Seattle E-Bike Teams Up With Starbucks

 

The Seattle E-Bike team is very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Starbucks! This Wednesday, June 8, 2016 we made our debut outside the Starbucks World Headquarters. We have made an agreement with Starbucks to offer free e-bike test rides right outside their front door. Every Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am- 1:00pm, the team will be out there showcasing the various electric bike lines that we have to offer.

Whether you are a Starbucks employee, on a lunch break in the area, or thinking of electric bikes but don't know what to expect, come down for a free test ride! It has never been easier to get a feel for an electric bike, get more information on any bikes we have on display, or to make an appointment to try any bike we have in store. 

Stay up-to-date with our Twitter to find out what bikes we are showing for the day!

Note: We will be closed Friday, June 9, 2016 for a team building exercise, but you can find us at Starbucks next Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Details about the photo displayed: The Blix Vika, one of the three electric bikes that we showcased at the Starbucks World Headquarters on June 8, 2016.

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Batman Bikeboard Private Reveal!

Don't miss out on the redesigned Conway Bikeboard's! Four companies competed against each other by building their own model with the Conway Bikeboard. Last weekend, all four companies presented their new designs with a private Grand Reveal in Spanaway, Washington at the Puget Sound Go Kart Association. After the private Grand Reveal, the four designs competed against each other in three challenges. The three challenges were unknown to everyone until the reveal. 

Challenge #1: Agility:Each team had to ride down a 30-yard stretch of the track. The challenge though, was that every 10-yards, the team had to weave in and out of cones. For every cone that the team avoided the team earned 1 point and any cones knocked down deducted team points.
After each team weaved their way through the tricky cones, one winner stood. The Conway Bikeboard team.

Challenge #1 Results: Conway- 20 points, Seattle E-Bike-0, Garage Asylum-0, Huff Motorsports-0

Challenge #2: Short Distance Speed Race with an awkward item attached to the rider. The fastest team down the 30-yard straight shot would win 20 points. Each team had to draw a card and that card coordinated with a prop they needed to attach to their bike. Garage Asylum ended up with large, stuffed soccer balls. Huff sports had to drag a parachute. Conway Bikeboards had to tow a two-wheeled skateboard with an additional weight on top. Seattle E-Bike had to wear a purple kids backpack. With all the objects in tow, each bike raced down the 30-yard straight shot. Riding furiously forward. The first to fall victim to their towable item was the Conway Bikeboard team; the weight fell off of their skateboard and therefore disqualified them. The rest of the bikes continued on and the purple kids backpack passed the finish line first.

Challenge #2 Results: Seattle E-Bike- 20 points. Conway Bikeboards- 20 points. Garage Asylum- 0 points. Huff Motorsports- 0 points. 

Challenge #3: A Race Around the Go Kart Track. The teams had to race around the entire Puget Sound Go Kart Association track twice. However it is a lot easier said than done. The track had some hills and sharp twists and turns that provided a challenge for all the racers. The race was well-fought and quite entertaining to watch. Each team did great! At the end of the two laps, the rankings were as follows.

Challenge #3 Results: Seattle E-Bike- 40 points. Conway Bikeboards- 20 points. Garage Asylum- 0 points. Huff Motorsports- 0 points.

The Seattle E-Bike team is in the lead with just one Challenge of the Conway Bikeboard Build Off Challenge left and it requires all of your support! 

Challenge #4 Best Bikeboard Build: All the teams of the Conway Bikeboard Build Off Challenge will be revealing them privately at the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk tonight! The next time you can catch all the bikes will be at the Waterline Festival-Wheels and Keels-Car, Motorcycle, Wooden Boat Festival at Des Moines Marina July 24, 2016! Come out to see all the awesome bikes that the teams have built and vote on your favorite bike! The team with the most votes will earn 50 points. At this point in the competition, anyone could win it!

To check out more details like pictures and videos, go to our Facebook page! 

The "Original" Conway Bikeboard

WHO IS COMPETING? 

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TONIGHT IS THE PUBLIC GRAND REVEAL!!!

Come check out bikes that have electric motors, custom design fenders, motorized hubs, flame throwers, 

 

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Seattle Bike Show, Fashion Show, Artwalk... Let's party!

Our last art walk ended up being a big hit!

Our live artist, Joshua Boulet, made his art debut in-store while folks enjoyed watching and sipping the vino and grubbing on healthy snacks. Boulet has been featured on the front cover of the Seattle Weekly numerous times specializing mostly in black and white, combining brush pen with a tricked-out Pilot pen he refills manually with Dr. Ph. Martin Black India ink. His work has wonderful detail, a distinct graphic-novel style and storytelling flavor. An additional mystery guest artist will be joining us for the first time as well! 
Read more about Joshua from our blog
If you didn't make it out to the last one, then you should this time since we will be welcoming Mr. Boulet once again! For those that have never made it out to the monthly event, click here: Pioneer Square's First Thursday Art Walk!

PLEASE NOTE: We are CLOSED on Thursday until our Art Walk event at 5:00 PM in preparation for the Seattle Bike Show. We will be accepting appointments if made in advance.

You may email us at: info@electricbikeseattle.com or call us to arrange a time. 


FREE PARKING is available from 5-10pm Thursday evening at a few garages in the area! For more details, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1TParkFree
 

March 5th and 6th at the Century Link Event Center


Saturday, March 5th: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 6th: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Seattle Bike Show features the best of biking – no matter your destination – with more than 125 exhibitors, a stand out line-up of speakers & presenters – and it is a great way to support the biking community of our region. This is your once-a-year chance to see the entire biking community under one roof.

We will be there and we hope you will be as well! We are excited to show everyone what we've been up to and are working diligently to making sure this event is better than ever. 
 

SEATTLE E-BIKE FASHION SHOW || March 5th || 12:30pm - 1:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


See some awesome bike-friendly clothing go down the runway at the annual Seattle Bike Show on Saturday, March 5th, along with some of the most innovative meets cool-factor bikes and electric bikes. We will also be allowing folks to take a spin on some of our e-bike favorites on the test track built inside the show. If interested in trying out, find us at the booth and we will set you up on one!

Thank you to our following Sponsors of the Fashion Show:

**Part of the proceeds from the show will be going towards Bikes for Little Buddies, a non-profit organization that specializes in finding bikes for underprivileged children and youth groups.**
 
SHOW BONUS: 
Every attendee to the Seattle Bike Show gets FREE admission to the Travel, Adventure, Gear Expo and the Seattle Golf & Travel Show - all part of the Northwest Outdoor Recreation Festival
Adults ($12 + $1.34 Convenience Fee)
Youth (17 & under) Free

GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW. CLICK HERE!

WHAT'S COMING TO THE SHOW...
NEW HOURS! 
Starting next weekend, we will now be OPEN on Sundays and throughout the Summer from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. 
 

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Fire Sale Pricing List :

Dear Seattle E-Bike Customer:

You may have heard or read that we are having THE biggest sale since we've opened.  It is both a clearance and a sale of the bikes that were involved in the fire.  Most of those bikes just had to have soot wiped off of them and are perfect and new. Still, we don’t feel right charging full price and are reducing them to 10% or more with full warranty coverage. Bikes that were hit by sprinkler water have been reduced 20% or more. We are also having a sale on all accessories 10% to 70%. Below is a list of what is available as of this morning. 

Come in and trade up or buy a bike for a loved one!! This sale is going on through Sunday only!

Bike Name

MSRP

Discount

Stealth Bomber

$10,800.00

30%

Johnny Loco Coupe Kid Carrier (White)

$2,999.00

25%

Johnny Loco Coupe Kid Carrier (Black)

$2,999.00

25%

Johnny Loco Messenger (Cream)

$899.00

25%

Prodeco Mariner 7

$1,399.00

25%

Lampociclo eRad 750w (Gloss pastel green)

$4,399.00

20%

Lampociclo 250w (Matte pastel green)

$3,999.00

20%

Lampociclo eRad 750w (Rustic silver)

$4,399.00

20%

Cicli Blume Fuxia Fixed Gear

$899.00

20%

Cicli Blume Fixed Gear (Red, white and blue)

$899.00

20%

Cicli Blume Countrywoman Cruiser (Lt. blue)

$1,599.00

15%

Cicli Blume Countryman Cruiser (Cream)

$1,599.00

15%

Cicli Blume Road Bike (Yellow)

$1,399.00

15%

Velix Speed700 (Red)

$4,499.00

10%

TNA Small Folding e-bike (White)

$899.00

20%

Prodeco Phantom X2

$1,499.00

20%

IZIP e3 Zuma, Standard Frame, Size L (Grey w/ blue)

$2,550.00

10%

IZIP e3 Zuma, Step-through Frame (White w/ red)

$2,550.00

10%

Worksman Mover Trike (Black)

$1,299.00

20%

Worksman Mover Trike (Blue)

$1,499.00

20%

HPC Full Suspension 1500w, 13AH (Black)

$4,499.00

20%

Vanmoof Electrified, 250w (Cream)

$2,998.00

20%

Ti Trike 250

$5,595.00

20%

Ace Red Motor E-bike

$4,499.00

25%

Ace Red Motor E-bike

$4,499.00

25%

Emazing DaedalusPV, Size XL (Black)

$1,599.00

10%

Volcanic Red w/500w Falco eMotor kit

$3,859.00

10%

IZIP e3 SUMO Fat Electric Bike, Size L

$3,999.00

10%

IZIP e3 Compact Folding Bike (Black)

$1,599.00

15%

IZIP e3 Metro Cargo/Utilitarian e-bike (Black w/ turquoise)

$2,950.00

10%

IZIP e3 Metro Cargo/Utilitarian e-bike (Black w/ turquoise)

$2,950.00

10%

IZIP 2014 e3 Peak, Size M (Black w/ green)

$3,000.00

20%

IZIP 2015 e3 Peak, Size M (Black w/ yellow)

$3,100.00

10%

Focus Jarifa, Size S (Black w/ green)

$3,899.00

10%

Focus Aventura 2.0, Size S (Grey)

$3,799.00

10%

eProdigy Whistler, Size S (Black)

$2,499.00

20%

Polaris Course, Semi-stepthrough (White)

$2,999.00

25%

Polaris Rail, Semi-stepthrough (Cream w/ bwn leather)

$2,499.00

25%

Polaris Rail, Standard frame (Charcoal)

$2,499.00

25%

Polaris Rail, Standard frame (Charcoal)

$2,499.00

25%

Polaris Aapex, Semi-stepthrough (Red)

$2,999.00

25%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

35%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand E-Monster, 1500w,  15” Frame (Yellow)

$3,495.00

35%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Black)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand Bike Terrain Destroyer ADULT, 19” Frame (Green)

$1,299.00

35%

Fat Sand Bike KIDS Terrain Destroyer, Tiny (Black)

$179.00

50%

Fat Sand Bike KIDS Terrain Destroyer, Tiny (Pink)

$179.00

50%

Accessories: Ranging from 10% to as much as 70% off!

 

10-70%

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Johnny Loco Cargo Trikes are IN STOCK!

 

Being in the bicycle industry, we get all kinds of requests on a daily basis about different bike/e-bike configurations and how to accommodate the vision our customers have. One of the more interesting configurations is the Johnny Loco Reverse Trike with a front carrier bin to haul hundreds of pounds of kids, pets, groceries, and even mobile businesses! For some time now we have been out of stock of these beautifully styled and surprisingly easy-to-ride cargo trikes while we have been waiting for interest to grow and the manufacturer to supply them. Well, the wait is over folks. We now have a TON of these amazing trikes that can be found no where else in America and the greater North American region! Even better news: the US to Euro dollar is better than ever (for us anyway), that means we are selling these models for $2,399 w/o electronics, normally $2,899! 

For several months, folks from all over the country have been dying to get these trikes because they are not only so stylish, but incredibly practical and safe! These trikes come with a leaning technology that compensates the weight when turning the handlebars, allowing the trike to be better balanced. Additionally, it comes with an internal 7sp Shimano Nexus hub for low maintenance and plenty of lower gears to climb hills as well as disc brakes for longer lasting stopping power.

Now onto the electronics, since we are of course Seattle E-Bike. We will be selling these lovely trikes with the following configurations:

1)  Shimano STEPS mid-drive 250W motor with a PAS-only up to 20MPH. Comes complete with electronic shifting and a 11.6AH, 36V Li-ion battery. Great for a lightweight, small amount of assist while riding. Price: $3,999 (Available TODAY)

2) eRAD mid-drive mid-drive 500W motor with PAS and Throttle functions. This system, complete with an 11.6AH, 36V li-ion battery, has more of a revved up amount of support for heavier loads and extra performance. Price: $4,299 or with 14.5AH Battery for 10+ more miles per charge: $4,449 (Available within 2-3 weeks after order date)

Add on a rain cover specific to the Johnny loco trikes to protect your cargo/kids!

Delux Rain Cover: $249

Standard Rain Cover: $199

 

 

Feel free to stop into our Seattle location today to see one in person or order one by calling us and we can ship to you too! Don't let the summer slip by without being outside and enjoying yourself on this beautifully fun ride.

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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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