E-bikes run on an electric motor that draws power from the lithium ion battery pack. Most electric bikes can be propelled forward by manually pedaling, using the throttle in addition to pedaling, or using just the throttle. Each Murf Electric Bike has all three modes built in.
On a side note, if you are about to buy an electric bike that doesn't allow you to pedal manually, you most likely are about to buy a moped. Please step away, take a few steps back, turn around, and walk out the door. Grab any complimentary snacks and drinks on your way out.
At its core, electric bikes operate like a regular bicycle, which can reach similar speeds. Just like a non-electric bicycle, there are brakes that allow you to slow down and stop. Please follow all normal safety precautions that would follow with a normal bicycle. Always adhere to the rules of the road.
The pedal-assist mode works in tandem with the electric motor to give you a little boost. Imagine someone who starts pushing you on a regular bicycle only when you start pedaling.
The throttle only mode works like the throttle on a moped or motorcycle. You can hum along or quickly pick up speed using only the electric engine.
The Izzy Beach Cruiser can reach speeds up to 20 mph using only the throttle (full electric).
The Pax Step-Through Cruiser can reach speeds up to 20 mph using only the throttle (full electric).
The Fat Murf can reach speeds up to 25 mph using only the throttle (full electric).
If you pedal in addition to using the throttle you can likely go faster. If you are a lighter rider you will likely go faster. If you are going downhill, you will absolutely be able to hit a higher top speed.
Depending on the model, you expect anywhere from a 25-40 mile range. If you're lighter you will likely achieve the higher part of that range. We've tested our bikes many times to give you an accurate real world range. Our typical rider gets in the 30-35 mile range.
Yes, you can ride your electric bike in the rain, but we advise against it. Just as we advise against riding a non-electric bicycle when its raining. If you do ride in the rain, follow all safety precautions just as you would riding a regular bicycle, a moped, or a motorcycle.
A license and insurance is not needed in California. The Wikipedia article "Electric Bikes Laws" is a solid source, but always check your local/state laws for the most up to date information.
All Izzy Beach Cruiser Models are Class 2. A helmet is recommended.
All Pax Step-Through Models are Class 2. A helmet is recommended.
All Fat Murf Models are Class 3. A helmet is required.
You can buy a Murf E-bike on our website and at our new retail shop located at 212 N El Camino Real, Suite B, San Clemente, CA, 92672. We are located behind The Grill and across the alley from Nomad's Canteen. We do not sell anywhere else currently.
Sure! Cruise by our new retail shop in San Clemente, California if you would like to test one out.
We currently only ship to California.
Murf e-bikes all carry a 48 volt 15.6 amp-hour battery.
Volts and amp-hour are essentially the car equivalent of horsepower and range. Not exactly, but close enough for purposes of this comparison.
Holding all other variables constant, an electric bike with a high number of volts will be able to achieve a higher top speed than an electric bike with a lower number of volts.
The higher the amp-hour, holding voltage constant, the further you can travel on a single charge.
E-bikes with a 36 volt setup suit riders well in flat areas. A 48 volt setup is recommended for heavier riders and individuals who live in areas with lots of hills.
With proper care, the batteries can last approximately 700-1000 full cycles. As with other lithium-ion batteries, they hold less charge over time. Just think of the electric bike battery like a car battery. Different chemistry same concept. Should be replaced every once in a while.
You can remove the battery with a simple turn of your key.
Absolutely. Anytime you take out the key the battery locks into place. The battery can't be easily removed without the key.
Yes, your included adapter can connect to a regular outlet.
Three options. Start pedaling, put in another battery you are carrying, or do the walk of shame.
No, your Murf e-bike and many other e-bikes do not offer the ability to recharge while pedaling. The increase in resistance to the pedals offsets most of the gains you would achieve. That being said, a regen system doesn't hurt.
We produce electric bikes on a limited production run basis to ensure proper quality control. We don't cut corners in getting you on one of our bikes. You deserve the best quality. As such, demand is high, and we do sell out occasionally.
For bikes that are out of stock, we generally have a 30-45 day turnaround. Many times, our bikes are ready much sooner, but this varies. Contact us for the most up to date delivery times on pre-orders.
We are proud to offer the original owner a 2 year "Super Rad" warranty with each Murf e-bike. This covers both bike and battery from any manufacturing defects. We are always happy to answer any questions and work with you to resolve any issues that pop up.
We take care of everything in house. If you ever have an issue just bring it by the shop and we'll handle it.
It's good practice to discharge and charge the battery once a month if not used. The other parts require the same maintenance as a non-electric bicycle.
It costs about $95 a year to operate your Murf Electric Bike if you run through a full charge EVERY day of the year. Costs vary depending on utility costs in your area. $95 is what we spend charging it in Southern California. That's over 10,000 miles for $95, or less than a penny a mile.
Duh! No really, our goal is to introduce as many people to electric bikes as possible. We understand that means it won't always be a Murf. All we can do is offer a quality e-bike at a competitive price. We're rooting for the entire industry.