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!
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.
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.
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!
The City of London Police have begun trialling the Wisper 906XC Tourer electric bike as apart of their anti-crime unit. The UK Police are now joining a handful of countries such as France, Germany and Belgian which are already using e-bikes. Wisper hail the 906XC as ‘the last word in electric bike excellence’ and we agree with them, its one of our favourite bikes and it boasts a special Carbon Matrix frame and Vogue Air Magnesium suspension forks. The 906XC has proven itself time and time again and the City of London Police only reinforce this message, picking it as their choice of electric bike.