It's about to get really cold...

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted February 17, 2018

It's about to get really cold.  That means, very shortly, it is about to get warmer! It’s Seattle, and Spring fever starts in February no matter what.  Our store is certainly getting a lot more traffic, the days are getting longer, and March 11th is Daylight Savings.  This means evening rides after work & no more commuting in the dark... Happy times!

To help you get ready, let’s start by discounting all of our Tune-Up packages.  We offer four, two for E-Bikes, two for regular bikes.  

  • Deluxe E-Bike Tune-Up, regularly $149, now $122.50 thru March 11th.
  • Standard E-Bike Tune-Up, regularly $129, now $97.50 thru March 11th.
  • Standard Bike Deluxe Tune-Up, regularly, $99, now $75 thru March 11th.
  • Standard Bike Basic Tune-Up, regularly $79, now $60 thru March 11th.

In addition, our E-Bike Battery diagnostic test, normally $50, is $40 through March 11, and all specific service items are 25% off through March 11th.

For details about each tune up, and about each individual repair item, you can check out

https://www.electricbikeseattle.com/pages/service

A tuned-up bike is a happy bike.  It's more fun to ride, and less likely to leave you in the lurch. You should get a tune-up every spring, possibly more often, depending on your use.

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Why are GoCycle bikes so special?

Why are GoCycle bikes so special?  Because they are so superbly engineered that they bust all folding and compact bike preconceptions.

Preconception 1. Folding bikes are less rigid.

Generally true, but not with the GoCycle. Rigidity is important in a bike. The less stiff the frame, the more energy is wasted in flex when you pedal. Our other folding bikes do a good job of reducing flex, but they do not eliminate it. They are still a good value, because they are inexpensive, relatively light, and you can fit two in the trunk of a car, safe from thieves. We have one elderly couple that circumnavigates San Juan Island, 49 miles, on two of our Blix Folding bikes.  Gocycle eliminates flex completely with an ingenious integral locking system that I cannot explain, you have to see it. It is stiffer than virtually all bikes, E or otherwise, because it has a magnesium frame.

Preconception 2: Bikes with 20 inch wheels do not perform like bikes with 26 to 29 inch wheels.

Again, generally true, but not with GoCycle.  GoCycle does not have a 20 inch bike wheelbase, it has a full size wheelbase, allowed by the strength of magnesium and its ingenious frame design. But wait, there’s more…. The 20 inch tyres on the GoCycle have to be seen, to be believed.  Incredibly low friction, and high pressure, compensate for their small diameter.  Just Bragging: GoCycle is the lightest full power E-Bike at 36 pounds, and you can buy a beautiful canvas bag to carry it in. They are faster than standard E-Bikes, with great acceleration.

Preconception 3: GoCycles are expensive.

This was true, although for the quality and engineering, they were a bargain at $4499. That is still the price of the electronically loaded G3. However the new GS is only $2799, an astonishingly low price for what you get, and an English build (That’s why I called them “tyres”).  Everything I have said about the GoCycle is true for both the G3 and the GS. With the GS, they have just stripped off all of the bells and whistles (and the fenders, it’s only 36 pounds) If you want some G3 stuff on your GS, we can oblige.  

How did they do it? They hired the chief designer of McLaren Automotive. They make, along with Ferrari, the world’s best Formula race cars.  You can also buy a street McLaren for under $200k that goes 204 mph, or the top of the line, about $4 million, that is the world’s fastest production car, at 244 mph.  The guy who designed those cars designed your GoCycle.

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FINALLLY... QUALITY E-BIKES FOR $1299!


We have sold hundreds of Emazing Bikes since we opened our doors 6 years ago. They are well made bikes, and light too, only 37 pounds, which is rare in an E-Bike.  At 350 watts, they do not conquer the steepest hills in town without a strong rider, but they have superb pedelec, and are an extraordinary value.

They are introducing a more powerful line, which we think will be a killer, and are working with us to clear out our old inventory from 2016 and 2015 for only $1299 (as-is). It is a while supplies last kind of thing, a great deal from the regular MSRP of $2000.

If price is a problem, you will never get another chance to get a good E-Bike again for this price, so come grab one soon, they won’t be around long. A test ride will convince you they are nicely dialed in.

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The Stigo's are here!!!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted February 06, 2018

Just before Christmas, we blogged you about our last mile solutions.  One of them was a disclosed tease, the very cool Stigo from Estonia had not shown up.  But they are here now, and they are a blast.  Come by and take a look at our sales guy, 6 foot 4 inch, Ryan zooming around.  He has long legs for his height, and he says the Stigo fits him perfectly.  Watch Ryan fold it and unfold it.  It takes about 5 seconds each time.  The Stigo is perfect for riding to the Bus, maybe going to an express stop, or the train station or ferry.  Skip the park and ride, skip the filled front bike rack.  Jump off, snap, click, walk on the bus with your Stigo.  At the other end, do it again and go.  Where you work it will fit anywhere.


The Stigo is so maneuverable you can test it right in our big showroom, or run it up Jackson Street from our store.  Check our their site & videos below for a little more information.

https://stigobike.com/


 

On another matter, we are being overwhelmed with request for the new Abus Hi Speed Pedelec helmet.  That is a very good thing, because it protects you at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, instead of 15 like an ordinary helmet.  E-Bikes are fast, and going down some of Seattle's hills can take any bike over 15.  Abus has been overwhelmed by European demand and have put off delivering to any US dealer for about 3 weeks.  We are a select Abus dealer, and will be the first to get them.  Stay tuned.  BUT, it is clear are first allocation will be gone in a nonce, so we are recommending you call in and buy one now.  206-344-8000.

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Another shipment of Stromer's have arrived!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted January 30, 2018

We now have a very complete offering of what many feel is the worlds finest production e-bike, the Stromer series. They are pricey, but people who try them and then try other e-bikes, just love their stability speed and an indescribable special feel.

We have all of the models, but if we don't have your size, we can have it in 3 business days.  Thousands of Swiss E-Bikers can’t be wrong.  Join them and try a Stromer today.

 

Stromer ST1 - $2999.00 

Stromer ST1X - $4999.00 

 

Stromer ST2 - $6999.00 

Stromer ST2S - $8999.00 

 

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The Bicycle Season is starting... the E-Bike season never ends!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted January 25, 2018

Many of our customers, especially the commuters, are year round riders.  They wear the gear they need to stay dry, which is much more pleasant on an E-Bike, because that gear does not breathe, and the electric assist on their bikes helps keep them internally dry.  With the help of their E-bikes, they avoid our horrendous traffic, and get to work on time rain or shine.  The job done.   

For many others, riding is less mandatory.  But already, we see the days are getting longer fairly quickly, there is a little more sun, and a little less rain… by Seattlelite standards, it is practically spring.

We are ready for you.  We have drastically revamped our service department.  We admit we have not always excelled there, but that has changed.  New personnel, more tools, better organization, better space and a rededication to superb service.  Repairing E-Bikes is often not easy, they are complex machines, and since we are one of the very few in this town who can do it, we are committed to doing it right.

OUR SERVICE PLEDGE:  If your bike or E-Bike (we service both) is not ready when promised, the labor is free.  If a repair is incorrect, the labor is free.  This means we are committed to do the work on time and carefully.  

SERVICE SPECIALS:  Over the next week we will be announcing Spring tuneup specials.  They will run until two weeks after...

 

THE SEATTLE BIKE SHOW will be at WaMu Center March 3rd and 4th.  We have a large booth, you can't miss it, close to the entry doors.  We will have many of our E-Bike's on display.   If you see something you like, our store is only six block away, it will also be open to set you up with a test ride.  We will also have a "garagista corner" full of bits and pieces for the do it yourselfer, at screaming deal prices.  In addition, Kinect (formerly Bodyfloat) which makes an incredibly clever seatpost that dramatically increases stability and comfort, has become our Bike Show Partner,  and will have a mini-booth within our booth.  The Kinect seatpost is worth a test ride, it improves stability, control and comfort to a surprising degree, especially important and E-Bike speeds.  Check out the short video below for more info.

 

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The Abus Pedelec E-Bike helmets are coming soon!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted January 06, 2018

For years, I have been trying to find an E-Bike Helmet.  On each of my six trips to Eurobike, an E-Bike Helmet was near the top of my list.  Why?  On average, an E-Bike rider travels 2.5 times as fast as on a regular bike.  Speeds of 20 to 30 mph are common, while speeds greater than 12 mph are rare for a non-athlete unassisted.  Bike helmets are rated in Germany, where they rate such things, at 15 mph.  Motorcycle helmets are safe, but are way too heavy for most people.  We offer them, but rarely sell them.  Now Abus, the German company that makes a lot of our helmets, and almost all of our locks, has solved the problem.  The Abus Pedelec Helmet weighs only several ounces more, but is rated in Europe as being crashworthy at speeds up to 30 mph.  I have worn it, it is comfortable, and you can barely tell the difference.  Problem solved.

If you are currently using a regular bike helmet with you E-Bike, we strongly recommend you upgrade.  You only have one brain, and now you can adequately protect it without a huge heavy DOT motorcycle helmet.  We are accepting preorders now, because Abus is only sending 1000 to the US in the first batch, and our allocation, while healthy, will sell out quickly.  

The Pedelec is $159.99, come with a sophisticated built in rear light, and an integral convertible rain cover.  The first batch in US will be in Flat Black only.  Sizes medium and large, both adjustable, will fit almost everyone.  Call us at 206-344-8000 to order yours now.  If you are texting while going 20 and slam into a tree, the life you save will be your own.

Check out the video, especially the first minute.  The second half is more technical.


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Create at happier, healthier new year with a new E-Bike!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted January 02, 2018

Seattle E-Bike is to enter in 7th year promoting the greatest transportation since the wheel, the Electric Bike!   If you have never ridden one, resolve this New Year, and early this New Year, to come in for a free test ride.  You will immediately understand how E-Bike ownership will make your recreational riding and commuting faster, more efficient, and much more fun.  Pedal hard for a workout at 28 mph, or slow down to 20 and show up at work nice and dry.  The pedelec function on an E-Bike simply takes your effort, and multiplies it from 100% to 500%, depending on the setting you choose.  500% makes you ride like Superman.

We moved to our new location at 220 South Jackson, kitty corner to Seattle Lighting, in August.  We have been told my some of our vendors that we now have the largest E-Bike Store in the country.  With our hills, and our auto congestion, Seattle needs and deserves such a facility.

While we moved in August, our lease on the old location lasted until December 31.  So the last 10% or so just came in.  Some of it is out of date, or scratched.

All of it is CHEAP.  We have marked many bikes down 20-30% on the main floor.

Hazard a trip to our bargain basement, and see slightly distressed stuff marked down 40-90%.

GARAGISTAS, TAKE NOTE.... if you are a DIY kind of person, in the bargain basement area you will also find an amazing collection of tires, frames, baskets, rims, handlebars, headsets, and much much more, all parts, except certain European frames, are marked down 70-90% off, or fill a box and make us an offer!!!  No reasonable offer refused.

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Holiday Hours!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted December 26, 2017

Our sales floor will be closed for the holidays, reopening Tuesday, January 2nd.  To arrange a service pick-up or sales appointment between Tuesday, December 26th and Saturday, December 30th, please call the shop during regular business hours (10:30am - 6:00pm) at (206) 344-8000.  If you are unable to get through please email us with your inquiry to info@electricbikeseattle.com, and we will get back to as soon as possible.


Thanks for your business & happy holidays!


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Ease the last mile of your commute with innovative electric transportation!

Share this post Twitter Facebook Tumblr Email Posted December 14, 2017

A huge part of urban transport involves dealing with the last mile.  It may be three miles, or a half of mile, but it refers to how far you have to go to get to transit, and how far you have to go when you get off transit.  Ferry, bus, light rail, all the issue.  
If it is too far to transit you may drive.  If you have to drive even a short way to a park & ride, and then spend 40 minutes looking for a parking spot, you might say screw it, and drive in.  If you are a ferry commuter, the last thing you want to do is get in the car line, especially on Friday afternoons.  But, your distance from the ferry may be too far on one end or the other to walk, and you end up with the same parking issues.  For ferry riders, you cannot beat an E-Bike, pay one more dollar, get off at Bainbridge, and be in Poulsbo in 20 minutes.  But for the bus or rail, there is often not room for your bike.  We have three solutions so far for that:
#1. the Boosted Board Electric Skateboard
#2. the Evolve Electric Skateboard
#3. the Stigo, well, lets call it the ingenious Stigo, see the video.  Its from Estonia, where the Nokia phone is from.

The boards will take you where you want to go at 20 to 28 mph, and then you pick it up and get on the bus.  They are also a blast.  The Evolve even has optional 10 inch all terrain tires, so you can cut through the woods or across a field.
The Stigo is a tad slower, but you can sit on it, and it folds up to be even easier to handle than a board, as you can see from the video.
Next up, folding bikes, including an amazing carbon fiber folder designed by the McClaren race team.

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