Pedego Electric Bikes in Canada

Voltage Bikes is proud to announce the addition of the exciting Pedego electric bike brand to our distribution business.  Pedego are the number two best-selling electric bikes in the USA, and the fastest growing brand!  The cool factor is definitely there, with retro styling and numerous colour options.  If you want a bright orange bike, with a leather seat, matching rims and crème ‘Fat Frank’ tires … then Pedego is for you!  The funky styles along with Pedego’s great reputation for reliability and service backup make it obvious why the brand has done so well in the USA, and in such a short time.

And now the bikes are coming to Canada!  Pedego bikes are already available at Ezriders in Toronto (www.ezriders.ca) and E-ride in London (www.eridelondon.ca), with the network expanding rapidly!  In the interim, if you want to get hold of a Pedego bike and there isn’t a dealer near you, we will ship it to you for free!   Give us a call toll-free on 1-888-777-2066 or email us at info@voltagebikes.ca

For information on the bikes, go to www.pedego.com    A Canadian version of this website will be up and running in the near future.

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Pizza Delivery on Electric Bikes!

One of our main philosophies is getting people out of cars and on to bikes … using bikes more as a vehicle rather than a ‘toy’.  Here’s a great example of this from the UK!  Check out the ‘Delivery with a Difference’ video by scrolling down the page to ‘All Videos’ …

http://www.swindonweb.com/tv/ 

 Delivery with a difference

 

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Wisper Dealer on Prince Edward Island

Wisper bikes are now available at what is officially our most easterly dealer … MacQueen’s Bike Shop on beautiful Prince Edward Island.  The store has been in business for over 30 years.  Get down and take a Wisper for a test ride!

MacQueen’s Bike Shop

430 Queen Street

Charlottetown, PE

www.macqueens.com

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Wisper Electric Bikes at Montreal Expocycle 2010

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)…

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Wisper Electric Bikes in London at the Western Fair

Wisper electric bikes are now available at E-ride London.  Their store is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown London.  Go and chat to Matt or Gina for a test ride!

E-Ride will also be at London’s 135th annual Western Fair which is being held from September 10-19.  The fair is a huge event and one of Canada’s largest.  E-ride will be exhibiting with a group of eco-minded businesses.  So do your bit for the planet and go visit them as you wander around the fair …

www.e-ridelondon.ca

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A Perspective on Electric Bikes

Electric bikes seem to generate a wide range of, sometimes quite passionate, opinions.  We’ve certainly encountered the full spectrum of thoughts as we’ve travelled across Canada this summer.  However, almost without exception, once people actually ride the bike, there aren’t too many negative comments.  Check out this article where some hard-core bikers rode an ebike for a few weeks (the easiest way to read it is to click on the ‘fullscreen’ button) …