Tuesday, March 4, 2014

If the Outlaw is Too Rich or Too Zippy, Try the Phantom X.......

The Prodeco Tech Phantom X is an amazing little runner for just $1399. Looking around our two e-bike campuses (San Francisco & Redwood City), I would point out that this bike has the most power for the money ratio.

Not only that. It folds in half. While not small enough to fit in your back pocket. Think of the fun you can make with this bike in the back of a car, rv or under your desk. Just ride it.

Use it to take you up the hills. Let gravity take you down. It's got a 500 WATT motor and it handles great. It's not as fast as the Prodeco Outlaw, but it's also a lot cheaper. Like $700 cheaper. That's a chunk.

Motostrano is the Bay Area's premier ebike store and the we are now stocking Prodeco Electric bikes.

Join us for an hour and learn about these great bikes or others. Our two show rooms are full of the best electric bikes available.

 prodeco tech phantom x

WOW- the Prodeco Tech Outlaw Is A Monster Ebike

We sell many kinds of ebikes. the Prodeco Tech Outlaw SS is unlike any other.

It's beefy with huge front suspension ready for downhill jaunts.

 prodeco tech outlaw ss electric mountain bike

It's wide, with fat Continental downhill tires.

It's tall with tons of clearance and wide handlebars.

This bike is a blast to ride and does best off-road. It could be used as a commuter too, but it's most fun when used as an up hill lift chair. Use the motor to get you up. Use gravity to get you down. Repeat.

If it had a fat KTM sticker on the side of the frame you wouldn't know the difference.

But, at just $2199 for this kind of non-stop fun, with no fill-ups and no oil changes, you can ride for ever and pay just pennies.

It's a blast.

We are the Prodeco Tech dealer for San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Visit us to test ride the Outlaw and you'll buy one.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Currie DASH Ebike Now Shipping

Want a powerful, slick looking ebike, made by a reliable company with a full warranty and great dealer network?

With the Currie iZIP e3 DASH electric bike, you may need look no further. At $2600 - yes, $2600 - you get an ebike that clocks in 28 MPH, is light weight and rides like a well made hybrid / path bike. The e3 Dash packs a huge amount of power and value into one bike and it's now available at Motostrano Redwood City and San Francisco.

Visit our store for a demo. Order yours today. 

Each electric bike we sell is professionally built by LEVA trained mechanics. We build them and service them and our sales persons can help you select the right bike. 

Our ebike stores are complete sales and service facilities staffed by trained professionals to help you. 

Bosch Electric Bike Motors for 2014

Since BOSCH announced its plans to enter the US market with a strong presence and a great support program, Motostrano customers have shown a great interest in this ebike platform.

Motostrano is in the fortunate position of being able to offer multiple brands of ebikes that will utilize the Bosch ebike motor and battery system.

With our main focus as a bike shop centered around the Felt brand- our goal is to be the premier spot for you to try and buy the Felt line of ebikes.

For 2014 Felt has said we'll get 2 different models of e-bikes, though we are not yet sure which ones they'll be. We hope we get the Fat bike ebike and a commuter hybrid, to start.

In the meantime, there's a long list of Haibike off-road ebikes that are scheduled to come to the United States and many of those can already be pre-ordered on our web site.

When asked, or not- we've explained to ebike makers that their ebikes need to be as reliable and dependable as an electric shaver. We should be able to plug them in and go, every time. This is what we're counting on with the Bosch system.

It's a beautiful motor. Bosch is proud of the fact that over 60 bike makers will rely on their system, including some of the best brands in the two wheeled world.

The Haibike and Felt ebikes will feature the Bosch Midmount Performance 36 Volt, 250 Watt motor. The ride of this system is very different from that of other ebike systems. With the motor and battery all tucked down low, the ride is planted and nimble with the motor and battery weight off of the wheels and rear of the frame. But the power is delivered extremely smoothly, unlike any other system on the market. It's hard to describe, so we recommend visiting our store when we get our Felt and Haibike ebikes in.

For 2014, Bosch released an all new system. This new technology features more powerful electronics and a very low-vibration motor. This translates to power delivery that you don't feel, except in the speed increasing as you ride. The motor uses an optimized 3-sensor concept to delivery power in the most efficient way possible.  50NM of torque. 45 KM top speed and it weighs jut 4KG. All out of a 250 watt motor. The The PowerPacks of the Performance Line are lithium-ion batteries with 300 Wh and 400 Wh, respectively. The PowerPack 400 Performance comes in two versions: as a rack or as a frame battery.

The other part of the equation is the Bosh PowerPack. The Powerpack 300 Performance mounts to the bike's frame. Featuring unmatched energy density, the battery management system offers optimal protection against overload, under-voltage, overheating and short circuit, and it also increases the long service life of the PowerPacks.

With all of this technology, we're glad that some major bike brands have partnered with Bocsh to deliver all of this power.

Additionally, being a long time Felt dealer, Motostrano's technicians will be well versed in the set-up and servicing of these bikes, both as a Felt dealer and also as LEVA trained technicians.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rent A Bike At Motostrano Redwood City or San Francisco

Motostrano / Suburbanbikes is the premier place to rent a bicycle in the San Francisco Bay area. 

We offer Hybrid, Mountain, Cruiser and Road bikes for rent. 

Our daily rates are as follows

$35.00       Hybrid Bike   (Felt Verza or similar)
$35.00       Cruiser Bike   (Felt Cruiser or similar)
$55.00       Mountain Bike   (Felt 29er 780 or similar)
$60.00       Road Bike     (Felt Z100 or similar)

$20            Trailers $20
$20            Tag-a-long 
$5              Helmet
$5              Lock

Deposit rates are as follows

$200           Hybrid Bikes & Cruisers
$400           Mountain Bikes & Road Bikes

A cleaning fee of $20 will be charged for any bike that is returned overly muddy

Prodeco Tech Electric Bikes Now Available in San Francisco

Motostrano is now the exclusive retail store for Prodeco Tech E-bikes in San Francisco.

Prodeco Tech electric bikes are hand assembled in the United States and new for the San Francisco area.

Known for their high power and easy to use ebikes, Prodeco bikes are also functional transportation and recreation bikes for commuters and weekenders.

The Prodeco Tech Outlaw ebike is one of the brand's most popular models, with a 28 MPH top speed, big suspension and a 700W motor. This a great up / down hill bike. It gobbles up hills and can tackle any San Francisco hill you can throw at it.

Commuters looking for a way to get around town on 2 wheels with some motor assist can check out the Prodeco bikes at either of the Motostrano stores. San Francisco and Redwood City.

1452 Bush St
San Francisco

926 Broadway St
Redwood City CA 94063

tel/text 650-918-6259

Electric bikes have become a popular and viable option as a car alternative for urban commuters. With operating costs in the pennies per day, after the initial purchase investment, an e-bike pays for itself in just a few months compared to a car where yearly operating costs can reach nearly $10,000.

Ebikes promote health, sustainable urban living and are emissions free. Put simply, they make life better.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Motostrano's California ""WINTER"" Fest Event Bike Show Swap Meet Music Thing


Motostrano's California ""WINTER"" Fest Event Bike Show Swap Meet Music Thing

It's ""Winter"" in California, which means we wear our t-shirts and short pants and BBQ and ride our beach cruisers to the beach as usual. It's also time for another Motostrano event of sorts. This year we'd like to have you come out to our Redwood City store with your single speed cruiser creations. Ratrod, Beach Cruiser, Board Tracker, Stretched Out Chopper, Vintage Restoration, BMX, Fixed, Custom Fab, Burning Man, Motorized, Bike.

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Motostrano California  ""WINTER"" Fest Event Bike Show Swap Meet Music Thing

December 14, Saturday, 1 PM

926 Broadway St, Redwood City, California

We'll Have: 

A Bike Show- all the stuff just mentioned above lined up to look at. 


LIVE BAND- Bring an extra can of RAID and check out the live music of THE ROACHEZ featuring one of our very own playing live. Ladies & Germs, The Roachez: Sloppy grunge surf punk duo. 

MOTOSTRANO / Suburbanbikes BIKE SALE- All bikes will be on sale, with particular attention given to  any of our cruiser and fixed gear inventory. Buy Dad or Mom or Bro or Sis that cool new ride for 2014. We sell Felt, Fuji, SE, 3G, Brooklyn, Leader and others.

ACCESSORIES SALE- all accessories will be on sale. Stocking stuffers and so forth. 

COFFEE- we'll be offering fresh dripped coffee

FOOD- we're working on the food 

Monday, September 30, 2013

E-Bike Demo Event @ Motostrano SF This Saturday.

Electric bicycles are erupting in California! Traffic is bad and getting worse. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are tired of being stuck in cars, getting fat in cars and looking for ways to slow down and speed up at the same time. E-bikes get you out of a car and let you experience the freedom of bike travel without the overly strenuous elements that work to make it too easy to get in a car when you need to get from point a to be. Let it happen!

Our San Francisco Saturday e-bike Demo Days continue this Saturday from 10Am to 5PM @ 1452 Bush St.  This is the San Francisco location for Motostrano / Suburbanbikes. Join us!
A2B Hero Eco demo bikes and staff will be with us and you can test ride the whole fleet of bikes on real San Francisco hills!
Join us for this miraculous event! Enjoy the thrill of gliding up hills with easy and navigating through traffic with greater agility than anything on 4 wheels. 
The A2B Hero Eco bikes offer a full range of electric bikes for all budgets and riding needs. From easy low cost folders to high speed uber-commuters, A2B has a bike to fit the need.