FAQ

About Electric Bikes

How far can you go on a charge?

It depends on the bike and if you are going up these steep Seattle hills or not. Use of the Power Off mode will also effect the distance your charge will take you. We can provide per brand specifications and advise if you come into the shop.

What are the 3 classifications of electric bikes?

• Class 1: The motor provides assistance when a rider is pedaling and stops assisting when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 mph.
• Class 2: The motor can propel the bicycle without pedaling but does not assist when the bicycle reaches a speed of 20 mph.
• Class 3: The motor assists when the rider is pedaling and stops when the bicycle reaches a speed of 28 mph. It also has a speedometer.

Can I convert my peddle bike into an electric bike?

Yes. We sell only 3 brands of motor kits because we think these are the best. We can install the kit for you or you can DIY it yourself.

About Electric Bike Laws

What is the helmet law in Seattle?

King County and Seattle require you to wear a helmet.

What class of e-bike is allowed on bike trails?

Class 1 and 2 E-bikes can operate on shared-use path or any part of a highway designated for the use of bicycles. Class 3 E-bikes are not allowed on shared-use paths like sidewalks and bike trails — unless a local jurisdiction allows it.

Are there any age limits on riding e-bikes?

Riders must be at least 16 years old to operate a Class 3 e-bike. There is no age restriction for slower e-bikes..

About our Bikes and Services

Why are your bikes so much more expensive?

We don’t sell bad bikes. If a brand we carried kept coming back to us for repairs we stopped carrying that brand. Our recommendations are based on frontline experiences and we are aware of the cost barriers. That is why we strive to provide solutions across the economic spectrum.

Do you service conventional bikes?

Electric Lady Bicycles service only bikes/brands we also sale. That is our expertise. But our sister shop 20/20 will service any conventional bike. They have 100 of everything and can help you no matter what.

Do you sale used bikes?

Electric Lady Bicycles only sales new electric bikes and essential gear. Our sister shop 20/20 sales new and used conventional bikes. They can fit you up with the coolest bike and keep you on the road.