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Fat Bikes 0 items
Fat Sand Bikes, like our Prodeco bikes, are built in the United States. Fat Bikes are the humvees of the biking world. While Prodeco uses a fairly standard 2 1/8 inch mountain bike tire, Fat Sand Bikes use a 4.8 inch wide, yes, 4.8 inch wide, 30 inch tall tire. These bikes are amazing to behold. When our staff takes them out for a test ride, it takes them forever to make it back to the shop, so many people want to see them up-close and talk about them. Fat Bikes are tremendous for off road work of all kinds. If you let most of the air out of the tires, they are amazing on loose sand and unstoppable in snow. Fat Bikes are by far and away the most popular bike design in Alaska for that reason.
Most impressive of all is the e-bike version of the Fat Bike, to our knowledge the only non-custom electric fat bike in the world. Because the power hub is on the front and eight speed Alfine gear box, internally sealed from sand and salt, is on the back, if you pedal, you have the world’s first all wheel drive bicycle, one that is so light, it floats on the snow and with the slender profile of a bike, even a Fat Bike, you can go around the bad stuff that will stop jeeps and ATV’s. Fat Bikes are available in a stunning array of primary colors as well as basic black.
We have had the joy of learning that Fat Bikes are also superb at roaring down mountain trails. For that reason, we acquired not only exclusive distribution rights for the Seattle area, but for Whistler, BC, as well. Whistler is the second largest ski resort in North America and in the summer has equipped 2 of its lifts to carry mountain bikes up 4000 vertical feet. From the top, you can pick from approximately 80 miles of trails on your ride down. Check out the video from our trip on the Videos section of our website. Hunters should know you can legally take a fat bike on Forest Service Hunting Lands.
Our Fat Bike Gears. One thing that is different (and better) about our Fat Bike than any of the competition we are aware of is our gearing systems. Instead of derailleur gears that can be badly affected by sand or salt on the beach or salt that has been mixed with snow, or which can be easily damaged in trail racing by rocks, roots, etc., all of our Fat Bikes have bullet proof internal hubs by Shimano. Our entry level Cruiser has a 3 speed internal Shimano Nexus gear with a coaster brake, to which we have added a discbrake in the front because of the hills and the rain we have here in Seattle.
Our Mountain Monster and the Cascade E-Bike Monster employ Shimano’s finest internal hub, the Alfine, a superbly assembled 8 speed smooth, precision sealed unit with fittings that permit us to install an extraordinary powerful twin hydraulic brake system.
Fat Tire in the City
Fat Bikes also make really good urban warriors. Great on hard surfaces, the shock absorbing capabilities of the fat tires allow you to go up curbs at 10 miles an hour while barely noticing it. You can go up (or down) flights of stairs if you are so inclined (we have lots of outdoor stairs in Seattle).
Four reasons these bikes go so well in the city: (1) while they look like they weigh more, they are only 2-4 pounds heavier than the typical mountain bike; (2) look at the tire, specifically the patented speed strip. When you are on the hard and flat, that slick strip is your contact, giving you the same or less contact with the road as a mountain bike: (3) look at the tire again. It is 30 inches tall. Bumps do not slow these big boys down. Finally, the wheelbase. This is your daddy’s Cadillac of a bike, and the long wheel base smoothes things out, and lessens the chance both wheels are in ugly stuff at the same time.
True we are Seattle E-Bike. But some of the Fat Bikes are the exception that proves the rule. Our primary focus is the Fat E-Bike, but all of these vehicles are so useful, we decided to carry some of the purely human powered bikes as well.
This has turned out to be a happy decision as people are so amazed by them, they are being sold to people who already have an e-bike or those folks with the $7000 carbon fiber road bike who simply are not ready yet to consider electrical assist, but would like something different from time to time.
We offer 4 Fat Bike Models in many colors: the Fat Cruiser, the Terrain Destroyer, the Mountain Monster, and the Cascade E-Monster.
THE FAT CRUISER
The first we are offering is one of their near entry level 3-speed bikes with a front disc brake installed by us for an extra margin of safety. It is called the Cruiser. The steel frame version is $899. The slightly lighter aluminum frame is $999.
We also rent the steel version of the Cruiser.
THE TERRAIN DESTROYER
Our Terrain Destroyer comes with an 8 speed hub gear, which works much better in the challenging Northwest environment. They are fabricated from Aluminum instead of steel, which lowers the weight as well, and allows you to choose a 15 inch, 17 inch or 20 inch frame, while the starter bike comes in any size, as long as it is 17”. For $1249, you have a bike that will go anywhere a $4000 fully suspended mountain bike will go, except you should stay within 5-8 feet of the ground on a mountain trail, which you should do anyway if you are more than 23. We will even give you a 6-month warranty against flats on all fat bikes. If you need more gearing, we can turn this bike into a 16 speed, for a total price of $1599, as the addition of a 2 speed crank is difficult.
We currently are having an introductory rental of the Terrain Destroyer for the amazing price of $25 a day.
THE MOUNTAIN MONSTER
The Mountain Monster is designed to match or beat the quality of any Fat Bike out there. For $2295 we offer a 16-speed version of this human powered Fat Bike to which we have added many, many ultra high performance parts. There are a number of other companies selling high-end Fat Bikes. We believe that our offering is the best value in this category. This bike is so strong that you will be able to ride it off a 20 foot mountain trail jump and only worry about your own body. We add extremely powerful hydraulic disc brakes, which combined with aggressive tread and 4.8 inch fat tires, have astonishing stopping power. When we were designing it, I asked my mechanic, a former downhill racer, “Who, other than a pro, would want to go off a 20 foot jump on a bicycle?” I got my answer in Whistler. Thousands of people, but not contemporaries of mine. This bike is not just for them, it is for anyone who wants to know that they have an indestructible machine for urban use as well as the most challenging mountain trails. For snow, slush, ice (put in studs) swampland, woodland trail including 40 mph downhill trails, curbs, steps, virtually every obstacle, this is the bike, and no customer has ever mentioned having a flat.
This high end bike is essentially similar to a “Monster” from Fatsand Bikes, but with even more powerful brakes (it is not unusual on downhill and cross-country trails to hit 50 mph) and competition quality headsets, stems, cranks, seats, pedals and on and on. There is so much more to it than the regular Monster that it deserves its own name, and it has one … the Mountain Monster.
We have added these high quality components to create the Mountain Monster:
· 30 inch x 4.8 inch aggressive tread downhill tires front & rear;
· FSA Gravity Lite 175 mm Crankset;
· Truvativ Giga Pipe Team DH Isis Bottom Bracket;
· FSA Pig DH Sealed Headset;
· Truvativ Hussefelt Comp Comp Riser Bar; Truvativ Hussefelt Stem;
· Avid Elixer 5 level Hudraulic Brakes, front & rear with 205 mm rotors; and
· Ringle Zuzu Pedals
In addition, we’ve added a heavy duty bottom bracket, front derailleur and many small parts that all contribute to the bike’s strength and performance.
THE CASCADE E-MONSTER
The Cascade E-Monster has amazing all-wheel drive capability. This bike is powered by highly sophisticated 750 watt geared hub motor which limits top speed to the legal limit of 20 but dramatically increases low end torque on hill climbing ability. It is powered by a 36 volt 14.5 amp hour Panasonic lithium battery on the 17 and 20 inch versions, and an 11.5 amp hour battery on the 15 inch version.
We have taken Fat Sand Bike’s E-Monster, the world’s first truly serious electric Fat Bike, and upgraded it for rugged Northwest conditions by adding the Alfine 8 speed hub and front and rear hydraulic brakes with large rotors. These are about $700 in upgrades at the retail level. We offer this amazing machine for $3495.
This bike is a true All Wheel Drive Vehicle. The e-power is in the front, the person power is in the rear. So this is a bike that can go where no other two wheeled vehicle can go. We have calculated that if you lower the tire pressure to 5-8 pounds, which you should do for deep snow, deep sand or swamp, it has about 30% of the footprint of the oldest and the best, the original H1 Humvee, 25% when the Humvee driver presses the drop air pressure button you are still at 25% of the foot print of a vehicle that is 65 times as heavy! So you have 15-20 times the traction per pound. Load both vehicles up, and you are still at 10 times the traction. Ice? Studs are available. Finally, if you do get blocked, just pick up its 65 pounds (35-40 for a non-electric) (6000+ for the H1) and walk around your problem. Try that with a 600 pound ATV dripping gasoline if you roll it on its side or think about two fence posts 16 inches apart with barbed wire as far as the I can see, like those that may keep you from USFS Hunting Lands. FYI, the electric can go in 16 inches of average new snow, 12 inches of true Cascade cement, and cross 12 inch streams because there is no need to prevent water from entering the e-hub. The non-e-bikes can get across streams up to near the tops of their tires, and more for folks willing to carry 50 pounds of lead in their pockets.
Cost: the 17 inch is $3495 with a 14.5 amp hour 36 volt lithium battery with a high c rating which will take you 30 miles full speed on the flats without pedaling, and much more with your help. Range in more hilly terrain is more variable. The 15 inch comes with a 11.5 amp hour lithium battery. Despite the smaller battery, it is the same price because it is aluminum (except the fork which is steel for safety). Aluminum is marginally lighter, and more expensive to make, and the battery price and the aluminum price cancel each other out.
The 20 inch frame is $100 more because it is both aluminum and has the larger battery.
Hunters, this bike holds a gun rack very nicely. It is also available in Camo (for $80 extra). Really more important is that it is barrier proof, goes through most anything, and DOES IT WITH A TINY FRACTION OF THE NOISE OF A 16 TO 28 HP GAS OR DIESEL MOTOR BANGING AWAY ON A 600 LB ATV. By the way, your 20-40-miles of range will cost you about a nickel’s worth of electricity. You can also play it safe and buy an extra battery.
A quick word about brakes. On any given surface, nothing will stop faster than a tire with the fat tires’ foot print when controlled by hydraulic disc brakes with 200 mm calibers.
This bike is quite simply, the ultimate outdoorsman’s machine.
The Cascade E-Monster comes in a variety of colors and sizes. The 15 inch and 17 inch cost $3499; the 20 inch costs $3599.
WE DO HAVE THESE IN STOCK RIGHT NOW, SO GIVE US A CALL 206 324-8000 OR SHOOT US AN EMAIL email@example.com.
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Prodeco 2013 0 items
Prodeco Technologies is the company that inspired us to start Seattle E-Bike. They were the first, and are still the only, company which builds in the U.S., a 500 watt E-bike that is stylish, rugged, and an all around beautiful performer. Having a 500 watt battery is very important to us because e-bikes with lower power, or with smaller motors than Prodeco that overdrive them to higher power levels, simply are not suited to the hilly environs of Seattle.
Demand outstripped supply in 2012 as everyone discovered Prodeco all at once. The good news for 2013 is that Prodeco has acquired a much larger factory, have greatly increased their work force, and are computerizing their parts inventory. (Parts shortages were part of last year’s supply problem). In addition, they have made a number of small improvements to every bike in their line.
We are really excited about the new pearly white Stride in the 2013 collection. Now you have a choice of black or white for Prodeco's great-selling step-through E-bike, both with a powerful 500W motor, great for Northwest terrain.
As we have recently blogged, Prodeco is raising some prices on some models for 2013. Yet there is still no one who can come close to matching their value. (These increases will allow them to finance their expansion so anyone who wants one, can have one). Amazingly, you will still be able to purchase a 500 watt Storm, Genesis or Stride, for the same old price of $1299. However, we have always told our customers that the Phantom line was seriously underpriced, offering at least $250 in additional value over the other lines for only an additional $100. The Phantom is, with the possible exception of the Outlaw, still the best value but at $1299, $1399 and $1499, $100 more than last year. In addition, the Mariner 7 and the 250 and 300 watt Storms, Strides, and Genesi, which are designed for the flatter territories we serve via internet, are also going up $100.
The Seattle store may still have a few 2012s in stock at a lower price; call 206 344-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check or stop by to try them out yourself!
Prodeco continues to warrant the frame not only for the life of the owner but the life of any transferee and puts a 2 year parts warranty on everything else, including an industry-beating 2 year warranty of the batteries. With the lifetime warranty on the frame, the manufacturer Prodeco can also provide free brake pads for life. Please visit their website for more information at www.prodecotech.com .
Stealth Bikes 0 items
We have in our front window the best E-Bike in the world. It is the top of the line from Stealth, the Stealth Bomber. That quite a statement to make. But it is our sincere belief. If you find something better, let us know.
There are other bikes in the world that are faster, but they were all hand built by do-it-yourselfers in their garage. There are few other bikes that claim to be the best, but either (1) they are not or (2) they don’t really exist, being the e-bike version of vaporware.
Audi joint ventured with Ducati to make a prototype, worth searching You Tube. It is much slower than ours, cost millions to develop and promote, and there is a weak rumor that they are going into production some day at about 40k a pop. However, it is arguably even more beautiful than the Stealth. As in Museum piece. The Stealth is in steady, although slow, handmade to order production in Australia.
The Stealths are hand-built to order in Australia. They have an aircraft grade CroMoly monoque frame. Ours is the 176th one ever built. They are very beautiful, while at the same time screaming “action movie.” Every single component seems to be perfect. It has a suspension that will let you effortlessly go off of those 20 foot jumps in Whistler. It will go 50 miles or more on a charge. Most of all, it is heart-stoppingly fast. It will go over 50 mph, but even more remarkably will get there in absolute silence, most of the way so quickly it will take your breath away.
Everything, even the Stealth Bomber, is a compromise. Compromise #1 is the $11,000+ price, although when you look at it closely, you can see where every dime goes. Compromise #2 – it is not a legal bicycle under the laws of any state I know about. When they deliver it to you it has a governor reducing the power to a bike legal 750 watts from the 4500 watts that are available. However, what then would be the point. Like using a Ferrari to tow an out of service bus. This bike is for off-road use, for velodrome use, for use on your 4000 acre ranch some place in the West or for the buyer who does not mind an occasional ticket.
This bike is as rare as hen’s teeth. We own bike No. 176 and it is estimated that the vast majority of them are located in Australia and Asia. In all likelihood there are less than 15 bikes in North America. So you are not only purchasing the world’s best e-bike, and the most exciting vehicle you will ever ride, but a family heirloom, as well. The only negative is that we cannot sell our demonstrator model, and it is very unusual for the North American distributor to have even one bike in stock. Therefore, we take a $4000 non-refundable deposit and order you a bike from Australia, where they will hand-make it to your order. Order now and by early to mid- Spring you will have your Stealth. If you want to speed up the process, Stealth has an arrangement with Quantas to air ship the bike for $800 rather than the more customary $2500+/- shipping expense. This item comes in a custom built wood crate, not a box, thus the expense.
We are converting our first Stealth to a street-legal electric powered motor vehicle and we will do that for our customers who want it for a price we cannot determine yet. In Washington State, you also need a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license.
The capabilities of this machine are awesome and it also represents the zenith of what lithium batteries combined with DC motors and 2 wheels can do. It will out accelerate most gas powered cars and motorcycles to 40. It really is a bicycle, pedals its 111 lbs fairly easily, goes 50 mph and has a 50 mile range. It carries 24 amp hour of lithium at 72 volts, the equivalent of 4 Prodeco Phantom X2 batteries. Further, there is a less powerful one you can buy that only weighs 71 lbs – the Fighter.
Please go to site: http://www.stealthelectricbikesusa.com/bomber.html. At the top of this section is the 4500 watt, 50 mph, top of the line Bomber, in black, the exact bike we currently have in the shop. Below is the fighter.
Here is hoping your ship comes in so that you can buy the most amazing bicycle I have ever driven.
Trikes & Beyond 2 items
This is a wonderful category. We have learned that there are more and more interesting, practical and incredibly efficient ways to use bicycle wheels, DC motors and electricity. In some cases, to offer you the best combinations, we are doing some of the manufacturing ourselves. Nothing in this category is a bicycle. But everything in this category uses the e-bike principals to assist people as they pedal themselves, their stuff, and in one case, their own bicycles through town and country.
The RideKick is not a bike at all, just the electric part in a cute little package. Think R2D2, with bigger wheels and faster, but dumber. Many people love the bikes they already have, but wish to stick a toe into electric land. Let’s say you wish to enter electric land but on your own bike. The RideKick is your portal. It is a small two-wheeled trailer that contains a 500 watt motor, a 24 volt 12 amp hour, sealed lead acid battery, with room for 3 or 4 bags of groceries as well. It pushes your own bicycle along at 19 mph. Once it is set up, you can take it on and off your bike in 2 minutes or less. If you install throttles and additional option hub kits on your other bikes, they all become 2 minute candidates for the pushing power of the RideKick. RideKick is also our least expensive way to go electric. The entry level model sells for $749. About the only meaningful option is doubling the battery power which takes the price to $999. We also plan to engineer a good system for attaching a bag for secondary storage and perhaps an infant seat attachment as well.
THE HUSKY ELECTRIC CARGO TRIKE
The Husky Electric Cargo Trike, partially made in Mexico by an American company, and partially made by us in Seattle, has capabilities as amazing as it looks. Here it is:
As you can see, it is a reverse tricycle with a single wheel in the back and 2 wheels in the front. This design allows for an enormous cargo space and Husky’s extremely strong design allows for a terrific payload (400 lbs in addition to the weight of the rider). This E-trike is a truck. You can use it to move a refrigerator to your new apartment in or the entire contents of a dorm room in 2 or 3 trips. This can be accomplished by pedal power alone, but at Seattle E-Bike we thought you might like some help, especially when you come to a hill, so we have equipped it with a 750 watt motor. Actually two different types of 750 watt motors. One will easily push it 20 mph without pedaling (and without the refrigerator). Pedal with some vigor, and with our 9 speed derailleur you could go 25. (Warning: this is a serious stuff moving machine and is designed so that you should always carry 50 lbs in the front.) Powered by an economical 36 volt 9 amp hour sealed lead acid battery, with other battery options.
The other motor is also 750 watts, but it is designed for constant heavy weight or for tight spaces. It is geared down so it only goes 14 mph without pedaling, but it has a 3 mph power reverse gear !! That could come in very handy if you are in a tight spot with a refrigerator in the front. Incredibly, we are able to sell either of these hardworking electric cargo trikes, the zero carbon equivalent of a small truck that is bike path legal, with all the electric power you will ever need, and all of the pedal power you care to provide, all through a 9 speed derailleur for only $1995, with 2 extra disk brakes, 1 for each load bearing wheel.
The Husky Sport Trike
Some folks just want an ordinary tricycle but with electric assist. It may be because they are simply more comfortable on a spoked vehicle that is completely stable. It may be because they have a physical condition that causes balance problems or other problems that make a tricycle a more comfortable fit, or, it may be that they just like tricycles. Here is a picture of a blue one:
The Husky Sport e-trike comes with a 500 watt motor that without pedaling will take the trike to a maximum speed of 18 mph, slower if you throttle back, faster if you pedal as well. We also offer the same forward/reverse option that we have available on the cargo trike. Top speed with that set up is about 14 mph, more if you pedal, and reverse is 2-3 mph. A tricycle is not quite as easy to maneuver in a tight spot as a bicycle which may make this feature come in handy, and it may be essential for people with medical or physical conditions. This trike is a fabulous bike for people who are going through physical rehabilitation, since as their rehabilitation progresses, they can use less and less of the electrical assist. At the same time, they have an opportunity to travel outdoors over much greater range than they otherwise would. We think of it as our most liberating product. The Husky comes in blue and burgundy.
Like the Cargo Trike, the Sports e-trike is partially manufactured by us in Seattle, one floor below our shop, and costs $1579 with one disk brake and 1 coaster brake, $1649 with 2 disk brakes and a coaster brake.
OTHER CARGO TRIKES
We can special order and build for you a variety of cargo trikes. Come on in and look at our catalog and talk to our staff.
YOU DO IT, OR WE DO IT FOR YOU
Our final product (for now) is the E-Bike Kit. This is the E-answer for everyone else. Like Festivus, but for E-bikes. The kits costs $499 and you have your choice of 500 watt, 750 watt, front direct drive, rear direct drive, or forward/reverse gear models for either the front or the rear wheel. The geared models go about 14 mph if you don’t pedal, and 2-3 mph in reverse. The 500 watt model will take you 19 to 20 mph, if you don’t pedal. The 750 watt model will power most bicycles to 25-28 mph, although we can adjust it to max out at 20 mph if you want your e-bike to be a legal bicycle.
There are many, many battery permutations, beginning at approximately $200 and ranging up to about a $1000 for a high-end lithium setup. Please come in and talk to our sales staff if you are not going to be supplying your own electrons.
The E-Bike Kit Company is located in Newportville, Pennsylvania, and many of the components, as well as finally assembly, are performed in the Untied States.
It is not our most visually interesting product, but here is a picture anyway.
Our mechanical department is also happy to install these kits on the conveyance of your choice. Please come in for a consult and a quote.