Seattle E-Bike - IT'S BAAAAACK!!!!


Almost 7 years ago, this sign was installed at Seattle E-Bike's first location at the corner of Main and 1st Ave South in Pioneer Square. We grew, and moved to 570 1st Ave South, the sign did as well.  Unfortunately, that is when the vandalism started. One well-thrown pebble disables 25% of the sign and costs $700 to repair. We thought about encasing it in Lucite but it would have reduced the impact. I spent thousands trying to keep up but it was hopeless - until now.

Now we are at our truly grand store at 220 South Jackson Street. The Pioneer Square Preservation District Board will not let us erect the sign outside, for which I now thank them. It is mounted in the store, visible out each side, and 10 feet from my desk. I replaced the neon, feeling this beautiful sign now has a safe home visible to all but safe inside.

One of our customers blew up a photo to poster size and has it over their bed. You can't buy that kind of publicity!

We're now thinking of making our own posters. If you would like one, let me know. They will be 24" by 36" and will probably cost about $25. If we get a hundred takers. Or you can just stop by, and do a selfie!

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European Bikes at Seattle E-Bike

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!

Ride safe, but Ride. 


Brian Nordwall, Founder, Seattle E-Bike.

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Seattle E-Bike Teams Up With Starbucks

 

The Seattle E-Bike team is very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Starbucks! This Wednesday, June 8, 2016 we made our debut outside the Starbucks World Headquarters. We have made an agreement with Starbucks to offer free e-bike test rides right outside their front door. Every Wednesday and Friday from 11:00am- 1:00pm, the team will be out there showcasing the various electric bike lines that we have to offer.

Whether you are a Starbucks employee, on a lunch break in the area, or thinking of electric bikes but don't know what to expect, come down for a free test ride! It has never been easier to get a feel for an electric bike, get more information on any bikes we have on display, or to make an appointment to try any bike we have in store. 

Stay up-to-date with our Twitter to find out what bikes we are showing for the day!

Note: We will be closed Friday, June 9, 2016 for a team building exercise, but you can find us at Starbucks next Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Details about the photo displayed: The Blix Vika, one of the three electric bikes that we showcased at the Starbucks World Headquarters on June 8, 2016.

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Fire Sale Pricing List :

Dear Seattle E-Bike Customer:

You may have heard or read that we are having THE biggest sale since we've opened.  It is both a clearance and a sale of the bikes that were involved in the fire.  Most of those bikes just had to have soot wiped off of them and are perfect and new. Still, we don’t feel right charging full price and are reducing them to 10% or more with full warranty coverage. Bikes that were hit by sprinkler water have been reduced 20% or more. We are also having a sale on all accessories 10% to 70%. Below is a list of what is available as of this morning. 

Come in and trade up or buy a bike for a loved one!! This sale is going on through Sunday only!

Bike Name

MSRP

Discount

Stealth Bomber

$10,800.00

30%

Johnny Loco Coupe Kid Carrier (White)

$2,999.00

25%

Johnny Loco Coupe Kid Carrier (Black)

$2,999.00

25%

Johnny Loco Messenger (Cream)

$899.00

25%

Prodeco Mariner 7

$1,399.00

25%

Lampociclo eRad 750w (Gloss pastel green)

$4,399.00

20%

Lampociclo 250w (Matte pastel green)

$3,999.00

20%

Lampociclo eRad 750w (Rustic silver)

$4,399.00

20%

Cicli Blume Fuxia Fixed Gear

$899.00

20%

Cicli Blume Fixed Gear (Red, white and blue)

$899.00

20%

Cicli Blume Countrywoman Cruiser (Lt. blue)

$1,599.00

15%

Cicli Blume Countryman Cruiser (Cream)

$1,599.00

15%

Cicli Blume Road Bike (Yellow)

$1,399.00

15%

Velix Speed700 (Red)

$4,499.00

10%

TNA Small Folding e-bike (White)

$899.00

20%

Prodeco Phantom X2

$1,499.00

20%

IZIP e3 Zuma, Standard Frame, Size L (Grey w/ blue)

$2,550.00

10%

IZIP e3 Zuma, Step-through Frame (White w/ red)

$2,550.00

10%

Worksman Mover Trike (Black)

$1,299.00

20%

Worksman Mover Trike (Blue)

$1,499.00

20%

HPC Full Suspension 1500w, 13AH (Black)

$4,499.00

20%

Vanmoof Electrified, 250w (Cream)

$2,998.00

20%

Ti Trike 250

$5,595.00

20%

Ace Red Motor E-bike

$4,499.00

25%

Ace Red Motor E-bike

$4,499.00

25%

Emazing DaedalusPV, Size XL (Black)

$1,599.00

10%

Volcanic Red w/500w Falco eMotor kit

$3,859.00

10%

IZIP e3 SUMO Fat Electric Bike, Size L

$3,999.00

10%

IZIP e3 Compact Folding Bike (Black)

$1,599.00

15%

IZIP e3 Metro Cargo/Utilitarian e-bike (Black w/ turquoise)

$2,950.00

10%

IZIP e3 Metro Cargo/Utilitarian e-bike (Black w/ turquoise)

$2,950.00

10%

IZIP 2014 e3 Peak, Size M (Black w/ green)

$3,000.00

20%

IZIP 2015 e3 Peak, Size M (Black w/ yellow)

$3,100.00

10%

Focus Jarifa, Size S (Black w/ green)

$3,899.00

10%

Focus Aventura 2.0, Size S (Grey)

$3,799.00

10%

eProdigy Whistler, Size S (Black)

$2,499.00

20%

Polaris Course, Semi-stepthrough (White)

$2,999.00

25%

Polaris Rail, Semi-stepthrough (Cream w/ bwn leather)

$2,499.00

25%

Polaris Rail, Standard frame (Charcoal)

$2,499.00

25%

Polaris Rail, Standard frame (Charcoal)

$2,499.00

25%

Polaris Aapex, Semi-stepthrough (Red)

$2,999.00

25%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

35%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Orange)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand E-Monster, 1500w,  15” Frame (Yellow)

$3,495.00

35%

Fat Sand Bike Cruiser II, 17” Frame (Black)

$699.00

30%

Fat Sand Bike Terrain Destroyer ADULT, 19” Frame (Green)

$1,299.00

35%

Fat Sand Bike KIDS Terrain Destroyer, Tiny (Black)

$179.00

50%

Fat Sand Bike KIDS Terrain Destroyer, Tiny (Pink)

$179.00

50%

Accessories: Ranging from 10% to as much as 70% off!

 

10-70%

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NEW Spring/Summer Hours!

Ask and you shall receive! Though we like to still consider Mondays as our Fun-Day, we have opened up our doors for Sunday, allowing all week day workers more time to come in on their spare weekend hours! 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 11-6

Wednesday: 11-6

Thursday: 11-6

Friday: 11-6

Saturday: 10-5

Sunday: 12-5

Call us today to set up an appointment to test ride your favorite ebike or just stop in and we will be happy to assist you! (206) 344-8000 or info@electricbikeseattle.com

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Brammo Empulse R model: IN STOCK!

Ever wanted to buy an electric motorcycle but wanted to see prices go down or save a little more before you take the plunge? Well, now is a good time because you can buy a virtually new Brammo Empulse R for only $13,999.00!  

 We have be chosen to represent an individual who recently acquired a 2013 Brammo, Empulse R, only had an opportunity to put 200 miles on it, and circumstances now require a sale. This black, top of the line machine, with astounding acceleration, stunning good looks, in excess of 100 miles in range, and 0-60 in 4 seconds AND 110 mph top speed, is available for only $13,999.00, that is $5K OFF the original price!! Check out our website to learn more about the these stunning motorcycles in the Brammo section HERE.  These pictures are of the actual motorcycle as well! Save BIG while you eliminate your carbon footprint and get the best acceleration from a motorcycle out there, electrified or not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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