Sunday, February 27, 2011

How to Choose the Best E Bike




E bikes are also known as electric bikes and have grown in popularity over the last decade. They are widely popular in China, and are now becoming more accepted in Europe, Australia and the United States. Choosing the best e bike for you is an important decision as they come in a variety of styles with different functions.

You need to get the best e bike to suit your needs for the lowest price. We are here to help you make that determination.

Different bikes have different features to them, so it is important to decide what is that you need and find an electric bike to match those needs at the lowest possible price.

When thinking about choosing the best e bike you want to keep the following questions in mind:

  • Is it for recreation?
  • Is it for commuting?
  • How far will you be traveling?
  • How hilly is your commute?
  • Do you need it be easy to compact for storage?
  • Do you want to pedal or just rely on the throttle?

After considering these factors, here are some options that will match the needs that you have identified:


Bull Shark Mountain Electric Bike

This e bike is all about raw power and great looks. It is perfect for the adventurous type. It is made with the latest technology in e bike components, Top Gun suspension and stylish design, The Bull Shark mountain electric bike, is equally suited on and off the road. This E Bike is also foldable, making it perfect for storage and easy to take on your trips.

You also have the option to use the pedals just like a regular bike if you are up to a good workout. On the other hand this is the best e bike to give you the power you need to get to where you are going fast and sweat free.


Electric Blue Folding Electric Bike

This is the ultimate in good looks and versatility. If you need your e bike to be easy to fold up and store, the electric blue folding bike is for you.

  • This bike is also great for:
  • People who live in small apartments
  • People who want to ride to college/university
  • People who want to take their best e bike on a holiday
  • You can take this compact folding bike absolutely anywhere and the lightweight design makes it perfect for commuting and storage.
  • Watch this video about how easy it is to fold up and store!

Seahorse Ladies Road Electric Bike


This one is for the ladies – a classic and feminine style, designed for comfort and ease of travel. The main features are the exquisite European design and style.
The Seahorse is also great for daily commuting and shopping trips with a lot of storage space.
Arrive at your destination easily and feeling fresh in comfort and in style. The Seahorse features a classic feminine European design

You can get the perfect combination of power and pedaling with this bike – there is an option for both. So on the days when you want to get some cardio in, simple turn off the motor and pedal away! It’s a great way to get healthy in style!

Stingray Road Electric Bicycle

This is the best e bike for those you may have not ridden a bike in a while but want to get back into the fun and enjoyment of it. The Stingray gives you the extra boost to get up steep hills, carry heavy loads on the back when you are running errands or simply keep up with your grand kids!

This is the best e bike for those who want to get back into cycling but may have been afraid to do so due to age and fitness reasons.


Do you need more help with choosing the best e bike for yourself? Contact us via email at customerservice@reefbikes.com.au or call (02) 9540-1939

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reef Electric Bikes Latest News

There are some great things happening here at Reef Bikes Australia. Make sure to keep up to date by following us on Twitter and Facebook!
 

We were featured on:

The City of Sydney is one of the most pro-active councils in respect to cycling, with a comprehensive bike plan. The Cycle Strategy and Action Plan presents a committment to building a safe, convenient and sustainable 200-kilometre bike network (which will include 55 kilometers of separated cycle ways) by 2016.

 The electric pedal assist makes it easy and convenient for baby boomers who may struggle with long distances and hills. With the pedal assist and throttle power you are free to decide how much you want to exert yourself.

The Lifestyle Channel did a great feature on New Electric Bikes Bring Cycling Back to the Masses:
ReefBikes are hoping to introduce the pleasure of cycling back into the wider community through electric bikes. Electric bikes have a motor assist so they are perfect for those daunting uphills or as a way to relax if you're feeling a little fatigued...

We had a great review of the Reef Electric Folding Bicycle on Livestrong.com

The Reef Electric Folding Bicycle is great for people who live in tight quarters and for people who live in the city and wish to avoid paying high prices for parking, according to the manufacturer. Also, the bike provides an eco-friendly means of transportation and helps owners avoid paying high fuel prices. And as of 2011, Reef offers a three-year warranty on the frame and a one-year warranty on the battery, motor and electronic components.

Lifestyle You Magazine published a review in the Health Section of their site on hoe to Cruise the Streets and Get Fit With an Electric Bike

Electric bikes are a fabulous response to the need to reduce congestion, save money and give people at all levels of fitness, age and ability the opportunity to get back into the enjoyment of cycling. They are designed to be accessible to everyone – young and old.

  • We are Still looking for Electric Bike Affiliates - so please apply if you have what it takes to promote electric bikes on blogs, sites and ads.

  • We are also on the hunt for local  Electric Bike Suppliers - please apply if you are interested or know of any e-bike friendly shops that are.


And don't forget to check out our customer testimonials to help with your decision about buying an electric bike.
Do you have any questions about electric bikes in gerneral? We would love to hear from you. Please leave us a comment or email us at custormerservice@reefbikes.com.au












We are looking to supply great bike shops with our bikes and conversion kits – if you are interested, please contact us!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Looking for Electric Bicycle Suppliers in Australia



Reef Electric Bikes are looking for domestic retail outlets to supply our range of electric bikes at wholesale prices.

We are looking for E-Bike Friendly local bike shops offering or specializing in electric bicycle sales, service, conversion and repair.

We supply to good bicycle shops around Australia that are selling, converting and servicing e-bikes in their neighborhood. If you are interested in becoming an electric bike supplier please contact Electric Bikes Australia and we will assist you immediately.


There are a growing number of online electric bike manufacturers, but it is far cheaper to get a local company to supply you with quality, tested electric bikes. Most of the E Bike ordering websites are for the USA or UK. And it's impossible to order an electric bike online from overseas due to the large heavy sizes of the cartons in gets shipped in. The delivery cost from overseas would actually cost more than the actual bicycle.

The Australian government is now promoting the use of regular and electrically powered bicycles for citizens. For this reason, many cities are now introducing bicycle friendly streets. Cycle lanes have become a common sight, not just in the state capitals, but also in smaller towns and other urban regions.

Our bikes include:

Electric Blue Folding Electric Bike

Electric Blue, Good Looking & Versatile

Do you live in a small apartment where space is an issue? Do you want to take your bike to work, university or on your holiday trips

Take this classy and elegant electric folding bike anywhere, its compact lightweight design makes it ideal for daily commuting.

The Electric Blue can also be folded away to fit anywhere. Store in your closet, or any tight spaces. Take it to work, university or on your trips.

Seahorse Ladies Road Electric Bike

Classic, Feminine & Stylish

Seahorse, Get there easily and arrive feeling fresh in comfort and in style. The Seahorse features a classic feminine European design.
  
This electric bicycle is equally suited to daily commuting or a relaxing ride on weekends. It also has loads of space for your shopping.

Bull Shark Mountain Electric Bike

Raw Power & Good Looks

Perfect for the adventurous and outdoors type, the Bull Shark offers the perfect blend of raw power and good looks.  

Using the latest technology in electric bike components, including TopGun suspension and stylish design, The Bull Shark mountain electric bike, is equally suited on and off the road. This E Bike is also foldable, making it perfect for storage and easy to take on your trips.

Stingray Road Electric Bicycle

Imagine the Possibilities

Haven't ridden a bike in years, but want to get back into it for health & fitness reasons?
  
With the Stingray, you WANT to ride it all the time. It really makes cycling a breeze.

Conversion Kits

Also, we are looking to supply conversion kits to local retailers at wholesale prices.

We have 2 types available:

1. E Bike Conversion Kit 20 Inch 200W Motor Lithium Battery
2. E Bike Conversion Kit 26 Inch 200W Motor Lithium Battery



What's Also Included With Your Bike...?

Our Electric Bikes come with FREE Bonus Bike Accessories Kit for a Limited-Time Only.
The Bike Accessories Kit includes:

Your choice of 1 bicycle bag (backpack, front handle bar bag, single rear rack bag or double top rear rack bag) PLUS a bike cable lock, mini pump, tool kit AND a tyre repair kit. Absolutely free...That's everything to get you on the road!

WARRANTY

Our Electric Bikes are covered with a Comprehensive Warranty on all parts including a 3-year warranty on the frame and 1-year on the battery, motor and the electrics. We are confident that your electric bicycle will have no problems during the warranty period.

However, should you happen to have any problems whatsoever, we are serious about helping you through them. We provide dedicated after sales service at our REEF Service Centers.

Simply take your electric bike to a Service Center closest to you, and have your E Bike repaired under warranty. Click to read our Warranty Policy.



The models offered by Reef Bikes are extremely reliable and efficient. We can offer test rides and all of our bikes come with a We provide warranty for one years – something that not many other electric bike companies offer.


If you are a local bike shop or “e-bike friendly” cycling retailer selling e-bikes or specializing in e-bike conversion or the repair of electric bicycles please contact us at customerservice@reefbikes.com.au or call 02 9540 1939 to submit your information.


E-Bike Buyers and Owners: If you are looking for a local bike shop willing to convert your existing bike into an electric bike or you are interested in test-riding and/or purchasing an electric bike locally please contact us at customerservice@reefbikes.com.au or by calling 02 9540 1939

Monday, February 21, 2011

Electric Power Bikes Are for Everyone


The best thing about electric power bikes is that they are for everyone! From seasoned cyclists, baby boomers or those who have lost their license. Electric bikes are becoming more popular than ever, and with good reason:

  • They produce zero carbon emissions
  • They promote a healthy lifestyle
  • They are a fast way to get around
  • You don’t have to worry about parking
  • You can avoid traffic congestion


Who are electric bikes best for?

We have seen celebrities using them

Leonardo DiCaprio, Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins, the Jonas Brothers and Daryl Hannah are all electric bike riders!

They are great for baby boomers

Baby boomers who want to get back on a bike but are worried about their ability to ride a traditional bike. An e bike is perfect for them – with the power assist to give them the extra boost when dealing with steep hills.

People who want to commute

Sick of traffic congestion and long commutes that leave you frustrated even before you get to your destination? This is where ebikes are the best. Cruise right past that traffic and get to work without the sweat.


People with injuries

If you have had any injuries or joint problems, electric power bikes are perfect. They are designed so that you can still enjoy the benefits of cycling without as much strain and pressure on your joints


People who have lost their license

Uh-oh – lost your license? It’s those long weekend double merits points right? Don’t worry; an electric bike is your solution. Much faster than a regular bike, cheaper than taxi rides and more reliable than public transport.

Seasoned cyclists    

Even seasoned cyclists who may scoff at electric bikes can get major benefits from them. If you have a long commute ahead, an electric bike can cut your travel time in half, and you arrive to work fresh and sweat free. Think about it, an extra hour to sleep in the morning!


Want to test ride an electric bike?. If you haven't tried an electric power bike, we highly recommend it! You can get in touch with Reef Bikes who can organize a test ride for you.


To view our stylish range of bikes, visit  Reef Bikes  at Electric Bikes Australia

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bike Commuting Puts Cars to Shame


Sydney roads are so clogged and congested, despite the months of construction and expenditure on the roads, none of this has led to a decrease in travel time.

Sydney roads are so jammed up during peak hour that it is faster to commute by bike that car. To put this theory to the test a Cyclist Paul McDonald raced journalist Tim Vollmer in his car from Ryde to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, all during the worst of the morning peak hour traffic.

The results?

The Cyclist took less than 32 minutes to reach the Sydney Harbour Bridge destination while the journalist in the motor vehicle took almost 80 minutes! That is a difference of almost ONE HOUR!

Much of the difference can be explained by the additional bike lanes that have been created in Sydney – part of an ongoing Sydney Cycle Strategy.

What this shows is that commuting by bike is the way of the future.

Imagine how much faster this journey would have been on an electric bike?

An electric bike allows the average cyclist to ride faster than a much more experienced cyclist on a regular bike, with much less effort and in hilly areas the additional power of an electric bike results in faster travel with less exertion.

Electric bike cyclists report that a sample trip from Lilyfield to Circular Quay takes 22 minutes, and costs about 10cents to 12cents a week in electricity to charge the batteries on his bike!

An electric bike is the cheapest and most efficient form of transport. It is accessible to those who are less fit, while positively affecting the environment, reducing carbon emissions and taking the hassle out of traffic and parking.

Do you have your own bike commuting story to share with us?

And don't forget to book a test ride. If you haven't tried an electric power bike, we highly recommend it! You can get in touch with Reef Bikes who can organize a test ride for you.


To view our stylish range of bikes, visit  Reef Bikes  at Electric Bikes Australia

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Friday, February 18, 2011

The 5 Biggest Stories on Electric Bikes this Week





1. Arts Organizations in Australia Support Cycling

Who would have thought that the Arts would be leading the charge on environmental issues?

Arts House in Melbourne is offering free “Green Tix” if you can prove you used a carbon-neutral mode of travel to get to the performance (tram or train ticket, a bike helmet, even an increased heart rate or sweat from walking or jogging!).


2. Miss Universe Loves an Electric Bike!


Jennifer Hawkins riding electric bike in Venice beach with Aussie chef Curtis Stone. The couple rented their electric bikes and cruised around the beach in Sunny California.




3. Electric Bike Industry is Powered up to be worth $11 Billion!

Major growth in the global market has taken off in the last decade. Leading the way is China, of course, with sales up to 120 million.

Europe is also catching on to the trend, with impressive sales in the Netherlands last year – nearly a third of bicycles sold were electric bikes

In the US and Australia, sales are a little slower, but there is definite growth. What is needed is more consumer awareness and advertising. Many people still do not know that ebikes exist. Let’s help spread the word!

4. How’s this for holiday fun? Rent an ebike!

You can rent an electric bike to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco from a company called Plugz, for only $25!
What a great way to get to explore the city, with a powered bike so you don’t get tired of all those hills. Enjoy the ride, fresh air and views at your own pace!

5. University of New England Makes Ebikes available to students

Professor Jennie Shaw, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of University of New England is taking major initiatives in promoting sustainable transport on campus. She has set up a competition where students can win prices for designing posters to promote sustainable transport options on the University campus. 

The University also acquired electric bikes that will be available to students for the first time. This initiative is in line with the university’s commitment as a signatory to the international Talloires Declaration. The Declarations shows support for sustainability as a prime focus of teaching, research, operations, and outreach at universities around the world. The UNE also offers a new Bachelor of Sustainability degree program.

 Do you have any comments or questions? Please share them with us!

And don't forget to book a test ride. If you haven't tried an electric power bike, we highly recommend it! You can get in touch with Reef Bikes who can organize a test ride for you.

To view our stylish range of bikes, visit  Reef Bikes  at Electric Bikes Australia

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Whats going on at Reef Electric Bikes this week?


It has been a busy week for Reef Bikes this week. Here are the top things that have been going on.

1. First of all we had a great shoot on our Seahorse Ladies Road Electric Bike 
This Classic, Feminine & Stylish ebike is perfect for all the ladies to get around easily and arrive feeling fresh, in comfort and in style. The Seahorse features a classic feminine European design.

This electric bicycle is equally suited to daily commuting or a relaxing ride on weekends. It also has loads of space for your shopping.

You can watch the beautiful Marisa riding it to Bondi Beach on You Tube


We also got some amazing pictures from this shoot, both of the gorgeous Marisa and stunning Bondi Beach in Sydney!














2. REEF BIKES was also featured in the Electric Bike Report - Read the article on how Reef Bikes is Part of the Sydney Sustainable Transport Plan.


3. And finally we have had some great articles published:

Top 7 Benefits of Electric Power Bikes
Electric Bike Australia Set to Boom
Reef Bikes Electric Bike Review



Do you have any comments or questions? Please share them with us!

And don't forget to book a test ride. If you haven't tried an electric power bike, we highly recommend it! You can get in touch with Reef Bikes who can organize a test ride for you.

To view our stylish range of bikes, visit  Reef Bikes  at Electric Bikes Australia

You can also follow us on:
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Is Your Car Making You Fat? Get an E Bike! http://ping.fm/bHW7C

Is Your Car Making You Fat? Get an E Bike!


A recent study published by David Bassett of the University of Tennessee and John Pucher of Rutgers University found a strong link between active modes of transportation (such as walking and bike riding) and obesity rates in 17 industrialized nations sampled in the study.

We have all heard about the obesity epidemic, and now it seems that there is a solution – ditch the car in favor of walking or bike riding.

The countries with the highest levels of active transportation also had the lowest rates of obesity. There is an inverse relationship between active transportation and obesity – meaning that the more we passively use cars, the fatter we get.

In the United States alone, there is a 25-33% obesity rate, with only 12 per cent of the population utilizing active transportation like bicycling and walking.

Compare that to the other countries that were sampled in the study:
·         Latvia: 67 percent of the population uses active transportation and 14 percent are obese.
·         Sweden: 62 percent use active transportation and 9 percent are obese.
·         Netherlands: 52 percent use active transportation and 11 percent are obese.

Other Western countries that shy away from active transportation have similar problems with obesity rates:
·         Canada: 19 percent use active transportation and 23 percent are obese.
·         Australia: 14 percent use active transportation and 21 percent are obese.







The study basically concluded that Europeans walk three times as much as Americans and bike ride up to four times as much as their American counterparts. The difference equates to burning up to 10 pounds more than Americans.

So the next question is – what is the solution? What is a great option to encourage more people to utilize active transportation to improve their health and perhaps even benefit the environment?
Countries like Australia, Canada and the U.S have a heavy reliance on motor vehicles for transportation. Given the obesity epidemic and global warming crisis it is time to embrace some healthier options like walking or riding a bicycle.

One possible solution is to get an electric bike as an alternative way to travel, as well as giving you the foundation of a healthy fitness regime. The several power settings eliminate concerns about overexertion due to steep or long rides, and have great benefits for cardio endurance, balance and stability.

You can take control of your fitness and get back into a healthy lifestyle with an electric bike. Use it to get to work, run errands or simply enjoy scenic trips in your free time. The power assisted motor gives you the freedom to choose your pace and level of exertion.

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To view our stylish range of bikes, visit  Reef Bikes  at Electric Bikes Australia
 
Don't forget to book a test ride. If you haven't tried an electric power bike, we highly recommend it! You can get in touch with Reef Bikes who can organize a test ride for you

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Converting your bike to an electric bike http://ping.fm/dFVyV

Monday, February 7, 2011

More celebrities riding the e bike wave! http://ping.fm/RzzCK

More Celebrities Riding the Electric Bike Wave


It seems that celebrities are catching on to the latest electric bike boom. Leonardo DiCaprio was snapped riding around in New York City on his electric powered bike


Leo is a committed environmentalist crusader, having created a documentary on the 11th hour that focuses on the issue of global warming and other ecological concerns and his foundation urges people to take action to combat the disastrous effects of the current climate crisis.

Leonardo DiCaprio also drives a hybrid car, has solar panels on his house and has teamed up with Al Gore to help raise awareness around global warming issues.

Daryl Hannah is the latest Eco-friendly actor that has chosen the Green commuting option with an electric bike that has zero carbon emissions and is a healthy and green way to get around.



Daryl Hannah is another active environmentalist who takes full advantage of green technology, from composting, running her house entirely on solar panels to recycling and even running her car from vegetable oil from fast food restaurants.

Hannah also runs an Eco-friendly product company called “Love Life Goods” and has a weekly video blog on sustainable solutions.

Jay Leno is also another electric bike enthusiast, who has called electric bikes the “future of inner city commuting”. Check out his electric bike reviews at Jay Lenos Garage

Finally we have the Jonas Brothers embracing electric power bikes.




The musical brothers are not newcomers to environmental activism, having been part of a Disney Project called Friends for Change: Project Green which helps kids help the planet, focusing on climate, waste, water and habitats with a guide of simple action steps. The kids who are involved register online, track their impact and then vote on how Disney should divide its donations to environmental causes. What a great idea!

One of the brothers, Nick, was quoted as saying:
“Being eco-friendly is important to us,” said Nick Jonas. “We worked with our record label to come up with the first-ever CD-VU+ format, a 100-percent recyclable package.”

And now they are also taking the Eco-friendly commuting option with electric powered bikes.


Look, even if you couldn’t care less what the celebrities are doing, you should still get an electric bike. Consider some of the major benefits:

  • Cost savings (petrol, insurance, registration)
  • Reducing Carbon emissions
  • Lose weight
  • It’s fun!
  • Fast way to commute to work
  • No more traffic jams
  • No more parking tickets
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Electric Power Bikes Gaining Popularity

The concept of electric power bikes are gaining massive popularity, especially in light of rising fuel prices, the obesity epidemic and the need to reduce carbon emissions.

Electric Power bikes are still in their infancy in Australia but sales in Europe and Asia have taken off in the last few years, with 1 in 8  bikes sold in Holland being electric power bikes. 

Electric Bikes Sales have saved the bicycle sector in the Netherlands, and E Bikes were voted as one of the Top 10 Things we should be seeing more over in the next decade in Blast Magazine.

Not to mention that now even Eco friendly celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio are riding them!



The growing popularity of the electric power bicycle are its obvious advantages over other forms of transport - it saves you money on fuel and oil, gets rid of parking hassles, solves traffic nightmares as well as benefiting your health and the environment.

Electric power bikes are also an option for the elderly or those who have been injured and may need additional assistance. The power assist is perfect in giving people an additional boost and making it accessible to anyone, young and old alike.

More news of Electric Power Bikes Gaining Popularity:
  • Electric Bikes Gaining Popularity in the US

One of the more popular ways to make a conversion to electric is through an ebike conversion kit. There has been a mix of new e-bikes and converted ones gaining popularity in the US.

  • Top Green Business Trend for 2011
The greenmarketing.tv blog has features electric bikes as one of the top 11 Green trends for 2011. Pushed along by rising oil prices in 2011, there will be a boost in the active transport industry

  • Electric Bike Sales Surpass Motorbikes for the first time in Japan
There has been an increase of 4.6 per cent of electric assisted bikes purchased in Japan, making it the groundbreaking first time that electric bikes sales were greater than motorcycles. This is mainly due to:
  • the ability tot ride them without a license,
  • expanded product range,
  • improved performance of storage batteries
  • changing of regulation allowing 2 small children to be carried on a 3 seated e-bike
The increase in electric bike shipments between 1996 and 2010 was a staggering 7.8%. Sales went from 1.3% of all bikes to 9.1% last year.

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To view our stylish range of bikes, visit  Reef Bikes  at Electric Bikes Australia
 
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Why the Pope Should Get an Electric Bike


The Washington Post reports that the Pope Benedict wants a more eco friendly and energy efficient way to commute. He wants the Pope Mobile to go Green!

The Green Pope should be an example to us all based on his promotion of sustainability and conservation on resources! Why not follow in his footsteps and get an electric bike. These bikes cut carbon emissions, are a healthy way to ride and reduce our carbon footprint.

Major benefits of an electric bike are:

1. They are a Green, environmentally friendly and sustainable form of transportation. They reduce carbon emissions as well as traffic and congestion on the roads. As Trevor Reichman points out in Treehugger, “An electric bicycle is about 100 times more efficient than a car carrying one person.”
For anyone concerned about reducing their carbon footprint, an electric bike is the perfect way to do your part in helping out the environment.


2. They promote health and fitness. These bikes are not just for the lazy people that want to avoid exercise. Sure, they have the added motor assist benefit, but this can be turned off at any time and you can use the electric bike for your regular workout. Too many Australians are not getting enough exercise in their lives. This is a great way to build your health and fitness regime, while having the advantage of extra power  to face hills and get you to work quicker if you are commuting

3. You can use it to commute to work – without arriving sweaty. Simply use the power assist and you will arrive clean and fresh!

4. Avoid Traffic and Congestion -  They reduce congestion on the roads and traffic nightmares. Are you sick of being stuck in traffic? Electric bikes allow you  to maneuver through traffic, get to your destination faster and not have to worry about parking.

5. They are cheap to run, compared to the fuel, oil, registration and insurance costs of cars. In most places, you will spend from 3 to 5 CENTS for a full charge.
You get 50km or 30 miles on that. That's a HUGE saving compared the price of fuel these days.

6. Electric Bikes get people to enjoy the fun of riding again, especially baby boomers or those who may be out of shape or have injuries. Ride in the fresh air and have fun! These bikes are great for newbies or people who love to ride but are worried that they may not have the strength and fitness. An electric bike is the perfect option.

Reef Bikes was conceived out of a passion for cycling and sustainable transport use. Reef Bikes is dedicated to assisting people to rediscover the fun in riding a bike as well as the associated health, cost and environmental benefits that come with it.

If you haven't tried an electric power bike, we highly recommend it! You can get in touch with Reef Bikes who can organize a test ride for you.
If you happen to know the Pope, please share this post with him!

For more information about Reef Bikes and electric bikes in general, visit us at Electric Bikes Australia

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reef Bikes Bonus Gift With Every Electric Bike

Get your FREE Bonus Gift with Every Electric Bike

Bonus Bike Accessories Kit includes: 
Choice of one bicycle bag (backpack, front handle bar bag, single rear rack bag or double top rear rack bag). 
PLUS a bike cable lock, mini pump, tool kit and tyre repair kit. 
Specifications of each item can be viewed in detail on our website: 
 


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Leonardo DCaprio Loves Electric Bikes

Celebrities like Leo DiCpario have taken to the new electric power bike option of getting around town. Leo was spotted riding the streets of New York on this his new ebike, adding to the growing popularity of electric bikes.

An electric power bike is essentially a regular bike that has been fitted out with an electric motor, a battery, making it easier to ride by using less effort than a regular bike. It is also a much faster way to get around town.

The past year has seen some great developments in the style and quality of electric power bikes. They are now becoming far more popular as the result of technological improvements as well an increased community concerns about the environment, obesity and traffic congestion.

When comparing electric bikes to other alternative forms of transportation, the benefits are obvious:
  • Cost savings
  • Avoid public transport hassles
  • Save time in travel
  • No more parking headaches
  • Improved health and fitness – you still can pedal
  • Reduce your carbon footprint with zero emissions
  • They are capable of 20mph and up to 40 mph with pedal assist

Celebrities like Leonardo Di Caprio realize the benefits of these simple, eco friendly bikes. They provide a fast way to get around, save you money, improve your health, reduce carbon emissions, are simple to maintain, make an efficient commute and are fun!

Reef Bikes has entered the electric bike scene with stylish, cost competitive, lightweight and powerful bikes. Check out the Reef Bikes range and test ride one to experience the benefits for yourself!

For more information about Reef Bikes and electric bikes in general, visit us at: 
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Electric Power Bike News



1. Electric Bikes Sales Save the Bicycle Sector in the Netherlands

In Amsterdam, an economic decline has led to a 7% drop in regular bicycles. However, the total sector was saved by e-Bikes – the only category that showed an increase in sales over the year. Sales for the e-Bike rose by 10%, accounting for a total of 14% market share of total number of bikes sold in 2010.

2. Electric Bikes Voted as one of the Top 10 Things we should see more of by 2020

Blast magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 things we should see more of in this coming decade and E-Bikes were featured on the list! The list takes into account market trends, consumer preferences and research and development initiatives.
The authors note that the electric bicycles are likely to be much more widespread and common in usage by the end of the decade.
They also state their personal preference for an electric bike due to its environmentally friendly qualities.


3. Electric Bikes Helping Cut Crime
There has been a lot of positive feedback on the use of e bikes for policingin the city of London. A Cycle Squad Sergeant said that the bikes allowed police to cover greater ground in a shorter amount of time, allowing for access to areas otherwise inaccessible by car, and the added power of the electric assist get the officers to move quicker.

5. After a Shaky Start, it’s Time to Take E-Bikes Seriously

Publisher of Electric Bike Magazine says that after having a shaky start over a decade ago, a lot has changed in the world of electric bikes.

Most notably:
  • Almost all e bikes use lithium-ion battery packs, storing up to 5 times more energy as the older versions
  • Massive reduction in battery weight from 15 kilograms to 2-3 kilograms
  • Significant research and development driven by strong European market
  • More efficient motors, increased reliability in performance and control systems
  • The entrance of high profile companies into the market like Bosch, Panasonic and Shimano