The reason you can find wonderful European Bikes at Seattle E-Bike is because, since I started the store 6 years ago, I have flown each year to Eurobike, in Freiderichshavn Germany. It is, by a factor of three, the largest bike and E-Bike show in the world.
In 2012, there were probably 10 E-Bike Brands at Eurobike taking up 2 percent of the show. This year, year 6 for me, there were at least 100 E-bike brands, the models taking up 15 percent or so of the space at the show, at least half of much more space as non assisted bikes. (Over half the space is highly specialized, like rows of booths just offering pedals.)
I always follow my Eurobike visit with visits to major European cities This year Stockholm, and Gdansk. Previous years Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Brussels, Brugge, Munich, Zurich, and various cities in France and Italy. Every year, I see that the Urban Core of the Norther European cities are becoming increasingly dominated by bicycles. In Amsterdam, more people own at least one bicycle (many own 4 or 5). More own bikes instead of owning a car. The Dutch are the leaders, in boat building and bike usage.
Now, now more than 40 percent of Dutch bicycle sales are electric bikes Here in Stockholm I rented a bike (non electric) because one look at the density and size of central Stockholm told me that it was the best way to travel. Riding around all day confirmed it. I must have seen 100,000 bikes, and between the bike paths and their general presence everywhere, they are respected by motorists and I felt safe even with an oh so slow, 20 inch heavy, 3 speed rental. But boy, did I wish I had an E-Bike. There is a reason E-Bike's are taking over Eurobike.
Seattle is ahead of most of the U.S. in bike use, but hopelessly behind Northern Europe.
Given the our ethos....green is good, its great to be outdoors, a little drizzle won't hurt you, and working your body is a virtue.... there can be only one reason bikes are not more prevalent in our traffic choked city.
Our hills! Yes, our hills! Kansas is mountainous compared to the Netherlands. The highest spot a Dutch person has to reach is 18 feet above sea level. Stockholm has grades, but not grades we would find noticeable. London, Berlin, Brugge, Brussels, are all extremely flat.
If you want to comfortably and frequently, ride up Cherry Street, or Queen Anne Ave, or Stone Way, or climb over Beacon to Rainier, or make the run out on Madison to the Lake, or 35th West in West Seattle, which has 33 times as much vertical that the entire country of the Netherlands, you have your work cut our for you.
Two must have links with great information for commuters
Gravity being immutable, you have two choices, if you want to really enjoy riding in Seattle, you can either work out hard an hour a day until you are 40, 2 hours a day until you are 60, and then three hours a day after that. Or.....you can flatten our hills through the miracle of lithium powered electrical assist. Still riding as hard as you wish, but going where you want, as far as you want and at speeds 50% to 200% faster, depending on the terrain.
Let's face facts, if we are going to get more of our aging butts back on bikes, and take back the City, you need an E-Bike.
Unless you are the athlete referenced above, you owe it to yourself and our City to find something that will get your butt back on a bike. Everyday, everywhere. Leave the car at home, maybe even sell it. Better it is parked at home than crawling at 2 mph downtown.
At Seattle E-Bike, we believe we have the most different bikes, and the best bikes We can find the right one for you. Call 206-344-8000 right now an make an appointment for a FREE test ride. As eloquent as I like to think I am, I cannot explain the joy and liberation that you feel in the first 5 minutes of your ride. Better than the day your parents took the training wheels off.
Stay tuned, when I get back from Europe, we will be introducing a device that will make E-Bikes even more useful than they already are!
We have prettied up our bikes, put them on pedestals on a pretty cedar wood, added extra accents and cedar to match the vibe and "vwa-la" here is a sneak peak, minus the complimentary aged cheese, wine and snacks of course:
We couldn't be more thrilled to have a beautiful shop to display our beautiful bikes. Though we have received several 2016 models already, we have many 2015 models that we are willing to discount while supplies last.
Come on the First Thursday Art walk and receive 10% off your purchase on ALL 2015 models.
Bring a friend who is interested in purchasing and receive CASH BACK for the referral!
We want you to benefit on the colder days of riding and why not make the new year a great way to start it off right by bettering yourself and your environment and getting OUT THERE and enjoying life, even if it means just another day at work!
We're doing it again. We are extending our business hours tomorrow until 8PM for those that are perusing around the Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk. We will again have some wine and cheese for those that want to enjoy a well-deserved refreshment. We will also be talking ebikes and SALES.
For those that get to this blog and notice our hours being later tomorrow, we will extend our sale pricing as shown in the previous blog below! We would love for our customers to get the best bang-for-buck with what we have to offer, especially during this time of the year when spending is at its' highest!
Come one come all... invite your friends, dogs, family and come say hi if that is all you intend to do! We love visits from our customers and we welcome you with pretty too-sweet-to-beat deals.
Seattle E-Bike is having a NOT ON BLACK FRIDAY sale!!!
Why? Because we chose to #OptOutside with the rest of the adventurous crowd. Don't worry though. We have the deals.
Our big sale is all day on Saturday from 10am - 6pm, so you and our staff can relax on Friday and do what you want and not have to fight the madness while in a tryptophan turkey daze.
E-Bikes make life more efficient and easier, and we think an e-bike sale should as well.
We do recognize it is the Christmas shopping season so starting this Sunday we will be open until the last Sunday before Christmas from 12-5 pm.
This Saturday, everything in the store is at least 10% off. This includes our best selling models such as: Blix, Focus, Kalkhoff, Emazing, Raleigh, and Johnny Loco. All accessories will be 30% off!!
Check out our doorbusters that are marked 20-50% OFF, many of which are listed below!
IZIP e3 Metro
Was $2,950 NOW $2,499
IZIP e3 Peak
Was $3,100 NOW $2,399
IZIP e3 Dash
Was $2,900 NOW $2,199
IZIP e3 Zuma
Was $2,550 NOW $1,899
IZIP e3 Compact
Was $1,850 NOW $900
IZIP e3 SUMO
Was $3,999 NOW $3,199
IZIP e3 Path+
Was $2,400 NOW $1,799
Was $2,999 NOW $2,200
Was $3,499 NOW $2,350
Was $2,499 NOW $1,750
Was $2,999 NOW $2,200
Sondors W/ extra battery, computer, and upgrades (trade in)
Was $2,000 NOW $999
Prodeco Stride with accessories (Consignment)
Was $1,399 NOW $900
SEV eTricks Pitlane Scooter
Was $5,399 NOW $4,000!
Tommisea Fat Sand Cruiser Bikes (3sp)
Was $699 NOW $299
Tommisea Fat Sand Terrain Bikes (8sp)
Was $999 NOW $599
Was $3,495 NOW $1,600
Tommisea Kids fat cruiser bike
Was $179 NOW $25
Lampociclo vintage board racer with eRad motor kit
Was $4,999 NOW $4,000
Though this pricing is only for one day, the sale will go on at not-so-aggressive discounts following our Black Saturday sale.
A 30% minimum deposit on a bike on sale can be held for up to 7 days until it needs to be paid in full.
All E-Bike purchasers will receive 40% off all accessories with e-bike purchase only. This does not include labor pricing.
Returns do not apply to e-bikes marked on sale. All sales are final.
Free tune-up on every electric bike we sell still stands: within 3 months or 100 miles of use.
Wait the extra day and enjoy the sunny Friday weather. Come in on Saturday and try some e-bikes when it's not so chaotic downtown. E-Bikes let you climb those hills with ease so you can see the remarkable views our Pacific Northwest climate is blessed with. You deserve it.
Photo Credit: Mara Leite Photography
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Now go love eachother, make some excellent food and don't take life for granted ya hear?
Shop on Black Friday and get an additional 5% OFF!
**Keep in mind, we will be closing Wednesday, November 26th at 2pm and will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, the 27th. On Black Friday, the madness will begin at 10am and go until 6pm or whenever customers stop buying!**
Don't let this amazing deal pass you and your loved ones by! Get them something for Christmas that will benefit their health and the environment. What better gift can you ask for?!
Give us a call today to set up an appointment or put a deposit down.
Polaris has awarded Seattle E-Bike it's highest dealer status -- we are now a Factory Fixture Store!!
This makes us the flagship Polaris E-Bike store in the Northwest. To celebrate, Polaris offered us a special buying opportunity on two containers of the 2013 Meridian, the flagship of Polaris’ superb fleet of E-Bikes. It is Polaris’ purpose to build the ultimate urban commuter. The tires are half of the width of other Polaris e-bikes, which are specially designed to handle the higher pressure efficiency commuting requires. However, unlike many commuter bikes, it has a 75 mm SunTour AVX suspension front forks so comfort is maintained, even with the hyper-efficient running gear. Only the Meridian has fenders and headlight standard, again consistent with its commuter mission.
Regularly $2999, our special buy allows us to offer it for $1999! It is available in the standard configuration in gunmetal or the easy-to-board ST-1 in white. The Meridian is limited in production and, therefore, very hard to find so we are excited to have this opportunity to share with you! Come on over to our new location to check out this superb hybrid commuter!
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