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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
13
An amazing E-bike for under $1k : The Pace 350


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Link Here for Full Review ! https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a26042211/aventon-pace-350-review/


In Stock now for Test Ride at Mike's E-Bikes !




The Takeaway: The Pace 350 is a Class 2 e-bike with big wheels, wide tires, and a long enough range (30 miles) to run around town or commute to work—for (finally!) less than a grand.




  • At $999.99, it’s one of the most affordable e-bikes on the market right now.




  • It’s Class 2, meaning its pedal assist tops out at 20 mph—and it has a throttle.




  • You get a 7-speed Shimano drivetrain, 27.5-inch wheels, and 2.2-inch wide tires.




  • Frame integrated Samsung battery, and Disc Brakes.




  • Its also one of the lightest e-bikes on the market, at 39 lbs...


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
16
INTRODUCING THE 2019 AVENTON PACE 350 EBIKE - our very first SUB- $1000 E-Bike


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It’s finally here! Introducing the all new Aventon Pace 350 the e-bike for everyone! Rediscover fun with the powerful 350 Brushless Motor. No need to break the bank to own a good quality comfortable e-bike. You will never want to get of this 20mph Class II e-bike. The Pace 350 comes in two models, step-through or traditional. Whatever you feel fits your needs and style best! Now lets learn more about it and what makes it one of the best ebike on the market at just $999.99.



27.5 WIDE TIRES: The Pace 350 has 27.5 wide tires. Aventon wanted to make sure that while riding this bike you felt comfortable and could take it anywhere. Our tires are wider than those other competing electric bi...


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.




Jan
21
Comparing 3 Comfort Cruisers - Aventon Pace 500 vs Pedego Interceptor vs Trek's Electra Townie Go!

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With All the E-Bike choices you have that are on the market, it can be very difficult to make a decision:


+ How much should I spend to get a good quality ebike ?


+ What frame style do I need or want ?


+ How much motor power (watts) and battery capacity for range (Amp-hours, or "AH") do I need ?


+ What Class of ebike do I need (Class 1 = for top speed of 20 mph, pedal assist only and no throttle; Class 2 = pedal assist and throttle, top speed of 20 for both; Class 3: pedal assist and throttle, top speed of 28 mph under pedal assist.


+ Do I want an all around style that is comfort oriented, easy to get on, and capable for some smooth trails and pavement, or a strickly road bike, or strictly mountai...


Jan
17
New for 2019 ! Aventon PACE 500, Comfortable All Around E-Bike


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We are very excited to be the first in the Midwest, to offer this awesome e-bike that is just a great all around performer. It has plenty of power with a 500 watt motor, higher voltage 48 Watt battery, and its even capable of achieving speeds well above 20 mph, so you won't be limited on the top end like most Class 1 e-bikes are.



The super comfortable cruiser tires, 27" x 2.2" are great for trails yet also very shock absorbing for pavement or roads with those typical Illinois 'bumps'. Swept back handle bars and adjustable stem, ensure you have a very comfortable riding position as well.



For added comfort and more secure ride feel, the design is a 'pedal forward' configuration, allowing t...


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