Fat tire e-bikes: Should I Purchase One?

Cyclists have always looked for competitive advantages that will enable them to finish first in a race, all the while exerting the least amount of effort. Until recently, this meant using an electric bike with the thinnest tire possible. It made sense because the lower the rolling resistance, the faster the E-bike will ride. However, more recent research in bike technology has shown that thicker tires, which provide more cushion and traction, can help you ride safer, and ride faster in certain specific road and weather conditions.

Fat tire electric bikes are a new trend, which means they have become popularized through the internet but there are still many who do not know what the term means and the pros and cons of fat tire bikes. Therefore, we have prepared this blog to answer all your questions about whether you should buy a fat tire electric bike.

 

What is a Fat E-Bike?

 

A fat tire bike has tires that are four to five inches and can take you to certain places that a mountain bike cannot. The tires cover a large surface area which is ideal to ride through terrain like soft sand, snow, loose gravel, mud, and rocks. The frame is specially designed to accommodate larger wheels and air pressure is between 5 to 30 PSI.

 

The wide tires of a fat tire bike allow the weight of the bike to be distributed over a larger surface area which reduces bumps and vibrations. They have better traction and suspension, can ride in all weather conditions, and have less maintenance. However, they are heavier than a typical bike and (can) cost more.

 

Benefits of a Fat E-Bike

 

Traction

  • Thicker tires means being able to carry more speed into corners which allows for more confidence when you ride your bike. Having more traction in a wider tire means that your tires are on the ground for a longer duration than a typical bike. As a result, fat tire bikes can stop faster and are built to handle more difficult conditions. Wider tires mean a smoother riding experience, even when the weather conditions are not the greatest.

 

Air-Ride Suspension

  • Wider tires also mean additional cushion to ride more safely. Suspension is important when riding on rougher terrain and fat electric bikes contain more suspension to make the bumps have less of an impact on your ride.

 

 

 

Weather Conditions

  • A fat (tire) electric bike allows you to ride whenever and wherever, despite tough conditions such as snow, rocks, and ice.

 

Downsides to a Fat Tire Electric Bike

 

Slow

  • Because the frame is heavier and there is a lower tire pressure, overall fat electric bikes can be slower compared to other models, particularly when riding on the road.

 

Expensive

  • Fat tire electric bikes can be more expensive than a basic hybrid or road bike because of the specialty components found within the bike. Most of the extra costs are from the wider wheels and tires, etc.

 

Weight

  • Fat tire electric bikes are heavy because of the speciality components, such as the wider wheels and tires. They typically weigh about 35 pounds compared to 24 pounds for a basic electric bike. The heavy weight axle means you may have to exert more effort while peddling, but this can be negated with electric pedal assist.

 

Conclusion

 

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short and long distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance and upkeep. This is why we published this blog that addressed the top 7 questions that were presented to us.

 

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

 

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

How to Prevent Electric Bike Corrosion

Electric bikes are vulnerable to corrosion. Rusting is the chemical breakdown of metal caused by its exposure to oxygen and corrosive materials. The element can be rain, salt or any other material that can cause rust to develop and expose the metal. Rust should be a concern as it is part of bike maintenance both for appearance but also to maintain safe conditions on the road 

 

However, proper care can prevent rust and damage. Here are some tips for preventing corrosion and rust:

 

  1. Keep it Clean

 

Store your electric bike or electric scooter safely away in a dry space when it is not being used and clean your electric bike frequently to eliminate grease and dirt. You can even consider getting a bicycle cover to use when the e – bike is not in use. You can clean your electric bike by rinsing the frame with water and cleaning the rims and brake pads. Consider keeping a brush on hand that you can use to give the e -bike a quick brush-down before storage. If your electric bike enables you to, you can remove the wheels for a better clean. Be committed to keeping your e – bike clean. A clean electric bike will last longer and provide for a more optimal riding experience.

 

  1. Lubricate

 

Materials like dust, salt, moisture, and dirt can all wear down your chain, brakes, and other moving parts. We recommend using a high-quality lubricant to ensure your electric bike has a long and happy life. To clean your e – bike chain, you can use a rag and lubrication; apply a small drop, turn the cranks backwards and wipe off the excess. You can also apply lubrication to the brake arms, levers, and shift cables. Remember that you only need a very small amount.

 

  1. Remove the Rust

 

Rust is dangerous to the lifespan of your bike, plus, who likes the look of rust? Remove existing rust by using sandpaper or a steel wool pad. You can use a bit of lubrication on the rust to help it come off more easily. Be prepared to scrub; it might take a while for the rust to slowly disappear! Once the rust is gone, you can buy nail polish (similar in colour) and apply it to the metal area to cover it.

 

Conclusion

 

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance, and upkeep.

 

This is why we have created these blogs to address questioned presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

 

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

A Growing Interest in Electric Kick Scooters

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Electric scooters are all the rage in 2021 as they provide an alternative form of transportation, are cost efficient and reduce the pollution in the environment. With all the positives that come from electric scooters, one would assume that it would be a no brainer that they are legal to ride based on the above-mentioned benefits.  

 

Unfortunately, the legality of electric scooters remains an issue that divides the province. Most cities within the province have legalized electric scooters as a form of transportation but unfortunately within Toronto which is the hub of province and country does not allow electric scooters. This decision is enforced based on safety concerns but that has not stopped customers as we have seen a growing population within the city who use electric scooters to commute.  

 

Based on growing usage, the Ontario government recognized the appeal of electric scooters and in 2020 commenced a 5-year e scooter pilot project to explore the legalization of scooters and their safe usage on the road. Currently, Toronto has not opted into this project yet as they want to perform more independent research on the issue. Their decision to wait has pushed the province to issue a recommendation to join by April – May 2021 as most Cities in Ontario have already opted in.

 

While we cannot comment on a specific timeline of when electric scooters will become legalized in Toronto, we want to provide our readers with other information that can benefit them in their decision to make a purchase.  

 Related article: In-depth Comparison: Electric Bikes vs. Electric Scooters

 

Business as Usual

 

The sales of electric scooters will continue to increase as they provide an opportunity to explore the city in a convenient and cost efficiency manner. Please be aware that it is legal to sell electric scooters and electric bikes in Canada and they are allowed on private property. We are awaiting the cities decision to allow the usage of electric scooters on public property which will make it easier to use.

 

Our Commitment 

 

Based on the government’s report to explore legalization, the growth of e-scooter usage and the legality to sell e-scooters, we fully anticipate the legalization of e-scooters within the upcoming months or year. Our firm commitment is to abide by the laws of the country and ensure the safety of our citizens. Therefore, we advise everyone who makes a purchase to contact their local municipality to see how laws are enforced and that they ride electric scooters/electric bikes in a manner that is safe and responsible.

 

Conclusion

Electric scooters are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, electric scooters and electric bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance, and upkeep.

 

This is why we have created these blogs to address questioned presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

Related article: Best Place to Buy Electric Scooters

Livall SH55M Smart Bluetooth Helmet

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Do you enjoy staying connected during your riding experience? Look no further than our Livall SH55M Smart Bluetooth Helmet that places connectivity as the top priority in bike helmet features. For the individual who is always on the go and loves to squeeze every minute from their day, this is the helmet to listen to your favourite podcast while going for a drive, or speaking to your loved one while you take a stroll outside. 

 

Bluetooth Phone One Button Answer

With built-in Bluetooth 4.1 high sensitivity wireless module, wind resistant microphone for clear conversation at a maximum speed of 25km/h, the Bluetooth functionary allows you to answer a phone, hang up a call, with one click on the Bling Jet mounted on the handlebar of the bike.

 

Built in Stereo Speaker System

Two stereo speakers are installed on both sides of the helmet to ensure a complete audio experience that is guaranteed based on high fidelity music and audible surroundings.

6 LED Warning Light Beams with Patented Concealed Design

The 6 high patented, silk screen printing concealed LED warning lights have been enhanced to cover a visual distance of 150 meters that make the Livall helmet one of the most trusted companions at night.

Fall Detection

In the event of an accident, the emergency system will kick in automatically and send your GPS location to your emergency contacts.

Press for SOS

If in distress, an emergency signal can be activated by pressing and holding the red button the remote for 5 continuous seconds which alert your emergency contacts with your GPS location.

Riding APP

The BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology provides multiple functionalities as it can double as a walkie talkie, Smart LED lighting, track, record and share cycling trips by using the riding App. 

Extra Long Endurance for Long-distance cycling

This helmet adopts a built-in 450mAh super large polymer battery, 15 hours for warning lights only and 4 to 8 hours of music plus warning lights. It makes a great companion for long-distance riding.

Integrated Molding for Superior Impact Resistance

The helmet shell is made of polycarbonate, and the helmet body employs imported PSI-205T high density EPS (polystyrene foam) energy absorbing materials. With an integral molding of external and internal layers, it dramatically strengthens the helmet impact resistance for safer daily journeys on the road; In addition, 13-ventilation channels plus absorptive capacity designs make the helmet airier and more comfortable for riding.

Redefine your safety and always stay connected with the Livall SH55M Smart Bluetooth Helmet. Make the switch and enjoy the endless features and functionality.

Conclusion:

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance and upkeep. This is why we published this blog that addressed the top 7 questions that were presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

Ride In Style with The Pannier Bag

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Are you excited for your next ride on your favorite electric bike? Just make sure that you have all your valuables with you for your trip. The Pannier Bag is the bag you need, to get you to your destination with all your valuables intact.

 

Enjoy long rides without worrying about your laptop, cell phone or biking gear falling out of your bag or getting disorganized in your bag. You can strap the Pannier bag securely to your e-bike without worry about the bag being entangled within our spokes and ride with confidence.

 

Waterproof

 

The Blue Rev Pannier bag has been expertly designed with the highest quality of PVC material with a seamless waterproof zipper. This ensures that you can use the bag without hesitation on rainy, snowy or wet days without worrying about valuable items like your phone or laptop being damaged due to water. The material on the bag has a smooth finish that allows for the bag to be wiped down with a damp cloth in seconds when covered in dirt/mud/salt due to road conditions.

 

Lots of Room

 

The Pannier bag measures 23 inches in depth and 14 inches in open space. The sealed bag measures 15 inches by 13 inches, which is enough to carry all your bike gear like clothes and spare parts, valuables like your phone and laptop and still have space to grab a few things on the way. A sturdy hard plastic cover is screwed inside which can be used to place books and laptop in an upright position. The Blue Rev Pannier bag is adequate for long distance bike rides, daily commute or for grocery trips. A side mesh pocket is provided that can contain a water bottle/protein shake for use during trips. A large front pocket 7 ½ inches by 11 ½ inches is placed on the front of the Pannier bag that is provided for quick and easy access to your valuables. 

 

Ride in Style

 

The Blue Rev Pannier bag contains a removable shoulder strap that can be hidden when not in use. The bag can be converted into a backpack or crossbody bag for daily needs for students or office workers who commute daily on an electric bike. The bag has a smooth jet-black finish with a light grey/silver finish to the straps to contrast the dark look. The smooth finish of the bag allows for mud/salt/dirt to be wiped off with a damp cloth in seconds.

 

Easy Release

 

The bag contains 2 clips to be placed securely on the bike rack to hold in place. The clips contain spacers that can be adjusted based on the thickness of the bike frame. An allen key is provided to adjust the position of the clips to the desired distance. A firm plastic handle between the two clips was designed to quickly remove the bag which allows the clips to snap into place. There is an additional plastic strap that is provided for carrying long distances.

 

Safe Usage

 

The clasps are designed to firmly secure themselves on the bike rack to prevent the bag from moving around while riding. The fixed plate within the bag ensures the Pannier bag is attached to the bike rack and avoids the bag getting stuck within bike spokes. The reflective grey panel has been placed on the left side of the bag to provide a comfortable riding experience at night

 

Conclusion

 

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance, and upkeep.

 

This is why we have created these blogs to address questioned presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

 

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

Spring Bike Maintenance

What are some items to check on your electric bike before riding after a prolonged break? If you are at a loss, we have you covered in our blog below.

Here are our top suggestions to ensure you can ride without worrying about the safety or functionality of your bike due to prolonged inactivity during the winter

  1. Adjust your seat:

Tighten and adjust your seat to ensure you maintain a comfortable ride. A loose seat can be uncomfortable and cause the rider to lose balance while sitting, if they are not careful

  1. Check tire pressure:

Bike tires lose pressure when they sit idle for a long duration. Imagine the amount of air lost on a bike that has been sitting for 3 months due to winter. It’s always best to fill to the manufacturers recommended pressure level, which can be found on the tire side wall.

  1. Check spokes:

Check for loose/broken spokes by running your fingers over the spokes. Imagine a harp player who plays the instrument by gliding their fingers over the strings. Similarly, you do not need to grab the spokes but glide your fingers over the spokes and you will know if they are loose. If they are loose, bring them to us so that we can inspect and fix the spokes in question.

  1. Brake Levers:

Pull brake levers to ensure they work with both sides of brake pads. The brakes should completely stop the bike, while the wheels are in motion. If you notice a loose brake cable it should be replaced immediately.

  1. Brake Pads:

Brake pads are essential for safety and they must be checked every few months Brake pads should maintain their grip and not become loose. If they appear worn out, replace your brake pads.

  1. Bike Chain:

If you notice the bike chain skipping when shifting or pedaling or chain not going through gears smoothly, bring the bike to our shop so that we can inspect and perform a tune up.

  1. Apply Dry Lubricant

Apply dry lubricant to gears, the chain, and all moving parts of the bicycle to ensure everything is lubricated.

  1. Thorough check

Make sure all other components of the bike such as; stem handle bar, headsets, front wheel skewer, read motor axels, pedals, should be inspected to ensure they are tight.

This checklist should be part of every bike rider’s seasonal ritual to ensure they have a safe ride with their electric bike.

Conclusion:

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance, and upkeep.

This is why we have created these blogs to address questioned presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

Riding an Electric Bike Through A Crisis

The pandemic has normalized zoom calls with friends and family, social distancing and working from home. Our social media feeds are filled with statistics and conversations that make many feel uncomfortable. 

 

It’s hard to imagine the world we lived in prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, however, many have strived to normalize the world we now live in. People have started to prioritize their physical and emotional health now more than ever, however, roadblocks have emerged with some businesses and gyms being forced to close down. 

 

Like you, we can’t wait for things to go back to normal, but there are so many things we can do while we wait that can boost both our physical and mental health. 

 

Here are some benefits to getting on your electric bike that can leave you feeling refreshed and energized, whether it’s cycling indoors or outdoors. 

 

More Money in Your Wallet

Your electric bike can easily replace your car in many situations. Consider biking to a nearby grocery store or to work rather than taking your car; you won’t get stuck in traffic and you’ll never be late for work again! Substituting your e-bike with your car can save you time and money used on gas. In addition, it’s good for both you and the environment. 

 

 

A Low Impact Form of Exercise

A researcher made an excellent point about the low impact that electric bike cycling can have on the body. When you sit on an e-bike, you put weight on bones in the pelvis, compared to putting weight on your legs when you walk. Other benefits associated with riding an electric bike include building muscle and providing an aerobic workout. 

 

Endless Possibilities 

Cycling provides for endless possibilities, geographically. No matter where you live, you will find somewhere to use your bike: on the streets, on a bike path, in a park, through the forest, in your neighbourhood  etc. It’s easy to fit riding an electric bike into your daily routine by riding your bike to a shop, to the park, to school or to work. Being outdoors also provides health benefits such as feeling connected to nature, reducing stress and improving mood and self-esteem. 

 

 

Choose Your Intensity

A great benefit of riding a e-bike is that you can choose the desired intensity. Consider taking a light stroll around the block for low impact or a climb up a mountain for a better muscle workout. Either way, you are building stamina and strength. 

 

Positive Physical Health

Electric cycling is one of the healthiest and low-impact forms of exercise which means that it causes less strain and injuries than most workouts. You don’t have to treat cycling as a professional sport to enjoy its numerous benefits:

  • Burn calories
  • Builds strength
  • Builds stamina
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves coordination

 

Positive Mental Health

Electric cycling has been proven in many studies to reduce levels of stress, specifically the stress hormone called cortisol. Many cyclists often talk about a “high” they feel, similar to the coined term “runners high”. Cycling can produce many benefits for health, including a boost in mood, a better sleep and an improvement in memory.

 

The Bottom Line

Local bike shops in many cities around the world have been busier now more than ever. The demand for bicycles has spiraled upwards and has surpassed projections. As many of us are subjected to social distancing, individual outdoor activities have been encouraged by many city politicians. COVID-19 and the arrival of warmer weather has created the perfect environment for cycling enthusiasts to pursue the joy of riding. 

 

Conclusion

This blog was created to introduce our readers to electric bikes which will make more of an appearance in the upcoming days as they become more popular with consumers.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike and tricycles as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

BIKE TRAVEL GUIDE: VANCOUVER

Let’s face it. We are a commuter nation. We drive to work. We drive to see friends. We drive to hang out. A significant portion of our lives and expenses are dedicated towards our cars. We pay at the pump, our insurance is based on our area of residence, car loans, maintenance fees, car washes, and car upgrades all cost money. Cars become one of our most expensive monthly costs asides from our mortgages/rent payments.

The expenditures on a vehicle have been compounded by the massive expansion of cities and towns, that have grown further apart. Family and friends have relocated to the suburbs to reduce expenses, which has them scattered across the map, which increases the distances and costs.

It’s impossible to eliminate a vehicle as they are necessary but fortunately there is a new form of transportation that can help ease transportation costs. That transportation is known as electric bikes. They are sleek, beautifully designed, and economical in comparison to costs related to vehicles.

We also cannot overlook the component of physical benefits of increased exercise, reduced diseases and overall better lifestyle which reduces costs related to health and lifestyle.

In this blog post today, we wanted to compare electric bikes vss. Other modes of transportation, to highlight how an electric bike will help to reduce costs and trim your transportation budget for the upcoming summer months.

 

Electric Bikes vs Bus:

One could assume that if they wanted to reduce their transportation expenses, they could take the bus. However, this notion is incorrect when you factor in the rising cost of fares and bus passes. A Toronto Transit bus pass can cost about $156 monthly. If you use the GO station as a form of transportation, they can cost up to $10 each way, $20 per day which equals to about $100 per week and almost $400 per month. That is quite the cost! In comparison, electric bikes only have one major cost which is the upfront cost of the bike. However, the longer you ride the bike, the more savings you will have each week.

 

Electric bikes vs Cars:  

As discussed in the introduction, owing a car is not cheap. To provide an accurate breakdown, let’s look at an example of average monthly expenses for owning a vehicle:

Car Payments – $200 – $400

Car Insurance – $200 – $400 (It’s more expense for new drivers, those with infractions and in cities with a higher accident rate)

Gas – $200 – $400

Maintenance – $100

407 Cost – $100 – $200

Parking Costs – $50 – $100

That’s quite a bit of money. Electric bikes that ride under 38km per hour do not require insurance, as they are not legally deemed a vehicle. Gas consumption is zero as you can charge your electric bike through any electrical outlet. There are almost zero costs involved with maintenance and parking costs. Therefore, the savings could be in the hundreds from just owning an electric bike.  

 

Electric Bikes vs Uber/Taxi:

New applications and companies like Uber and Lyft have changed our perception on car ownership. In previous decades there were limited numbers of taxis that would be found in major locations within the city. Uber has allowed anyone to become a driver and ride share drivers are available throughout the suburbs and the city. Students who cannot afford a car, who need a vehicle for limited uses, have enjoyed the convenience with Uber.

However, do not let the convenience factor take away from the fact that uber costs are significant. An uber trip for a 15-minute ride could cost anywhere from $15 – $20 one way. That is almost $40 per trip. If you use Uber 3x a week, that is almost $120 per week and close to $480 per month.

Moreover, ride sharing costs vary based on the time of day and traffic. Uber is more expensive during peak rush hours. An electric bike will never have this issue as once you purchase the bike, you can ride it whenever you please and are not at the mercy of charges for riding at peak hours.

Plus, you will avoid traffic jams as there are designated bike lanes within the city that make it convenient to ride a bike.

Conclusion: 

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance and upkeep. This is why we published this blog that addressed the top 7 questions that were presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

Please don’t hesitate to sign up for our news so that you can remain updated on the latest news, and giveaways. Also, make sure to check us out on social media as we are always up to something! 

Can electric bikes reduce transportation expenses?

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Beautiful Vancouver. There is something different about this city. The feel, the vibe, and the people. It’s hard to explain and describe. This feeling cannot be felt by those who visit for a few days, drive through the city on a road trip or watch an online video.

The weather is idyllic, the activities are endless, and the experience is one that someone is not soon to forget.

This experience has been enhanced by the ability to travel the many spots with an electric motorbike. They are faster than your average bike, do not cause any pollution and the electrical circuit of the bike allows you to ride without feeling fatigue which is not the case with a traditional bike. 

If you have purchased a bike from Epic Cycles and live in Vancouver, we have taken the opportunity to compile a one-day guide of best spots to ride through within the city. So, take a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the read

 

THE MORNING

It’s best to wake up bright and early so that you can maximize your time during the day. When you are ready to embark on your journey on your electric bike, here are a few places that we recommend visiting:

  • Get a dose of caffeine from Gastown. “Gassy” Jack surely did Canada a favor opening the first saloon in the neighborhood, which led to the entire area being named Gastown!
  • Among a flurry of restaurants and shops, Water Street has arguably the city’s finest café, Milano Coffee Roasters. This is our first stop to get a hot cup of coffee to start the day!
  • Ride, shop, and explore. Gastown is a very bike-friendly area that gives us an opportunity to explore the many shops in Water Street to our heart’s desire! Check out Oak + Fort, a highly recommended shop that offers minimalistic yet sophisticated clothing.
  • Enjoy the view from the city’s highest spot. The Vancouver Lookout at Harbor Centre is the highest location in Vancouver, giving you a panoramic view of the entire city. It’s an amazing spectacle as you get to see the North Shore Mountains, Gastown, shipping port, and the downtown area all in a 360-degree glance!

Pass through Coal Harbor in the direction of Stanley Park. This is arguably the most enjoyable bike path that connects you through the Waterfront and Coal Harbor. If you’re looking for a hotel in this area, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is definitely a solid recommendation.

 

THE AFTERNOON

The perfect afternoon at this point will not have the rain clouds rolling in. If it is perfect, let’s bike on!

    • Brunch in West End. Continue along the bike path we told you about, and you will soon reach the hot West End. For brunch, we highly recommend the Acacia Fillo Bar. Here you can eat some of the most scrumptious traditional Bulgarian dishes.
    • Relax at English Bay. Now that you have satisfied those taste buds, hop on your bike and ride to English Bay Beach for some well-earned relaxation. Take some time to enjoy the cool breeze and the serene views!
    • Continue along the beach to Kitsilano. There’s something about a beach-side ride that is incredibly romantic. When riding beside the English Bay to Kitsilano, you will cross over the historic and beautiful Burrard Bridge. So, please satisfy some more serenity pangs there!
    • Satisfy your bike cravings. Kitsilano is another family-friendly spot in the Oceanside area, with its own array of shops. Among them is a bike shop that is well worth a visit. Here you can buy more gear, pump your tires, or just have a chat with the bike experts. If you do visit it, you won’t be disappointed — we promise!

 

THE EVENING

After the perfect afternoon, here’s to a perfect evening! This is definitely the time to be near the ocean or you will miss the perfect sunset.

  • Experience Granville Island. Granville Island is a reflection of Vancouver itself and the place to be for anyone wanting that unique Vancouverite feeling. You’ll find everything that is unique to the city here. From seafood to live musical and artistic performances, you will want to lock up your bike and just enjoy what this place has to offer you. You can also buy locally forged items here.
  • Enjoy the skyline: Now that you are satisfied, what you need is a relaxing view of the enticing Vancouver skyline. For this, we recommend you take a slow, relaxing ride along the South False Creek Seawall. You will come full circle when you get back to Gastown, where you started out.
  • Dinner in Chinatown: What better place to have dinner than in Chinatown! When you are in this neighborhood, check out Bestie for their mouthwateringly good European delights. God knows you will love them after such a long ride!

There aren’t many cities in the world that are as loveable as Vancouver. However, there is a condition if you plan on falling in love with this city: you will only truly fall in love if you experience it while out for a ride!

 

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance and upkeep. This is why we published this blog that addressed the top 7 questions that were presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

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Top Reasons for Businesses to Rent Electric Bikes

We all know that electric bikes have numerous health benefits. These benefits range from exercise that can lower your heart rate, improve your cardio endurance, and build muscle. The health benefits are evident, but do you know that electric bikes can also benefit businesses? Companies can also benefit from electric bikes and we will provide four reasons of how this is possible.

It’s important to note that while bikes have been around for over a century, electric bikes provide an advantage that makes them superior to traditional manual bikes, which gives them a business edge to motivated individuals who want to operate in this industry. The edge for electric bikes is their ability to reach speeds from 30km – 40km per hour through a motor which allows an individual to ride without facing issues of fatigue and exhaustion. This is significant for certain businesses such as food delivery companies that rely on bikes as a mode of business and other tourist businesses that can take advantage of the increased speed in electric bikes.

Let’s look at 4 types of business models that can benefit from the increased popularity of electric bikes.

 

  1. Electric Bike Rental Shop

Purchasing an electric bicycle can be expensive as some can range up to $10,000. This creates a new market in the industry where companies can rent electric bikes to make it affordable for the average person.

The customers will only have to pay a daily rental amount between $40 to $120 for a single day usage as compared to purchasing the average electric bike that can go for $5000.  Another business model that could be developed is for bike rental shops to add electric bike rentals as part of their current business. In either scenario, this could become an incentive for those looking for a business model where they do not want to tie up capital in expensive bicycles and instead operate a rental business with fewer bikes in their possession.

 

  1. Increase Advertising Options

Electric bicycles have the capacity to install additional features for babies, additional passenger, and even carrying groceries. Another business model to consider is installing a feature at the back of an electric bike that can be used as a form of advertisement. In a similar fashion to taxi cabs that have advertisements placed on the body of the car or where the signage is fixed on top, business owners can take advantage of electric bicycles and use them for an additional form of revenue.

 

  1. Food Delivery

During the COVID era, food delivery has been all the rage as individuals opt to stay home, restaurants remain closed and there is an uprise in consumers using food delivery services to order their food. Currently, bicycles are used to deliver food within the city and while they are reliable, they are limited in terms of speed as it depends on how fast the biker can ride. An electric bike can provide higher speeds due to the motor, reduce biker fatigue as they are not pedaling which will ultimately help food become delivered faster to customers. Food items will also retain the warmth of the food. It’s a win-win situation for both the customer and business owner.

 

  1. Bike Tours for Tourists

Electric bikes also make group rentals and guided tours possible. Imagine that you are a tourist, who wants to enjoy the scenery in Toronto. There are group tours that slowly go through the various locations such as the CN Tower and Toronto downtown core to view major city spots. If you have a day jam-packed with activities you would be drawn towards an electric bike tour that promises to show you all the greenery, beaches, waterfront, and historical architecture but at a faster speed. As a business operator you could create two options:

1) A tour guide of the city while the tourists follow you on their own bikes

2) A tour guide where the customer is a passenger on a bike.

Electric bikes also provide the ability to travel through parts of the city that may be difficult for a vehicle to access as they can go to places that have bumpy roads, hills, gravel roads, snowy or sandy areas,

 

Conclusion:

Electric bikes are a great source of generating revenue and flourishing your business. It has been found that fleeting companies are earning a great sum of money after adding electric bikes into their businesses. You can earn great profit in the same way.

Electric Motorbikes are rising in popularity due to their inexpensive upkeep, ability to travel short distances at reasonable speeds and avoid contributing pollution into the environment. However, E-Bikes are relatively new which means there are a lot of questions surrounding their usage, maintenance and upkeep. This is why we published this blog that addressed the top 7 questions that were presented to us.

We at Epic Cycles hope to provide you the ability to purchase a motorized bike as we sell everything from Electric Scooters, Magnum E-Bikes, and Stromer Bikes which can be purchased and shipped anywhere in Canada.

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