Pedego recently released a scaled-down version of its Comfort Cruiser series. The 24-inch bikes are perfect for people of about 4’10” to 5’4” in height. Contact us toll-free on 1-888-777-2066 if you would like more information about these bikes in Canada. Or check out our dealer page to find the nearest Pedego dealer to you.
Pedego has introduced a fun new variation on its Cruiser range, which should go well here in Canada … the ‘Snowmobile’. In addition to the standard tires, the winter version of the electric bike comes with a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spiker tires. All you’ll need then is a pair of good gloves and some goggles! The new red Interceptor shown below would look perfect under the Christmas tree! Call us toll-free on 1-888-777-2066 if you’d like further information.
The 2011 Wisper electric bikes are now in the country!! The core of the 2011 ebikes is the same, with the 350W Japanese motor and high quality purpose-built frame. However, there are a number of great upgrades including:
· new 15.5Ah batteries on the 705 and 905 bikes (a 10% increase in capacity);
· 6 levels of pedal assist, including a ‘zero’ level;
· a new manifold-style front connection box;
· front and rear lights switchable from the pedal assist panel;
· 1.75″ kevlar reinforced electric-bike specific tire;
· a re-designed dropout; and
· a new chain guard and crank spider.
Best of all, the prices have dropped slightly from the 2010 prices!!
Check the bikes out at www.voltagebikes.ca/wisper-electric-bikes
The annual Expocycle in Montreal was a chance for dealers to see the latest and greatest in the bike world. The electric bike ‘presence’ at the show has grown significantly from last year and looks set to do so even further next year. At the Eurobike show in Germany earlier this month there were about 150 electric bike brands on show (double from the previous year) … yep, 150!! This is a reflection of the industry recognising that ebikes are here to stay and now form a serious portion of the market. For example, in the Netherlands this year, over 30% of total bike sales were electric bikes. Canada is a very early market, and may not reach this level, but electric bikes are coming!
The response to the Wisper bikes at the Expo was excellent and we will be adding to our dealer page over the next few weeks as a result. In particular, the store owners (and our customers!) appreciate being able to buy a high quality product for a reasonable price. Our 2 year warranty on batteries and motors is a big point of difference between Wisper and other brands. There is a lot to choose from out there, and a large variety of quality. Always check the warranties and service back-up before purchasing a bike!
There was a demo track at the show, although most of it was designed for off-road bikes. Check out the video of a Wisper folding bike being put through its paces (at the bottom of the post)…
DaaHub – the new Wisper conversion kit is officially being launched at Eurobike at the end of the month:
Voltage bikes will be launching the kit into Canada in September. More info to follow!
On Saturday 21 August, we will be at the New World Wheels store in Markham as part of the store’s “It’s a Whole New World’ event. From 1pm to 5pm, Vinyl 95.3 radio station will be broadcasting live from the store. There will be giveaways, a bbq and of course … lots of great electric bikes to test ride. We will be there to answer any questions about Wisper electric bikes. Come down and join in the fun!
NEW WORLD WHEELS INC, 8362 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON
The home of poutine, the Senators, one or two politicians and now ??? a Wisper Electric Bike dealer.?? Ken and crew at Cycle Power are super customer focussed and will go the extra mile to make sure their customers are happy.?? ????Drop in for a chat or check out their website at www.cyclepower.ca ??With miles of waterfront pathways, Ottawa is perfect for cycling and ebikes.?? Go and test ride a Wisper at Cycle Power!
Over the next week or so we will be heading to Toronto and then on down to the London area.