Come see what all the commotion is about!
Since 2009, Ken's has teamed up with John Swann of Swann Electric Bicycles to offer a full range of electric-assisted or "e-bikes." These range from fully-equipped commuter bikes with a factory-installed assist, to fully customizable e-kits from BionX of Canada - the smoothest, most reliable on the market - which can be fitted to most new or existing bikes (we've installed these kits on recumbent tandems, 3-wheelers, cargo bikes, old & new mountain bikes and more). No one in the area has more experience in preparing for the coming transportation revolution!
New e-bike technology works much like a hybrid car -- except you substitute your legs for the combustion engine. As the rider, you still pedal - but can choose to magnify your pedaling power by an extra 25 to 300% at any time. Utilizing the latest battery technology, every BionX system we sell gives a minimum "assisted" range of 20 miles on the 200%-boost setting (using the electric power more conservatively can take you beyond 60 miles). Plus, there is no battery memory, so your kit will continue to give you that range throughout its life span, and the system charges fully in just a few hours.
"Hey, that's cheating!"
Only if you're entering this bike in a race! For the rest of us it's a simple, quick, clean way to get ourselves and our gear where we're going while still getting some exercise. Hook a trailer up to your e-bike, and suddenly you've got a fun, non-polluting way to haul kids to school, get groceries, and commute to work without being sweaty when you get there. And the great feeling you'll have by leaving that car parked in the driveway will more than make up for any "guilt trips" from so-called "pure cyclists" who scoff.
"Options, you say?"
Yes, we can install a variety of power/battery configurations on practically any bicycle!
Try one today!
Of course the practicality and environmental benefits of an e-bike are substantial, but the best part of owning one is how fun they are to ride! You can stop by Ken's any time (Mon - Sat 9am - 7pm, Sun 12n-6p) to try one out -- or for a longer ride you can "demo" one for a day or more, and apply those fees to a purchase.
Swann Electric Bicycles Phone: (530) 564-0933 (we don't maintain typical "office hours," so leave a message if we're out riding!)