Tern Electric Bikes are tested and certified.

Are E-Bikes Safe?

December 24, 2022

If you're interested in getting an e-bike, this is probably a question you have asked yourself. The short answer is yes, electric bikes are as safe as can be. Provided of course, safety has been a priority in each step from the design stage of the bike, to the moment your local bike shop does a pre-delivery safety check to help you get started on your new e-bike journey.

And how do you know if safety is prioritized? We've identified 4 very important ways below.


Your e-bike is UL 2849-certified for protection against fire hazards

One of the biggest dangers posed by an unsafe e-bike is fire hazards. You should always choose a UL 2849-certified e-bike system and battery when purchasing an e-bike.

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Your e-bike frame is tested and certified to handle heavy loads

E-bikes come advertised with a stated load limit, and it's imperative that the most crucial parts of the bike - the frame and fork - are third-party lab-tested and certified to ensure they can withstand the forces associated with the claimed weight capacity.

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Your e-bike components are more than suitable for the rigors of the road

Riding an e-bike bike places loads of stress on the frame, fork, brakes, and wheels. You need higher quality components to ensure a smooth stable ride when riding at speed, and to help you be able to stop on a dime, in rain or shine.

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Your e-bike is built and checked by a professional

You would never buy a car online and assemble it yourself. E-bikes are also complex machines that should be built and checked by professionals. Your local bike shop is the best place to get started safely with your new e-bike.

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