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Outside is fun — the air is clean and there are so many things to see. When you ride an e-bike you can explore all the places in your community without having to be a fitness junky. And when traffic becomes a problem again — don’t worry, there are no traffic jams, rude gas pricing, or buses in your e-world — just the pure pleasure of riding your e-bike. E-bikes: Outside, better than inside.
E-bikes for sale
At Obsession: Bikes we have always been into high performance bikes and leading edge technology. We have been servicing e-bikes in one form or another for over 15 years but it’s only been in the last 4 years that we have felt comfortable selling them. Why? Before 2016 the e-bikes available were unreliable, the parts supply was sporadic and warranty fulfillment was not in line with our values. What changed? Basically everything, so now we can provide e-bikes built by some of the top manufacturers in the world — businesses that we have been partnered with since we started Obsession: Bikes in 2005 — businesses we trust.
Why ride an e-bike?
Let’s face facts: cycling on the Shore is not easy. These mountain communities are not ideal for self-propelled transport. Just the effort to ride up Lonsdale once keeps most from riding at all. This has now changed; add a couple hundred watts of power, long range batteries, easy handling and it is now possible to enjoy going everywhere on a bike. Want to ride to the Cypress look out? Go for it. Want to ride with friends to English bay? Go for it. And if bad traffic is a stressor in your world you should know — e-bikes never get stuck in traffic.
Commuting, touring, cruising, Mountainbiking, road riding — it’s all available here and we really want to help out. We will slow the process down and in clear language (no jargon) answer all your questions about these revolutionary new bicycles.
Then we will insist you test ride an e-bike to help you see what everyone is so excited about.
1. Save Gas
Here’s a game: plug the next car you plan to buy into this. Check a car cost calculator and enter the kilometers you normally drive in a year, then re-enter with 10,000km less. The cost savings in one year will more than pay for your new e-bike.
2. Save Time
Does your household wonder why a Sunday shuttle ride takes 4 hours? Or are you tired of being late because the Bridge is backed up? There are no retrievals for e-bikes and no traffic jams.
3. Save the Planet
It’s obvious that using a car or SUV to commute is brutal. Car Cost figures that a typical SUV produces 35,231kg of greenhouse gases in 5 years (and costs $14,000 a year to operate).
4. Reduce Congestion
It’s not so bad to be altruistic. Help reduce congestion — ride an e-bike.
5. Better than Transit
COVID-19 is teaching us all a lesson about cleanliness. No COVID on your e-bike — can’t say the same for the bus, Seabus or Skytrain.
6. Fun with the ones you love
The e-bike is a great recreational activity that allows couples to enjoy riding together; no one gets dropped, you can cover huge kilometers, and go to places you haven’t seen in years.
Brands of E-bikes we stock
We work with some of the most renowned bike brands in the world like Trek, Scott, Orbea or Pivot. In our e-commuter and electric hybrid bikes category, we also like to promote canadian brands like Opus. And in the big haul cargo e-bike category we work closely with california-based brand Yuba. Check out our amazing selection to find yours or drop by the shop to see them in person!
Types of Ebikes for sale
Commuting, touring, cruising, mountainbiking, road riding: The choices are many. To answer any questions about available models — be sure to include what size you are after.
Electric commuter bikes / E-commuters
Our e-commuter bikes are boiler plate solid. They need to be after all they are your connection to and from work on the daily. No fluff. Solid.
Electric touring bikes / Touring E-bikes
Touring e-bikes is an emerging activity. Couples are discovering the bonus of the weekender tour. Long range batteries and ample power ensure that when you reach your destination you are ready to enjoy the evening as much as the day. And if that wasn’t enough — no ferry line ups!
Electric cruiser bikes / E-cruisers
Let’s be honest bikes can be practical at the expense of beauty. Electra E-Bikes and Trek have changed this utilitarian approach by offering timeless classic designs that capture the essence of the glory days of cycling — when a bicycle was a thing of beauty. Seriously, falling in love is pretty cool, even if it’s with a bicycle.
Electric Cargo Bikes / Cargo E-bikes
Basically a car replacement. If you want to live car free, an electric cargo bike is the way to go! Ride your kids to school or haul big loads and heavy weights -- all is no problem for an e-cargo bike.
Electric Mountain Bikes / E-MTB
We get mountain bikes and we are not lowering our commitment to finding the best in class models available. The e-bikes available are from companies that get mountain biking. Hundreds of wins, incredible commitment to development. No Johnny-come-lately approach here — only the best. Big powered battery for big adventures or small motor, pedal assist invisible electric mountain bike -- we have them all.
Electric Road Bikes / Road E-Bikes
These are the most refined of all the bikes we sell. Improbably light. A smoother motor than your own. Stylish. Sure there is a stigma to “giving in” but nothing is worse than no longer riding. Tell the naysayers to stuff it. You want to ride, so ride.