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Electric Bikes Guide

E-Bikes are everywhere now, they're on the roads and they're in your local bike shops. You might have questions about these relatively new products, and we're here to help with this guide to electric bikes. Sweet Pete's carries e-bikes from the industry's top brands that will astonish you with their cability, ease of use, and level of comfort. Read on to learn what's possible with pedal power, and find an electric bike that perfectly suits your needs. We're ready to help you understand these products better and get you riding on an e-bike you'll love.

Giant Bikes

Giant E-Bikes

We're stocking the state-of-the-art Giant QuickE+ transit bike designed for the person who wants to travel quickly and easily in an urban enviroment. Featuring Hybrid Cycling Technology which combines your pedal power with a electric motor from the experts at Yamaha to produce the most efficient, powerful (80nm) and natural E-bike riding experience. Adding to that experience is Giant's new PedalPlus 4-sensor technology, which precisely measures the amount of force a rider is applying to the pedals so that the motor delivers a seamless power boost.

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Trek Ride+ Bikes

Trek Ride+ Bikes

Bikes like the Trek Verve+, Conduit+, Lift+ and Powerfly 5 feature the reliable and easy to operate Shimano STEPS and Bosch electric assist systems. These lightweight (from 20kg) and ultra-comfortable bikes feature smooth, controlled and unbelievably fun power boost with stable and confident handling from the well balanced mid-drive motor. The easy to charge at home (4 hrs for full charge) down-tube battery means very little down time and the freedom to mount a rear rack for cargo.  

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Electra e-bikes

Electra e-bikes

Go to work. Go to the beach. Go to the store. Go further. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Wherever it is, Electra’s Bosch-powered Go e-bikes make it easier, faster and way more fun to get there. Bikes like the Loft Go and Townie Go are battery-powered, pedal-assist bikes that combine fashion with function and let you ride like the wind without breaking a sweat. The comfort of Townie’s Flat Foot Technology frame and Loft's upright and smooth ride, makes them impossible not to smile when riding. Multi-gear functionality lets you control output and battery life, making them perfect urban e-bikes built to handle the rigors of the streets and bike paths. And of course, they looks as awesome as they ride.

Utility e-bikes

Utility E-Bikes

When you've got stuff to carry around, and want to skip the car, utility e-bikes like the Yuba Spicy Curry and Benno Boost E are the answer! Their elongated racks will handle just about anything you want to transport! Optional rack bags will have you carrying everything from groceries to rock climbing equipment and room for a child seat means you can carry them too! And you’ll get it all there and back in style, without breaking a sweat! Who needs a car!


How far can I go on one charge?

The exact range of all of these E-bikes is influenced by factors like terrain, rider weight, weather and what power assist level you select but on average the E-bikes we stock feature a range of 60 to 135 km per charge.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

The batteries on the bikes we stock take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to reach full charge.

How much do these bikes weight?

With different sizes and makes of batteries, motors and frames, the weights can vary. Bikes like the Trek Lift+ weigh from roughly 20.32 kg (44.8 lbs) all the way to 25.4 kg (56 lbs) for the Electra Townie Go. The Giant Quick-E+ weighs 23.4 kg (51.2 lbs) and the Trek Powerfly 5 weighs approximately 22kg (48.5 lbs). The BionX system will add about 8.8 kg (19.4 lbs) to the weight of the bicycle.

What kind of warranty do these bikes come with?

Trek's Ride+ bikes as well as Giant's E-bikes and BionX all feature a 2 year warranty (or 600 charges, whichever comes first) on motor, controller, & battery pack for the original owner only. Both the Trek and Giant E-bikes come with a lifetime warranty on the frame and rigid fork.

How fast can I go on these bikes?

The E-bikes we sell have a limited speed of 32 kph ( 19.9 mph).

How old do I need to be to operate an e-bike?

All operators and passengers must be at least 16 years of age.

Do I need a license to ride an e-bike?

Electric bikes are classified as bicycles, therefore no license, registration or insurance is required. For further information on what is and isn't allowed in regards to E-bikes in Ontario please click here

Are Electric Bikes Reliable?

They Sure are! We sell high quality electric Bikes from some of the top ebike brands and our amazing service team is here to take care of you if you have any hiccups along the way.