Collection: Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Despite what some may believe, you can ride an electric bike for fitness.

The effort required to keep yourself moving may be less than on a non-assisted bike, but you’ll still be turning the pedals and putting in a significant amount of the energy required to move yourself along.

Studies have suggested that ebike riders’ hearts can be working at more than 90 per cent the level of riders of non-assisted bikes, but riders may perceive less effort.

Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah monitored the heart rates of seasoned mountain bikers riding ebikes and bikes without motors.

The participants on e-MTBs reached 94 per cent of the average heart rate they did when riding purely pedal-powered on a 10-kilometre test circuit. This effort placed them in training zone four.

The same scientists concluded that riding an electric hybrid bike to work brought most of the benefits of commuting. Riders on e-bikes averaged 89 per cent of the mean beats per minute they recorded riding without a motor.