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E-Bikes - All I need to Know

The shop recently acquired a pair of Scott Sports E-Genius 920 demo bikes and a small E-comfort bike size run. We’re pretty pumped about their performance and are excited to share. Great for getting all groups of fitness levels together, pro-longing your ride, or saving your legs before race day. Rental sizes medium and large available. Rentals $100 Friday pick up, Tuesday drop off. Rental fee may be applied to purchase of new bike if wanted. Give us a call at 724-691-0966 or stop by to book.

Scott Sub Active E: $2,499. Sizes small medium large in stock.

Scott Sub Active E: $2,499. Sizes small medium large in stock.

Scott E-Genius: $5,499. Sizes medium and large

Scott E-Genius: $5,499. Sizes medium and large

Do I need to pedal with an electric bike?

Yes, SCOTT only sells E-Bikes with pedal assist. This means that if you don’t pedal, the pedal assist will not activate. This assistance goes generally from +50% of additional power to +300% depending on the mode.

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The E Genius currently has a 100 miles of riding on one battery charge.

What is Wh?

The higher the Wh is, the greater range you can cover in theory. A Watt Hour (Wh) is a unit for measuring the capacity of the battery. The higher this number is, the more range you can cover. Drive unit quality, settings, terrain and system weight have to be taken into consideration, however.

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Is it possible to remove the battery from my E-Bike? 

Batteries are removable on all SCOTT bikes without tools; all you need is the key for opening the retaining system.

How long does it take to charge the battery of my E-Bike?

Nowadays most of the batteries (500wh) need around 4.5-5 hours to be charged completely and fewer than 3 hours for 80%.

Maintenance

Can I ride my E-Bike when it’s raining or in the mud?

Both the engine and the battery are water resistant, so there is no problem for riding in wet conditions.

How to wash an E-Bike?

  1. As an E-Bike is water resistant you can wash it as you would wash a normal bike. 

  2. Remove the major part of the dirt with a water-jet (never use a high-pressure car washer)

  3. With a soft brush and with the aid of a bike cleaner (bike specific, do not use car or motorbike products), clean the remaining dirt

  4. Once it’s done, rinse the bike with water to remove the washing fluid (never use a high-pressure car washer)

  5. When the bike is clean, turn the bike upside down during few seconds in order to remove standing water, then wipe off the bike.

  6. We recommend to wipe the electrical contact plates of the battery afterwards as well

  7. To finish, lubricate the chain with bike specific chain lube 

The maintenance is pretty limited and simple. By yourself you can wash it, apply oil on the chain, wipe it down and check brake pad wear. With regular riding stop by every 3 months for a quick check over.

Models starting at $2,499 on the floor now. Stop by for a free test ride, book a demo, or just come check them out!

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