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What is an eBike? A Beginner's Guide to Electric Bikes and the Importance of Wearing an eHelmet


what is a ebike

Electric bikes, or eBikes, are gaining popularity as a mode of transportation around the world. As the name suggests, eBikes are bicycles that are powered by electric motors, allowing riders to travel faster and further with less effort. In this article, we'll explore what eBikes are, how they work, and why wearing an eHelmet, such as the NTA 8776 certified XNITO helmet, is essential when riding an eBike.

What is an eBike?

An eBike is a bicycle that is powered by an electric motor, usually located in the hub of the rear wheel or the center of the bike's frame. eBikes come in various styles, including road, mountain, and city bikes, and are equipped with a battery and a motor controller that regulates the motor's power.

How do eBikes work?

When you pedal an eBike, the motor activates and provides assistance to your pedaling. The level of assistance can be adjusted through the bike's controller, allowing you to choose how much or how little help you need. eBikes can reach speeds of up to 28 mph, depending on the motor's power and local regulations.

Why wear an eHelmet when riding an eBike?

Just like regular bikes, eBikes require riders to wear a helmet to protect their heads in case of a fall or collision. However, because eBikes can reach higher speeds than traditional bikes, wearing an eHelmet is even more important. An eHelmet, such as the NTA 8776 certified XNITO helmet, is specifically designed to provide superior protection in case of an impact at higher speeds.

What is the NTA 8776 certification?

The NTA 8776 certification is a European safety standard for eHelmets, designed to provide riders with the best possible protection when riding an eBike. Helmets that are NTA 8776 certified are tested to withstand impacts at higher speeds, making them the ideal choice for riders of Class 3 eBikes, which can reach speeds of up to 28 mph.

Author: Benjamin Dai

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