Wait! There's more! We are having a drawing and a lucky attendee will be walking away with a Polaris Meridian that night.
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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!
Seattle E-Bike, the sole Washington Dealer for Brammo Electric Motorcycles, has been invited to attend the E-Vehicle exhibition at the Earth Day celebration on the Microsoft campus! We will be with Brammo, Tesla, Nissan represented by the Leaf, and General Motors by Volt. Extensive information on our new Brammo Electric Motorcycles will be available on our website in the next several days. In the meantime, have a look at one of our newest and greatest additions to our new location:
Brammo Empulse R
Brammo Empulse R's in action
Enertia Plus, Crater Lake, OR
Hope this gives folks an idea of ways to become more eco-friendly in their lifestyles, with just a small assist to a thrill-fulfilling rocket-like ride. We sell them all.
Have a great weekend!
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!
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!
Hello fellow bike riders,
So far, this past summer has been a fantastic year for our business, thanks partly to our beautiful Seattle summer weather. For those that have supported us, we can't thank you enough and hope you are enjoying your summer rides as much as we are! We've listened to your feedback and we are taking big leaps in the evolution of our company. Please stay tuned for future updates!
On to our most recent event coming up this week: DUNEFEST! This will be our first year participating in this event, located on the Oregon coast, and we are going in with a bang. We are proud to be one of the sponsors of the event so if you are planning on attending please don't hesitate to stop by our booth!
Here are a few reasons why:
- Fat Bikes. Fat Bikes. Fat Bikes. We will have an enormous inventory of fat bikes to choose from, including standard fats, electric fats for regulated roads and high-speed, high-torque off-roading. Don't forget to bring the kids over as well because the newly-released Fat Sand bikes for kids will be debuted at our booth as well! We will also have some of our popularly-sold electric models at the event to broaden e-bike use outside of the dirty, off-road tracks.
-The AMP by Epic Electric Vehicles.
This 4-wheeled beast is your ultimate off-road companion! With 40 kilowatts (that's 54 horse power!!) equipped with the ultra-durable Fox shocks, this all-terrain machine can take you at speeds of 45+ miles per hour and up to 50 miles on a single charge. There really is not any kind of terrain that you can't go on with this rig. We are more than thrilled to be debuting the AMP at a couldn't-be-more-fitting festival and we highly suggest you come by our station to see the hype with your own eyes yourself!
-Our OWN TRACK for free test rides! That is right. You heard it. We will be allowing inquiring folks to take a spin with our bikes. Seriously, what more could you ask for? A little bit of dirt and effortlessly silent acceleration on a beautiful track will be all you need to justify coming out to DuneFest and stopping by to speak with some of the wisest people in the biz.
Need we say more? Come get dirty with us and learn more about our products first-hand and get some more adventure in your life! Tis' the season!
Check it out! Seattle E-Bike is featured in the current NWCyclist Magazine cover story! Read more below about how E-Bikes are gaining popularity in the hilly Northwest. We wanted to share the great news with you, as you are part of helping us get there!
Read the article in full below or on the OutdoorsNW website:
Story and Photos by Hilary Meyerson
Seattle Bike Expo Loves Mikaela and our Fat E-Bike
With our feature in the NWCyclist magazine and our presence at the Seattle Expo that occurred recently, we are definitely getting the buzz spreading out about Seattle E-Bike!
Sales Manager Mikaela Bird had a great time showing off our Electric Fat Bike at the Seattle Bike Expo last week. We were definitely the only shop to show a Fat Tire Bike in the whole show, never mind an electric version. You’ve got to come give them a twirl—the wide tires make for an unbelievably smooth ride over all kinds of surfaces from city streets to snowy mountains to sandy beaches.
Let us Hear from You!
As always, we love to hear from you! Please send us your pictures, ideas, comments, and stories. Stop in any time!
Happy (Safe) Riding,
This weekend is about to be a busy one, but an exciting one nonetheless! As the sun peeks through the clouds more frequently, more of us are feeling the urge to hop on those dusty bicycles! The Bicycle Expo is a perfect way to get your mind back into gear and start riding again. The show will be going on Saturday and Sunday, however our staff will be there only for the first part of Saturday, between 12-3 pm, as we team up with the adventurously informed Outdoors NW booth located upstairs at the convention show! We will be sporting the mouth-dropping Fat E-Monster, along with information about the rest of the products we sell! Come check us out!
In the meantime, we will be sponsoring the Fat Birke Race taking place in Hayword, Wisconsin! Aaron Swanson is geared up and ready to race on behalf of us and will be riding one of our very own Fat Bikes! Pictures to follow, of course.
If you are at either of these events, feel free to stop by and visit us! This will be quite an exciting weekend!
ALL-season bikes are IN. Pick one up from us TODAY! We stock all kinds of fat tire bikes from electric to non-electric...
Here are a couple of links to recent news coverage of how much fun people are having on fat bikes in the Methow Valley this winter:
These bikes work amazingly well in any snowy area as a great alternative to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Come try them out today at Seattle E-Bike. We have electric and non-electric fat bikes in many colors both for sale and for rent.
Our fat bikes are guaranteed to put a big smile on your face!
The electric fat bikes we have are _super_ fun in the snow--you can get assistance with pedaling when you want it without any smelly gasoline or loud motor noise that you get with snowmobiles. Electric bikes are virtually silent and just help you enjoy the peace and quiet of being out in the snow.
Here's a pic of our mechanic Tim having a blast on our Seattle E-Bike trip to the snow in December:
Contact us for more information or to schedule your test ride at (206) 344-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website has more information about our fat bikes at http://www.electricbikeseattle.com/collections/fat-bikes--check it out!
What a year it has been for Seattle E-Bike. The doors of our bike shop in the heart of Seattle opened in January this last year and since then, we have sold hundreds of electric bikes not only to the Seattle community but all over the country and beyond! We couldn't be happier with how the turnout has been and how many lives we have been able to change for the better. Starting with just one line of products, we now have seven different lines of electric transportation from trailers to extreme, all-terrain fat tired bikes to high-performance motor bikes!
As with any new business, everything simply can not go as planned, however we have been able to adapt and transform our company that best suits our customers' needs. Starting out as just a showroom, we quickly realized having a repair shop was essential for our staff, our revenue and our customers, of course. Throughout the summer, we created such a buzz throughout the community, that we almost ran entirely out of bikes! Talk about panic mode. As we approached the fall, we decided it was time to start doing rentals, since so many visiters have asked, and have expanded our products after listening to feedback within our community. We have been a part of shows including: The Seattle Boat Show, The Forecast Fashion Show, The Arlington Fly-In Show, Interbike and other biking events in the Seattle area throughout the year!
Most recently, we have had the honor to named as "The Best New Bike Shop" in Seattle, by the Seattle Magazine! "Our huffing, puffing prayers were answered with the arrival of E-Bike this past winter, purveyors of electric-assist cycles..."
We couldn't be more thrilled with the turnout of what our company has become this past year and we are excited as we step into our second year of business full of further growth and life-changing stories from our amazing customers. We thank those that have come our way for the answer to their commuting needs and we welcome those that are interested in learning more about our products and services.
Please feel free to register to our website online for updates, email us at email@example.com, or call at (206) 344-8000 for more information.
Cheers to 2013 and Happy (safe) Riding everyone!
Posted February 19, 2015
We are delighted with the new product line Polaris has debuted for 2015. They have not only incorporated regenerative braking/coasting, but these rides are FAST! Not mention a big thumbs up on their design! We are always appreciative of batteries being built into...
Posted February 10, 2015
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...
Posted January 31, 2015
There is obviously a major event happening tomorrow that many of us are losing sleep, biting our finger nails, and finding it hard to focus on. We at Seattle E-Bike sure are! On this note, we decided to have some...
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