Electric Bikes are made to last with proper care and maintenance. Learn the longevity you can expect when purchasing an E-Bike.
Electric bikes are an investment and like anything else, it is good to pay attention to what you’re buying and be a smart shopper. To help you out, we put together a breakdown of how long you can expect an electric bike to last based on how you ride it. Bottom line? Electric bikes are made to last and made to transform your lifestyle.
How long do electric bikes last?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple straight answer. However, if you’re taking good care of your electric bike with routine maintenance, on average it should be lasting you at least 10 years. The biggest thing that can cause this number to fluctuate is the type of ebike and how it is being used. Just like cars, electric bikes are more than their ticket price, you also have to factor in maintenance and replacement costs.
Here are the main parts that will need attention, repair, and replacement:
The Battery – lithium batteries are typically solid for about 1,0000 charging cycles which factor into 3-5 years. At that point, the battery capacity begins to decline.
How Long Do Electric Bike Batteries Last?
The main power hub for everything, the battery is probably the most common thing to consider when evaluating how long an electric bike will last. The battery will wear out proportionally to your usage. However, the battery can also lose its full capacity simply by not using it or just gradually over time. Best bet? Take care of your battery to extend its life because batteries start at around $700.
Motors last longer than most of the other ebike components, however, proper care and maintenance can improve the longevity of the motor. Generally, the motors will last longer and can take up to 10,000 miles or more. The motor will likely be the last thing you will need to replace.
Tires – You can anticipate lasting anywhere from 1,000 - 3,000 miles. For tougher terrain tires you can get up to even 4,000 miles. To get the most out of your tires look for puncture-proof tires and also consider rotating your front and back wheel to balance out wear and tear.
Brakes can last quite a long time but also depends on things like weather, road conditions, riding style, and many other factors. Most brake assemblies can last anywhere between 3,000 to 6,000 miles from normal commuting. Because of the added speed and weight of an electric bike, you’ll have to change your brake pads more often than a normal bike - We recommend every 250 - 350 miles.
Chains – will need to be replaced every 2,000 – 3,000 miles but can also be lowered depending on the