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Buying an electric bike for use with trailer.

  • 28-05-2022 4:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭

    Hi, I'm relatively new to cycling but I've been looking for knowledge in buying ebikes to help pull my trailer.

    Will an ebike help with this? my trailer has a weight capacity of 110lbs but I never use that only around 20-30 pounds weight.

    I'm just wondering If I'd damage the ebike doing that?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,802 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    that's only an extra 15kg so i can't see it haven't that detrimental an effect.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,748 ✭✭✭✭tomasrojo

    Think e-bikes all have more robust construction than standard bikes, so if it's ok for a standard bike, should be fine for an e-bike, whether seat post- mounted or axle level-mounted.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭Pigeon Reaper

    I use one with an ebike for towing a large dog or groceries. You'll reduce the battery range a little with a trailer but it does allow you to accelerate quickly. It's fantastic for going uphills with a load. Just keep an eye on the brake pads and chain as they will wear out a little quicker due to towing a trailer.