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!
Its been another crazy month in the E-Motion(al) world. First of all the shop is finally approaching its deadline for its opening (more details to follow shortly), we’ve had some very successful events and also brought on some very exciting new products.
We’re very happy to announce that we now stock BionX retro fit kits in store and online. BionX boast the latest technology in electric bikes (no wonder a lot of bicycle manufacturers chose to use BionX) and allows you to convert your current bike into an electric one. We also offer a retro fit service if you don’t fancy installing the BionX kit yourself. Feel free to come in store and test out the BionX kit for yourself as soon we’re going to have a special bike fitted out with a retro fit kit so you can see the different!
Wisper 2011/12 models have arrived and are in stock. The new range builds on the popular style of last years bikes and boasts ranges of up to 60 miles, new components and two new models; the 705eco & 904 SEL. If you can’t wait until we open, drop us a line and we’ll arrange a ride for you.
We’re also very pleased to announce the we’ve now taken delivery of Raleigh’s new range of electric bikes; this includes the Raleigh Leeds, Dover and Velo Cite (both crossbar & low step versions available).
In the coming weeks we’re going to be announcing even more new companies and products! Keep an eye out on our website, blog & social sites as we’ll shortly be revealing the launch date for our new store located in Swindon.
As well as working hard on the new shop we’ve been out and about at some events such as the Bicycle Carnival in Lydiard Park and Green Transport Event in Bristol. Our bikes went down a storm at the events and we couldn’t be happier with the reception we got!
This month you’ll be able to visit us at the following events and try out a selection of bikes from Wisper, GoCycle, iZip, Juicy Bikes and more;
on Saturday 16th July 2011 1pm -4pm
on Saturday 30th July 2011 11am-1pm
On a side note if your interested in us paying your company a visit or attending an event your putting on, please drop us a mail.
Mark and the team are pushing things forward at the shop and we’re hoping to open the shop later this month. Be sure to check your inboxes and our blog for a launch date and more details on the days events.
On Saturday 2nd July 2011, we attended Swindon’s Bicycle Carnival at Lydiard Park. The Bicycle Carnival is an event arranged by CTC and Swindon Borough Council aimed at getting people out on their bikes, dressing up and having fun! The Swindon Advertiser has labelled the event as ‘a huge success’!
Our selection of demo bikes on the day included the GoCycle, Wisper 905se Sport, Raleigh Leeds and more from iZip, Powabyke and Juicy Bikes. We got a great response from everyone on the day especially all our first time riders and one gentleman even said he found the ride ‘as addictive as alcohol’, we just hope he doesn’t mix the two! It was fantastic to see both younger and older people enjoying our electric bikes, especially when we had entire families taking the bikes for a spin!
Thanks to everyone that came out on Saturday (including those who helped out through out the day)!
Check out the entire days photos on our Facebook page!
Keep up with us on Twitter & Facebook!
On Wednesday 22nd June 2011 we’ll be attending the Green Transport Event in Temple Quay Square, Bristol. It’s on from 12-2pm so why not come along in your lunch break and test out some of our electric bikes!
We got this awesome email from a customer and just had to share it!
“I have just completed my second return journey to work on my wonderful Raleigh Dover purchased from E-Motion and delivered by Mark last Saturday.
The first day’s 8 mile ride in cool sunny conditions was a truly exhilarating experience, the ride was comfortable and easy. I used all the electric modes and all the gears to continue my familiarisation with my briliant bike and arrived at work feeling fresh and ready for work and after a 4 day weekend, that was no mean feat! Once again thanks for delivering my bike and for the
great experience.” – Graham S.
We love hearing about our customers experiences and getting feedback on how we did so we can continually improve our service!
If you’ve purchased a bike from us recently (or even a while ago for that matter) please drop us a mail or get in touch and let us know how your getting on!
In our home town of Swindon, Domino’s Pizza has been using Wisper electric bikes to get their pizza’s out to customers within a two mile radius and if you live a little further than two miles away you may just find your pizza being delivered using an electric scooter!
Check out this video to find out more:
If you like the look of Wisper bikes, why not check them out in our store!