Velicks 700: The French model that we love.

Why the owners favorite model is the french Velicks 700 made by SEV:

The Velicks 700 is a center drive electric road bicycle, the shop owners' favorite! This model is one of two lines made by a French manufacturer, SEV in Provence. They also make a scooter line named eTricks with a 1000 watt mid-drive motor system with speeds of up to 32 MPH.

The owner: "My personal opinion is the French bikes are the best of all worlds. The Italian bikes are the most stylish, the German bikes are the most Mercedes like. The French manage the beauty of the Italian bikes although in a French way, and with the precision of Germany.

My absolute favorite is the Velicks Speed. I just think it is the best looking E-Bike in the store. Combine that with a very sophisticated center drive, great components, perfect balance and handling, and a $4299 price tag, I find this to be the best bargain for an electric road bike."

Currently, we have one demo in the store that we are discounting heavily, with plans to bring more in soon.


If you have something to say about the product, the owner would love to hear it! Email him at brian@electricbikeseattle.com and discuss what you love about it! Any and all feedback is welcome!

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Meet the Seattle E-Bike Mascots (WOOF!)

This may seem silly to some of you, but to us we find much joy during our busy days with these furry co-workers of ours and we found it appropriate to introduce them to you:

 

MEET THORSSEN: 

Our Chief Canine is THORSSEN, Senior Mascot of Seattle E-Bike. Thorssen is a Norwegian Elkhound.  "Elk" is actually "Elg" in Norwegian and that means moose.  Like Bullwinkle, but without the personality and not a cartoon. Thorssen ancestors used to help the Vikings hunt Moose. However, this is the 21st Century, and so he works at an E-Bike store. Thorssen weighs 38 pounds, is 2.5 years old, and believes the key to his success as a mascot is making sure he sleeps at the store at least 3 hours a day. He finds that the ultimate customer service experience is greeting every customer that comes into the store, though sometimes he is just too tuckered out after long meetings with his assistant that you might find him blended in with the cement walls in the shop snoozing. His favorite bike is the Focus Thron. We think it is because he likes the name.  He actually has difficulty riding, since without oppose-able thumbs, he can't shift or brake.  

 

MEET PAOLO:

PAOLO is the newest addition to the Seattle E-Bike squad as the new Assistant Mascot to THORSSEN. He was rescued from Southern California after his mother shortly gave birth to him and his brothers and sisters. He has a slightly floppy right ear, curly long tail with brindle paws. Though Paolo is indeed a mystery as to what breeds he has, he definitely has a little Chow, Australian Kelpie and Shepard. He is one humble dog! He'll let you play with his toys, take his treats, and even pick him up. In fact, he still tends to consider himself a lap dog and will pleasantly sit on your lap if you allow him to. Don't let his mellow phys-ad fool you, he has plenty of character when it comes to play time! He loves to wrestle other dogs when they are willing but shies away when barked at. He especially loves playing with his older colleague Thorsson as they tend to find themselves intensely collaborating with intertwined wrestling matches. Even though Paolo is 5 months young, he is a quick learner and a great asset to the team! 

We welcome animals in our shop since we are all lovers of them (as long as they pass the inspection of our fellow furry employees of course) and encourage folks to bring in their pet while checking out e-bikes! 

“Dogs don't rationalize. They don't hold anything against a person. They don't see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.”
Cesar Millan

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Our extensive Fat Bike Line-Up

Fat e-Bikes, is there anything they can't do? Anywhere they can't go?

Well, yes:

1. The Moon (although they would work great once they got there)

2. Certain other obscure locations in the Galaxy

BUT, that being said, when it comes to tackling sand dunes on the beach, shredding in snow up to 10" deep, or traversing cross country ski trails (fat e-bikes are legal there); handling swamps, mud, cobblestone streets, crossing railroad tracks and curbs at any angle, or climbing 35 degree slopes, the Fat E-Bike is up to the challenge, and for the true adventurer, your go-anywhere machine.

Seattle E-Bike brought the first Fat Bikes to the area, quickly followed by the first E-Fats ( E-Monster). Then we worked with Polaris on their Fat E-bike (the Sabre). Now we manufacture our own (Kulshan), selecting top of the line motors installed in shop and available as both hub motors and center drives. And for the cycle purist we also make a Carbon Fat: at 29 lbs (we can get to 27) which lets you pedal unassisted and fly through the air on single trails and downhills.

As more and more people experience the joy of riding a Fat E-bike, snow is fast becoming one of the greatest places to ride.

Come in for a test ride on any of our Fat Tire bikes, & for the month of February we are offering 40% off on all our Fat Sand brand bikes, including the E-monster.

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Focus & Kalkhoff E-Bikes: Our newest bike line!

We got Chills and they’re Electrifying!!

Yes it’s true. It’s not the cold weather causing them, but rather our excitement after our first test ride on a Thron Impulse by Focus, a masterpiece of German bicycle engineering, and new addition to the Seattle E-bike family. Just shipped in last week, our mechanic Ben attested to his satisfaction of the bike after taking it for a test ride with an ear-to-ear grin. A couple more test rides later and our staff was demonstrating excitement on par with kids on Christmas morning.

Well Santa, I’m saying it now: all I want for Christmas is a Focus Thron Impulse

 

Almost since our inception, we have been the northwest go-to hot spot for E-bikes, especially European-made, from slick SEV Velicks to elegant cruisers by Johnny Loco and Lampociclo. It’s safe to say that we were thrilled and honored to be approached by Derby Cycles, the largest manufacturer of Bicycles in Germany (a country surpassed by almost none in regards to vehicle engineering) to represent their E-bike lines: Focus and Kalkhoff. Their superb bikes are configured for all tastes, including Commuter, Euro-style Cruisers, Hard Tail Mountain Bikes, and most especially (!!!) that beautiful specimen of German bike engineering: the Thron, one of our only full-suspension Mountain E-Bikes, and probably the most capable E-Bike we've ever carried…

  

And here’s why:

Made in Cloppenburg, Germany, all Focus and Kalkhoff E-bikes are finished and assembled in the factory (a unique practice in today’s bicycle industry) and are equipped with their proprietary mid-drive Impulse Motor System, designed and engineered in-house. They are also the only E-Bike manufacturers we know of who make their own motors. Very high in initial torque, and with proprietary sensors, these are the smoothest shifting mid-drive E-Bikes we've ever tried. Nominally rated at 250 and 350 watts, they out-perform other bikes rated at twice that wattage, and the larger battery versions have range ratings from 50-127 miles!

It’s not a stretch to say this motor system has a huge part to do with why we are so in love with their bikes.

And did we mention Torque?? The Thron we tried out lacks the usual delay of one full rotation (or more) of the wheel/pedal before the power assist kicks in typical of most E-Bikes. Instead, it has an almost instantaneous assist, giving us our “go” right when we ask for it, a result more in-line with a car or motorcycle; thus giving us a more controlled and effective riding experience. Nothing is better than knowing you can get out of the way of a naughty driver right when you need to or conquer a steep incline right away.

We won’t even get into the way the bike looks, or the multitude of top-of-the-line components by well-reputable brands that combine to create this mastery of bicycle engineering. You need to see it to believe it. You need to ride it to get it. Come visit us to take a test ride…It’s still not too late to tell Santa about the Thron.

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Store Hours for the Next week

As many of you are enjoying time with families, we are as well! We appreciate your understanding as we take this mini-break. We will still respond to any emails and phone calls and can arrange appointments to view bikes as well. Here is our hours for the next week:

Saturday 12/27: 10-2pm

12/28-1/2 Sunday-Thursday: CLOSED

We appreciate all of our loyal customers and are thankful for your understanding as well. Happy Holidays!

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NO TAX on electric motorcycles again?!

 

Great news for our Brammo customers!!

This week, the House and Senate passed, and the President signed, the The Tax Increase Prevention Act. Check out the latest press release from CNBC Here.

Last year, the tax incentive ended on December 31st, not allowing those that purchased an electric motorcycle any tax break. Well, they have finally passed the bill to extend that tax incentive ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 31st, 2014 to allow money back into e-moto purchasers pocket! YAHOOO!! So if you were deliberating on purchasing an electric motorcycle, now could be the most perfect time to do so before the year is out.

In regards to our fellow customers as of this last year, if you bought a Brammo or Stealth Bomber from us in 2014, you are able to get a tax credit up to 10% of what you paid, less state tax. All you simply have to do is file your 8834 form, even though the form has not been finalized, and you will get a refund equal to 10% of the purchase price or else application of it towards any tax due. You will simply have to wait until the form is ready so don't file your taxes early!

Want to buy one? You only have until the end of the 2014 to get it at the best possible price that the Brammo models will EVER be sold at, as well as getting a tax break. This is fast-acting 12 day legislation.

 

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E-Bike Tours: The Best last-minute gift to give!

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Have you ever wanted to explore the beautiful Northwest but just haven’t gotten around to it? Well now is your chance! Order a bike tour on an electric bike (yours or ours) for a guaranteed cheek-to-cheek grinning time.
We decided to provide a last minute Christmas gift opportunity to our loyal customers.  Give these to yourself, your friends, your partners, or anyone you think would enjoy getting out on an adventurous bike ride without worrying about trailing behind. These tours are sure to expand your e-bike experience with two delightful trips that are both Seattle area classics in the company of fellow e-bike riders.
Seattle E-Bike is offering TWO tours in the spring time, with potential of more if the interest permits, on a ferry ride to and from Bainbridge or a scenic Burke-Gilman trail ride to the Chateau Ste Michelle winery for a tasting and lunch.
All you have to do is call the shop to reserve a spot for you and anyone else you would like to bring with you by calling Seattle E-Bike at (206) 344-8000. We do accept payments over the phone or by Paypal (pay to bgdavey@gmail.com).  We will then send you, or you may pick up, a formal invitation to gift to your loved ones.

Bainbridge Island Tour

 

DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2015 or May 3, 2015, Sunday.

TIME:  11 AM

Meet at Seattle E-Bike: 570 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104

Duration: 5 hours

Once everyone is accounted for, the group will take a short ride to the ferry. Once the ferry lands, the e-riding venture begins! About one hour into riding, the group will cross the stunning Agate Pass Bridge onto the Kitsap Peninsula.  Then, we turn around, another 20-minute ride will lead to Fay Bainbridge State Park for a picnic. Bring your own lunch or order a box lunch from Alex’s Amazing Catering service. Afterwards, the group will head back at a leisurely pace and distance set by the group to the ferry back to the Seattle E-Bike headquarters. 

 

 

PRICING:


Tour Package: $85 per person. Buy a pair for $150! 
Round Trip Ferry Fee: $8
E-Bike Day Rental: $80.  Limit 4 rentals. Includes two guides for maximum of 12 people.
Box Lunch: (choose between Vegetarian, Seafood or Meat options): $22.

 

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery Tour

 

DATE: May 10, 2015, Sunday.  RAIN DATE:  May 17, 2015, Sunday.

TIME:  11 AM

Meet at Seattle E-Bike: 570 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA  98104

 

Leave the store at 10 am and ride the Elliot Bay Trail to the Fremont Bridge. The group will then get on The Burke Gilman Trail around the top of the lake for a fun 1.5-2 hour ride to the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, WA for a private winery tour and tasting of their premium line of wines.  If you choose to purchase wine, the Seattle E-Bike van can transport it back to the store for you. During the stay, we will be enjoying lunch, picnic style, at the Chateau Picnic area. Feel free to bring your own lunch or order a delicious lunch from Alex’s Amazing Catering.  After a few hours of fun at the winery, there will be a leisurely ride back to the Seattle E-Bike headquarters or you may break off at any point if you live somewhere along the way. Seattle E-Bike will also be offering rides back to the shop for an extra fee for those who are incapable of riding back.

 


PRICING:

 

Tour Ride Package: $115 per person, $225 for 2

E-Bike Day Rental: $100 (limit 4 rentals)

Box Lunch (please specify Vegetarian, Seafood, or Meat): $22

Transport wine to the store:  first case free, then $2 per case.

2 guides for a maximum of 12 people, plus our Chateau guide. 

**Includes extra 15% off discount at the wine store!**

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Only TWO DAYS Until Our Black Friday Sale!

All sale items will be an additional 5% OFF*

All of our featured Year End Clearance Sale items are eligible for this extra deal. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving and will be open on Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. 

*Brammo Motorcycles will be an additional 3% off. All Black Friday sales limited to stock on hand except for European models, including 35% off Cicli Blume. 

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YEAR END CLEARANCE

It's that time of the year again when we have our one and only store wide sale...

 

...and it's starting a week early!

 

 

BrammoElectric Motorcycles: reg. $10,995-18,995, now $6,995-12,995

Polaris: reg. $1,999-2,999, now $1,599-2,399
Full Size Prodeco: reg. $1,299-2,199, now $844-1,429
Fat Sand Bikes: reg. $699-2,999, now $454-2,399
Stealth Bomber: reg. $11,900, now $9,400
SEV eTRICKS (shipping from France for Feb-March delivery):
reg. $5,399-6,399, now $4,319-5119
SEV Velicks (shipping from France for Feb-March  delivery):
reg. $4,249, now $3,339
Johnny Loco (shipping from the Netherlands, powered by Seattle E-bike, for Feb-March  delivery):
reg. $1,099-4,899, now $879-3,919
Cicli Blume (ordered from Italy for Feb-March delivery):
reg. $1,299-1,899 now $1079-1519
Lampociclo (shipping from Italy, powered by Seattle E-bike, for Feb-March delivery):
reg. $6,199, now $4,959
Ace Electric Bikes: reg. $4,499, now $3,499
All other bikes and e-bikes: 5% off!!
All accessories and clothing: 10% off!!

Shop on Black Friday and get an additional 5% OFF!

**Keep in mind, we will be closing Wednesday, November 26th at 2pm and will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, the 27th. On Black Friday, the madness will begin at 10am and go until 6pm or whenever customers stop buying!**

Don't let this amazing deal pass you and your loved ones by! Get them something for Christmas that will benefit their health and the environment. What better gift can you ask for?!
Give us a call today to set up an appointment or put a deposit down.
(206) 344-8000
info@electricbikeseattle.com
570 1st Ave South, Seattle, 98104

 

 

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Are you READY for Bike-To-Work day?

 

We couldn't be more ready with this fine, deliciously sunny weather we're having! This week has turned out to be the most beautiful week for weather here in Seattle - So there really is NO EXCUSE why you shouldn't be out there on two wheels, living and breathing the Pacific Northwest summer breeze. 

We are teaming up with the WSDOT and will be having a station located just south of the Alaskan Way viaduct from 6AM -10AM on Friday May 16th so if you're traveling in that area, be sure to look out for us! We will be handing out coupons, seat covers and nutritional snacks to keep folks fueled on their commute. We will also be demo-ing a few of our eBikes for those that are looking to reserve their energy while commuting to work! 

 

 

 

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather and we look forward to all the car-free folks this month and especially on Friday for the official Bike-To-Work event! 

For more information, check out the Cascade Bicycle Club's schedule for events for B2W month!

 

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