Many of you already own high quality bicycles and you’re hesitant to buy yet another bike, but you would love the benefits of an electric bike. The good news is that most bikes can be converted to electric assist. The first question is whether or not it’s worth the effort in your case? If yours is a higher priced bike and it’s in good condition then it’s probably a candidate for conversion. If however, you have a budget bike and you’re thinking you can modify it and save a bundle that is not the case. The systems we offer are the best available from solid established companies, and all that peace of mind comes at a price. In fact, our entry-level bikes are less expensive than our conversion kits, so you better have a really sweet ride to begin with if you’re considering a conversion.
If you’ve been researching electric bike conversion kits you’ve no doubt seen a full spectrum of options including all-in-one-wheel solutions, low-priced kits that claim to be installable in less than an hour, and even elaborate configurations that add an additional chain and end up looking very much like some kind of Frankensteinian affair! In my eight years in this business I’ve seen most of them, experimented with many, and have narrowed the choices I offer my customers down to very few. I’m only interested in equipment that is powerful enough for the Ashland area, that withstands the test of time, and is backed by folks who will be around in the years ahead to help me support you and your electric bike investment.
While the smaller, lighter, cheaper, (especially the new all-in-one-wheels) equipment sounds tempting-beware. Quality can vary wildly, technical support now-and-into-the-future may be sorely lacking, and the end result may be a low-powered electric bike that is very disappointing. I’ve installed equipment that customers have purchased online that, when all is said and done, performs in quite an unspectacular fashion. For all the effort involved it would be nice to feel some substantial assistance at the pedals, right? In some instances, only a few hundred dollars more could have set them up with something that offers far more performance and durability.
So, once again in summary; if you own a truly unique bike that has a special meaning to you, or you have a bike that you’ve got all set up and it fits you like no other, or it’s an expensive model that merits the additional investment, an electric conversion kit may be for you. Once we’re done performing one of our technically robust, esthetically pleasing conversions, you will have an electric bicycle that compares favorably with some of the new bikes we have on the floor. Does that seem too hard to imagine? Come see for yourself; we’ll show you how it’s done.