Two articles caught our attention recently. One, in the May 18th New York Times titled -- Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait says that “the United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging. More … Continue reading Bike demand spreading nearly as fast as the coronavirus
Our season typically starts in March. Despite a strong start this March, arrival of the coronavirus meant that I, Afshin, was the only person working at our shop. We got many inquiries about new bikes, and also about servicing dusty bikes in the garage. By the end of April, most of our suppliers were reporting … Continue reading COVID-19 and the 2020 bike season
Afshin had COVID-19 and is recovering. As we plan to re-open Philly’s oldest electric bicycle shop after a several week-long bout with COVID-19, we remain committed to servicing bikes from our neighbors as well as our existing customers. Health and safety standards dictate that we continue to maintain a physical distance. We will open up … Continue reading Restarting after COVID-19
COVID-19 has offered us all a great pause. As of mid-March, our staff chose to stay home. For six weeks, one person handled the front desk, sales, purchasing and repairs. In early May, the coronavirus found him. As a result, Philly Electric Wheels has been closed most of May. Due to the volume of calls … Continue reading the great pause
Over the years, customers have asked us for full suspension electric mountain bikes. For the 2020 season, we have converted the Giant Stance 2. An awesome bike to begin with, now with a 1000 watt mid-drive motor and a 48 volt 14 amp battery, this bike will take you on adventures never imagined! In addition, … Continue reading Full suspension electric mountain bikes – converted or designed?
This year, PHEW! is sponsoring a ride from Philly to DC, organized by Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. PA IPL is an organization consisting of PA members of faith, all responding to climate change in a myriad ways. Some are tangible, such as walking, caulking -- and biking! And some are intangible, such as education, prayer … Continue reading Interfaith climate advocacy group pedals to Washington
Since 2010, we've sold Trek electric bikes, beginning with the Trek 7200+, the Trek Valencia+ and the Trek FX+ all with BionX motors. Later, the Trek T80+ was popular. In recent years, Trek introduced the Trek XM700+ (with Bosch electronics), and the Trek Lift+ and Trek Conduit+ lines (with Shimano STEPS electronics); see our September … Continue reading Oh, and we’ve got Trek bikes
We're closed today, Thanksgiving Day, to spend time with our families. We're also in mourning for what's happening in North Dakota, a focal point for our nation right now, where our nation's military might is being deployed against our own citizens standing up for their water rights. We all stand with Standing Rock Sioux tribe and … Continue reading Thanksgiving weekend
Looking for a bike to take you through the SEPTA strike and beyond? Checkout these bikes by Philly-based ASI, all discounted 20% to help you bike the strike! The Fuji Nichibei Collection now ranging from $199 to $223... The SE Lager or Draft, ranging from $263 to $175... Or the classic Breezer Downtown EX, now just $360. Call … Continue reading Bike the Strike!
Think folding bikes just have 20" wheels? Think again! From the compact 16" wheeled Brompton's to the beefy Montague Paratrooper Highline or Tern Joe P27, each sporting 27.5" wheels, we've got 'em all. We've even got folding trikes. Each one folds differently, and is designed for a different use. Who uses a folding bike? A … Continue reading Folding Bikes R Us