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Oct
05
Think Twice before Buying an E-Bike ?


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Everyone has seen the plethora of articles or videos that proclaim along the lines of "Top 10 Reasons" to buy an e-bike.



As an owner of a shop that only sells e-bikes, obviously I can rattle off a litany of reasons to buy one, just like many of these positive soundign articles touting all the great reasons to buy. I could ratle off some of the dozens of great stories I hear from customers about how happy it makes them, how it saved their knees, or even how they can get around much better to satisfy basic living needs (i.e. commute to work). Reasons for buying an e-bike can be important and could vary: they can no longer drive a car, or perhaps don't have access to public transportation. An...


Mar
23
Illinois Lockdown: Bike Shops permitted to stay open

Per Governor Pritzger's Executive Order 2020-10, bicycle shops are still allowed to stay open for business. They are considered a needed transportation business under Paragraph 12e of businesses that will stay open.



Mike's E-Bikes will remain open during this period, however for the increased safety of our customer's we are continuing to operate under an Appointment Only business model. You can find a Link to our Calendar to schedule an appointment here... https://www.mikese-bikes.com/ebike-test-ride



Most days we are available from 12 pm to 5 pm, except we will be closed on Sundays and Thursdays.



We continue to wipe down all surfaces with a disinfectant including our door handles at the entr...


Mar
16
"Engage in outdoor activity !" Try an ebike !

Well the unfortunate series of global events, have most of us wondering what happens next. It appears that just today, San Francisco mayor ordered a quarantine, except for going to necessary stores. The mayor did say you could go and enjoy the outdoors along with 'social distancing.'


Well riding a bike, or better yet, an ebike allows you to both enjoy the outdoors, and even run those necessary grocer and food or medication errands.


NOW though is the time to act, and considering trying out an ebike.


Here at Mike's E-Bikes we were actually ahead of the game, by offering one on one appointments, that allow you to mitigate those risks of catching the C-virus. We've expanded those hours and you can ...


Nov
21
More E-Bike Models and Brands Priced under $2k than any dealer in Illinois

HERE AT MIKE'S E-BIKE WE CAREFULLY SELECT MORE HIGH QUALITY E-BIKE MODELS PRICED UNDER $2000 than any one in Illinois, and likely in the entire MIDWEST.




Importantly, here at Mike's E-Bikes, life is too short to engage in 'crazy' price mind games. ('Yes, Virginia,' unfortunately there are some out dated and old style retailers who aren't shy about using some shady business practices)



We are a professional retailer, with honest and ethical business practices. For example, we disclose our prices upfront in real time, show you our sales prices, and also have all new e-bike models on our floor. If an ebike model is a bit older and has been on the floor longer than normal, we will certainly tell ...


Sep
14
Mike's E-Bikes carries The Lowest Priced Mid-drive Ebikes in The Midwest

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Nobody here in Chicago, or for that matter the mid-west, can match our selection of highest quality, best value e-Bikes priced between $1000 and $2000 !



We are adding to that mix now, with high quality mid drive ebikes to also break below that $2000 threshold, which used to be only a couple years ago, $ thousands more. You have to stop in right now before the great weather ends, and see or ride first hand, and experience the natural feel of these mid drive e-bikes, that won't 'break the bank', while giving you all the benefits of ebikes that are much higher priced.



Why pay highway robbery prices at 'snobby' regular bike stores who barely 'dabble in ebikes' and that don't have anywhere...


Aug
25
Beautiful E-Biking (Biking) Weather is now here - and so are GREAT E-BIKE PRICES !


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Temperatures are cooling down, so if summer has blown by you, and you want to savor the outdoors while you can, this is the BEST time of the year to get out biking. E-Bikes have really caught on, and in our 4th season now, e-bikes sales are better than ever. We've set new records every month this year versus last year ! Thank you to all our great customers !


Our most popular brand by FAR, is the Aventon E-Bike with their Pace 500 and Pace 350. The price points are very affordable, and the quality along with comfort is very high. We've re-stocked up for the end of summer and early fall season, which is a great time to get back into biking, and e-bikes eliminate all the excuses or obs...


Jul
10
Chicago Area Bike Trails - for your ebiking enjoyment !

We now rent e-bikes through Spinlister, and to aid in finding options of where to ride, the Chicago Tribune produced this convenient link and map of 80 area trails.


https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-met-viz-chicago-area-bike-trail-map-htmlstory.html


Here is a link to our rentals on Spinlister:


https://www.spinlister.com/search/s/illinois/c/naperville/loc/41.7606321/-88.14377819999999/z/13




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Jul
01
Why we don't service regular bikes

Well just like regular bike shops don't service electric bikes, we choose intentionally not to service regular (non electric) bikes.


Why ?


1. Regular bikes are not our business, and not our preferred area of expertise: ELECTRIC Bikes are our expertise.


2. We don't have time to service your regular bike. That's right. We are too busy selling electric bikes, and taking care of our electric bike customers.


3. Regular bikes today can often be cheaply made, not all are easily serviced. Unless a shop is dedicated to servicing many brands, and carrying those brand specific parts, it can be more costly in terms of overhead to service regular bikes. We choose specifically to service e-bikes that we carry...


Jun
01
Buying an e-bike on the internet ?

Why Buying On-line is not likely a prudent Idea !


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So if you've come this far to check out my website, and considered buying on-line, then here are some things to consider that maybe you weren't aware of that could help your decision making.




  • Every ebike has different ride characteristics, and some differences are more pronounced than others. To get the most enjoyment and best comfort, it really does help to actually test ride the ebike. If the firm is on-line, ask if they have local references who allow ebike test rides, or what they call 'ambassodors'. And be sure to compare the various models that are interesting to you. Motor wattage, and battery amp hour (capacity) and other specs really d...


Jan
31
Considering a Rad Rover or Rad City ? Then you need to watch this video...



Considering the RadRover Ebike? You better watch this first!





RadRover Review and Acceleration Test - How does it stack up? See complete test results in description below.


The test above would be more valuable, had he done it on a hill. Speed is one thing, but what you really want to know is does the Rad have the assist level you'd expect from 750 watts, on hills, for longer distances, and how will it hold up ?


We will have a Rad model for comparison at our shop this spring, so if you are considering a product from Rad, I would encourage you to try it out in person, and compare to other brands and models.




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