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. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

San Francisco E-Bike Store Initiates Green Cities Voucher Discount

Life is better on an e-bike.

You've seen them wiz by you on the street. Those happy e-bikers have something going for them, not the least of which is the happy feeling of zipping around town effortlessly and silently on a swift moving bicycle that go anywhere and park anywhere and has no operating expense. No gas to fill. No oil to change. No insurance to pay for. No license to have.

E-bikes take up less space, leaving more city for everyone.
E-bikes take the sweat out of finding a parking place and e-bikes help us stay fit by keeping us active and keeping us mobile.

To help expedite the growth of e-bikes in our city, we're initiating a GREEN CITIES Voucher Discount for any electric bike we sell. This voucher is good for $100 off the purchase price of any of our bikes. One voucher may be used per e-bike bought.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Electric Bicycle Repair - San Francisco and Redwood City

As an e-bike specialist - Motostrano provides complete bicycle repair services for all makes and models of electric bicycles. 

With our store in San Francisco at 1452 Bush St,  you can buy an e-bike and have it fully serviced at our store for your convenience. Over the years we have developed unique service systems and checklists based on concepts of bike maintenance and customer feedback. Using our skills in general bicycle mechanics, combined with advanced electrical troubleshooting, we can fix just about any bike. 

We service all makes and models of electric bikes including Currie Tech iZip and Eflow, Stromer, Ultra Motor, A2B, Kettler, Polaris, BH Easy Motion, Juiced Riders and others. 

Some brands and models, we cannot fix. Over the years, e-bike companies have come and gone. A bike made and designed in China has a high likelihood of not being fixable because it was't designed to be worked on. Many of these brands you'll find selling on Ebay or Amazon. They are designed so cheaply and with such little thought, that once they break, they should be thrown out.  Before you waste time and money buying an e-bike "online" we highly recommend talking to one of our sales people about the pitfalls of buying cheap chinese e-bikes. 

The bike brands you see on our web site are all serviceable bikes that if cared for can last a long time. 

We fix motors, electrical systems, batteries, drive systems and brakes. Common problems with e-bike motors require either complete overhaul or complete replacement. 

We also provide e-bike upgrades such as e-bike brake upgrades, seat modifications and control upgrades. We also sell e-bikes and e-bike kits.  Our sales and tech staff can make recommendations on the best parts to

2 Locations to serve you:

1452 Bush St, San Franscisco +1-415-580-1452

926 Broadway St, Redwood City +1-650-780-9306

Monday, September 23, 2013

Motostrano SF Electric Bike Demo Saturday

Hey, if you missed our San Francisco store opening last Saturday due to all that nasty rain, but you want to learn about e-bikes, we're having one of the many planned demo ride events this Saturday from 10 to 2. Currie Technologies will be on hand with 10 or 15 of their iZip and Eflow electric bikes for demo on a real San Francisco hill. See you here.

WHERE: 1452 BUSH St, San Francisco, California 

WHEN: Sept 28, this saturday, 10AM to 2PM. 

WHY: Because e-bikes are great and we'll have some here for you to try before you buy

And you can get a discount on any bike sold that day!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Motostrano SF Store Opens September 21.

We are very excited to announce the Official Opening of Motostrano's new San Francisco
store location at 1452 Bush St. and invite you to attend our opening event from 2PM to
7PM, Saturday September 21. 

The Motostrano SF store will have a heavy focus on electric bicycles, as well as modern urban bikes
and related bicycle technology. 
As an extension of our main headquarters in Redwood City - the Motostrano SF store will promote, sell
and service very unique electric bicycles to customers who require high quality products with great design and  functionality. 

Motostrano SF is a bicycle technology store and showroom, modeled on the boutique shop idea,
featuring urban bicycles and e-bicycles for both men and women, recreational riders and commuters.

Brands carried include Currie Tech, A2B, BH Easy Motion, Juiced Riders, Urban Arrow, Polaris, 
Stealth, Haibike, Grace, Biruni and ItalJet. Just to name a few. 

We'll also offer riders a range of accessories and clothing to fit the unique needs of e-bike riders. 

In addition to our e-bikes, our SF store will be a concept store for the wildly popular Vanmoof urban bicycles from Amsterdam. 
With our location in San Francisco right off Van Ness and SF's Auto Row- our intention is for the e-bike to gain center stage in the urban environment as a viable transportation option for city dwellers. 

With our expertise in e-bikes and moto gear- customers have come to rely on our staff and store for service,
support and expert advise. 

In addition to the kick-off event on Saturday the 21st, we'll be hosting product demos in the week that follows with an e-bike demo set for September 28th

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Warp 9 Supermoto Wheels- Yamaha WR

, originally uploaded by motostrano.

Some Beautiful Warp 9 Supermoto wheels in blue and gold and black. Yamaha.

Motostrano's SF Store @ 1452 Bush St

1452 Bush St, a set on Flickr.

The build-out on our SF store is in the works! We started moving in last week and the store is filling up with bikes and product. We are sometimes open too, so please text us or call us at 650-918-6259 to schedule an appointment.

Just 30 miles north of our Redwood City store, our largest customer base has always been from the City. It's been a long-time dream to open a store in San Francisco to cater to these customers with a cool showroom of urban bikes and gear for the San Francisco rider and beyond. Further, customers in the North Bay and East Bay now have an easier trek to get to the Motostrano products and service. Hop on Bart or just get on the GG Bridge and you're there.

While our Redwood City location will remain our larger warehouse/showroom and shipping center. Our San Francisco store will focus on a sub-set of the motostrano catalog, featuring Vanmoof bicycles, electric bicycles, Felt Bikes, Leader Bikes and soon some of our moto and supermoto goods. Expect to see some supermoto wheels, Rizoma goods and Roland Sands clothing soon.

As you can see from the photos above, the shop is already looking good, with nice modern lighting and a concrete floor. At 1452 Bush St, getting to the shop is easy from all directions and there's always parking right in front of the shop. If not, there's a private garage next door and if you buy a bike, we'll pay you're parking.

With a focus on urban transportation, our SF store is about bicycle design, technology and sport. Bicycling makes transportation fun and healthy and there's there's always a certain fetish with the bicycle as a designed object that appeals to us and makes us want to own it.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stromer ST1 Platinum - The Solution For The Common Commute

What do you do if you have the perfect high paying tech job in the city and the perfect home in the suburbs, but the two are joined by a commute from hell? The Stromer ST1 Platinum e-bike could be the answer to your problems.

In most metro areas of the United States, public transportation systems are poorly designed patchworks of multiple systems stitched together by disconnected lines, creating awful, sluggish, out-dated transportation options that force too many people simply endure the nightmares of congested traffic and over priced parking.

There's a solution that bypasses all of that and even gets you to work feeling refreshed and energised from a work out.

The Stromer ST1 Platinum is fast, traveling 30MPH with a pedal assist motor.

The Stromer ST1 Platinum stops great, with big Magura hydraulic brakes

The ST1 Platinum has a range of appx 30 miles.

The Stromer is increasingly seen as a viable option for consumers looking to upgrade their lives, decrease the time they spend stuck in traffic while still getting the body moving.

Motostrano has been selling the Stromer models for 3 years now. Designed in Switzerland - the Swiss have a large base of e-bike travelers due. E-bikes are a great solution for areas where there are hills, as well as traffic. The more time we can spend out of a car, the better we all are.

The Stromer ST1 differs from previous models in that it's pedal assist only. The Previous model had a POD Power On Demand option, as well as a suspension front fork, 2 things we like about the earlier model. But the added speed of the ST1 Platinum makes up for the lack of POD and suspension. 

One of the best assets of the ST1, however, is that it's a serviceable bicycle, as well as a high-tech mode of transportation. Many ebike companies are fly-by nite operations who utilize proprietary components for most of the assets of the bike. 90% of the Stromer is standard bike stuff. The e-bike aspects of the bike, if there is ever a problem are easily replaceable in case of failure. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Troy Lee Designs Adidas

Nothing like a new rubber for your feet. Troy Lee Designs recently launched their partnership with Adidas and Motostrano gobbled up some of their limited edition shoes. The Troy Lee Designs Adidas come in 2 color ways and so far the gray is the hot color - so get black if you don't like to follow the pack. Either way they are great shoes and fit is standard Adidas.

Getting Into Supermoto

Supermoto racing in the United States has been in a state of dud for the past few years, but Supermoto street riding remains strong as ever.

Motostrano's parts collection and supermoto conversion kits are hands down the choice of builders looking to get the best parts and the best deals for their motard conversion.

Motostrano's been active in the supermoto community for nearly 10 years. Our kits are built on that history and the parts are tried and true .

Our top selling conversion kit, the "Bare Bones" kit, is the entry level kit for many riders looking for an affordable kit to start their supermoto trip.

Other popular parts include our supermoto fenders, supermoto handguards and our tire collection. For street riders, tire choices abound but most riders call us with basic questions that scope from the looks of a tire on one end to the actual needs of the tire on the other. We recommend getting tires for the actual riding you'll be doing most of the time. Ie. don't get a rain tire just because it looks cool. Get a rain tire if you are riding 90% of the time in the rain.