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15Jan/130

E-Brompton Banter—Part 7—Helping My Communit-E

How can a simple and fun folding E-bike help my community, you might ask. The answer is ’in more ways than is easily imagined‘. The benefits it gives an individual are many. Health, happiness and economical ease are some of the ways. The freedom and joy of a bike ride can be big factors in a person’s life.

Go green and get healthy with E-bikes

The ways it helps those around you and your community are also very big. We all hate air pollution. Equally, we don’t care much for noise pollution either. You won’t see or hear an electric-assist Brompton adding either of these things to the world around you. The world loves quiet and the E-Brompton love the world.  Any bike helps to keep the gas-burners off the road and out of the way of our serenity. The Brompton with an electric-assist conversion does it so much better. Of course the folding aspect of the Brompton is very handy for many reasons, but add in the power to help you up the grades and your peace of mind while cycling goes sky-high. A contented person does wonders for any community.

Turbo Bob's E-brompton

Turbo Bob's E-brompton

The health benefits of cycling are well known. With an E-Brompton, you have the option of not pedaling, but you will find that when you are on a bike, pedaling just comes naturally. As with most E-bikes, the best way to ride is to let the motor do some of the work while you do the rest. Another great part of E-bikes is the way they can help people recovering from health issues get back on a bike and work their way back to full strength. Count on an electric-assist Brompton for that.

Some people who would otherwise never cycle because of lost strength for many reasons, can enjoy cycling with minimal concerns. Helping people do what they want, when they want to is a big reason that E-bikes continue to gain popularity world-wide. Adding electric power to a Brompton folding bike just makes sense in so many ways.

E-brompton goes to city hall

The reason I decided to do this post on helping the community with my Brompton has to do with a recent trip to city hall here in San Diego. A local bike advocacy group, Bike San Diego, put together a day where we would ask our local leaders to move towards making our town more bike friendly. I could have ridden downtown, but it is quite a way. So, I popped the E-Brompton in the back of my econo-wagon and drove about half way to the free parking area near the airport.
Electric Brompton BikeRiding to the meeting was a big part of the plan. And handing over that cash to the parking place might have helped our local economy, but I’d rather spread it around in ways that make more sense. Spending your money wisely helps your community too. It has been proven that a strong biking presence in a area promotes businesses. Riding an E-Brompton makes for a good local economy.
After the meeting there were friends and new friends that wanted to talk about the E-Brompton. And as always I let anyone interested take it for as long of a spin as they wanted. I have long since lost count of how many seats have sat in my saddle since NYCeWheels sent me this bike last year. There is much talk in every instance of how this bike would be so welcome in their lifestyle. E-Bromptons bring community members together.
This post on how E-Bromptons are good for communities is kind of a stretch, but not all that much. Bikes are good for us, E-bikes are good for us, so why not electric-assist folding bikes? If it is good for even one person, the whole area benefits.  I know the E-brompton has been great for me. It has been handy, rides great, makes me happy, and helps pull me up the hills when I need.   What more could you ask for in a bike?

Turbo Bob.
“Any body type can be fit to a bicycle and any person, regardless of age or sex, can excel on one. In fact, a smart women can be competitive against a stronger man simply by using common sense and intuition.”---Connie Carpenter Phinney.

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8Dec/120

The Stromer Electric Bike: My First E-bike Experience

Before I started working at NYCeWheels, I worked as a free lance writer, test-riding bikes and composing reviews for the blog and website. One of the first bikes they gave me to test out was the Stromer Electric Bike, a sleek looking E-bike designed with a traditional mountain bike frame, 26" inch wheels, front shocks, the works. At that point, I didn't know my pedals from my pedalec, but I had a great time cruising around the central park bike path, boosting up the juice with the power on demand throttle, and passing road bikers going 20mph on an incline, a really really great time.

Learning about the Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

Since then, I've become much more familiar with the Stromer Electric Bike and have come to appreciate it not only for its ride, but also its design. Made in Switzerland, it features some very impressive craftsmanship--- a hydro-formed aluminum frame, Maxxis Overdrive tires, and a hydraulic suspension fork.

The Stromer Electric Bike is also one of our most powerful e-machines. Fit with a powerful 500 Watt motor, the Stromer Electric Bike can go 20 mph, travel upwards of 20mph on a charge, and has excellent acceleration. Like all of our e-bikes and folding bikes, the Stromer can be fit with a wide range of great accessories.

Activating the electric motor on the Stromer

Stromer LCD Panel

Stromer LCD Panel

To activate the motor you use an LCD Dash panel, which mounts to the handlebars of the Stromer for easy access. The dash panel shows a wide range of useful information like speed, distance, and battery life. Using physical buttons on the panel, you can add increasing levels of assistance and the motor will actually help you pedal.

The effect is very nice, you feel like you are pedaling naturally until you realize you've been averaging 18 mph on an incline without breaking a sweat. If you want to get a little exercise, you can even add resistance with the dash panel, allowing you to generate energy, and recharge the battery with your pedaling.

The Stromer: Deluxe Vs Elite

Stromer Electric Bike

Stromer Electric Bike

The Stromer Electric Bike comes in a few different models. The Stromer Delux is the base model, fit with the LCD Dash panel, mechanical disc brakes, and 8 speeds. The Stromer Elite is a nice upgrade from the Delux--- in addition to the LCD Screen the Stromer Elite is fit with hydraulic disc brakes with even more stopping power, a triple front chain ring with 27 speeds, and Shimano Deore derailleurs, some of the best components you'll find on any electric bike. The added gears make a big difference, by shifting gears when you go up inclines or down hills, you allow the electric motor to be even more efficient, increasing your range.

Stromer Electric Bike Discount

Stromer Electric Bike Discount

A Stromer Electric Bike for the Holidays

The Stromer Electric Bike was really my introduction to E-bikes, but since it has remained one of my favorite bikes in the shop, partly out of nostalgia. If you're in the market for a great E-bike now's a great time--- for the holidays you can get a great discount, free shipping, free comfort seat, free rack, a $250 value! So don't wait, order the Stromer Electric Bike today, and start riding.

Best

Jack

10Nov/120

The eZee Sprint Electric Bike

eZee Sprint Electric Bike Battery and Motor

eZee Sprint Electric Bike Battery and Motor

The eZee Sprint Electric Bike is one of the more versatile E-bikes on the market, powerful, efficient and also more affordable than most other models.  This blog will focus on what makes the eZee Sprint Electric Bike so unique.

1) The eZee Sprint uses a powerful motor

The eZee Sprint electric bike uses a 350 watt brush-less motor capable of putting out 750 Watts of power on command.  In the world of E-bikes, the wattage of a motor determines how much energy can be used at a given time, the higher the Wattage the more force can be exerted at any given time.  Because the eZee Sprint Electric bike uses a motor with such a high output, it is going to be able to take off faster and accelerate at a faster pace.

2) The eZee Sprint requires little maintenance

Because of it's superb design, the eZee Sprint is very low maintenance.  It uses a 7 speed internal hub to protect the gears from the elements, is fully weather proofed capable of riding on the rainiest days, and is powered by a lithium ion battery that should last for over 500 charge cycles.

3)  eZee Sprint comes fully loaded

eZee Sprint Electric Bike

eZee Sprint Electric Bike

The eZee Sprint comes with all the accessories you might need for a daily commute.  It has powerful lights, fenders for rainy weather, an advanced cycle computer, a mounted rear rack, and an extra cushy seat.  Straight out of the box you should be fully prepared to tackle your first commute, whether it be a quick joy ride, or a 10 mile commute to work through a thunder shower.

4) The eZee Sprint uses new 15Ah Lithium Batteries

One of the best features of the eZee sprint Electric Bike is that it is able to use 15AH lithium batteries which extend its overall range to 30 miles!  Where as wattage is a measure of how much energy is used, "Amp Hours (AH)"  is a measure of your total reservoir of energy.  A large reservoir of energy translates to a longer range.  So while most other E-bikes are using 10AH batteries capable of going around 20 miles, the eZee Sprint Electric Bikes are around 50% more efficient, traveling upwards of 30.

The eZee Sprint overall

eZee Sprint electric bike

eZee Sprint electric bike

The eZee Sprint Electric Bike is powerful, able to start on a dime, efficient with extra long lasting 15 Amp Hour Lithium Batteries, and cheaper than most other models on the market.  Anyone who looking for a good way to commute to work, a fun way to pick up your groceries, or a just a quick and easy way to get around, the eZee Sprint Electric Bike is worth checking out.