An EVELO electric bike arrived at our store on Tuesday, looking like our FedEx team had been test dropping the box! Though the battery casing was cracked open, we were impressed with how easy it was to assemble the bike. Taking the opportunity of the cracked case, we ended up taking it apart and examining … Continue reading 9 days left to test EVELO Aurora at Philly Electric Wheels
Thanks to the Bicycle Coalition, we have a stack of the 2012 Philadelphia Bicycle Maps published by the MOTU (Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities). You'll find the new map chockful of tips - Rules of the Road, Safety Tips, a section on In Case of Theft or Accident, Tips on Bike Parking, and using … Continue reading The bike maps are here! The bike maps are here!
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 … Continue reading Who rents an e-bike?
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
This past weekend I played host to a couple of young guys who were cycling across the US to raise money for autism research. Will and Alex are from Kenya and London, respectively, and had never been bicycle touring or even visited the US before embarking on their trip. From Philadelphia 2009-2010 Their blog is … Continue reading Bicycle Touring, couch surfing, and ways to meet strangers
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
This is a nice writeup about Torker 450E hybrid electric bike: http://www.bikecommuters.com/2010/03/16/return-to-bike-commuting-my-first-ride/ Come over and test ride it.
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