maxon motor BIKEDRIVE test rides

maxon bikedrive electric bikeStop by Electric Cyclery this month and take a spin on the new maxon BIKEDRIVE.

Designed and manufactured in Switzerland, the maxon BIKEDRIVE electric bike conversion kit is extremely light and launches from 0 to 20 mph in less than 3 seconds.

The BikeDrive hub motor delivers 25 – 30 Nm continuously. The peak torque is 50 Nm. Its brushless DC motor has an efficiency of 85%. With a total weight of only 13lbs for the motor, battery, and controls, this electric bike motor system truly has the power to launch.

We’ve tested BIKEDRIVE on our local hills and we’ve been able to climb our biggest inclines at 6-9 mph with 30 Nm of torque and pushing hard with no sign of over-heating.

maxon bike drive electric cycleryWe also learned you should be careful with the throttle-like, twist-boost. It’s easy to get in over your head if you grab it at the wrong time.

That said, our customers and test riders that lived through it were quite impressed by and respectful of BIKEDRIVE’s quick acceleration and hill climbing power.

More experienced mountain bikers are blown away by the balance and maneuverability of the maxon system installed on a high end, full-suspension mountain bike.

Get your BIKEDRIVE on at Electric Cyclery.

BIKEDRIVE’s 360 Watt hour battery is small enough to fit into the frames of most full-suspension mountain bikes and it is the only system on the market that’s compatible with the new 148-mm (Boost) hub standard and 12-speed SRAM Eagle Drivetrain. Available with axle dropout widths of 135mm, 142mm or 148mm for bikes with quick-release axles or through-axles.

Learn more about maxon motor’s history including their crucial role in NASA’s Mars Rover expeditions.

Test ride ELBY

elby e-bike

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Smoothly, firmly, easily and silently for up to 90 miles, the ELBY electric bike addresses the needs of the modern electric cyclist.

With its adjustable handlebar stem, swept-back handlebars and upright geometry, this is one of the most comfortable electric bikes on the market and will fit riders from 5′ to 6’5″ tall.

Elby’s secret weapon is the Bionx D500 motor system, a powerhouse 500 watt hub motor that leaves mid-drives in the dust and climbs the steepest of hills effortlessly and silently.

And Elby’s huge 48 volt, 556 watt-hour Bionx battery is hidden down in the bottom of the bike frame for the lowest center of gravity on any electric bicycle available.

Up to 90 miles per charge. Forget about it.

electric bike elbyWith a high-intensity Super Nova bike lighting system that provides outstanding visibility and a built-in rear carrier with an integrated fender that easily handles most panniers and loads up to 40 pounds, this is the all-purpose electric bike we’ve been waiting for.

Three year Bionx warranty, so you can relax and ride.

Test ride this amazing electric bike at Electric Cyclery.



Electric Single-Speed

populo electric bikePopulo (poe-poo-low), a Los Angeles-based fixie bike company famous for quality single-speeds presents the Populo Sport, a single-speed electric bike as a lightweight alternative to over-powered, expensive and frankly, quite heavy bikes that dominate the market.

Designed to deliver good value at a great price, the Populo Sport is simple and lightweight and ranks as one of the best rides in its category featuring the the quick handling of a Populo Fixie Bike but with plenty of extra power to push you over the top.

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The simplicity of an electric bike that uses all standard single-speed parts makes the Populo Sport easy to maintain, repair and even upgrade into a whole new level of performance.

The Populo Sport offers a game-changing e-bike for urban, campus or commuter users. With its lightweight 6061 aluminum frame, 35 mile range, 250w motor and 36V Lithium battery, the Populo Sport is a simple yet powerful transportation machine that will transform your daily bike rides.


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Test ride the Populo Sport at Electric Cyclery or Order Online for free shipping in the continental USA.



Test ride Onewheel at Electric Cyclery


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.

easy motion evo 27.5
E-motion Evo 27.5 500 – $2799

easy motion evo city wave electric bike
E-motion Evo City Wave 500 – $2799


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

laguna beach electric bike hire rental

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

everlyl electric bike rental

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.