Battery-Powered Bike Buying Guide

Did you know that in the United States, over 47.5 million people report cycling on a regular basis? As battery-powered (or electric) bike enthusiasts, this number makes us smile, though we are always looking for more ways to bring electric biking to more people.


Charge first came onto the scene in 2004 with a mission of making cycling accessible to everyone, and we quickly reached widespread acclaim in the cycling community for our offering of well-priced, durable road and off-road bikes that are also a lot of fun to ride. After many years of research and consideration, we decided to pivot operations to focus solely on battery-operated bikes.


This pivot allows us to reach even more cyclists and break down many of the barriers associated with traditional cycling, from biking up hills with our electric mountain bikes, to working up a sweat on the daily commute to the office with our city bikes. Nearly two decades later, we are proud to have revolutionized the electric bike experience.

What does Riding a Battery-Powered Bike Feel Like?


The experience of riding an electric bike is just like riding a traditional bike—only better. With a battery-operated electric motor that boasts long battery life, an e-bike provides proportional assist based on the amount of effort you choose to put into the pedals, as well as the level of assist.


With five settings to toggle between, you can make your ride as easy as you like, or simply coast up to 20 MPH! In addition to the powered pedal assist, Charge e-bikes have easy-to-use, manual shifting systems that enable you to change gears just as you would on a regular bike.


From the makers of Cannondale and Schwinn, all Charge electric bikes provide a smooth, fun ride with less fatigue. And with a powerful battery that can last up to 50 miles on a single charge, you can go faster and further. Plus, it flattens hills and helps you zip past traffic with ease. When it is time to recharge, the easily removable (yet lockable) batteries can plug in wherever you have power.


With three models to choose from, you can find the best electric bike for your lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a carefree urban commute, a leisurely jaunt around town, or a passport to on and off-road adventures, finding the best electric battery bike is as easy as riding one. 


Find out more or get in touch with a team member today—we would love to hear from you!