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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Mother's Day Gift from Seattle E-Bike!

Are you that last minute shopper that has just thought what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Good news. We have a solution for the eco-friendly, cycling moms out there. 

If you haven't heard of GiltCity.com, well you better get on it. It's the new hot spot for finding amazing, high-quality deals in your neighborhood - and guess what? We have a GREAT deal for you and your mom!

Launched as of 2 days ago, we are offering some great deals! Check it out!

How could you say no to a Standard Tune for $45! (Normally $75+) or a $600 store credit for $400? We also have a few fabulous deals on our premier bike lines - don't miss out! Offer ends in less than 2 weeks!

Other great gift items: Helmets, totes, messenger bags, bike locks, front baskets, healthy on-the-go nutrition! 

   

Don't be out of the loop on Bike month! Get mom (or you) some useful items that you or her can really use instead of that old dust-collecting item sitting in the back dark corner in your closet. You know what we're talking about.

We will be OPEN on Mother's Day from noon-5pm for all you last-minute (literally) shoppers out there! 

See you soon!

 

 

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New Store Hours!

 

That's right folks. As we approach better weather, we are allowing riders to come visit us more on the days they can enjoy the outdoors the most - on the weekend! We will NOW be open on Sunday from NOON until 5:00 PM so if you are interested in swinging by the shop on your way to the market or a lovely ride on the water, we welcome you to stop by our shop while you're at it. 


Don't forget! We are experiencing slight confusion from those that haven't received the memo that we have MOVED! Please make note that our brand new location is now located just three blocks south from our original location at 570 1st Ave S, just barely north of the Century Link Field. We encourage you to take a look at our new space - even if it's not quite ready yet. It's about that time anyway to get your bikes un-dusted, out of the garage, and tuned up for the summer of adventures and fun!

 

Also, STAY TUNED for an announcement about our Grand Opening Party! You won't want to miss it - and we really mean that!

 

 

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$1000 OFF ON POLARIS MERIDIAN SPECIAL PURCHASE, NORMALLY $2999!

Polaris has awarded Seattle E-Bike it's highest dealer status -- we are now a Factory Fixture Store!!  

This makes us the flagship Polaris E-Bike store in the Northwest.  To celebrate, Polaris offered us a special buying opportunity on two containers of the 2013 Meridian, the flagship of Polaris’ superb fleet of E-Bikes.  It is Polaris’ purpose to build the ultimate urban commuter.  The tires are half of the width of other Polaris e-bikes, which are specially designed to handle the higher pressure efficiency commuting requires.  However, unlike many commuter bikes, it has a 75 mm SunTour AVX suspension front forks so comfort is maintained, even with the hyper-efficient running gear.  Only the Meridian has fenders and headlight standard, again consistent with its commuter mission.

Regularly $2999, our special buy allows us to offer it for $1999!  It is available in the standard configuration in gunmetal or the easy-to-board ST-1 in white.  The Meridian is limited in production and, therefore, very hard to find so we are excited to have this opportunity to share with you! Come on over to our new location to check out this superb hybrid commuter!

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Seattle E-Bike 2.0: New Location!

SEATTLE E-BIKE HAS OFFICIALLY MOVED!

We are beyond ecstatic to announce that we have moved from our original 222 1st Ave location and are now located just three blocks south at 570 1st Ave South starting January 11th!! Same area, but much bigger (and awesomer) to allow a proper service station and much larger expansion of products! Keep in mind, this will be just a soft opening with plans to have a grand opening by Spring. We will be sure to let you know when that happens!

Of course, many things will be changing but we will be keeping the same phone line, emails, website and hours for your convenience!

 

Okay, now on to the good stuff - what's changed!!

  • More Staff! We have more service staff for quicker, turnaround repairs and more sales staff for shorter waiting times during the waiting process.

  • Upgrading E-Bike Quality! We will be changing up our product line with more advanced technology and higher-quality, reliable transporting with fewer maintenance issues.

  • Expansion of Product Line! We will also be including high-power (20+ mph), electric, custom USA-made fat bikes, scooters, and motorcycles for folks that are looking for a little extra performance in their commuting lives. We will continue to carry electric trailers as well as electric skateboards for the more diversified electric commuters!

  • Refreshment Area! We noticed how bike commuters come into our shop parched from an exhilarating ride and we want to support that with a water/coffee area along with a tire-pumping and tube-changing area for those that can do-it-on-their-own.

  • Waiting room for family/friends! We understood how cramped our last shop was, especially for the tag-along guests, so now we will provide a nice comfy waiting area in the front room where folks can relax while waiting.

We have listened to all your feedback throughout the past couple years and we are taking affirmative action in blending feedback and the future of what we believe e-bikes will be in the coming years into our shop now! We appreciate YOU, our beloved customers, family and friends, for tagging along with us throughout it all. Words cannot express how excited we are for Seattle E-Bike 2.0! 

As always, we'd love to hear from you! Please send us your pictures, ideas, comments, and stories from your e-bike in your life. Stop in any time starting this weekend!

 

Happy (Safe) Riding,

 

Seattle E-Bike Staff
570 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 344-8000
info@electricbikeseattle.com
 
Store Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 6:30pm
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Understanding Watts, Volts, and Amps in E-Bikes

Happy Octoburrrrrr folks! We have now reached the off-season for bike-riding but that does not stop us or the new innovations in electric bike technology. We have many new electric vehicles in the making and are making BIG plans to accommodate it... stay tuned!

We are noticing that many folks around our neighborhood find it difficult when they wrap their minds around the concept behind electric bikes. Our savvy new Service Technician on board, Daniel Lauzon, does a fantastic job of explaining how electrical terms for an e-bike is interpreted in the American culture as well as how to do the math yourself, relatively speaking. 

 

"The world of e-bikes can be very confusing to people who are not steeped in it. A slew of words get thrown around with little or no context to understand them. Most commonly, “watts” are used to determine the relative power of an electric system, but to many shoppers it's an arbitrary term. Today I'll be explaining what it means, the terms associated with it, and how you can use it to be smart about your next electric purchase.

Watts are a measure of energy either being produced or consumed. Most e-bikes on the market are equipped with a motor rater to between 250 and 500 watts. This means that, at its expected peak, the motor will convert 250 to 500 watts of energy, in this case electricity, into motion by turning the wheel. For e-bikes, this is used to describe the power of the motor the same way Horsepower is used for a car.

A motor's wattage isn't always useful to determine an e-bikes expected range, however. To estimate that, you need to look at the battery, which has two ratings: “voltage” and “amp-hours”, often abbreviated to “V” and “Ah”. Volts are the amount of stored 'oomph' the battery can hold, or a measurement of potential energy. Amps are a measure of current, best thought of here as how quickly the battery can discharge the volts of potential energy into watts of usable power.

Because an e-bike has a complete system, the amps are measured in hour time frames and marked as “Amp-hours”. This allows you to do the range math: potential power (Volts) multiplied by how fast the battery can discharge that energy (Amp-hours) gives you “Watt-hours”, often abbreviated “Wh”. You can then divide the battery's watt-hours by the wattage of the motor, telling you how many hours the battery can power the motor at the motor's top speed. Multiply that by the top speed in miles per hour, and you have the estimated range in miles!

In the real world, this is much more complicated. A 500 watt motor will often consume up to 750 watts during hard acceleration or trying to maintain top speed up a hill. Often you will be pedaling your e-bike, taking some or all of the load away from the motor, and sometimes you'll be coasting. These things can all shift an e-bike's range to a significant degree from what is listed. Pedal-assist bicycles often have more ranges that are easier to replicate in daily riding because they encourage the rider to pedal, while throttle-based systems can be used at maximum with no immediate consequences.

This explanation is meant to give you a better idea of what the terms and numbers associated with e-bikes mean. The explanations have been simplified significantly so they can be understood more easily and the calculations are rules of thumb rather than rigorous scientific equations. Nevertheless, you can use them for “back-of-the-napkin” math problems and as a way to understand the pros and cons of different e-bikes and their motor systems."

 

Now that we all know how the terminology that makes up an electric bike semi-works, imagine yourself riding an e-bike without having to sweat and conquering that hill at around 4 cents per charge! Equate that into miles per gallon, with the gas price at $4 a gallon at 20 miles a gallon and 20 miles per charge on an electric bike, that would be 2,000 miles per gallon monetarily speaking for the electric bike! This efficient, eco-friendly way of transportation simply puts the cash back in your pocket while giving you an exhilarating and efficient bike ride to wherever you need to go, whenever. 

Have more thoughts or questions about having an electric bike in your life? Call our shop at (206) 344-8000 Tuesday-Saturday 11-6:30 and we'd be happy to assist you through it!

 

Happy (Safe) Riding folks!

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