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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...


Aug
04
Electric Bike's : One of the Best Investments You Can Make (Video)



If you are a regular e-biker you will know the kind of conversation; you chat with an interested onlooker about your e-bike, giving them all the details about range and how the motor works, how good it is at helping you cycle effortlessly up hills.


They seem so interested they are on the cusp of rushing out and buying one.


Then the deflating question and answer, ‘How much?’…..you reply ‘Around X,000’…then the doubtful look appears, or maybe even the pained expression or the remarks such as ‘well I could get a second-hand car / motorbike for that..’


Don’t let such conversations deter you in persuading others – e-bikes are a great inv...


Jun
29
Well THAT was crazy !!

March, April, and May were some of our largest sales volume months ever with hundreds of ebikes sold !


Thank you to all the customers who made appointments and ebike purchases, despite the lockdowns, PPE, and social distancing. It seems that many people wanted to get outdoors, and e-bikes were the vehicle of choice to get out and get some fresh air and exercise.



Here's to an exciting summer for all who already bought an ebike or thinking of doing so. Please make an appointment to get the best personal attention, and an ebike thats great quality at great pricing here at Mike's E-Bikes - your Chicagoland Area largest e-bike store, located here in Naperville with easy access from I-88.


Mar
29
AVENTON EBIKES VS. RAD POWER EBIKES

Aventon produces ebikes that deliver incredible value - but you don't have to compromise on features or specifications to get a great price. Let's take a look at how Aventon ebikes stack up against Rad Power, one of our most often asked about competitors:



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HERE IS THE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS ON SPECIFIC MODELS


AVENTON LEVEL VS. RAD POWER RAD CITY


Aventon's Level and the Rad City from Rad Power are both urban-focused commuter ebikes, designed for replacing a car trip to work or school. Both ship with convenience features like fenders and a rear rack. The Level sells for $1599 vs. $1499 for the Rad City, a difference of $100. What do you get for your $100? 1. Significantly faster speeds, Level is ...


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
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...


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