9 days left to test EVELO Aurora at Philly Electric Wheels

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

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

Bicycle Touring, couch surfing, and ways to meet strangers

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

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