Tag Archives: Bike Commute

Glow in the dark bikes…I likes!


I’ve often wondered why new bikes aren’t designed with reflective paint.  I realize many people like matte black bikes for that stealth factor, but most of us commuters just want to be seen.

There is one company, Mission Bicycle Company in San Francisco, that offers a custom bike with a reflective coating. Check out their Lumen.

For the rest of us with bikes we already own and love,  I learned of Hub Powder Works (another woman-owned company) in Boston via this Grist Magazine article: Night Proof Your Bike by Turning it into a Giant Reflector.8255813207_cd8fcbf6d3_z

You send Hub Powder Works your frame. They powder-coat it with the same reflective coating as Mission Bicycle Company.

As a bike retailer, I’d love to see mass produced commuter bikes; i.e. more affordable bikes, come with such a reflective paint.  Matte black feels so passé. If you’re a bike designer and considering this, it seems Halo Coatings is the supplier of the retro-reflective coating solutions for both Mission & Hub.

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E-Joe Anggun 2.0, reviewed


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So let’s say you’re a a restaurant delivery person, and you’d like to save on gas. So you’re thinking about what kind of fuel-efficient or hybrid car you can afford, when all of a sudden, lightning strikes in the form of a bicycle whooshing by.

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“Eureka! I’ll get an e-bike!” you exclaim. “By riding an e-bike for work, I’ll never have to buy gas again, and all I have to do is charge the battery when I get off work! I’ll have so much more money left over for my local organic fair trade homemade artisanal kombucha habit! Brilliant!”

 

Then you head over to Philly Electric Wheels and find that your dream has come true. We have an e-bike that even a delivery worker will be able to afford. It is high quality and costs only $1,899.00. Most good quality e-bikes will cost you at least $2,000.00. There are a couple of models that are lower priced, but their range (miles per battery charge) is smaller.

The Anggun 2.0 by e-JOE is actually ideal for restaurant delivery, because the battery can help you pedal up to 42 miles on a single charge. This range is also more than ideal for your daily commute (I hope!), as well as for going on a day or weekend-long ride in the country.

As the e-JOE website expounds, “add disc brakes, a premium front fork, puncture-resistance tires and numerous included upgrades and accessories, and you’ve got one great all-purpose electric bike.”

 

e-JOE came out with the Anggun in 2013, and they have now revamped it for 2015. Some of the improvements include a smaller frame (now 18″), a better charging port, better front and rear lights, and an adjustment to the Assist mode. In the earlier model, you didn’t have the option to not use the Assist mode; in this year’s model, you can turn Assist mode off and ride the bike as though it’s a conventional bike. This is nice because it puts the e-ness of the bike completely under your control.

So whether you’re a delivery driver, a commuter, or a leisure rider, come on in today for a test ride! The Anggun 2.0 is something to experience.

Stromer ST1 “Buy it if: you’re looking to speed up your commute – and have fun along the way” says Bicycling- Buyers Guide 2013


You can read about Stromer ST1 in Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue of Bicycle magazine, where  Brad Ford test rides the Stromer ST 1 Platinum. Also, if you go to the last page of this issue you will see Philly Electric Wheels mentioned as a full service electric bike shop dedicated to electric bicycles.

You can subscribe to Bicycling Magazine  or you can stop by our store to see, touch, feel and test ride the Stromer in our showroom.

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Philly Electric Wheels
7153 Sprague Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

215 821 9266

http://www.phillyew.com