There is a simple joy to riding your ebike. The feeling of movement that begins with your own body, the scenery rushing by, and the fresh air all add to this. But for some, that feeling may not be enough. The data-driven ebike rider might be motivated by some of the numbers behind the bike ride; speed distance, effort, and more. Fortunately for these riders, countless devices and apps exist to track and analyze this data. From sensors mounted on the bike to cycle computers to smartphone apps, the options are plentiful.
Speed and cadence sensors that connect using Bluetooth/ANT+ are a deceivingly simple and elegant solution to get information about your ebike riding to your phone. Look for magnet-free sensors that weigh next to nothing so that they do not affect your ride except in tracking data. The best speed and cadence sensors can connect to third-party apps that help you track your rides and even have a social component so you can share your success.
If you are riding with speed, cadence, or power sensors on your bike, you may want to view the data in real time to adjust your speed, cadence, or effort. Easily and securely mount your smartphone to your handlebars so that you can run your preferred app to track your progress and data. Look for a mount that has a firm back and sturdy points to wrap around your phone to keep it safe as you ride.
A bike computer with a wired sensor is a time-tested method of getting speed and distance data easily as you ride. Simply mount the sensor on the wheel and fork and attach to the computer, which mounts on your handlebars. Many bike computers have built-in batteries that last many years. Look for a computer with an auto-stop sensor to accurately track all of your data.