A PERFECT DAY TRIP: E-BIKING FROM TEKAPO TO THE MT COOK SALMON SHOP
MeloYelo Blog
by Rob McEwen
5d ago
Looking for inspiration for your next big ride? MeloYelo agent Justin Smith shares his experiences and tips for the perfect e-biking day trip in the South Island.   The South Island is a treasure trove of dramatic landscapes, and the Alps to Ocean cycle trail lets you soak them all in as you ride. My wife and I recently explored a section of the trail from Tekapo. We opted for this route because it allowed us to plan a full day of adventure and return to our car at the end. A Scenic Start on Quiet Roads We started by driving through Tekapo township and parked near the trailhead on Andrew ..read more
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MELOYELO RIDER TAKES ON EUROPE ON AN E-BIKE!
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by Rob McEwen
1w ago
Want to take your e-biking to another level? How about another continent? MeloYelo customer Andy Hamilton has recently returned home from an incredible trip to Europe where he enjoyed several days of self-guided e-bike tours. While he didn’t have his MeloYelo Tranzit in Europe with him, his e-biking journey all started with us, and continues to this day with regular weekly group rides. Here’s a bit more of Andy’s story, and some encouragement for those thinking of doing similar! What made you decide to take up e-biking? When I retired in June 2022 and with the time to do so, cycli ..read more
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How to maintain your electric bike for peak performance in New Zealand’s climate.
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by Rob McEwen
1w ago
It’s a challenge to ensure that your electric bike is well-maintained, especially in New Zealand’s ever-changing climate. This article will provide an overview of e-bike care tips and service requirements, and help you explore best practices for electric bike maintenance in NZ. It will provide you with essential maintenance routines you may be able to perform at home to keep your e-bike in top condition. Check the “Big 3”: Tyres, Brakes, Chain E-bike Tyres: Properly inflated tyres are critical for safe and efficient riding. We typically recommend around 35 psi for riding around town, 25-30 psi ..read more
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A guide to choosing your first electric bike in New Zealand.
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by Rob McEwen
1w ago
Choosing the right e-bike can greatly improve your joy of riding, whether on busy city streets or peaceful off-road trails. This article will help simplify your decision-making process and guide you toward finding an e-bike that suits your needs and fuels your thirst for adventure. What is an Electric Bike? An electric bike, or e-bike, is a bicycle equipped with an electric motor that assists your pedaling effort. This motor runs on a rechargeable battery, and you can adjust the assistance level to suit your needs. This helps you to easily tackle hills and cover longer distances compared to a ..read more
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Best Electric Bikes for Almost Every Kind of Ride
MeloYelo Blog
by Rob McEwen
1M ago
Are you looking for affordable e-bikes in New Zealand? Ebikes with both a warranty and a nationwide service network that are best-in-class? MeloYelo offers a wide range of electric bikes for almost every kind of ride in New Zealand, from city commutes and urban cycleways to challenging, multi-day trail adventures. This article will provide an overview of our diverse lineup, including electric town bikes, trail bikes, and mountain bikes. Electric Mountain Bikes: Conquer Mountains with Ease While MeloYelo does not currently offer a full suspension mountain bike, we do have a full-suspension mode ..read more
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How do E-Bikes Work? Everything You Need to Know
MeloYelo Blog
by Rob McEwen
1M ago
Electric bikes are becoming popular all around the globe. If you’ve ever wondered “How do e-bikes work?” you’re not alone. E-bikes have become increasingly popular in New Zealand, offering an efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional bicycles and vehicles. This article will explain the mechanics behind e-bikes, discuss their benefits, and provide insights into why they might be the perfect choice for your commuting or recreational needs. The Basics of E-Bike Technology Electric Motor: The core of an e-bike is its electric motor, which helps you pedal. You’ll find the moto ..read more
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A 1300 kilometre journey on our MeloYelo ebikes: Charlie and Ruth’s inspiring story.
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by Rob McEwen
2M ago
Do you have a taste for adventure? Charlie and Ruth sure do. Last year they hopped on their MeloYelo ebikes and rode over 1,300kms from Tasman to Bluff! Their inspiring story was an easy choice as one of the winners of our recent customer story competition. Read on to hear, in their words, exactly how they did it. Who knows, it might spur you to head off on your own epic adventure! EXPLORING NZ CYCLE TRAILS IN OUR RETIREMENT Since retiring we have cycled using push bikes a few of the NZ cycle trails, particularly the local Tasman Taste trails and we think it is fantastic that so many retirees ..read more
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From reluctant biker to conquering the Dunstan Trail – Gill’s inspiring story.
MeloYelo Blog
by Rob McEwen
2M ago
Can the bike you ride completely change how you feel about cycling? It certainly has for Gill, one of our winners from our recent competition where we asked for your best and most inspiring ebike stories. Read on to hear, in Gill’s words, how her MeloYelo Ascent opened up a world of new cycling opportunities, confidence and adventures. A RELUCTANT BIKER “I would have described myself as a reluctant biker. The window of circumstances in which I would willingly wheel out my old bike for a ride was star-aligningly narrow. If it was too hot, too cold, too windy, too wet, too … – you get the idea ..read more
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Electric bike range: Answers to the 5 most common questions.
MeloYelo Blog
by Rob McEwen
2M ago
The Five Most Asked Questions About Electric Bike Range and Battery Life How far can you ride on a charge? What are the best long-range electric bikes? How can I increase the distance I can ride on a charge? How can I maximise the lifespan of my ebike battery? When should I charge my ebike battery? 1. How Far Can You Ride on a Charge? By far the most common question we get is “How far can you ride on a charge?” In other words, if my battery is fully charged, what distance can I expect to be able to ride before it is empty and needs recharging? Of course, there is no single answer to this que ..read more
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How does MeloYelo meet the needs of kiwi e-bike riders better than the competition?
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by Rob McEwen
3M ago
MeloYelo prides itself on understanding – and then meeting – the needs of kiwi ebike riders better than other ebike companies, most of whom are large international conglomerates. How do We Find out What Kiwi E-Bike Riders Want? Market research. Last year 1100 kiwis – most in their senior years – responded to our survey asking them what they were looking for in an ebike; Feedback from our sales & service Associates, most of whom are retired or semi-retired engineers and mechanics; Feedback from our customers. What Do We do With This Feedback? Our team of kiwi engineers uses this market in ..read more
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