Saturday, April 30, 2011

What’s New at Reef Electric Bikes

Hope everyone had a great Easter! We have a lot of new stuff going on here at Reef Bikes, with a big year planned to bring you the best electric bikes, deals, promotions, news, information and technology. Here is some of the latest news.
We just finished our successful Easter Sale with 20% off all of our electric bikes. If you missed out, stay connected as we will be running more promos very soon.
Today we were featured in the Drive magazine in Today's Age, remember, the secret code is: DRIVE ;-)
At Reef we believe in making electric bicycles accessible to everyone – you and old, rich and poor.
So we have come out with a new selection at a lower price point for all those out there who would love to get an electric bike but are finding the price prohibitive.
The New bikes that have joined the fleet: Pearl & Manta Ray. Check them out here:
Manta Ray Road Electric Bicycle
Pearl Ladies Road Electric Bicycle

Reef Bikes in The Media
We finished a 3 part series at ThisBigCity.Com about the ambitious Sydney Cycle Strategy that is attempting to make bike riding a sustainable and convenient form of transport in Australia’s biggest city.

Sydney is actively developing a strategy to increase the use of alternative, sustainable modes of eco-friendly transportation, including the implementation of policies to increase the appeal of cycling and reduce dependence on cars. Electric Bikes have a major role to play in this and Reef Bikes is leading the charge in Australia.
You can read more on the 3 part series here:

Transforming Sydney into a Cycling City

Will Greater Infrastructure Spending Increase Bike Commuting?

Sydney Cycle Strategy: Building a Bicycle Friendly City

The bottom line:
Traffic congestion already costs Sydney business and the community AU$3.5 billion a year – and with a forecast 23 per cent growth in traffic over the next 15 years, that figure will rise to AU$7.8 billion a year. It seems that now is a good time for Sydney to begin implementing its cycle strategy.

We were featured in sustainable cities:

Transforming Sydney into a Cycling City

New Reef Bike Articles around the Web

When people hear the term 'electric bike', all they know is that it's a motorized bicycle that falls somewhere in between a traditional bicycle and a motorcycle. Recently, the demand for an electric bike has escalated so if you're one of the hundreds of people who are interested in purchasing one, here are 8 important facts about an electric bike that you should know about… Read More

Have you heard all about electric bicycles? Electric bikes or more commonly referred to as e-bikes and they are the most recent frenzy in the biking community today. The concept of electric bicycles is actually not new; it has been around since the 1890's but gas powered engines were faster ... Read more

Electric bicycles have recently been introduced to the market and it already has been revolutionary. It's already a hit in China, Australia and Europe. Whether you have heard about it or not, here are answers to 10 questions all about electric motor bikes.1. What is an electric bicycle? An Electric ... Read more

Coming up… a feature on Reef Bikes at the popular Bike Biz Magazine – stay tuned!

Have a great weekend everyone and don’t forget to pick up The Age and read all about Reef Bikes Australia!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

20 Reasons an Electric Bike is Better Than a Car

Are you sick of sitting in traffic for hours, waiting endlessly for a free parking space and building up road rage while spending countless wasted hours in your car? 

Perhaps there is a solution. 

The growing popularity of an electric bike is due to the many advantages that it has over cars and traditional bicycles.

Here are the top 20 Reasons an Electric Bike is better than a Car:

1. Savings in petrol, insurance and registration
2. You do not need a license
3. It is a great way to get exercise
4. You can avoid traffic nightmares
5. No more parking hassles and tickets
6. It is an Eco-friendly way to commute
7. It makes your commute faster
8. You can easily run errands and there is room for storage
9. There are zero carbon emissions
10. It is fun and enjoyable
11. The electric motor makes it easy and fast to ride
12. It can be ridden in many places where other motorized vehicles cannot 13. It is accessible to people of all ages
14. You do not need to be in great shape to ride one
15. It is almost completely silent and releases no toxic emissions
16. They are light and can be easily stored
17. Does not require expensive tune ups and service
18. Negligible operating costs
19. It does not use foreign oil
20. It does not require much room to store or park 

 Still not convinced? The popular has just reported that:

Sitting in traffic triggers more heart attacks than eating, alcohol, cocaine, and sex

Simply sitting in traffic is the single biggest heart attack trigger, says Reuters:

"Of the triggers for heart attack studied, cocaine is the most likely to trigger an event in an individual, but traffic has the greatest population effect as more people are exposed to (it)," the researchers wrote.

With the new electric bikes coming in to our Reef Store, there will be a perfect one for you to suit your needs, expectations and style.

Our range is expanding to accommodate all price points, making Reef Bikes the biggest provider of electric bikes in Australia that are accessible to all. With prices starting at $899 we are dedicated to providing e bike purchasing options for every budget, with no loss in quality.

Check out our current range as well as some pictures of our latest electric bikes being assembled on the factory floor.  Stay tuned for the new electric bikes models arriving in less than a few weeks!

As always, please contact us with any questions or to book a test ride.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New E Bikes Coming Soon!

We've been pretty busy here at REEF Bikes lately. Here is a quick update on what's been happening.

We're expanding our range and plan to have an electric bike at every price point. From $899 to $2,100 for our new electric tricycle called Escape - which will feature a lightweight lithium battery. We will have the biggest range of E bikes in Australia.

This means that very soon, we will be covering for everyone - no matter what your price range is, we will have an electric bike for you.

Here are some pictures of our latest electric bikes being assembled on the factory floor.

Our new models arrive in less than 3 weeks. Stay tuned!