The secret of long battery life-how to make electric bicycles ride farther

E-bikes can typically ride longer and more frequently than regular bicycles, but no one can deny the long battery life! So, how can we make the batteries and motors of electric assistance work as efficiently as possible?

Even the best electric mountain bikes will give you a headache due to battery life if you ride incorrectly or set it up incorrectly. At this time, pay attention to the ten super useful small methods that can extend the range of your electric bicycle ride!


1. Power mode

Please use the “smart” mode of the battery. For example, use a mobile phone to launch the application of the manufacturer of the power-assisted bicycle motor to see how the motor is configured. Simply reduce the power levels or choose one of the preset values. Shimano’s “Explorer” mode, for example, maybe more appropriate for you than its default “Dynamic” preset. For example, many Shimano STEPS users now prefer to use the “Eco” mode for 95 percent of their trips and the low-power “Boost” mode for the remaining 5 percent. Bypass the “Trail” mode entirely. It is also critical to keep your electric bike firmware in top condition by ensuring that you have the most recent software. Typically, it can be carried out using Bluetooth on a mobile phone; it is very simple, and there is no way?


2. Multiple shift gears

Most electric bicycle owners make this mistake, ignoring the transmission. When you can’t step on the pedal, don’t just turn the handle. It is simple to exert pressure on the motor and battery. You must adjust your gear ratio to make the electric bicycle last longer and ride farther. After all, it is still a bicycle that is primarily driven by humans.


3. Pedaling frequency

Any mechanic at a bike shop will tell you that the biggest issue for some e-bike riders is their obsession with Pedaling frequency. This not only consumes more power (causing customers to complain about not getting the advertised mileage), but it also consumes the power system faster, which is not worth the loss.

To keep the motor running at full power, you must step on rather than roll. The pedaling frequency target per minute should be between 70 and 90 RPM. Continue turning the crank to get the most assistance. When the pedaling frequency is reduced, the motor slows down, which is especially inconvenient when climbing steep slopes. Because the wide-range 1x transmission system is ideal for electric bicycles, you must change gears regularly to optimize your pedaling frequency.


4. Tires

Lightweight tires may appear appealing and logical, but they should not be chosen. This is a “false economy” product that will negatively impact your ride. On an electric bike, you’ll use the sidewall more because of the extra weight, and because the rear wheel is harder to get off the ground, it takes more force when it hits rocks and tree roots.

Higher tire pressure and heavy-duty tires are required to avoid frequent sidewall punctures. While weight is one of the influencing factors for range longevity, durability and size must also be considered.


5. Brakes

Don’t skimp on efficient brakes, just like you wouldn’t on tires. Upgrade to four-piston brakes if possible. You’ll improve your power by braking less frequently and only when necessary. And a thousand reminders to check your brake pads for wear frequently before, during, and after a ride, and to always keep spare pads on hand.


6. Chains and Guide Pulleys

A clean, well-lubricated, and free-rolling chain experiences far less resistance than a dirty, poorly maintained chain. And, especially when shifting uphill, the motor can put a lot of strain on the drive train. So, as detailed in the How to Maintain Your Electric Bike article on how to clean your chain, check for wear and tear regularly and keep it well lubricated.


7. Turning

Leaning your e-bike into a turn requires more muscle power, but once your balance and center of gravity are correct, the weight of the bike will maintain consistent traction. To get a longer ride, avoid bouncing between turns and instead take a more cautious approach. Try pedaling around corners while keeping the motor running on slight uphill or flat gentle turns. If you think you’re going too fast, slow down but keep the cranks turning. We discovered that this continuous and calmer motion consumes less energy than braking and then skidding.


8. Climbing a hill

Remember to shift into neutral before pressing the power button. Again, high cadence is essential. Find a comfortable seat that allows you to keep your weight on the rear wheel. An e-front bike’s wheel is less likely to lift, allowing you to sit up straighter and concentrate on traction. Shift down through the flywheel to keep the motor running at a high cadence. Keep your gaze on the horizon; don’t be concerned about a slick course; instead, concentrate on maintaining power.


9. Downhill

Don’t forget to switch to eco mode for the downhill. Even if you believe it makes no difference because you won’t be pedaling much at this time. But it works, and over the course of a 30-40km ride, it all adds up. Don’t think about accelerating sharply once the speed exceeds the speed limiter (25kph/15.5mph). Instead, keep a steady cadence and maintain your impulse in the turns. Rather than pedaling, accelerate, as the bike will not accelerate without this assistance. Don’t be concerned about roots and rocks; you won’t be able to jump up like a normal bike, and you’ll take them out anyway. Consider going bigger and wider!


How do we mold our ASTRO ebike?

We are flattered that many of you have complimented us on our choice of components. We too think this is so important in achieving one of the best class 3 ebikes for the money. We combine high quality frames with high quality ebike motor to demonstrate our brand spirit.

However, our pursuit of value does not stop at our choice of components. We tried to achieve more at every stage of the manufacturing process. A particularly important part of that process is molding. Most companies don’t use this kind of customized molding process, it’s a lot of extra work but we believe it is worth it because it adds so much value to the bike. It allows us to create a bike that is not just your standard, run of the mill vehicle. It has a distinctive look which draws your attention instantly.

In this article, will provide an in depth look at the topic of molding, so you can feel confident if you chose to buy our ebike online. We believe that our iterative process of constant improvement in molding has been integral to achieving an end product that many of you have so kindly named one of the best ebikes of 2022. We’re so excited to tell you all about it!


Why does the bike need molding in the first place?

Before we dig deep into the process of molding the ASTRO, we’ll first give you a bit of background by discussing why it needs molding in the first place. It’s an important part of the process, so explaining the fundamentals clearly is necessary.

One of the main reasons is to achieve the look of the design. To create a product that embodies our idiosyncratic design, we must have a very extensive molding process which pays an extreme amount of attention to detail. Our design was very unique and the cost of developing molds was prohibitive for a fledgling e-bike company. We had to get creative and design an original method of molding that satisfied our complex manufacturing needs. Although the types of materials used and steps for molding are the same as those other ebike manufacturers, the brands of materials used, and the timing of each step were specifically tailored for the ASTRO.

Another reason is to cover the basic needs of the rider. The rider needs a bike that is perfectly shaped and polished so that it can be ridden with pride and confidence. Without such an extensive molding process, the biker would not experience such a brilliant riding experience. The end product feels reliable, professional and polished.


What is involved in the molding process and how do we mold it?

The molding process involves using a variety of materials products to smooth and finish the bike frame. One of the components is putty, we use Resin and AB glue as putty, which is used to smooth the bicycle, so perfectly emulates the shape that our design team intended.

At this point, the frame of the bike is already in the desired form, but the frame needs polishing to make sure it looks presentable and aesthetically appealing. We first have to wait for the frame to dry out. Then, once dried, polish is applied to finish the bike. These three material components result in a frame that is ready to use. It takes around 5-6 hours to make 1 frame. This is a fairly long and rigorous process, but it is necessary for such a high-quality end product. We expect some of you may be curious about this topic though, so we’ll explore the topic a bit more below. Why does molding the C3STROM take so much time?!

It takes such a long time to mold the C3STROM because we aim for our product to look flawless. We place a huge emphasis on the quality of our aesthetics, both at the design stage and at the production stage. We believe it is only right for the finished product to fully embody the elegance of the original design. We can only ensure that by paying immense attention to detail. Otherwise, our intensive design process would feel like a waste of potential. To do justice to the immense effort that is expended at the design stage, we make sure the molding stage is also of an outstanding quality.

We also aim to make our frame look like an all-in-one design. We want to avoid having the product look like a hatchet job and not properly finished. It’s incredibly important for the product to look like one coherent, smoothly finished piece of work which feels seamless and natural. We decided right from the beginning that spending a few extra hours on each frames production is simply a no brainer. The return on investment is well worth the extra energy expended to achieve such a satisfying, striking look. Luckily, our customers so far agree – so many have called our bike the best newcomer ebike of 2022 for the look alone!

There is also a very strict quality control process to ensure that the product is of the best standard.  We put an inordinate amount of effort into making sure that each part of the process is sufficiently rigorous. If we cut corners at any stage of the process, the stunning aesthetic of the end product just simply would not be possible. As the style of our bike is one of its key virtues – perhaps the paramount feature that distinguishes it from our competition – this process has been honed to perfection.

While we are big believers in efficiency, this cannot come at the expense of quality. We have assessed each part of the process and concluded that no aspect can be discarded without significantly affecting the quality of the end product.


It’s all in the molding

We realize it can seem a bit mysterious from the outside why certain parts of the manufacturing process are given so much time and attention. We hope from this article you are more informed now about the molding process and why it’s so important. It certainly plays no small part in arriving at the end product. The one thing we hope you take away from this article is that it’s all in the molding.