2016: So Begins Our 9th Year in Business

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Its a cold, dreary day here in southern Oregon – not a day that engenders much thought about bicycling in the minds of the general populace. Undeterred by the weather, Nicholas my lead mechanic and I both rode into work today on our electric bikes. We’re passionate about what we do and we ‘ride the talk’ almost without fail everyday. Even the snowiest, stormiest days give us the exciting opportunity to test rugged knobby and even steel studded snow tires. Its a lifestyle choice and we love it.

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On a regular basis, even now as I begin my ninth year of providing electric bike sales and service to southern Oregon/northern California and beyond, I still get questions about the purpose of electric bikes, why someone would choose an ebike over a regular bike, and, the most lively of questions; isn’t riding an electric bike cheating? Rather than presenting yet another variation of my own answers to these questions, I offer links to articles from both a seasoned serious cyclist and from a study conducted by Portland State University.

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I hope you enjoy the reads, and if they pique your curiosity enough to want to explore ebikes on your own, know that we’re here and happy to help Tues-Sat from 11:00-5:00, rain, snow or shine!

http://electricbikereport.com/electric-bikes-enable-more-people-to-ride-bikes-more-often/

http://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-cheating/

Stromer Electric Bikes Now Available!

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We’re very excited to have just secured a dealership with Stromer Electric Bikes – the finest that Switzerland has to offer the e-bike industry. One author has described the ST2 as the Rolex of electric bikes. We agree wholeheartedly.

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ST2

We haven’t received any of the bikes just yet; it’ll probably be a few more weeks before they roll in. However, they are available for sale immediately if you decide that its the bike for you and you’re ready to buy. Until then, check out this great review from someone in Austin, TX who lived with an ST2 for a month and gives his feedback:

http://www.outsideonline.com/2036726/living-e-bike

 

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ST2 step thru

 

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ST1 Elite step thru

 

For more info about these premium bikes, go directly to the Stromer website and discover for yourself what the top of the line in e-bikes looks like:

https://www.stromerbike.com/en/us/e-bikes/stromer-st2

Easy Motion Bikes on Sale!

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The 2016 models from Easy Motion are beginning to trickle in. Therefore, I’ve dropped the price on all the current bikes to make room. All the Evo models are on sale for $300 off and the Neo Jumper is reduced a full $500 off the regular price! These prices are good only for as long as it takes to move our existing inventory.

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Evo Jet – Sale Price $2699  (sold out)

 

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Evo Street – Sale Price $2699  (sold out)

 

 

Easy Motion Evo Eco Lite electric bike 2

Evo Eco Lite – Sale Price $2099  (sold out)

 

Easy Motion 27.5 electric bike 1

Evo 27.5 – Sale Price $2699  (only 1 available)

 

Easy Motion Neo Jumper 650B electric bike 1

Neo Jumper – Sale Price $3799  (sold out)

 

These are the best deals you’ll ever see on Easy Motion bikes. If you’ve been considering one of these fabulous bikes, now is the time to make your move!

Used Stealth Fighter For Sale – SOLD

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Here’s a sweet deal for some lucky buyer. We have a older, low mileage (-2k) Fighter with numerous add-ons available. Life circumstances have changed for the owner and he needs to let the bike go. Aside from some superficial surface rust due to a summer at the foggy northern California coast, the bike is in great shape.

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The 48V 18AH battery delivered 17.5AHs during my test and was still running strong when I ran out of time and had to stop. Suffice it to say that its still as close as can be to total original capacity. The oversize Gatorbrakes are solid, the Schlumpf 2 speed bottom bracket works smoothly, and the suspension systems are in perfect order. The Maxxis Hookworm tires show just how little use this bike has seen.

Add-ons include the following:

Topeak rear rack with side frames and a deluxe top case that opens down into full size panniers.

Topeak heavy duty fender set

Planet Bike Blaze Two watt headlight & Sunlite tailight

Ergon grips

high rise stem and handlebars for a more upright riding position

Heavy duty adapted motorcycle side kickstand

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Currently the new Fighters are selling for over $8K. This one is available with all the accessories for $4500. Come check it out for yourself. This is one of the hottest, fastest, and strongest ebikes on the market. If you’re looking for max performance on and off the road at a rockin’-good-deal-price, this is definitely the bike for you!

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Fat Tire Electric Tadpole Trike – SOLD

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Just when you thought you’d seen it all; here comes yet another line-blurring genre of e-bikes. As far as we know its currently the only one of its kind available, especially since we just finished building it ourselves!

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We’ve taken the brand new Fat Tad trike by Sun Seeker and added a hefty helping of electric oomph to make an incredibly fun-to-ride, go-anywhere rig. This bad boy sports a 500 watt direct drive motor, a 48V 15AH lithium ion battery, 25 amp Infineon controller, manual thumb throttle, and to make sense of it all, a fully programmable Cycle Analyst computer. The powerful drive train is paired with 3×6 speed SRAM X4 deraillers, dual front Promax disc brakes, full suspension, 20″x4″ knobby tires, and a beefy rear utility rack.

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If you’ve ever ridden a tadpole trike you know how unforgiving the ride can be. The full front and rear suspension on this version is a complete game changer. Now you can have the sporty performance of a tadpole with the comfort of a suspended bike. The motor is wound for maximum torque. Laced into this small 20″ rim, its a very strong puller with no shuddering and virtually silent operation. The 48 volts delivered at 25 amps assures that you still maintain a healthy 22+mph top speed. The 15AH capacity promises the possibility of 50 miles per charge.

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This bike is a lot of fun to ride. You can point it just about anywhere and it’ll get you through to the other side. Whether your adventures take you to the beach, the forest, the snow, or simply bombing around town, the Fat Tad Electric Trike could be the bike for you. Priced at $3699, we don’t expect it to be around for very long. Our current plans are to only build two of these limited edition rigs, so don’t wait too long to come check it out!

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