Test ride Onewheel at Electric Cyclery

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one wheel onewheelElectric Cyclery is pleased to announce that we are now stocking and servicing Onewheel, the most revolutionary, kick-ass electric motor transportation platform we have ever seen.

It is not an electric skateboard. It is most certainly not one of those shitty hoverboards that explode. This is something totally new and exciting.

Onewheel inventor Kyle Doerksen explains the Onewheel’s origins:

The brain level was about this fascination with new technology that was coming out. I got a bunch of early experience with motion sensor technology, accelerometers and then gyros, and also the control systems technology. I’m a big 1960s history buff—going to the moon and the Apollo program—and engineers being like, we are going to do these things that are hard and high risk but if we do them it’ll be awesome.”

onewheel electric board sportDoerkson is passionate about electric vehicles and wanted to bring the feeling of snowboarding to pavement. This passion led him to Onewheel.

“The last aspect was more practical. I would take the train when I went to our San Francisco office at IDEO and it was half a mile from the station to the office. I was inevitably late for meetings, and I thought there has to be some better way to get from A to B.”

Now available at Electric Cyclery in Laguna Beach, California. Stop by and test ride Onewheel.

Or order Onewheel online with free shipping.

E-Motion Fall Super Sale

Its that time of year again. This is first shot at the 2016 Easy Motion close outs. Great deals on top-notch E-Motion electric bikes from BH Bikes of Spain.

Starting September 2016, select BH E-Motion electric bikes are on sale at prices up to 20% off for select 350 watt and 500 watt E-motion Evo models.

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E-motion Evo 27.5 500 – $2799

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E-motion Evo City Wave 500 – $2799

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E-motion Evo Jumper 27.5 – $3499

Biontague Pro 500

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The Bionx D500 Paratrooper Pro is a military-grade electric mountain bike that folds for easy transport, and the whole thing weighs only 48.2 lbs.

A 48V, 11.6 Ah Lithium-Ion battery pack is mounted down low on the frame, providing the perfect center of gravity for balanced riding in the dirt or on the pavement.

bionx_montague_6The Electric Cyclery Biontague Pro 500 package includes a rear rack/bike stand, Montague Carry Bag, Kickstand and Folding Pedals. This is an exceptional folding electric bike that is delivered ready to ride.

Laguna Bike Rental

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In cooperation with Laguna Bike Rental and Rentabikenow.com. Electric Cyclery now offers electric bike rentals in Laguna Beach.  Rent by the half day, full day or even by the week.

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Explore scenic Laguna Beach by electric bicycle. Pedal around this classic California beach town at your own pace and find your way to less-visited beaches. Enjoy easy access to Laguna’s lively downtown and scenic neighborhoods without having to worry about traffic or parking.

laguna_beach_electric_bike_map_2Do yourself a favor and avoid Laguna’s chronic traffic and lack of parking. Our location in North Laguna is easily accessible using Laguna’s Free Trolley Service with frequent connections to major parking areas.

Bikes must be picked-up and dropped-off during business hours. Local bike delivery is available.

Reserve your bike at Laguna Bike Rental.

Electric Cyclery unlocks Bionx

California Electric bike laws legalCalifornia leads the nation in e bike legislation.
In response to California’s new e-bike definitions that went into effect January 1, 2016, Bionx now offers high-speed settings for California residents.

With Bionx’s unique motor programming software, Electric Cyclery now is able to pre-set your Bionx kit to comply with any of the three classes of street-legal electric bikes.

Class 1 e-bike, or low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 20 mph.

Class 2 e-bike, or low-speed throttle-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that can exclusively propel the bicycle and that cannot provide assistance when the bike reaches 20 mph.

Class 3 e-bike, or speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 28 mph. No Throttle.

Electric Cyclery unlocks the power of Bionx
Software setting changes to unlock Bionx speed limitations are done at authorized Bionx dealers and are currently only available to California residents.  When ordering, please choose the appropriate CA CLASS setting. Your throttle will be disabled but you’ll be able to ride as fast as your bike’s gearing will allow.

No more “throwing out the anchor” at 20 mph. And, it doesn’t void your Bionx Warranty.

bionx electric bikeGreat News for Electric Cyclery California customers 
We’ve sold thousands of Bionx kits over the years and most of them to Californians.  If you bought a Bionx kit from Electric Cyclery after June 2009, bring it in for a free Class 3 high-speed upgrade. It will be great to see you again!

If you’re not an Electric Cyclery customer, we’ll upgrade your Bionx kit for a $45 fee.  Just stop by with your bike, it will only take a few minutes.

New California Traffic Laws

Several new traffic laws went into effect in California on January 1, 2016.

california traffic lawsAmong them:

Bicycles and Slowed Traffic
The existing traffic law requiring slow vehicles to pull over when impeding vehicles has been extended to include bicycles. Individual riders and groups of bikes will now have to pull over whenever five or more vehicles are being slowed by them.

Traffic Incident Reporting
The new law requires that any traffic crash with combined property damage of $1000 must be reported to the DMV via SR-1 forms. The previous dollar amount was $750.

Earbud Use
While operating a motor vehicle or bicycle, drivers and cyclists cannot wear headsets or ear buds that cover, rest on or are inserted in both ears unless it’s a hearing aid.

Bionx 2016 models now in stock

bionxThe 2016 Bionx electric bike conversion kits are now in stock at Electric Cyclery  – a bit early this year but that’s ok.  The new 2016 stuff looks good, as expected.

bionx p350 dx electric bike kitBionx P-Series Electric Bike Kits at Electric Cyclery
The new P-Series electric bike kits from Bionx have improved on the 2015 S-Series by increasing mid-range torque and up-grading overall system efficiency and reliability with remote online diagnostics.

Electric Cyclery tested the new Bionx and everything looks ready to roll with the 2016 Bionx P-Series.

Bionx P350 DL – 350 watt motor, 317 watt-hour downtube battery – $1799
Bionx P350 RL – 350 watt motor, 317 watt-hour rear-rack battery – $1899
Bionx P350 DX – 350 watt motor, 423 watt-hour downtube battery – $2099
Bionx P350 RX – 350 watt motor, 423 watt-hour rear-rack battery – $2199
Bionx P350 DV – 350 watt motor, 555 watt-hour downtube battery – $2299
Bionx D500 DV – 500 watt motor, 555 watt-hour downtube battery – $2499

Free Bionx Installation at Electric Cyclery or Free Shipping for Online Orders.

Integrated Cassette Body
With the P-Series, all Bionx motors feature an integrated cassette body built directly into the wheel hub.  In most cases, this allows the rider to transfer the original cassette from the bike being converted.

bionx 3 year warranty3 Year Warranty
All new Bionx motor kits now come with an optional 3 year warranty.  The standard 2 year warranty will now be extended for an extra year via Bionx online registration.

Test Rides and Free Install
Test ride the new Bionx systems at Electric Cyclery.  Bring your bike along for a free installation with any Bionx kit.

Close Outs
In-store close out pricing on 2015 Bionx kits while supplies last.

California’s Electric Bike Laws

California’s new electric bicycle law divides electric bikes into three legally-defined category types based on the e-bike’s top speed and whether it has a throttle.

AB1096: Electric Bicycles

The law defines electric bicycles as those with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts. It also creates three classes of electric bicycles based on their motor speed and level of electric assist.

• Class 1 e-bike, or low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 20 mph.

• Class 2 e-bike, or low-speed throttle-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that can exclusively propel the bicycle and that cannot provide assistance when the bike reaches 20 mph.

• Class 3 e-bike, or speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle, is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 28 mph. Operators of Class 3 e-bikes must be 16 or older and wear a helmet. Class 3 e-bikes are prohibited from paths, lanes and trails unless specifically authorized by a local ordinance.

The bill prohibits tampering with or modifying electric bicycles to change their speed capability unless the classification label also is changed.

E-bike operators do not need a driver’s license, registration or license plate to ride them, though they do need to abide by existing traffic laws.

See the full text of California Bill AB 1096

 

california electric bike lawsThe new California electric bike law goes into effect January 1, 2016.