An Introduction to Electric Bikes

What is an electric bike?

Also known as an eBike or e-bike, an electric bike is a bicycle integrated with electrical components – like a motor, battery, and controller – to assist with propulsion. The motor provides an additional boost with each pedal that allows you to go faster, travel farther, and pedal with more ease compared to a conventional bicycle. It’s like having the wind at your back on demand.

How is an electric bike different than a conventional bike?

Design & Mechanics

Electric bikes actually look and function similarly to conventional bicycles. The primary difference is the electrical drive system that enhances human-generated pedaling power. Think of it as an extra boost as you ride. Other components like the wheels, handlebars, frame along with traditional mechanics like brakes and pedals are the same style and function as a conventional bike.

Speed

The electrical components of the eBike enhance propulsion by augmenting human pedaling power, allowing you to go faster on an electric bike than a conventional bike when pedaling at the same rate. In throttle-only mode, our eBikes can travel up to 20 MPH. With this boost, Flyer™ eBikes enhance the joy, freedom, and fun of conventional bike riding.

Riding Modes

With a conventional bike, there is only one way to ride: pedal-only. With a Flyer™ electric bike, there are 3 riding modes: pedal-only, pedal-assist, and throttle-only. Learn more about riding an eBike.

Riding Experience

Electric bikes don’t change the act of cycling – they make it feel easier while moving you faster, even with the same amount of effort or added cargo weight. From your first pedal, you’ll feel like you’re flying. It’s like having the wind at your back on demand. Plus, you can say goodbye to the days of arriving to your destination sweaty and exhausted from the exertion of traveling on your conventional bicycle. Less physical effort and faster travel means you can ride with ease. Learn more about riding an eBike.

What are the benefits of an electric bike?

Ride Faster

Thanks to the boost from the motor, eBikes allow you to increase your average speed compared to a conventional bike – even with the same level of effort and added cargo.

Go farther

Since you can move faster on an electric bike than a conventional bike, it increases your range. In the most favorable conditions, Flyer™ eBikes can travel up to 50+ miles per charge.

So convenient

Move faster than a conventional bike. Dodge traffic using bike routes. Skip the crowded parking lots. Electric bikes are a modern micro mobility solution.

Be sustainable

Trade the car keys for an electric bike. Electrically powered Flyer™ eBikes are a sustainable alternative to a gas-powered car for short trips.

Haul kids & cargo

Bring little ones and all your essentials along for the ride – the added boost from an electric bicycle makes pedaling feel effortless even with additional weight. With a line of compatible accessories, customize your eBike to fit your unique hauling needs.

Get active

Even in pedal-assist mode, you are still using human power to get moving! Plus, you can still use an electric bike like a conventional bicycle in pedal-only mode with no electric power.

Conquer hills

Fear no more – Flyer™ eBikes make hills easy. Pedal-assist mode enhances your pedaling power, and throttle-only mode allows you to cruise uphill, no pedaling required. Learn more about riding an eBike.

Have more fun

Ready to fly? Just hop on your eBike and go. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the scene. We dare you to not smile when that pedal assist kicks in. Who knew getting from A to B could be this much fun? See for yourself: Find the eBike thats right for you

What can I do with an electric bike?

Flyer™ eBikes take you where you need to go, when you need to go. Commute to work. Haul your groceries. Drop the kids off at school. Take the family to the park. Head to soccer practice. Visit the farmer’s market. Bring a picnic to the beach. Run errands. Make deliveries. Explore the city. Conquer hills fearlessly. Get some exercise. Go for a joy ride. These are just some of the ways you can use your Flyer™. It’s on-the-go, reimagined Always check & follow local guidelines when riding your electric bike.

How do I ride an electric bike?

Flyer™ eBikes have 3 riding modes:

Pedal-Only

Pedal and go. Ride just like a conventional bicycle with no electric power.

Pedal-Assist

Augment your natural pedaling. Choose from 5 different levels to determine the power output from the motor as you bike.

Throttle-Only

Twist and go. No pedaling required. Flyer™ eBikes can travel up to 20 MPH in throttle-only mode.

Where can I use my electric bike?

You can ride an electric bike almost anywhere you can ride a conventional bike, including most bike paths and protected bike lanes.
Always check & follow local guidelines when riding your electric bike.

How fast can they go?

As fast as you can pedal! The electrical components of the eBike enhance propulsion by augmenting human pedaling power. You’ll feel like you’re flying with each revolution. In throttle-only mode, our eBikes can travel up to 20 MPH.

How far can they go?

Range is impacted by a number of factors: total payload, your size, riding mode, hills, wind, and other external factors. In the most favorable conditions, Flyer™ eBikes can travel up to 50+ miles per charge.

How do I charge an electric bike?

It’s easy – simply plug & charge just like your other electronics. There is a charge port located on the removable battery. You can charge the battery on or off the bicycle. To remove the battery, simply use the unique keyset to pop it out. All Flyer™ electric bikes come with everything you need for standard at-home charging.

How can I get one?

Shop our selection of electric bikes to find the ride that is right for you.

FlyerTM M880

Ships October 2021

$1,699.00

FlyerTM L885

Ships October 2021

$1,999.00

Style Midtail Cargo Longtail Cargo
Payload Capacity 300 lbs. 400 lbs.
Rear Rack Capacity 80 lbs. 150 lbs.
Recommended Rider Height Range 5’2” - 6’3” 5’1” - 6’2”
Optional Spare Battery No Yes
Room for Additional Passengers Up to 1 additional passenger Up to 2 additional passengers
Rear Wheel Size 26" 20"
Front Wheel Size 26"
Battery Lithium-Ion
Range Up to 50+ miles
Pedal Assist 5 Level with cadence sensor
Throttle Half-twist throttle
Display LCD with speedometer, odometer, and battery life
Colors Black, Red, White and Blue

Service & Assembly

Our award-winning service team is here to provide the support you need to get you rolling. From mobile mechanics to 24/7 online service resources, we’re here to make loving your new eBike a breeze.