The Stealth Bikes Are Here!

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Both the Fighter and the Bomber have arrived and are here on the showroom floor, ready to change everything you think and know about electric bikes. My slogan for the business is “Ride the Future!” and these bikes are the embodiment of that statement. They deliver power and performance that leaves everyone who has taken a test ride grinning from ear-to-ear and feeling ‘the rush’ for days afterward.

Serious downhill mtn. bikers and motocross riders alike have reported that both bikes are fully capable of handling everything our Mt. Ashland trail riding scene dishes out. Or, if you simply want an incredibly strong accelerating bike that handles like a thoroughbred racing machine, these are for you. If you live at the end of a very long and steep route to your home and thought that an ebike would never be able to provide the power you need to get there, think again.  If you want a workhorse bike that can pull an insanely heavy load, here they are.

The Fighter is a surprisingly agile, easy to manuever ebike for its weight. The Schlumpf 2-speed crank arm system makes things very simple… low gear, high gear…take your pick. The 6 piston hydraulic brakes on both the Fighter and the Bomber are up to the task of slowing these bad boys down – fast. The suspension systems are well matched to the two different bikes and are fully tunable for a perfect ride. Word has it that the White Brothers Groove 200 fork upgrade is money well spent.

The Bomber. Ah yes, the Bomber. Sales of it are outpacing the Fighter by a wide margin and now I know why. As incredible as the Fighter is, the Bomber takes things up a BIG notch on every front. It delivers more power and unbelievable acceleration(you best be holding on with a firm grip when you twist the throttle on this rig). Its Suntour 9-speed sequential Vboxx transmission  gives absolute control at the pedals in all situations. It provides a greater range per charge than the Fighter making longer rides possible. The stock suspension is proportionately beefier (think motocross level) and again, the White Brothers upgrade adds even more finesse to the equation. As much as I like the nimbleness of the Fighter, the increased performance that comes with the additional 26 lbs. of the Bomber is well worth it.

For years I’ve been fielding calls from folks who live at the uppermost reaches of the Ashland area, asking if my bikes will get them home. The answer has always included a series of questions back at the caller concerning their strength, weight, willingness to pedal, etc. Now the answer is a simple, Yes! Wherever your commute, your play, or your work takes you, if you’d like to get there quickly, quietly, and cleanly with power to spare, the ‘boys from down under’ will do it.

The Fighter and the Bomber from Stealth Electric Bikes have taken their place at the top of the production ebike list. Come see what they’re all about. They’re selling as fast as we can make them so don’t dally too long if you’re serious.

New Cruiser Style Bikes!

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Finally,  a production manufactured electric cruiser bike that performs at the level we insist upon here at Ashland Electric Bikes!  I’m pleased to introduce Pedego Electric Bikes as the newest addition to the line. They offer the quality and performance that I originally set about providing with the Sun Cruiser model.

Pedego utilizes essentially the same electric drive system and battery technology as the Cruiser in a similar styled frame. Improvements include an integrated welded rear rack, a front disc brake and a rear drum brake.

With Pedego I can offer a wider array of color choices as well as frame styles – classic, step through, and even a swanky tandem for two-up fun! They come with a best-in-industry warranty program and are sure to become the most popular ebike in the shop. Come see for yourself.

Want to hear what others have to say about their Pedegos? Check out the link.

1st U.S. dealer for Stealth Electric Bikes!

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That’s right, the famed ebikes from ‘down under’ are now available stateside, and we’re the 1st dealer in the United States. If you don’t already know about the ‘Bomber’ and ‘Fighter’ from Stealth Electric Bikes, prepare to be wowed! These are arguably the state-of-the-art of the ebike industry today.

Incredibly powerful motors, highest quality bicycle components, and a trail tested, head turning frame design place these bikes in a class of their own. How does incredible acceleration, powerful hill climbing abilities and a 50 mile+ range on a battery charge sound? How about full-on downhill, trail, xc, big air capabilities? Wherever your riding takes you, these bikes will get you there and back in high style. All you Mt. Ashland gonzo downhillers, imagine riding UP the peak before turning around and blasting back down. No more shuttles. 100% fun 100% of the time.

Maybe extreme trail riding isn’t your thing and you simply want a rig that’s powerful enough to get you back  to your house, WHEREVER you live up above the Boulevard. These are the bikes for the job. If you demand the very best that technology has to offer, I’ve got the bike for you. ‘Nuff said.

I’ll have a Bomber on the showroom floor sometime in March. Check back for a viewing and a test ride. You’ll never be the same!

Here’s a recent bit of news coverage that’s worth a look:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20110222/bs_prweb/prweb3398534

New Location for Ashland Electric Bikes

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We’re starting out the new year with a move to a new larger, more visible location here at Ashland Electric Bikes. You can find us at 302 E. Hersey St.#7 (in the Hersey Street Business Park). This is the first in a series of steps to crank it up for 2011. Watch for new ebike offerings in a wide range of price points, with an emphasis on even stronger models to tackle the challenging hills of Ashland and the southern Oregon region. The ebike momentum is building, and we will continue to do our best to support the growth of cleaner, more sustainable travel in and about town. So give us a call, come check out the new storefront, and take a test ride on an ebike that will change the way you think about bicycling forever more. Right now all current inventory is ON SALE for 20% OFF! Are you ready to “Be a Part of the Solution”?

Park the car and ride the ebike instead.

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We sometimes hear the comments that electric bikes are yet another expensive toy for the well-heeled or that riding an ebike is somwhow ‘cheating’. These perspectives miss the point of  ebikes entirely. When viewed as a viable transportation vehicle not a toy, ebikes are actually quite a bargain. If you’re considering a second vehicle for your household, or a first vehicle for your teenager or recent graduate, consider the cost/benefit ratio of an electric assisted bicycle. Add in the overall health and environmental benefits of an ebike and the decision becomes even clearer. For most trips around town you’ll find that an ebike can get you to your destination almost as fast as your car. When you factor in parking considerations, you may get there even faster! The power assist allows you to reach and maintain much higher speeds than you are probably used to with your bike. Think about an ebike as both an exercise tool and/or simply a vehicle for short trips. You can decide how much effort and exercise you get from every ride. Many times I simply want to get from point A to B quickly and easily, without much physical effort on my part. I can make numerous trips like this in a day and still have plenty of energy for the activities I want to participate in later. I enjoy the sights, sounds, and fresh air in ways that travel by car cannot provide. I can arrive at my destination feeling refreshed and dry instead of sweaty and huffing. All this happens for a few pennies worth of electricity everyday! Every one of my clients reports that they are riding their ebikes much more than they ever rode before. Trips around town have become much more enjoyable. They run more errands with the bike rather than the car. Because their ebike is so much easier to pedal they’re logging many more miles in the saddle resulting in all the same health benefits you’d expect from bicycling: weight loss, greater strength, easier breathing, etc. Its hard to imagine where the ‘cheating’ comes into such a win-win situation. No mere toy can provide that kind of personal and planetary rewards. The many resource issues that we face on a global scale need to be addressed at the personal level. Its the best that most of us can do, and when we begin to do it en masse, things really will begin to change. Even the largest numbers are made up by the addition of so many ones. Isn’t it time you took another step forward in your desire for a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable world? Come and ride an ebike from Ashland Electric Bikes and see for yourself what the excitement is all about.

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