Why regular bike allows you to increase your speed and effective range by several times despite having no motor?

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Why regular bike allows you to increase your speed and effective range by several times despite having no motor?

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A bikes effective range is limited by your feet and depending where you live some super light race bikes which can go really fast are not necissarily road legal..depending where you live anyway. The police will generally stop you with these if they have a problem with it.

And e bikes don’t exceed certain speeds and are really just normal bikes with a battery & electric motor assisting you… these generally do not need a license plate either as it is just like those e scooters you can lend in some towns.

A bike is extremely efficient at converting leg motion into speed, far more efficient than running.

Define “range”. Is it when you get tired, when you stop, or how fast it is possible to go in a set period of time?

It’s the idea of mechanical advantage. To move your mass from point A to point B takes a certain amount of energy no matter what, but if that energy is spread out over more time, then the power required (energy/ time) can be less. Like the difference between a mile sprint and a leisurely stroll.

The gearing of a bicycle allows you to adjust how much power you’re putting into your movement. Couple this with the fact that bicycles can coast on downhills, and you have a much more efficient means of distance travel.

Mechanical advantage. It puts you on wheels, the most important aspect as that allows you to maintain momentum (see skates or roller blades for other examples) and it uses a mechanical chain gear and chain system to, in practice, multiply the forces you input into the pedals.

If you look at things like pulleys, or levers, a bike’s chain and pedals behave somewhat similarly. They leverages as much mechanical advantage as can be fit into a system in order to be efficient while usable by people.

So, you know how cars and bikes have gears that change how energy is distributed? Well, those are literal gears. Go lool at a bike and you will notice it uses gears.