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Which E-Bike Is Best for a Long Drive?

Want to explore uncharted roads but dread getting too tired in a desolate area when hiking or biking? An electric bike may just be the answer to all your worries.

With their long-lasting batteries and powerful motors, e-bikes are perfect for taking on those long adventures you’ve always dreamed of. Let’s look at what makes an e-bike great for long-distance travel and check out which e-bikes, such as an electric moped-style bike for sale, are perfect for long rides.

Four Factors to Consider

When it comes to choosing an e-bike for a long drive, you should consider the following:

Motor Power

If you’re looking to tour the countryside on an e-bike, make sure it has a high-powered motor, ideally over 500 watts. This will ensure you have the necessary torque to easily tackle hills and headwinds to make your long ride less tiring.

For instance, the Ride1Up 700 Series comes with a 750 watt geared hub Bafang motor, which provides incredible power and makes long drives almost effortless.

Battery Range

You don’t want to run out of power in the middle of a long ride. So, choose an e-bike with a battery with enough range for your needs. Thirty to sixty miles is enough for most people, or you can estimate your needs by planning the routes you need to travel. Some keep chargers at work or bring an extra battery on their ride.

However, remember that when it comes to e-bike ranges, the higher the battery range, the more expensive the e-bike. 

Frame Design and Comfort

The right frame design can make all the difference between a pleasant ride and an uncomfortable one. Look for a bike with a frame design that suits your riding style and is ergonomic.

For instance, you could get an e-bike with a step-through frame if you struggle to get on and off. On the other hand, if you’ve got no problem with hiking up a leg, you could always go for a traditional frame design. 


You want an e-bike that can bring you to a stop quickly and reliably. Hydraulic disc brakes are typically the best option for quick stops–they offer solid and reliable stopping power, even in wet or muddy conditions.

Some higher price ebikes even have regenerative brakes, which can extend your battery life. 

Three E-Bikes for Long Drives

Let’s check out the three e-bikes that are superior for long drives:

Ride1Up 700 Series

Range: Thirty to fifty miles

Battery Size: 48V/15 AH (amps per hour)

Bike Type: Electric

Weight: Sixty-two pounds


If you’re in the market for an electric bike perfect for long drives, you can’t go wrong with the Ride1Up 700 Series.

With its 750 watt, geared-hub Bafang motor and 48V/15AH Reention Rhino battery, this Class-3 bike offers riders incredible power and long-lasting battery life. You won’t have to worry about running out of juice anytime soon with this bike.

In addition, the KD218 adjustable speed color display and integrated, sensitive cadence-sensor pedal-assist system make it easy to monitor your bike’s performance and adjust your speed and pedaling power as needed. You can go up to twenty-eight miles per hour on pedal assist and twenty MPH using the throttle when you want to feel the wind in your hair.


Ride1Up LMT’D

Range: Thirty to fifty miles

Battery Size: 48V/15AH

Bike Type: Electric

Weight: Fifty-three pounds


The LMT’D bike is built for comfort with a lightweight alloy frame with internally protected and locked electronics. The Class 3 electric bike can easily hit speeds up to twenty-eight MPH and offers a smooth ride on any terrain.

The air suspension fork ensures that bumps on the road feel like nothing more than a gentle undulation, and the WTB Groov-e 27.5-inch-by-2.4-inch tires provide an exceptional grip that keeps you grounded, no matter where you ride.

Plus, with a range of up to fifty miles (thanks to the forty-eight volts/fourteen ah battery with Samsung cells and smart BMS), you can take on longer rides without worrying about running out of juice. Finally, the lightweight alloy frame keeps the bike agile, making it perfect for cruising through the city streets or exploring light trails.

Ride1Up Core-5

Range: Twent-five to forty-five miles

Battery Size: 48V/12.8AH

Bike Type: Electric

Weight: Forty-nine pounds


The Ride1UP Core-5 is all about power and speed—without breaking the bank. With a 750-watt, geared-hub motor and sixty Nm of torque, this bike will take you places you’ve never gone before. It’s a Class 3 electric bike with a top speed of twenty-eight MPH on pedal assist and twenty MPH on throttle.

The 6061 alloy fork and Kenda Kwick Seven 5 tires ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, while the Tektro hydraulic brakes give you complete control. Plus, the sleek alloy frame houses the protected and locked electronics, making it as practical as it is stylish.

All This and More at Ride1Up

There’s a lot to consider when you are new to the e-bike market, especially if you expect to ride long distances. To make sure you choose the right e-bike for your riding lifestyle, contact Ride1Up today to discuss your ideas with one of our in-house experts!

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