Introducing the Stromer electric bike – Swiss Born – Precision Built

Philly Electric Wheels - PHEW! now carries the Stromer - an electric bike with designed in Switzerland, with the precision you'd expect. The 36 volt 10 amp hour battery is encased within the frame, making this electric-assist bike look more like a bike. Recharge it while it remains inside the bike, or bring the battery … Continue reading Introducing the Stromer electric bike – Swiss Born – Precision Built

Sanyo Eneloop: In-Depth

Today we're going to take a close look a Sanyo's Eneloop electric bike and highlight some of its unique and innovative features. Sanyo is one of the leaders in the world of rechargable batteries and have engineered the Eneloop bike around a remarkably light and compact lithium-ion battery pack. The bike also features regenerative braking, … Continue reading Sanyo Eneloop: In-Depth

Trek’s Electric Cargo Bike

Last week I wrote about Trek's Ride+ Bikes and looked in detail about their Bionx motor and controller system. Trek has also recently announced their electric-assist cargo bike, the Transport+. The Transport+ is what's called a 'longtail' cargo bike, namely because the rear of the frame has been extended to allow extra space for side-mounted … Continue reading Trek’s Electric Cargo Bike

Trek Ride+ In Depth

Back in March, we announced that we would carry Trek's Ride+ line of electric-assist bikes. In the last few months, the Ride+ bikes have proven themselves a consistent favorite among our customers and staff, with good reason. Trek bases their line on established standard bikes like the Valencia, FX and 7200 models, then adds a … Continue reading Trek Ride+ In Depth

Volkswagen and Lexus explore E-bike concepts

Aside from being a recreational tool, electric bikes are emerging as effective tools for transportation. Here at PHEW, we see e-bikes as commuting machines and most of our bikes come with full fenders, cargo racks and lights to make them as functional and practical as possible. We also carry some folding bikes, which work great … Continue reading Volkswagen and Lexus explore E-bike concepts

Our take on the bicycle tractor-trailer

Bike trailers are a great way to add a lot of cargo capacity to your bike. There are a bunch of good trailers out there that are designed for carrying kids, pets or just about anything you can fit on them. Companies like Burley and BoB are the leaders in quality compact trailers that make … Continue reading Our take on the bicycle tractor-trailer

We’re Now a Trek Ride Plus Dealer

It's official: starting in March Philly Electric Wheels will be stocking bikes from Trek's Ride+ electric assist bike line. Trek really did their homework in designing the bikes, and they all seem like excellent offerings. The electric technology is provide by Bionx, who design some of the best electric bike kits available. The bikes all … Continue reading We’re Now a Trek Ride Plus Dealer

New York Times Article on E-bikes

The New York Times published an article on electric bikes recently.  It's a pretty general overview of the electric bike business in the U.S. and it mentions the Sanyo Eneloop bike, Ecobike, and the Ezip Trailz, three bikes that we carry. If they spark your interest, we encourage you to come to the shop and … Continue reading New York Times Article on E-bikes