Fast4Ward Edge Folding Electric Bike

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I’ve been on the lookout for a quality built, well priced folding ebike for years and I’ve finally found it; the Fast4Ward Edge from Ultra Motors (now Hero Eco).

The Edge sports a 250 watt geared motor and a 24V 8AH lithium battery. Top speed is 15+mph with a range of up to 25 miles. It offers both manual power on demand as well as two levels of pedal assist. Shimano 7 speed rear derailler, Tektro V-brakes, front and rear lights, and an illuminated control display round out the features. At only 40 lbs. its the lightest bike in the shop.

The magic begins when, with a few simple lever flips, the bike folds down into a compact package that will fit into virtually any trunk, RV, boat, airplane, helicopter or whatever else you can imagine. Once you reach your destination in less than a minute you’re ready to ride. The ride is crisp and responsive, and while its not among the most powerful of ebikes, its surprisingly strong for its size and weight. Priced at only $1149 its hard to beat this offering. Come by Ashland Electric Bikes and give the Edge a ride and a fold!

Zumaround Kick Scooters

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Check out this fun, new way to get around town quickly and easily. The Zumaround Kick Scooter is a great alternative to a full scale electric bike. At only 36 lbs. its a breeze to move about. The 250 watt geared motor coupled with a 36V 9AH lithium battery will carry you along at a respectable 20 mph clip for up to 20 miles on a charge. It sports 20″ wheels, Tektro V-brakes, a flip-up center stand, mini bell, and a comfortable padded footbed.

I’m pleasantly surprised by the power output of this little rig. With just a small amount of kick assist this scooter will get you across town easily and quickly. The fully upright standing position provides an enjoyable Segway-like ride and should appeal to anyone who struggles with the bent over positioning of a bicycle. A simple thumb throttle operates the motor and there’s no shifting of any kind required. At only $1299 its easy on the pocketbook as well. In short, it doesn’t get any easier than this folks! Come by Ashland Electric Bikes and give the Zumaround Scooter a test kick.

What’s New at A.E.B. for 2012?

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Winter is always R&D time here in southern Oregon. The weather is less-than-ideal for biking (according to some), hence we’ve got time at Ashland Electric Bikes to explore new equipment and ideas. One new product that’s very exciting is the new configuration tube-style batteries.

These batteries are lockable, removable, and their shape allows them to be installed low in the middle of the frame – the very best place for a battery pack. This gives great weight distribution and balance of the overall bike whether it uses a front or rear hub motor. You’ll surely be seeing more of these on our custom builds and conversions here at Ashland Electric Bikes.

My ongoing quest to develop and offer a high powered bike that can handle the demands of  our steep roads here in Ashland continues. There’s a large gap in the lineup right now between the $3k and $8-$10k bikes. This is the niche that I’m striving to fill with my next custom build.

My personal bike serves as the perfect platform for such explorations. Don’t be put off by the Frankenstein-like appearance of it right now. Remember – R&D. The final product will be much cleaner, smoother, and user friendly.

The criteria are:

  • comfort via full suspension and a more upright riding position,
  • lighter weight via lithium battery technology and motor sizing,
  • electronics/motor configuration with steep city street climbing capabilities
  • high quality components to handle the additional stresses such as
  • hydraulic disc brakes, ebike rated tires, rock-solid frame and suspension systems.

So far, my results have been very successful. I’ve mated a motor/controller/battery configuration that’s providing an excellent power-to-weight ratio in a package that’s considerably lighter than other ‘super systems’. We’re currently developing the custom lithium battery packs that will sit at the center (literally) of the system. I’m sourcing a very well-bred mountain bike frame/suspension system that, with the proper array of alternative component features, will make for a lively, powerful, and manageable urban solution. This bike will have the guts to handle some serious trail conditions, but it will have the disposition to reign supreme over city streets with powerful grace and style.

Watch this blog for more details as the project nears completion!

Stealth Bomber Still Available – New Discounted Price!

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OK, its a new year. I’ve got lots of plans for new projects in 2012 and they all start with turning over some of my existing stock to free up floor space as well as capital. Nobody jumped on the Bomber in time for Christmas so I’ve drastically lowered the price as far you’ll ever see it go. $9000 takes it home! Check out my previous October blog entry for more details.

This is as good as it ever gets for one of these dream machines, folks. Are you ready to ride the King of the Hill?

Great Info Video for Stealth Bikes

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I got to meet with the guys from Stealth at the Interbike Show in September to deepen my understanding and appreciation of the Bomber and Fighter bikes.

John is truly passionate about his creations, and based on the response I saw from all the folks who checked out our products, these really are the hottest bikes on the e-bike market today.Time after time bicycle industry folks came back from a test ride exclaiming that they just had the most exciting e-bike experience of their life.

Watch the video for yourself and then call me to make an appointment for your own test ride. I promise you’ll be amazed!

Stealth Bikes at Interbike Show

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