We recently helped our client Faisal turn his standard recumbent trike into an a Bionx powered recumbent trike. Faisal opted for a BionX retro fit because of its powerful hub motor & large battery options. We’re very pleased with the results, as is Faisal in the photo below!
If you have a bike, trike or recumbent trike that you’d like us to retro fit with an electric kit on then please get in touch with us!
We are closed from the 23rd December 2012 & will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. However during this period we will be happy to open by appointment, please email us to make an appointment.
We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our customers, friends & family for their continued support throughout 2012 & we look forward to an exciting new year; there are some brilliant products on there way for 2013, keep an eye on our site for more information. Our annual Winter Sale is also on its way, keep an eye out on our website for more information!
We’re pleased to announce that from today Wednesday 4th July 2012 we’ll be staying open late until 7.30pm. This will happen every Wednesday throughout July & August 2012.
We’re hoping this means you can make the most of these summer evenings (especially when the rain stops) & visit us to discover our fantastic range of electric bikes & of course to take some test rides.
Fancy £50 worth of free accessories with your ebike purchase? This summer we’re running an in-store promotion giving you £50 worth of accessories of your choice or simply put the £50 towards an incredible set of lights such as the Tumble & Fall Pro 1200L, that would make them only £100! This offer is only available in-store & is valid until 31st August 2012!
As the nights continue to draw in and temperature begins to plummet, you’ll want to make sure you’re well protected as we ride into winter.
Whether the majority of your cycling is done on main roads or cycle paths, being highly visible and well lit is a must. Two of the most important accessories you should have this winter are a high vis waterproof jacket and some decent lights to make sure everyone can see you including those ‘not quite focused’ car drivers. Good lights are incredibly important, not just to light the road ahead but also to alert drivers and pedestrians of your whereabouts on the road. Unfortunately due to budget cuts and cost saving exercises in Swindon, we now have a large network of roads without lighting, if you use one of these routes its of even more importance to get yourself geared up to be seen.
The combination of a decent waterproof high vis jacket and a set of lights will get you noticed and most importantly keep you safe. In addition to these we also stock high vis backpack and helmet covers, these not only add to your visibility but are also great for keeping the rain and any winter elements off of your valuable cargo. After a long week of cycling why not grab a bottle of Muc-Off and treat your bike to good clean and if you haven’t used the bike for a while it might be a good idea to book it in for a service! We don’t require you to book in for a service, just drop into the store whenever its convenient!
As promised in one of our latest posts we’ve got some more product announcements for you!
We have recently taken on Storck RADDAR bikes. Since 1995 Storck has been developing innovative ground breaking and timeless products which have won numerous tests and design awards. Storck have now enter the electric bike market with the Multitask and Multiroad Carbon which are based on Storck’s popular road bikes. Storck’s new series of electric bikes is exceptional in terms of both build quality and design.
Here at E-Motion we don’t mess around when it comes down to quality and reliability of electric bikes we sell. Thats one of the reasons we are now stocking Flyer. Flyer’s line up features a wide selection of crossbar, step through and folding ebikes with multiple colour options on selected models. Flyer distinguishes itself by the high-quality, hard-wearing components from well-known brands & all bikes come with a five year guarantee.
Later this year (or possibly early 2012) we are expecting to recieve one of the first batches of Wisper’s DaaHub retro fit ebike kit. Just like the kits from Bionx and other manufacturers this simple kit will allow you to convert your existing bike into an electric bike. The DaaHub kit provides you with a pedal assist mode as well as throttle. We had chance to test the DaaHub out for the first time at EuroBike this year on a BMX and full suspension mountain bike and we’re very pleased with its performance on both bikes. You can read more about our first experience with the DaaHub here.
This post is part of our EuroBike series. We ventured across to EuroBike 2011 specifically to check out the latest and greatest offerings in the electric bike world.
On arriving at the Messe Friedrichshafen exhibition centre straight away we we’re presented with the Smart (Yes the car company!) ebike on the back of a Smart car none the less.
The Smart ebike has been designed in partnership with electric bike specialist Grace and boasts a lightweight aluminium frame, 3 speed hub gear sytems and a 250W motor powered by a 400Wh lithium-ion battery.
Regeneration is a key feature on the bike, allowing you to input power back into the battery just by riding and using brake energy from the Magura MT4 disc brakes. The Smart bike also features an integrated USB port allowing riders to charger their mobile phones. This is also paves the way for a possible mobile application that could act as a bike computer/control system for the bike.
Unfortunately (and much to my disappointment) we were unable to take the Smart ebike for a test ride at EuroBike but we can assure you it looked fantastic and seemed to have a great reception from everybody who laid eyes on it! Its certainly a very impressive and refreshing electric bike, in terms of both design and specification.
We understand that the Smart ebike is due to arrive in the UK in the first half of 2012 but we don’t yet have any information on pricing.
We’re very pleased to reveal that on Saturday 20th August 2011 we’ll be opening the doors on our new retail shop for the very first time! We welcome you to join us and you’ll get to see the full range of 2011/12 Wisper and Raleigh ebikes, together with the new Storck RADDAR from Germany and the Swiss Flyer as it’s name suggests from Switzerland.
We’ll also have a range of ebikes on display from Powabyke, iZip, Juicy Bike and GoCycle. There will be opportunities to book test rides and ask any burning questions you have about ebikes to the team and also enter a competition to win £100 worth of fab cycle gear! So please do join us, we’d be delighted to see you!
373 Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 1AQ
11.00 – 16.00 Saturday 20th August 2011
Alternatively if you can’t make Saturday then please join us on Sunday 21st August 2011, we’ll be here from 10.00 – 16.00!