We feel the BionX kits offer the best electric bike experience. To show you, we’ve converted five different bikes in various frame sizes & styles with BionX kits.
Stop by for a 2 mile guided ride with Afshin to judge for yourself. Afterward, some people choose to rent one of these converted bikes for the weekend, to try around their own neighborhood or on a commute.
Here’s what one person wrote after testing a number of electric bikes.
“The most important thing is that I want to feel like I’m riding a bike. Those first 3 bikes, even while in lowest assist mode, felt like glorified motorcycles. I couldn’t even find a way to get a workout without the bike forcing me to go way too fast. (The Pedego was the worst; it takes off when you are standing next to the bike if the pedal happens to turn.) Finally I rode a BionX and it was completely different and just what I was looking for! I was actually riding the bike myself (what a concept!), and it just helped me get up hills.” Read in entirety here.
This fall, PHEW! has select BionX kits for 20% off our everyday price.
BionX PL 250 DT M | $1,199 on sale for $956
BionX PL 350 DT L | $1,699 on sale for $1,359
BionX PL 350 RR L | $1,799 on sale for $1439
To top it off, we extend the 20% discount to any product or service we offer when you purchase a BionX kit. We offer same day conversion service. For this, we recommend you call us before arriving with your bike!
Who rents an e-bike? Typically, it’s been people wanting to to experience how an e-bike would integrate into their daily commute.
This week, however, we got a call from an out-of-towner. He already owned an e-bike, a Pathfinder with throttle-assist, using it to get to work sweat-free. The Pathfinder is similar to the line of Hebb e-bikes that we carry. In town for work-related training, he decided to site-see Philly on an e-bike. To give him a different e-bike experience, we set him up with a Trek 7200+, offering 4 levels of pedal-assist and regenerative braking.
His highlights? The ride to the Holiday Inn by the Stadium through the Wissahickon, Fairmount Park and along the Schyulkill River Trail; the current Sendak exhibit at the Rosenbach Museum in Rittenhouse Square, the Mutter Museum, the various beers from an 80-mile radius at Standard Tap in Northern Liberties, cheesesteak at Pat’s in South Philly, stuffed challah french toast at Sabrina’s in the Italian Market and lastly, a sampling of the house brews at Earth Bread & Brewery in Mt Airy.
His parting query was Is there a Bed & Breakfast near here for his next trip to Philly? There certainly is, Brent! We recommend the Burbridge Street B&B on quiet Burbridge St in Germantown, run by Marnie Hague, who has lived car-free for decades, using a combination of her bike & SEPTA to get around.