• 7 tips on how to fight against bike theft

    7 tips on how to fight against bike theft
    7 tips on how to fight against bike theft Let's face it, bike theft is a huge problem in North America. It's estimated that 2 million riders every year will fall victim to bike theft. To understand the severity of bike theft in Canada and the United States, we met with 529 Garage at the BC Bike Show earlier this month. We also asked about how each rider can protect their precious bikes! For riders who have not heard of 529 Garage, they are the largest community-powered bike recovery service. All that is required is to...
  • 10 steps on how to prepare your eBike for Spring

    10 steps on how to prepare your eBike for Spring
    10 steps on how to prepare your eBike for Spring As the weather is starting to warm up, riders and our staff alike are starting to plan the next eBike adventure! Before you head out, we highly recommend going through our 10-step process to prepare your eBike for all the adventures ahead. 1. Wash your eBike Washing your bike not only helps prolong the life of the components, but it is also an excellent opportunity to get to know your bike. Simply use a car wash mitt or sponge along with some bike wash cleaner to...
  • Will belt drives replace chains on eBikes?

    Will belt drives replace chains on eBikes?
    Will belt drives replace chains on eBikes? What is a belt drive? A belt drive bike uses a belt as opposed to a chain. Belt drive bicycles were first introduced in the 1980s and since then, have been paired with hub gears for riders looking for multiple gear ratios. Belts are most commonly made out of nylon reinforced with carbon fiber cords making them one of the most durable options to power the drivetrain - after all, it is even used on motorcycles! We’ll take a look at some of the pros and cons of a...
  • Essential Tools for eBike Owners

    Essential Tools for eBike Owners
    Essential Tools for eBike Owners I am often asked if there are specific e-bike tools or what tools do I need when fixing my e-bike. In many cases I will explain that it’s not just about the tools for fixing your bike, but the tools you should have to also maintain your bike. After all, with proper care and maintenance, you shouldn’t have to fix your e-bike very often. So then, what tools should you have to work on and maintain your bike? Well, while I can give you a giant list of tools, in most...
  • 5 GPS Anti-Theft Tracking Devices for your Ebike

    5 GPS Anti-Theft Tracking Devices for your Ebike
    Locating a stolen E-bike with a tracking device is now possible. So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy yourself an electric bike. Awesome! E-bikes are a fun way to get around and there are a lot of great accessories to make your e-bike experience even better, and one of the first you might consider purchasing is a GPS tracker. E-bikes are a big investment and it’s not uncommon for e-bikes to be stolen, but if you have a GPS tracker on your bike - it could increase your chance of getting the bike returned...
  • You can't tell it's an Ebike

    You can't tell it's an Ebike
    The brand new FIXIE is quite simply an electric bike that doesn’t look like an electric bike. It’s a lightweight single-speed e-bike that weighs just 34lbs (15kg) and is easy to carry, take on transit, and easy to maneuver around the city. The FIXIE has an integrated battery hidden inside the frame and a 350w rear hub motor that runs almost silent - so when you’re riding this down the road and engaging pedal assist - you will likely surprise a few onlookers when the motor kicks in. Unique to Rize’s line of new e-bikes for...
  • 3 Reasons to Buy an Electric Bike!

    3 Reasons to Buy an Electric Bike!
    Are you thinking of buying an electric bike? Tired of driving a gas guzzling car? Boom, here’s a few reasons why you should make the jump and buy an e-bike. #1: Health Benefits First and foremost, e-bikes encourage you to stay active. According to the CDC, most adults do not get enough physical activity (150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity, per week). So, riding an ebike is great for your health, and when you ride you’ll not only increase your blood flow and oxygen levels, but you’ll help your body to...
  • The 2021 Rize Electric Bike

    The 2021 Rize Electric Bike
    Are you looking for a high quality electric bike that is versatile, comfortable, well-priced, and ticks all your boxes? If yes, then check out the 2021 Rize from Rize Bikes. The Rize is a beautiful e-bike that has all the features you’re looking for including a 500-watt Bafang motor with 65 Newton-meters of torque, and a state-of-the-art Samsung 50E cell battery that will help you travel up to 55 miles (90 kms) on a single charge (with pedal-assist). And, get this: The 2021 Rize is upgradable to a dual battery configuration that will allow you to...
  • How to Adjust Your Rear Derailleur

    How to Adjust Your Rear Derailleur
    If you’re riding an electric bike and finding your gears are just not changing properly, the problem could be your rear derailleur. In fact, one of the most common adjustments performed on an e-bike is related to the rear derailleur. So, we’ll walk you through the process, below. What Is A Rear Derailleur? Your rear derailleur acts as the control that allows you to shift gears while riding your bike. It’s attached to the rear of your bike frame, with a mounting bolt, and the other end has a mobile arm that guides your bike chain....
  • E-bike Etiquette

    E-bike Etiquette
    E-bike Etiquette If you’re riding an e-bike there are things you can do to prevent accidents and stay safe. In this blog post, we offer a few tips and suggestions to help keep you and everyone around you safe.  Learn the regulations All cities are different on how they regulate e-bikes, so our first suggestion is that you take a few minutes to learn about your city’s regulations. A great place to start is by clicking, here and here. We also suggest you do a quick Google search for additional municipal info. In most areas, e-bikes...
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