Visit us at the Arlington Fly-In July 7-9

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The team at Seattle E-bike is taking our show on the road for the Arlington Fly-In this weekend.  We are loading up the van with our camping gear and some of the coolest e-bikes on the market today. Stop by our booth and test drive a Swiss engineered Stromer. Go 36MPH down the tarmac on a retro-styled Vintage Electric. We'll even have folding bikes from Blix and GoCycle that will fit on your plane.  For more information on the event, cruise over to their website - www.arlingtonflyin.org.  We're looking forward to a weekend of family, flying, and fun!

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Seattle E-bike will be closed in observance of Independence Day this Sunday through Tuesday.  We will reopen on Wednesday July 5th.  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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In the market for an E-Bike? Schedule a consultation today!

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At Seattle E-bike, we realize finding the right electric bike to fit your needs can be quite a process With all the different options available, the process can be overwhelming Our sales staff is here to help. We offer consultations by appointment. Simply contact us and we’ll ask you a few questions and then schedule a time for you to come into our showroom. We’ll already have a selection of bikes assembled, adjusted, and ready for you to test drive.

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Check out one of our favorite Fat Bikes from Easy Motion

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Lately we are crazy about the EVO Big Bud from Easy Motion.  When conditions get nasty, the Big Bud is truly your best friend. Featuring massive traction with its 4” wide knobby tires, it literally doubles-down by driving both front and rear wheels by combining a 350W rear hub motor with a 250W front hub motor. Being a Pro model, power is provided by a 600Wh EVO battery. The Big Bud is Big Fun.

The EVO AWD, with its four riding modes, allows maximum reactivity and assistance whatever the terrain is like.
  • AWD: Dual motors with sliding control. The system detects sliding between the motors (>5% difference in the rotation) adapting the power of each motor giving total traction control to the bicycle.
  • ECO: Optimized motors (start with the rear motor and rolling with the forward one) obtaining less consumption.
  • 100% Rear
  • 100% Forward

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    The E-Bike Evolution

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    Bicycles are more than a century old and the fundamental design has remained relatively unchanged.  This is for a good reason, attributable to its efficiency in harnessing our power, allowing us to move through our environment with minimal wasted energy.  Miraculous is not too strong a word in regard to the bicycle.  Transportation has evolved with the advent of the steamship, the train, the automobile, the jet, and even now, as we see commercial space flight boldly going where no one has gone before.  The bike still remains the most efficient, save for the ship, but you cannot take a ship down the Burke Gilman Trail! Simply put, bikes can go places that none of those other things can and an E-Bike is even better.  With the recent advents in battery technology adding up to a mere weight penalty of about nine to sixteen pounds, electric bikes are able to multiple the power of the human up to five times for the mildly athletic, three times for a Tour de France racer, and seven times for us ordinary weekend warrior schlubs.  Everywhere a bike can go, so can an E-Bike.  Commute comfortably without working up a sweat at up to 20 miles per hour on the flats.  Pedal up the ten percent grade of Queene Anne at 10 miles per hour without the exhaustive training it would take to win one's first Olympic medal.  You can also ride a fat bike up a snow covered ski trail and blast down in two feet of powder.  You can ride on sand, mountain trails, or just around the city, and with an E-Bike everyone in your riding group makes great time.

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    Lithium-ion technology plus bicycles are the perfect marriage for urban dwellers!

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    Relatively speaking it takes very little power to power an LED light bulb, or a phone, or sound plugs in your ears.  It takes a tremendous amount more to move things, especially heavy things, like people.  Inertia must be initially overcome, and then friction is an ongoing problem.  The ultimate friction reducer for people is the bicycle.  It is so perfect, the basic format has not changed from when the telephone was invented, through when Voyager left the solar system and onward -- just add ons.

    Electric motors are the add on with a difference.   They conquer inertia far better than carbon fueled motors.  The two types of motors are roughly equal in dealing with friction.  EXCEPT, friction, whether air or road, is relentless, and requires your energy source to endure.

    Gasoline sucks for many reasons, as those of us who have had to start a siphon know especially well, but it has about 10 times the energy density (work done per pound) of an ordinary flashlight battery.

     Lithium narrows that gap dramatically, to about three-fold.  For autos, it means Teslas still have to carry a $40,000 battery pack in the floor, weighing hundreds of pounds, in order to perform like a Beamer.   But so much weight, so much friction, so much money. 

    Yet only six pounds of lithium cobalt or lithium manganese batteries will push a bike 120 miles in Kansas, maybe 75 miles in our hills, and maintain typical Seattle traffic speeds.  Actual those speeds are becoming atypical as the rush hours expand to 7 hours a day.

    But wait, there's more!  the above figures are before you add your own energy, whether a relaxed pedal in the park, or a future tor former Tour de France racer.  You can increase your speed into the 30's and add 25 percent to your range!

     Perhaps most important to urban bicyclists is that electric bikes beat almost every gas guzzler to 15 and get you across the intersection first when the light changes. Remember what we said about electric motors and inertia.

    The result:   you can hold your lane without feeling pressure to move near the curb and weight for the rear-view mirror of a pickup to hit you in the back.  Bikes have a right to the road, and E-Bikes make it work.  Your bike commute time can be better than a car in many cases, and if you pull back just a bit, you can arrive without wanting a shower.  If you ride mainly for pleasure, the once pleasant 10 mile outing is now 20 or 30 miles.   

     Lithium batteries take a charge about 10 times as fast as the old ones, and last about 10 times as long. 

    Most of all, E-Bikes are indescribably fun to ride.  You should take a test ride to understand.  Accept the gift of the perfect efficiency of the bicycle, now augmented by lithium electric motors.  Come in and try our amazing two wheeled machines. Take 15 or 20 minutes, then look us in the eye and tells us true that it was not way cool, and we will give you a ten-dollar bill. (While supplies last). Seattle E-Bike, we make, sell and repair urban transportation for this century.  

     

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    Coming Soon -- A New Seattle E-Bike to Serve You Better!

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    In November of 2011, Seattle E-Bike first opened its doors at 222 First Ave South in Pioneer Square in a 1200 square foot space.  In January of 2014 we moved to our current shop, expanding to 2950 square feet at 570 First Avenue South, hard by the stadium the Seahawks and Sounders call home.  The E-Bike market is now full of momentum and exploding at both at the retail and commercial levels.  Due to this, we are happy to announce we are moving to a new home once again – a 6000 square foot store at 220 South Jackson Street.  Our new location will feature an impressive 3000 square foot service and repair shop where our experienced mechanics and technicians can work on all types of bikes, electric or otherwise.

    Currently we are refinishing its 110-year-old Douglas.  It will be beautiful.  This will be our first truly intermodal store, which is important as E-Bikes are increasingly being adopted as a means of transportation perfect for conquering not only Seattle’s notorious traffic, but also its hilly topography.  The northern exit of the King Street Station will take commuters right past our doors and we will be less than two blocks from both the International District and Pioneer Square Metro Stations.  Check back for updates as we work hard to bring you the new flagship home of Seattle E-Bike with expanded repair services!

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    Check out what Northwest Yachting has to say about Seattle E-Bike and the GoCycle G3

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    We recently sat down with the folks at Northwest Yachting to discuss our extensive line of e-bikes.  We feature the GoCycle G3 which is perfect for the cruising life style.  Head on over to their website to read all about this powerful and portable model or visit us and see one today!

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    Do You Enjoy Your Commute Yet?

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    If you're a resident of Seattle, you know. If you drive in Seattle, you really know.

    The traffic congestion is worsening on a daily basis and there's no relief in sight.

    Even with ST3's Proposition 1 passing, it's too little, too late. Seattle and its outlining regions are currently struggling to transport their residents effectively through a dwindling and deteriorating transportation infrastructure. Reliance on state and city planning has proven ineffective in dealing with the realities population growth.

    The truth is plain, simple and straightforward: it's up to us to change the way we get from A to B.

    An electric assisted pedal bike (E-Bike), provides its rider the freedom from gridlock, the range to commute and the option exercise as intensely as desired. With electric assist, huge hills are flattened, making what was once a daunting ride much less challenging. On an E-bike, your commute becomes fun and invigorating - all while doing your part to unclog the transportation system and eliminate carbon emissions.

    We're seeing that more and more people are discovering the freedom that e-bikes provide their riders. Additionally, our e-bikes aren't required to be licensed, use no costly fuel, are zero emission and are immune from parking tickets! So, if you like to save money and time, the next bit might also interest you...

    E-bikes are an absolute blast to ride! When you visit us at Seattle E-Bike for a free test ride, you'll see what we mean. There's really no way to explain the sensation. The assisted pedal power lets you accelerate quickly and travel faster. Riding one is exhilarating and it's safer because you can keep up with urban traffic, maintain lane position and get from A to B faster. With more than 25 international brands in stock, financing resources and a show room staffed with friendly knowledgeable, no-pressure staff, we'll work closely with you to find your perfect E-bike.

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    Saturday Morning Rides Now Open to the Public!

     

    Saturday mornings in Seattle are the perfect time to bond with fellow bikers. Here at Seattle E-Bike, we strongly believe that bike rides are essential to bonding our team so that’s why we have started Saturday morning rides, now open to the public!

     

    We leave Saturday morning at 8:00am from our store, which is located at 570 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104, right next to CenturyLink stadium. We ride down to Pike Place Market for breakfast and then explore Seattle for a little while before heading back. The route is always slightly different, but equally as fun each time!

     

    We are hoping to encourage more of you to join us for our Saturday morning rides on your own ebike or non-motorized bicycle. If you don’t yet have a bike but are interested in an electric bike, it is also a great time to test ride an ebike. All you have to do is call at least 24 hours in advance of the ride and we will be happy to have an ebike ready for you to ride bright and early on Saturday morning.

     

    We will continue this tradition all year long, so mark your calendars folks and let’s ride into the evolution of ebikes together!

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    Visit us at the Arlington Fly-In July 7-9

    The team at Seattle E-bike is taking our show on the road for the Arlington Fly-In this weekend.  We are loading up the van with our camping gear and some of the coolest e-bikes on the market today. Stop by our booth...

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Seattle E-bike will be closed in observance of Independence Day this Sunday through Tuesday.  We will reopen on Wednesday July 5th.  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

    In the market for an E-Bike? Schedule a consultation today!

    At Seattle E-bike, we realize finding the right electric bike to fit your needs can be quite a process With all the different options available, the process can be overwhelming Our sales staff is here to help. We offer consultations...

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