Friday, August 7, 2015

Ebikes that Go Beep, Whir and Buzz

Modes of Transportation

Bikes that go Beep, Whir and Buzz


Perhaps you've seen the funny Tesla video of the mechanic taking the Tesla out for a little "joy demo ride" after servicing the car. The old-school mechanic's never played with an electric car before and he exclaims that "it's like a freaking computer". It's transportation 2.0 and it's very much like a computer. The same paradigm shifts are happening in the bike world. The bikes we sell in our store and online have buttons the go beep, that make buzzing sounds and that propel you up hills with ease instead of with a grimace. They are bikes that delete the sweat from your arm pits and upgrade you to super-human climber status - able to climb hills as if you were going down them. We turn them on and we download software that is then uploaded to the on-board computer, to the controller, to the motor.

One of the great examples of this is the new Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike. it's an electric cargo bike- a bike you can put stuff or people on and carry them around. This one has a motor in connected at the crank. It efficiently interacts with your own pedal strokes to double or triple your power output and lets you ride with cargo quicker and further.

We're offering demo rides on this amazing mode of transportation in our stores in Redwood City or San Francisco.

In the next few months a whole collection of ebikes are coming down the pipe that will feature electronic shifting as well as electronic power management. You'll just get on and pedal. The bike will do the rest. You still pedal. You still get your heart pumping, but you do it without the pain.

We have 2 stores presently that offer sales, service and test rides for ebikes. Redwood City and San Francisco locations are stocked with the best ebikes in the world.