- If ebike touring is in your future, invest in a "fast charger" for your bike (if available). The regular charger that will be supplied with your bike will not charge fast enough for mid-ride recharge which may limit how far you can ride in a day.
- The hillier the terrain, the faster you'll run out of juice. There is no magic way to determine how far you can go on a charge, so be conservative and try to use the lower power modes to extend your range.
- Ebikes are heavier than acoustic bikes which can mean more technical trails may become very difficult to navigate and very difficult to hold onto in tight terrain. I had to dismount and walk the bike through a few technical sections on Jewel Pass and it was almost impossible to push the bike up some steeper inclines - even while using Walk Assist.
- You'll feel the extra weight of the bike/gear - keep that in mind. As mentioned in the video, my upper body got a lot more of a workout then expected.
- You stay seated a lot more on an ebike so proper saddle selection, positioning, and "under carriage" care is paramount.
- If you're bike comes with a kickstand, leave it on! Trying to lift a loaded ebike up off the ground would be no fun.
- Ebike touring is still hard work...you still have to pedal the thing...you just go further.