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Old 11-14-20, 02:06 PM
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Winter ride electric bike

I always ride a none electric in the winter but id like to use a electric but am unsure if its a good idea.

We have alot of snow and salt and it gets very cold here, typicly electronics hate that stuff.

Also I don't have heated storage for it at my house but it wont be kept in the snow, work storage is heated tho.

So if anyone has had some experiences with this id love to hear. im typicly a anti electric bike guy but it would benifit me alot in the winter now.

Also I know cheap ones arnt a good idea most likely but if its possible for me to use one in these conditions id love to know of good brands that will last
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Old 11-14-20, 06:46 PM
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Don't be an anti electric bike guy. I think ebikes are great, and I don't even have one. If it suits you, use it. I hope my spouse eventually gets one so she can keep riding with me.

Sorry I have no advice about Ottawa.
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Old 11-17-20, 04:54 PM
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Just make sure that you bring your battery inside at home and at the office. I ride my ebike year around.
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I've been contemplating a fat ebike for winter commutes. This would make me unstoppable and invincible...well, okay, not invincible, but certainly nothing much in the way of weather would stop me if I had a fat ebike in my arsenal, with studded tires. Current studded bike would not work with snow more than a few inches. A non-electric fat bike would be too slow.
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Old 11-22-20, 01:51 PM
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What Alloo said: Bring in the battery and don't charge it if the battery's temperature is below zero. Other than that you will be good. The battey will work fine when you're pulling electricity from it (it will create a little heat), and the electronics will work fine in the cold, although LCD displays can get really sluggish if it's cold enough (but will work quick again when the weather improves).
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