BUYER'S GUIDE - ELECTRIC GRAVEL BIKES

The Ultimate Buyer's Guide to Electric Gravel Bikes

Welcome to the world of electric gravel bikes, where adventure meets innovation. Gravel bikes have gained immense popularity for their versatility and performance on off-road and rough terrain. Now, with the introduction of electric gravel bikes, you can enjoy the same benefits with added power and comfort. This guide will help you navigate through the top models, key features, and essential factors to consider when choosing the perfect e-gravel bike from Pogo Cycles.


Electric gravel bikes combine the versatility of traditional gravel bikes with the added power and assistance of electric motors. Here’s what makes them unique:

  • Gravel Bike Design: Electric gravel bikes are built on the framework of traditional gravel bikes, known for their durability and adaptability to various terrains. They typically feature robust frames made from materials like aluminum or carbon fiber, wide tires with tread patterns suitable for gravel, and geometry that balances stability and agility.

  • Electric Assistance: The distinguishing feature of electric gravel bikes is their integrated electric motor and battery system. These bikes usually have mid-drive motors located near the bottom bracket or hub motors in the wheels. The motors provide pedal-assist, meaning they amplify your pedaling power rather than solely propelling the bike. This assistance is controlled through a handlebar-mounted display that allows you to adjust settings like power levels and assist modes.

  • Performance on Mixed Terrain: Electric gravel bikes excel on mixed terrain, making them ideal for riders who enjoy exploring both paved roads and unpaved trails. The electric assist helps riders conquer challenging climbs and maintain speed on gravel, dirt, or uneven surfaces with less effort.

  • Longer Rides and Commutes: With electric assistance, riders can cover longer distances comfortably, making electric gravel bikes suitable for commuting, touring, or recreational cycling. The range of these bikes varies based on factors such as battery capacity, terrain, and level of assist used.

  • Versatility: Electric gravel bikes are versatile machines that can handle a wide range of riding conditions. They are equally at home on smooth city streets, gravel roads, fire trails, and even light off-road trails. This versatility makes them a popular choice for riders seeking adventure and exploration without being limited by terrain.

  • Components and Features: Similar to traditional gravel bikes, electric gravel bikes come equipped with features like disc brakes for reliable stopping power, wide-range gearing for tackling steep hills, and comfortable handlebars and saddles designed for long rides. Some models may also include additional features such as suspension forks or dropper seat posts for enhanced comfort and control.

Electric gravel bikes offer a blend of endurance, performance, and electric assistance, catering to cyclists looking to expand their horizons and tackle diverse landscapes with ease.

 

Why Choose an Electric Gravel Bike?

Electric gravel bikes combine the sporty look, dropped handlebars, and lighter frames of traditional gravel bikes with the added benefits of an electric motor. These bikes are designed to make your rides more comfortable and less strenuous, allowing you to tackle longer distances and steeper inclines with ease. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a beginner, an e-gravel bike can elevate your riding experience.

 

Top Models of Electric Gravel Bikes at Pogo Cycles

FIIDO E-Gravel C21/C22

- Price: €998 Euro

- Motor Power: 250W

- Battery Capacity: 208.8Wh,

- Range: Up to 80 km


Key Features: 

  - Automatic power adjustment technology

  - Extremely lightweight frame

  - Dust and water resistance

  - IP-67 rated hydraulic brake


The FIIDO E-Gravel C21/C22 is designed for those who seek a seamless blend of performance and durability. Its lightweight frame and advanced technology make it ideal for long rides on various terrains.


Schwinn Scree Gravel M 700C Black

- Price: €863 Euros

- Motor Power: 250W

- Battery Capacity: 36V 10.4Ah

- Range: Up to 70 km


Key Features:

  - Lightweight aluminium frame

  - Upright geometry

  - 45mm gravel tyres

  - Mechanical disc brakes


The Schwinn Scree Gravel M 700C Black offers a comfortable and stable ride with its upright geometry and reliable braking system. It's perfect for both off-road adventures and city commutes.


Schwinn Scree Gravel L 700C Black

- Price: €1,499

- Motor Power: 250W

- Battery Capacity: 36V 10.4Ah

- Range: Up to 70 km


Key Features:

  - Suitable for on- and off-road use

  - 45mm gravel tyres

  - Mechanical disc brakes


Selecting the perfect e-gravel bike involves considering several factors:


Where Do You Want to Ride?

Think about the type of terrain you'll be riding on. If you plan to ride on rough, off-road paths, look for a bike with durable tyres and a strong frame. For mixed terrain, choose a versatile model like the Schwinn Scree Gravel series.

    What Is Your Experience?

    Your cycling experience level will influence your choice. Beginners might prefer a bike with an upright geometry for comfort, while experienced riders might opt for models with drop handlebars for better control and aerodynamics.

      How Fast Do You Want to Go?

      Consider the motor power and battery capacity. Higher wattage motors provide more speed, and larger batteries offer longer ranges. The FIIDO E-Gravel C21/C22, with its automatic power adjustment technology, is great for those seeking a balance of speed and efficiency.

        What Is Your Budget?

        E-gravel bikes come in various price ranges. Determine your budget and look for models that offer the best features within your price range. Pogo Cycles offers a variety of options to suit different budgets.

          Blend Innovation with Your Off-Road Adventures

          Pogo Cycles is proud to offer a curated selection of top-notch e-gravel bikes in Ireland. As a registered and licensed dealer, we provide a wide range of e-bikes along with their accessories and spare parts. Our goal is to enhance your riding experience with quality bikes that meet your needs.

          Electric gravel bikes from Pogo Cycles offer an unmatched blend of performance, comfort, and innovation. Whether you're an off-road enthusiast or looking for a reliable commuting option, our e-gravel bikes are designed to meet your needs. Explore our catalogue, choose the perfect bike, and experience a ride that will redefine your concept of biking.

          Visit www.pogocycles.com today and discover the future of riding with our premium selection of electric gravel bikes.

           

          Elevate your ride, embrace the adventure! 



          FAQ's

          • What Are the Benefits of an Electric Gravel Bike?
            Electric gravel bikes offer the versatility of traditional gravel bikes with added electric assistance, making rides more comfortable and less strenuous. They are perfect for long-distance rides, steep inclines, and rough terrains.

               

              • How Far Can I Ride on a Single Charge?
                The range of an e-gravel bike depends on the battery capacity, terrain, and riding mode. Models like the FIIDO E-Gravel C21/C22 offer up to 80 km on a single charge.

                   

                  • Are Electric Gravel Bikes Suitable for Beginners?
                    Yes, electric gravel bikes are suitable for beginners. They provide additional assistance, making it easier to ride longer distances and tackle challenging terrains.

                      • What Maintenance Is Required for an E-Gravel Bike?
                        Regular maintenance includes checking the battery, tyres, brakes, and overall bike condition. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for charging and storage to ensure longevity.

                          • Can I Use an E-Gravel Bike in Wet Conditions?
                            Many e-gravel bikes, like the FIIDO E-Gravel C21/C22, are designed with dust and water resistance, making them suitable for wet conditions. However, it's essential to take extra precautions and ensure the bike is well-maintained.

                              • How Do I Choose the Right Size?
                                Choosing the right size involves considering your height and riding style. Most manufacturers provide size charts to help you find the perfect fit.

                                  • Are There Financing Options Available?
                                    Yes, Pogo Cycles offers financing options to make purchasing an e-gravel bike more affordable. Contact us for more information on available plans.

                                      • What Accessories Should I Consider?
                                        Consider accessories like helmets, lights, racks, and fenders to enhance your riding experience. Pogo Cycles offers a wide range of accessories to complement your bike.

                                          • How Do I Care for the Battery?
                                            Proper battery care includes regular charging, avoiding extreme temperatures, and storing the battery in a dry place. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for optimal performance.