Everything You Need to Know about All-Terrain E-Bikes

By Addmotor | 16 November 2022 | 0 Comments

Electric bikes are becoming the new norm. The heart-pumping thrill of an electrifying ride, combined with unbeatable functionality and much-appreciated efficiency, has resulted in high demand for new e-bikes.
As a prospective buyer, it can be challenging to sort through all the choices and understand what makes one electric bike superior to another while keeping in mind which specs and features are crucial to you when making a purchase.
If you are new to all-terrain e-bikes, we can tell you everything you should know about the e-bike.

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#1 What is the Best Capacity of Battery Used in Electric Bikes?

The most common regret of new e-bike riders is that they should have paid more attention to the battery specifications. Many riders underestimate how often they will ride and how long their rides will be, leading to absolute disappointment when they realize the battery can't keep up with their riding.
When considering an all-terrain e-bike, it is essential to understand its battery capacity. More watt hours result in more power which results in more riding range. To calculate the battery size of an electric bike model, multiply volts by amp hours to get the watt-hours.
Contrary to most e-bike companies' riding range claims, which promote 30 to 50 miles of riding range, their batteries will only provide that output in specific conditions. When factoring in riding range, there is much room for interpretation, so comparing battery watt-hours is best to evaluate which will deliver the most miles of riding distance on a single charge. For example, Addmotor’s world-first UL-recognized 48V*20Ah battery pack has a capacity of 960 watt-hours, ensuring a 500 watt electric bike ride of 70 and 125 miles.


#2 How Much Motor Power is Required for the Best All-Terrain Electric Bike?

Another critical component of an all-terrain e-bike is the size and motor power, which impacts speed, torque, acceleration, and hill climbing. The size of the motor, measured in watts, defines its power: nominal power and peak power. The tricky thing is that many e-bike companies list the peak power to make the motor appear more significant than it is, which can be deceiving.
The motor can only sustain peak power for a short time, while the nominal power is the amount of energy you can continuously apply without damaging the motor. Digging into the motor specs and genuinely understanding the motor you are getting on your e-bike is essential.
Every reputable e-bike company lists the motor size in peak and nominal power. The best all-terrain electric bike always comes with fat tires and a 750+ watt motor for climbing serious hills or crossing uneven surfaces.

#3 Torque Sensor vs. Cadence Sensor on Pedal-Assist E-Bikes

There’s another big discussion on which sensor is more functional and usable in pedal-assist e-bikes. Well, you might have heard of cadence and torque sensors. Let’s have a deeper look at how they function and which one suits you the best.
Cadence sensors work more like a switch. They sense the pedaling motion of a rider and turn on the motor. It’s the most basic type of pedal assist sensor in e-bikes. With most cadence sensors, you have to manually adjust the speed and power of the motor either by a throttle or through a cadence peal sensor. With cadence sensors, you might feel that when you start to pedal your e-bike, you get a jerk or a lag in the motor’s performance.
However, on the other hand, Torque sensors work on a completely different framework. These sensors come with a precision strain gauge that determines how hard a rider is applying force on pedaling. A torque sensor automatically adjusts the output of the motor based on the force you’re applying on the pedals. If you want to go faster, you’ve to apply more force on the pedals to let the Torque sensor sense it in a microsecond and it allows the electric motor to deliver more power. With a Torque sensor installed as your main pedal-assist sensor, you might feel like you have some kind of bionic legs.

#4 Rim Brakes vs. Disc Brakes: What’s the Difference?

In many older bike models, we used to get rim brakes, and believe it or not, they weren’t so effective. With time, the demand for having a disc brake on an electric bike started to become everyone’s word of mouth because of its great braking effectiveness.
As the name suggests, rim brakes are installed directly on the rim of the wheel, so when a rider applies brakes, the brakes are applied on the rims of the wheel. However, when it comes to a disc brake, the brakes are applied on a disc that’s attached directly to the hub of the wheel.
With Rim brakes, you need to periodically replace the worn-out rubbers from the brakes which can become a hassle for many. While on the Disc brakes, you can adjust how hard you need to apply brakes by modifying disc brake rotors. You can put a full stop to your e-bike without applying extra force at the brake levers.

#5 Best All-Terrain E-Bike Accessories: Upgrades to Create your Perfect Bike

You can ride the best all-terrain e-bikes for long distances, so it's essential to look for upgrades that will add more functionality and comfort to your e-bike. Many e-bike companies offer upgraded components in bundles at reasonable prices. You can buy an all-terrain e-bike with upgrades such as fenders, racks, helmets, extra batteries, tires, pumps, lights, comfortable grips, etc.

#6 Buy from a Registered E-Bike Company with U.S.-Based Customer Support

Far too many e-bike companies in the U.S. market do not have any presence or showroom in the United States. There is no support team, service technicians, or even a local warehouse. The best electric bikes in USA are a significant investment and should be able to deliver for a few years.
If you have a performance or maintenance issue with your e-bike, a strong, experienced, reliable customer support facility based in the U.S. is critical. You will need a significant warranty to secure your investment. If you are unsure or uneasy about the Customer Service a specific e-bike company provides, test them to ensure you are comfortable with their response time and service quality.


For most consumers, a new e-bike is a significant investment with many safety considerations. Spend time digging into the bike specifications and the company before purchasing to avoid an unreliable and potentially unsafe all-terrain e-bike.
With Addmotor electric bikes, you’re always on the safe side. We offer top-notch all-terrain e-bikes that provide great performance even in harsh weather and tough terrain conditions. However, if you’re looking for the best cruiser electric bike, Addmotor’s M-430 is the one you should consider while purchasing an e-bike.

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When looking for an e-bike, it all comes down to researching and genuinely understanding the all-terrain electric mountain bike you are getting. Following these six tips allows you to make a unique purchase and avoid buying an underwhelming, unreliable, and potentially unsafe e-bike.


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