Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Panasonic Lithium Batteries and Electronics Technology Being Used in New Electric Bicycle Models

The new Stingray and Seahorse electric bicycle models are now being powered by Panasonic. We have teamed up with Panasonic to produce the most reliable, long lasting, and lightweight deign of lithium battery, controller, and LCD screen display.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Electric Bikes Newcastle & Central Coast - Electric Bicycles Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Nelsons Bay, Port Stephens

Test ride a REEF Bike Today! 
Looking for electric bikes in Newcastle and the Central Coast?

Electric Bikes Newcastle
Try a REEF electric bicycle today in Newcastle, Woy Woy, Gosford, The Entrance, Wyong, Budgewoi, Lake Macquarie, Nelsons Bay or Port Stephens.

Looking to keep fit at your own pace?

For those of us who may have neglected our bodies in favor of a busy work or home schedule, the sooner you start moving the sooner you’ll feel better and the greater your chances are of prolonging a healthy, happy life.

Keeping fit and staying active can help prevent some diseases like diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Being active can also reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and symptoms of depression or anxiety.

Most doctors recommend cardiovascular exercise for 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. You can increase your overall strength, improve your balance, become more flexible and lighten your mood and energy levels.

So dust off your athletic shoes and hit the gym! Sound daunting....?

There is a better option...

What ever your fitness level, an electric bike can keep you active and fit - at your own pace.

An electric bicycle will also help you meet your transport needs with the option to either exercise by pedaling or use the electric motor for a more relaxing ride.

You can use an e-bike and pannier bags to carry your papers to work or move your groceries home.

To start exercising with an e-bike, you can try biking as far as you feel comfortable, then turn on the motor and head home. Test ride an electric bike in Newcastle, Woy Woy, Gosford, The Entrance, Wyong, Budgewoi, Lake Macquarie, Nelsons Bay or Port Stephens area today.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Electric Bikes for Deliveries - E Bicycles for Delivery Businesses

Electric bikes: A perfect solution for a delivery business.
Electric bikes are a great alternative to cars in delivery businesses. They are more cost-efficient, eco-friendly and healthier for your employees.

Waterproof panniers attach to the sides of your bike to carry small loads to clients and customers. If your business requires delivering large or heavy items, you can attach a bike trailer to the back of your e-bike.

Cars need insurance, petrol and maintenance. These all cost money and can drag down your take-away income.  Bicycles and e-bikes have a much lower initial cost, require no gasoline or insurance and have much lower maintenance requirements and fees.

Electric bikes only require a nightly charge and occasional battery replacements. Averaged into a daily cost not including the initial bike price, it costs less than A$1 per day to own and operate an electric bike.

Avoid parking fines and wasting time on finding parking by using an electric bike. You can park close to the door of any building and lock your bike with a standard U-lock to any solid object (bike racks, trees, railings, poles, etc.) as long as there aren’t any signs against doing so. In congested areas and on short trips, electric bikes are faster and more efficient than cars. Bikes can move around traffic and through side streets and pathways that cars can’t access.

By delivering goods by electric bike, your customers will view you as a conscientious, green company and your employees will be healthier and more productive. Creating exercise-as-work opportunities for your employees gives them a better quality of life. Better health means fewer health problems, which also cuts down on healthcare costs. Riding an e-bike instead of driving a car can reduce stress too, especially stress caused by road rage. When you can move around traffic, there’s nothing to be angry about! Less stress equals happier employees and a happier company.

PLEASE NOTE: Our top-of the line electric bicycles come with a Zero Interest payment plan option, which gives your business a tax and cashflow efficient way to spread the cost of acquiring your new e-bike fleet.

See how you can pay off your ebike in installments.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Electric Bikes to Increase from 200Watts to 250Watts in Australia

On Wednesday the 30th of May, the Parliamentary Secretary of Infrastructure and Transport, The Hon Catherine King MP, announced that the federal government will be adopting an addition to the electric bicycle design rules (please find announcement below).

The definition of a power-assisted pedal cycle was a pedal cycle to which is attached one or more auxiliary propulsion motors having a combined maximum power output not exceeding 200 watts.

The current ADR definition of AB category has now been expanded to allow compliance with the full EN 15194 standard as an option. 

The wording in the ADR definition has been changed to “a pedal cycle to which is attached one or more auxiliary propulsion motors having a combined maximum power not exceeding 200 watts or a Pedalec”.  

Pedalec has been separately defined as “a vehicle meeting European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009  Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles”.

Main changes of the PEDALEC to the current definition are;
  • Max 250watt
  • Pedal assist – must be pedalling to gain power assistance
  • Top speed 25kmh (assisted)
  • 6kmh twist and go (to assist in getting off the line)


·   Electric bicycles which meet the former design rules can still be imported, sold and used on Australian roads without requiring the bike to be registered.

·   Electric bicycles which meet the European standard (EN 15194) can now be imported into Australia (and will be able to be used without requiring registration).


·   Each Australian state or territory must now pass changes to their road laws to allow PEDALEC’s to be legally used on public roads as a bicycle.

·   Feedback gained from states is that this process is expected to take between 6 and 12 months (some may be quicker but were unwilling to confirm that).

The BIA is currently formally contacting all states and territories to try to gain more definitive timetables.

Electric Bikes for Business: Save Money & Go Green

Using electric bikes bikes for businesses can mean making deliveries, meeting clients or commuting to work by bicycle or electric bike. Let’s see why this might be a good idea for your business:

You’ll cut down on business transportation expenses. Whether your company uses cars to deliver/pick up goods or meet with clients, an e-bike will help you keep more of your cash in your pocket. Electric bikes can dodge parking tickets and fines, park closer to your clients and run up to 35 km/hr to make sure you get where you’re going on time.

If your work requires mostly being in one location, consider starting a bike commuting program for employees to bike to and from work. People who ride bikes to work instead of driving or taking transport are more productive, healthier and happier. Employees will notice that you are looking out for their wellbeing in both transportation and health, and will appreciate your attention to their needs.

Having employees ride bicycles or e-bikes while on the job or offering a bike commuting program through your work promotes an image of a green, conscientious business. Current and potential customers will view your company as proactive, with a mind for sustainability. Young professionals and customers are more likely to work with or for a “green” company than one that doesn’t offer any eco benefits.

Biking for your business or commuting to and from work on an electric bike instead of using a car substantially reduces the harmful effects on the environment. In rush hours, more cars means more congestion and the longer it takes to get where you’re going, the more harmful emissions you’re putting into the air. When more people ride bikes, not only are they not contributing to the pollution, but they are also reducing congestion by not being on the road, allowing the people in cars to move faster and produce less pollution.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Electric Bikes Melbourne Victoria - Electric Bicycles Geelong, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Ballarat, Melton, Bendigo, Warmambool, Horsham

Reef Melbourne electric bikes, Free Delivery to your door. Australias Number 1 Brand in Electric Bicycles. Reef.

  • Want to enjoy life a bit more?
  • Need a little help up those hills? 
  • Want to get back into shape?

With higher fuel prices, carbon taxes, appalling traffic and skyrocketing obesity, it is time to take a look at how we get around. E-bikes are a great way to get around and get fit at your own pace.

If you’re in Melbourne or surrounding areas of Victoria, including Geelong, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Ballarat, Melton, Bendigo, Warmambool, Horsham  - try a REEF electric bike. We have a bike to suit all budgets and purposes. From folding, to tricycles, we have all your electric bikes covered.

Check out some of our latest e-bike range now:

Predator Offroad Fast Electric Bike - The Predator is the ultimate electric bike, for extreme riders only, this model is in a league of its own, with head turning looks and powerful performance

Bullshark Mountain Electric Bike - The Bullshark is the street legal version of the Predator, boasting the same Samsung battery hidden inside the frame, Shimano Alivio gear set, mountain bike Continental Explorer Tyres, and an LCD screen for controls, looks just like a regular bike with hidden electrics.

Seahorse Ladies Electric Bicycle - European elegance and class, this ladies electric bicycle is smooth in performance, easy to ride, and comfortable to ride, with an upright commuting riding position, and a step through frame. The Seahorse also has a Panasonic lithium battery for the most reliable performance.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Exercise for Overweight Men and Women

Adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight (excluding athletes). While body weight can be influenced by genetics and culture, the biggest contributor to excess weight is eating too much and exercising too little. Extra weight can be dangerous to your health, causing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoarthritis. Your joints will also suffer from the extra weight. Not to worry, it’s never too late to change your eating and exercise habits.

Everything we eat or drink has calories in it. We need some of these calories to survive, but many people eat more than they burn in a day, resulting in fat stores. We can maintain our weight by eating the same number of calories that we burn, and we can lose weight by consuming less calories than we use up.

If your genes are programmed to hold onto fat cells longer, it may be harder (though not impossible) for you to lose weight and keep it off. An estimated 85% of us have something called thrifty genes. These are genes that developed as humans evolved, to store fat cells while food was scarce or unavailable. Now, thrifty genes are very annoying, as most of us have regular access to food and tend to eat more than we actually need.

No matter what your present condition, diet and exercise can help you drop pounds, get back energy and feel great about yourself. After talking to your doctor about starting a diet and workout plan, find an activity you really enjoy and recruit a friend to work out with you.

Try starting out with walking, then move to jogging or biking. If you know someone who is already an active walker or biker, ask to tag along in a short walk or ride. As you build strength, walk or bike a little bit longer or increase your speed. An electric bicycle is a great way to get started on a biking program. Set a starting goal, like biking for 30 minutes. If you find you’re exhausted after only 5 or 10 minutes, turn on the motor and finish your ride without pedaling. The next time you go out for a ride, see if you can go a few minutes longer without using the motor.

Keep track of your activities and food intake each week and weigh yourself once a week to note your physical progress toward your goal. The numbers on the scale shouldn’t be the only factor driving your goals: exercising makes us feel healthier and be happier. If your weight doesn’t start to drop right away, relax! Take comfort in knowing that you’re making your body happy and the pounds will follow.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Electric Bicycles Sunshine Coast / Brisbane Electric Bikes - Get Biking!

Electric Bicycles Sunshine Coast
Looking for electric bikes in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland?

Reef Bikes is Australias  number 1 electric bike brand, with the biggest and best range. Browse through our products, photos and videos online

Want to buy the best electric bicycles on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Queensland?

Want to get back into shape?

Need a little help up those hills?

Take control of your health & fitness today and start a healthy lifestyle with a motorised bicycle. Use it to get to work, run errands or simply enjoy scenic trips in your free time. Free Delivery to Caloundra & Sunshine Coast area.

Electric Bikes Gold Coast | Tweed Heads - Electric Bicycles Border Bikes

Electric Bikes Tweed Heads
Electric Bicycles Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Brisbane, Queensland.
Reef Bikes provide free delivery service to south Queensland and the Gold Coast , Southport region.

Browse through the best electric bike range in Australia, choose from the fastest to the lightest ebikes.

Want to get back into shape?

Need a little help up those hills?

Do you want to get around faster, have fun and look great doing so?

Reef Bikes has a huge range of electric bikes, from light weight, high powered, mounting, road, hybrid, ladies, city, full suspension models and more.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sustainable [Green] Transport in Australia

Sustainable transport, or green transport, is any kind of transportation that doesn’t rely on limited natural resources to make it move. Walking and cycling, for example, are forms of sustainable transport.

Currently in Australia, most of the governments’ transportation costs go towards creating and rebuilding roads for cars. As one of the most car-dependent nations in the world, Australia is working towards more sustainable transport options. Local governments are encouraging commuters to use public transport, bike or ride an electric bicycle instead of driving cars.

Each state can create strategies and action plans to implement transportation improvement efforts. The Sydney Cycle Strategy aims to create a bike network to encourage biking and take congestion out of the roads. The goal is to have 300,000 less car trips per day in Sydney, create a healthier population and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Sydney Cycle Action Plan 2007-2017 lists, among other things, building a 200km bike network by 2016 to substantially increase cycling by the time of completion and encouraging electric bicycles for those who aren’t able to use a regular bike.

The City of Melbourne Transport Strategy 2012 aims to revamp the public transport system, make the roads more effective, create pedestrian-friendly streets and encourage a transition to become a cycling city. The city will directly coordinate action plans to expand and improve the public transit and walking network and create a cycling network. The city has other action plans involving the metro rail, tram routes and high-speed rail links that will need to be outsourced to other organisations.

The Transport Plan for Brisbane 2008-2026 outlines projects including spending A$100 million for pedestrian and biking pathways, a Rapid Transit System for busses and a CityCycle bike hire system (already in place). Brisbane Council’s Greenway initiative aims to create safe pathways for walking and biking.

The Hobart City Council Draft Principal Bicycle Network created a proposal for a network for cyclists as legitimate road users and commuters. The goal is to create a city with options for sustainable transport, including bikes.

The TravelSmart Australia program urges people to wean themselves from cars as a primary source of transportation and encourages the use of public transport, walking and cycling, even if it’s just for one day a week.