Electric Bikes are the future, and the future is coming fast
- Longer Trail Rides, More Exploration, Higher Climbs
- Alternative Transportation, Commuting
- Balancing Fitness Levels with your Partner
- Riding with Injuries and Physical Limitations
Whatever your reason for looking into an E-bike, there’s something for you with all the choices hitting the market. The major bike shows in Las Vegas, Germany and Taiwan over the last few years have been responding to a major shift in riding trends across Europe, China and the USA and the consensus is that E-bikes are coming hard and fast. Even New Zealand has been hit with a major spike in demand, mostly because of increased traffic congestion and travel times by car. Innovations in battery technology, major manufacturers partnering with frame and motor integration, 27.5+ tyre standards for offroad bikes, and of course anti-lock braking systems are coming to market.
The fast-growing global trend to replace trips in the car with your bike has taken off as electric bikes have become more powerful and their range has increased with better battery technology. The electric bikes are becoming faster, lighter, more integrated, and better-looking and the legal framework in many countries is catching up to support and better identify safety standards so that manufacturers can confidently develop products that have a wide application.
It’s becoming more and more frequent to spot riders out on the local mountain bike trails on E-bikes. These usually come with wider 27.5+ tyres for grip, front suspension, and even full suspension. They have tons of low-speed grunt for accelerating and climbing over roots, rocks, and steep trails. Some riders are finding these great for doing all-day adventures on longer trail rides, rides that typically need a shuttle to get you to the top, and even for some riders who want to balance out the fitness delta between them and some of their friends. They are powerful, super fun to ride, and allow you to accomplish distances, climbs, and longer days in the saddle that were not possible before. The test ride blows people’s minds and you can instantly see yourself enjoying what these have to offer.
We carry Cannondale, Avanti and Dyson mountain bikes.
It is better to think of one of these bikes as a different or additional form of transportation rather than a replacement for an existing bike or car. The cycling purists might think a motor is cheating, but these bikes appeal to so many people that wouldn’t think of themselves as cyclists, and for good reason:
- Wear any style clothing while you ride
- Arrive at your destination without breaking a sweat
- Park pretty much anywhere
We ride these for errands and occasionally commuting to & from the shop on work days. It’s a different experience from our Saturday Beach Road rides and trips out to the trails at Lysterfield.
Come by and take a test ride, imagine what it would be like to run out to the garage & hop on your eBike to go to work instead of sitting in traffic or enduring public transportation. Park like a rock star and take the extra time you saved to either sleep in a few more minutes, or go sit down & enjoy a coffee & read the paper before work.
We stock, service and sell Avanti, Dyson and Cannondale brands of bikes in this category
Fitness and Recreation
We’ve seen so many reasons to ride since stocking and selling these for the past several years. There are people who want to ride with a cycling friend or partner that is more experienced, there are people that have injuries with their hip or ankle and want the freedom that wasn’t available without electric assist. Some want a bike that lets them enjoy the rail trails, bike paths and 4wd tracks in and around Victoria or even something to ride with their kids to school and back. The designs, prices, and features in this category are various, talk to us to help find a model that suits your goals and aspirations. These are some of the models we carry…