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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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 Polaris eBikes have arrived!

We are delighted with the new product line Polaris has debuted for 2015. They have not only incorporated regenerative braking/coasting, but these rides are FAST! Not mention a big thumbs up on their design! We are always appreciative of batteries being built into the frames without losing the rigidity of the bike and stylish appeal. We find them to really be the superior bike for the coming 2015 year and are thrilled to announce their arrival at last. The Fat Bikes are especially good looking with a rugged but functional ride for everyday use as well. Most importantly, they have really listened and took a major leap in their new product line compared to their last in terms of overall performance, with some of their models reaching speeds of 25+ MPH!  

 

Check out some of their bikes:

 

To top it off, we were able to make a special arrangement which will allow us to offer 5% OFF our first TEN 2015 models sold. Say WHAT?!  Why wait? Come in for a test drive already!

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Our extensive Fat Bike Line-Up

Fat e-Bikes, is there anything they can't do? Anywhere they can't go?

Well, yes:

1. The Moon (although they would work great once they got there)

2. Certain other obscure locations in the Galaxy

BUT, that being said, when it comes to tackling sand dunes on the beach, shredding in snow up to 10" deep, or traversing cross country ski trails (fat e-bikes are legal there); handling swamps, mud, cobblestone streets, crossing railroad tracks and curbs at any angle, or climbing 35 degree slopes, the Fat E-Bike is up to the challenge, and for the true adventurer, your go-anywhere machine.

Seattle E-Bike brought the first Fat Bikes to the area, quickly followed by the first E-Fats ( E-Monster). Then we worked with Polaris on their Fat E-bike (the Sabre). Now we manufacture our own (Kulshan), selecting top of the line motors installed in shop and available as both hub motors and center drives. And for the cycle purist we also make a Carbon Fat: at 29 lbs (we can get to 27) which lets you pedal unassisted and fly through the air on single trails and downhills.

As more and more people experience the joy of riding a Fat E-bike, snow is fast becoming one of the greatest places to ride.

Come in for a test ride on any of our Fat Tire bikes, & for the month of February we are offering 40% off on all our Fat Sand brand bikes, including the E-monster.

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Next Stop: DUNEFEST

Hello fellow bike riders,

So far, this past summer has been a fantastic year for our business, thanks partly to our beautiful Seattle summer weather. For those that have supported us, we can't thank you enough and hope you are enjoying your summer rides as much as we are!  We've listened to your feedback and we are taking big leaps in the evolution of our company. Please stay tuned for future updates! 

On to our most recent event coming up this week: DUNEFEST!  This will be our first year participating in this event, located on the Oregon coast, and we are going in with a bang.  We are proud to be one of the sponsors of the event so if you are planning on attending please don't hesitate to stop by our booth!

Here are a few reasons why:

- Fat Bikes. Fat Bikes. Fat Bikes. We will have an enormous inventory of fat bikes to choose from, including standard fats, electric fats for regulated roads and high-speed, high-torque off-roading. Don't forget to bring the kids over as well because the newly-released Fat Sand bikes for kids will be debuted at our booth as well! We will also have some of our popularly-sold electric models at the event to broaden e-bike use outside of the dirty, off-road tracks.

-The AMP by Epic Electric Vehicles.

This 4-wheeled beast is your ultimate off-road companion! With 40 kilowatts (that's 54 horse power!!) equipped with the ultra-durable Fox shocks, this all-terrain machine can take you at speeds of 45+ miles per hour and up to 50 miles on a single charge.  There really is not any kind of terrain that you can't go on with this rig.  We are more than thrilled to be debuting the AMP at a couldn't-be-more-fitting festival and we highly suggest you come by our station to see the hype with your own eyes yourself!

 

-Our OWN TRACK for free test rides! That is right. You heard it. We will be allowing inquiring folks to take a spin with our bikes.  Seriously, what more could you ask for? A little bit of dirt and effortlessly silent acceleration on a beautiful track will be all you need to justify coming out to DuneFest and stopping by to speak with some of the wisest people in the biz.

 

Need we say more? Come get dirty with us and learn more about our products first-hand and get some more adventure in your life! Tis' the season! 

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Introducing Seattle E-Bike's New Chief Mechanic and $50 Spring Tune-Up Special

Introducing Seattle E-Bike’s Chief Mechanic Sawyer Hoverter!


We are thrilled to announce that we have a new highly skilled and very experienced Chief Mechanic! Sawyer comes to us with a decade of bike mechanic experience on every kind of bike (traditional and electric) from the dirtiest of commuters to the shiniest of racing machines, from cargo bikes of all kinds to BMX bikes. He is also experienced with Shimano Nexus, Alfine and all of the internal gear systems, like those on our Fat Bikes. 

Sawyer performed over 1000 tune-ups a year for five years as an apprentice and then mechanic at Aaron’s Bicycle Repair in West Seattle. He also was a mechanic for two years at Georgetown’s Bike So Good and at Cycle University’s training facility. In addition, Sawyer served as Operations Manager at a large BMW motorcycle shop, so he brings years of organizational and administrative experience to Seattle E-Bike as well as his mechanical expertise. A lifelong Northwest native, Sawyer graduated from the University of Washington where he was on the rowing team and majored in Fine Arts.
 
Sawyer is transforming our repair shop! He is so competent and skilled; we are all breathing easier knowing he’s there to support our customers and their bikes. We encourage you to bring your bike in and have him take a look. He’s here Tuesday-Saturday. Call (206) 344-800 or email info@electricbikeseattle.com to schedule your tune-up or repair appointment today!


 Sawyer shows how surprisingly light our Fat Bikes are!

Spring $50 Tune-Up Special 

Bring your bike in between now and the end of May for our introductory Spring Tune Special which includes:

  • Safety check. We’ll perform a detailed inspection of the frame, components, and the bits holding everything together. All fasteners will be torqued to proper specification.
  • Minor wheel truing. The wheels are what make your bicycle what it is, so keeping them in good shape (round) is a top priority.
  • Drivetrain cleaning and lubrication. We will wash the chain, gears, front and rear derailleurs, then re-lubricate everything with a powerful anti-squeak fluid.
  • Shifting adjustments. From Sturmey to Campy, if the gear changes can be improved, we can do it. Shimano, SRAM, Suntour, Bendix, those too.
  • ​Brake adjustments. If your bike has brakes we will make them work as well as possible. No anti-squeak fluid here, just a good mechanical set-up.
Labor for this service would normally be $75+. For the spring special we are charging $50 for labor, and any parts or additional services are extra. Depending on the reaction to this special tune-up deal, wait time may be up to a week. We will do our best to return your bike in a day or two. 


Prodeco 2013s available!
We are getting some Prodeco 2013s in stock at the store and we can also order them for you relatively quickly. Check out this sleek White Stride! 




As always, we love to hear from you! Please send us your pictures, ideas, comments, and stories. Stop in any time! 


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Seattle E-Bike at the Fat Birkie Races AND Seattle Bicycle Expo this Weekend!

This weekend is about to be a busy one, but an exciting one nonetheless! As the sun peeks through the clouds more frequently, more of us are feeling the urge to hop on those dusty bicycles! The Bicycle Expo is a perfect way to get your mind back into gear and start riding again. The show will be going on Saturday and Sunday, however our staff will be there only for the first part of Saturday, between 12-3 pm, as we team up with the adventurously informed Outdoors NW booth located upstairs at the convention show! We will be sporting the mouth-dropping Fat E-Monster, along with information about the rest of the products we sell! Come check us out!

In the meantime, we will be sponsoring the Fat Birke Race taking place in Hayword, Wisconsin! Aaron Swanson is geared up and ready to race on behalf of us and will be riding one of our very own Fat Bikes! Pictures to follow, of course.

If you are at either of these events, feel free to stop by and visit us! This will be quite an exciting weekend!

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All-Season Fat Bikes are IN at Seattle E-Bike

ALL-season bikes are IN. Pick one up from us TODAY! We stock all kinds of fat tire bikes from electric to non-electric...

Here are a couple of links to recent news coverage of how much fun people are having on fat bikes in the Methow Valley this winter:

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Fat-tire-biking-in-the-snow-186350192.html

http://seattletimes.com/html/outdoors/2020250680_snowbikesmethowxml.html

These bikes work amazingly well in any snowy area as a great alternative to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Come try them out today at Seattle E-Bike. We have electric and non-electric fat bikes in many colors both for sale and for rent. 

Our fat bikes are guaranteed to put a big smile on your face!

The electric fat bikes we have are _super_ fun in the snow--you can get assistance with pedaling when you want it without any smelly gasoline or loud motor noise that you get with snowmobiles. Electric bikes are virtually silent and just help you enjoy the peace and quiet of being out in the snow.

Here's a pic of our mechanic Tim having a blast on our Seattle E-Bike trip to the snow in December:

Contact us for more information or to schedule your test ride at (206) 344-8000 or mikaela@electricbikeseattle.com. 

Our website has more information about our fat bikes at http://www.electricbikeseattle.com/collections/fat-bikes--check it out!

 

 

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