Hobby to Make a Difference
Love to bike? Want to make a difference? We created a list of some charity cycling events coming up in...
SF Cleantech Conference – Key Takeaways
What We Learned From SF’s Cleantech Conference   We had the opportunity to head over to SF’s Cleantech Week recently. With our...
The Bicycles of Burning Man
Oh the Bicycles of Burning Man… If you’re a San Francisco local and you haven’t been to Burning Man, you’ve...
Upcoming Cycling Events in the Bay Area and Beyond
November is a busy month. Check out the upcoming cycling events in SF and the surrounding areas. This month there...
Q&A with the Creators of ESPIN eBikes
ESPIN is brought to you from San Francisco with love by husband and wife team, Josh Lam and Yina Liu....