An e bike is the best weapon to fight our traffic. Vancouver and the North Shore have a growing traffic problem. How many times have you been stuck trying to get across a bridge or just across town? Electric bikes allow you to bypass traffic by utilizing the ever-expanding bike (micro-mobility) lane network.
Bike lanes provide a safe riding experience by separating the rider from the cars. Electric road bikes are the ideal mode of transport on this growing network of lanes.
There are also many fantastic trails and pathways that you can ride your electric bike along in Vancouver. Seymour Demonstration forest in North Vancouver, Fisherman’s Trail along the Seymour river, Stanley Park, UBC Endowment Lands and North Shores Spirit Trail are some of the best.
E bikes can be described as an electric assist bike or a power assist bike. There are several classes of electric bikes.
Class I is true pedal assist. 32k/h limit and the motor will only engage while you pedal.
Class II also has a speed limit of 32k/h but has a throttle that does not require you to pedal to engage the motor.
Class III can go up to 45K/h and may or may not have a throttle. This type is not road legal.
We have specifically sought out brands that we think are the best for Vancouver’s demanding terrain and weather. Our e bicycles come with high quality, durable and powerful motors from top branded manufactures.
Currently, we sell Fantic electric bikes. Fantic is an Italian company and, let’s face it, Italians know bikes. Their bikes are both amazing to look at but also incredible performers.
Fantic uses Brose motors in many of their bikes as well as Bafang. Brose is one of, if not, the top hill climbing ebike motors in the world. What makes Brose S drive motors really shine is their natural feeling.
It’s almost like the Brose S drive motor can anticipate the terrain and deliver to the rider an intuitive seamless experience. It really makes for a fantastic riding experience. Try it out for yourself. Come by our North Vancouver, lolo location or call us to arrange a test ride demo.
The Fantic Issimo we think is the most stylish ebike on market. It has a unique die cast frame design, engineered by Fantic. It’s more than an ebike, it's a beautiful artwork.
When looking at electric bikes for sale, of course, not only do you consider the electric e bike design and aesthetic, the bike must fit your style. The Fantic Issimo is enjoyable whatever your riding style. Optimized center of gravity for better handling along with fat tires and suspension fork for stability, you are in for a smooth ride.
The Fantic Seven Days Living is an urban ebike that is ideal for medium-long distance adventure rides, light off-roading on the way to work, and for messengers and students to get around the city. Fantic Bikes provides long-lasting battery life and the capacity to carry bags for long rides or daily shopping. More than a new pedal assist concept, the Fantic Bikes offer a new lifestyle.
When buying an electric bike, it is important to look for a bike that has name brand parts, in particular the motor, battery, gears and brakes, so that you can be assured it is easy to have services by any shop. Fit is also very important, so we recommend that you visit a shop to get properly fitted and test ride the ebike to ensure it feels and rides comfortably.
If you are looking to buy an electric bike, phone or email us and we will arrange a test ride for you. We are here to help make your e bike selection easy and fun.