Next up we have the Protour by iZip. This is essentially a variant of our immensely popular Haibike URBAN Plus model. It features the same 48 volt TranzX mid-drive system, stealth down tube battery, and of course the awesome COBI system! If you haven't already seen our in depth review of this full featured system, please check out our youtube video here. Long story short, the COBI puts your smartphone as your Ebikes display, unlocking tons of features such as anti theft, gps, music control, ambient light sensing, brake lights (activated by compressing the brake lever), turn signals, riding statistics, and much more. The Protour comes in an all black color scheme with red highlights. It is spec'd out with Shimano disc hydraulic disc brakes, a built in rear ABUS wheel lock (very European), Schwable Big Ben tires, and a SRAM drivetrain. The Protour is priced at $2299.
Wait... did you say electric road bikes? Isn't that committing sacrilege? The most unholy of alliances? Well... here at Ebikes Hawaii we like to shake things up. If theres anything that we've learned about our time here is that when the world zigs, you gotta zag. Click here to see the new lineup!
Price drop on the 2018 iZip Protour! This full featured urban thrasher will be marked down this weekend to $1999! (MSRP $3299)
From our recent blog post:
Next up we have the Protour by iZip. This is essentially a variant of our immensely popular Haibike URBAN Plus model. It features the same 48 volt TranzX mid-drive system, stealth down tube battery, and of course the awesome COBI system! If you haven't already seen our in depth review of this full featured system, please check out our youtube video here. Long story short, the COBI puts your smartphone as your Ebikes display, unlocking tons of features such as anti theft, gps, music control, ambient light sensing, brake lights (activated by compressing the brake lever), turn signals, riding statistics, and much more. The Protour comes in an all black color scheme with red highlights. It is spec'd out with Shimano disc hydraulic disc brakes, a built in rear ABUS wheel lock (very European), Schwable Big Ben tires, and a SRAM drivetrain."
Good things come to those who wait. The top of the line Nduro model by Haibike (10.5) has arrived. For all of you long travel emtb fans out there, the 10.5 sacrifices nothing in the performance department. At the heart of the beast- the Bosch Performance Line CX system with Purion display & 500 watt hour battery. Front and rear suspension is done by Rock Shox pairing the Vivid Air with the world renowned Lyric fork up front. eThirteen cranks, SRAM EX1 drivetrain, and DT Swiss Boost wheels with wide rims round out the profile. Magic Mary 2.6's for rubber. Magura MT7 short lever brakes... we are running out of breath here. Bottom line is the bike is trick'd out from head to toe. Pretty much have no excuse as to why you're not going any faster downhill or climbing with more ease. The 10.5 does it all. And now on to some photos...
Hot off the press! The latest in plus and full fat tires sizes has arrived. First we have the Tokul ie by Raleigh, with its understated matte black/grey finish. This is the plus size of the bunch with wide rims and 2.8" tires. It's a great all around hard tail that would be not only a street ripper but off road capable bike. We have our shop demo currently outfitted with a dropper seat post to give you that extra control when transitioning between the inclines and downhills. The Tokul comes spec'd out with a Rock Shox Judy front fork, Tektro hydraulic brakes, and a Shimano 11 speed drivetrain (hey thats pretty modern!). As with any Bosch system, out the box you are limited to 20mph however there are several non manufacturer support "workarounds" that will allow you to go beyond the governor. We suggest the speedbox tuning chip that can be activated or deactivated right from the Purion display.
Next up the Magnus by Raliegh. This is our first fully rigid, fully fat electric bike! Powered again by the Bosch Performance Line CX Drive system, the Magnus packs a punch. Where fat tires would normally slow you down, the Bosch keeps up the pace allowing you to pass all of those "roadies" with an ear to ear grin. Yes, the tires are audible on the concrete at 28mph and yes, its that much more satisfying when passing those skinny tire'd brethren.
The Misceo is our first Shimano Steps mid-drive bike to land on Oahu. Our initial impressions were very good with this system as we had expected from a company like Shimano. The bike is also one of the lightest out of our inventory, weighing in at just 40 lbs (hey thats pretty light for a full size electric bike with fenders, a rack and integrated lighting!). The Steps kicks in very smooth and provides an ample amount of assist. The display is neatly placed above the stem, and a breakaway thumb pad near the left grip allows riders to easily adjust power levels and toggle the display functions. Overall the bike is very stealth, with an all black color scheme and understated highlights. Drivetrain and brakes are also Shimano, using an SLX derailleur and hydraulic braking system. Due to its light weight and low rolling resistance platform, the Misceo iE will also provide tremendous range on a full charge. Priced at $1999, this is one of the most affordable full featured electric bikes we have offered to date. Throw on some pannier bags and you're good to go!
iZip Pro Tour Video has been uploaded!
Every so often a product enters our doors that completely blows us away. The 4 wheel drive "QU4TRO" electric skateboard by Acton is one of those products. You may have heard that as of several months ago Ebikes Hawaii has decided to bring in some electric skateboards! With a deep rooted background in west coast skate culture it was only a matter of time before we took the plunge.
We had initially brought in the Blink S (affordable single motor e-skate), Blink S2 (dual motor), and Inboard M1 (dual motor long board with fully integrated battery), all which we very much liked and appreciated for different reasons. The Blink S was the most compact and portable. It is affordable, and great for that "last mile" transportation. The S2 was a step up, and one of our favorites. It featured 2 integrated hub wheels motors, along with a larger battery pack. The result was a board that was faster, could climb steeper hills, and could go longer distances. The slightly longer deck also helped with its stability in comparison to the S1.
The Inboard, on the other hand felt like a very premium product. It wasn't much faster than the S2, however the ride quality was very good. Out of Santa Cruz California, you could tell the engineers were long boarders themselves. The remote is well designed, and the deck itself is one of the cleanest in the business. It features a fully integrated battery that outputs to 2 "inboard" hub wheel motors. The battery is also swappable (the only board to do this currently that we know of) allowing for easy expandable range.
That should be enough, right? 3 boards, 3 different prices points all with its own qualities. Boy were we wrong. Introducing the all new QU4TRO by Acton, the worlds first QUAD MOTOR skateboard! . We are completely BLOWN away by this product. The amount of power, acceleration, and climbing ability on the QU4TRO is unbelievable. We had never felt anything like it, and frankly speaking, couldn't go back to anything else. Although packing tremendous heat, one of the most surprising features of the QU4TRO was its ride-ability. The ride is smooth, in fact one of the smoothest long boards I have ever ridden- thanks to its Tension suspension trucks. The deck is also the longest of the bunch, adding to its stability.
Visually the QU4TRO is something to behold. The deck itself integrates an upper carbon layer to what appears to be an aluminum chassis. The battery is fully integrated, and there are LED strips on each side. Headlight and tail light are also fully integrated. Think Green Goblin's hover-board ridden by James Franco in Spiderman 3. If batman had an electric skateboard, the QU4TRO would belong in the bat cave. Everything about the board feels and looks premium.
Now onto one of the QU4TRO's best features, the POWER. We never knew we needed this much power, and like we said before, it will be tough to go back to anything else. Acton claimed 30% hill climbing grade on their website, and the real life testing backs this up. This is even steeper than what the new high end Boosted board is rated at with its external belt drive. The 4 in wheel motors accelerates the board up hills we would only dream of climbing. On a flat, the acceleration is also unreal. Believe it or not we have been keeping up with cars! From a stop the QU4TRO can easily out accelerate cars 0-23mph. Bottom line is you will not be wishing you had more power and it puts this board in a class of its own. You really aren't limited by how steep the hills are, or how far you have to go (with its 22 mile range).
Lastly, the remote. Thank you acton for updating / upgrading the remote on the QU4TRO. Although the Blink S & S2 remotes aren't terrible, the new "Acton Joy Stick" is much better in its ergonomics and throttle precision. It provides improved bluetooth connectivity, led indicator for remote battery life, a larger throttle wheel, and overall a better in-hand feel. See photo below.
The highly anticipated PW-X powered All Mtn Haibike has hit the shelves! Building off of one of our more popular Haibike models of the previous year, the new all mtn has been updated with slacker geometry, a longer top tube, plus wheels/tires, and of course the all new Yamaha motor.
Re-wind one year and the Bosch Performance Line CX motor was our number 1 pick for performance. And it also came with a price point to match that high end performance. Bosch being one of the biggest names in the game provided an outstanding product for the masses and has been adopted by many manufacturer's as their flagship ebike mid-drive system.
The previous PW system by Yamaha gave us a more affordable alternative while still giving us about 90% (give or take) of the performance of the Bosch system. For casual riders, this performance gap may be a complete non issue as the PW was still plenty capable. A few advantages that the more affordable Yamaha did have over the Bosch however was its increased range / efficiency & no drag from the motor when pedaling (with the power turned off).
Fast-forward to today and we now have the direct competitor to the Bosch CX performance line, the Yamaha PW-X. Power has been increased. The motor/system itself has shaved weight, making it one of the best if not the best weight to power ratio systems in its class. The cranks have been upgraded from square taper to ISIS, and ratcheting of the engagement has been dramatically reduced. The display has been updated as well with its new EXPW (expert) power mode.
Our initial thoughts on this system are very positive. Although the Bosch CX does seem to edge out the PW-X in high cadence power, the difference is now very marginal. However the smooth power application, efficiency (range), and new display are things that we do like more on the Yamaha side. You really can't go wrong with either option, and the All Mtn 6.0 priced at $4400 makes it a very compelling alternative to its Bosch counterparts.
Just uploaded! Our very own Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard Unboxing! Stay tuned for more footage.
Incoming! We are now Acton Global's official dealer of electric skateboards! These boards are an absolute blast to ride and are perfect for getting to class, cruising around town/waikiki, diamond head, etc. The Blink S model is a single motor drive and is truly a must have for students & commuters. The S2 is perfect for those looking to step their game up with a more powerful dual motor. Integrated LED lighting is great for visibility/safety, and a functional kick tail allows riders to make all of those narrow / sharp turns needed to navigate campus & the city.
The Blink S features include-
Single Hub System
7 Miles Range
3 Ride Modes
15 MPH Speeds
15% Incline Rate
Signature Safety LED Lighting
Wireless Remote Controlled
The Blink S2 features include-
Dual Hub System
14 Miles Range
3 Ride Modes
18 MPH speeds
20% Incline Rate
Signature Safety LED Lighting
Wireless Remote Controlled
The Blink S starts at an affordable 499, and the Blink S2 is priced at 699
To learn more & place your order please visit our website at www.ebikeshawaii.com
Or give us a call at (808) 722-5454
26x4" tires. Air pressures in the single digits. A silent, efficient & powerful Yamaha mid-drive system. The Fat Six 6.0 lands on Oahu smashing everything in its path. All the benefits of a fat bike without the downside of compromised rolling resistance. In this video we tested this model in various locations including Kauai's north shore. Hawaii + electric fat bike = butter.
The all new Haibike Urban Plus Electric Bike has arrived! A little bit different than what we are used to from Haibike (mostly known for their high performance off road mountain bikes) but they really hit it out of the park on this one. The Urban Plus features an ultra sleek design from head to toe. Integrated down-tube battery, TranzX M25 mid-drive system, integrated fenders & lights and rear rack. The drive system is very powerful and is rated at 500 watts (high wattage rating for a mid-drive). Battery is at 500 watt hours at 48 volts. Speeds can reach up to 28mph making this a "speed pedalec" ebike. Bike components are also decently high end, featuring a crispy Shimano XT derailleur and Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes. Wheels are a friendly 27.5" platform wrapped in very nice Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires. All high quality stuff wrapped up into a very clean package.
The real icing on the cake here is that the Urban Plus comes pre equipped with the fully smartphone integrated COBI system (see youtube video above for more details). This system alone costs around $500, so having it come with the bike out of the box adds tremendous value. The COBI (Connected Bike System) puts you and your smartphone as the center hub of your electric bike. Just download the app from the App Store (compatible with both Android and iPhone) and you're ready to go. There is a built in cradle at the mid point of the handle bars enabling you to insert any smart phone of your choice. Once you power on the bike, it will automatically sync up with your app and you're good to go. The left thumb pad will control the assist level as well as cycling through the menu. Essentially all of the features can be accessed with just the left thumb pad, allowing you to have full control while riding your bike.
GPS & offline maps are built in, allowing you to navigate directly from your hub. Input your destination and COBI will let you know which assist levels will be preferred for your distance. The fitness tab adds your body metrics (KCAL) in addition to heart rate with external sensors. RPM & cadence are built directly into the system. In addition, COBI can remotely control your music allowing you to skip tracks & adjust volume on the fly.
And last but not least, one of our favorite features of the system is its built in alarm. Yes you heard us, a built in anti theft system! Just press the lower left lock icon in your app to lock your bike. If the bike gets tampered with, or moved without unlocking first, an internal alarm will sound off warding off any potential thieves. This features in addition to using a traditional lock should minimize any threats of your new bike getting stolen.
Go ahead and check out our youtube video review (posted above) or come by our store to go for a test ride! We are certain you will be just as blown away as we were with the Urban Plus!
Introducing the Haibike SDURO Hard Four 4.0. Priced at a cool $1499, this is by far the best electric bike we have ever offered at an affordable price. Featuring the same rock solid Yamaha PW mid-drive motor found in all of the full size electric mountain bikes, this little compact bike rips! 24" wheels and low standover height make this bike perfect for anybody up to 5 ft 10. It's small enough to stash away in your house, apartment, condo, work office, car, anywhere! Take it down to the beach, commute to campus- this little guy does it all.
In a land far, far away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, lies an untouched landscape of tall green mountains, a pristine turquoise ocean, and a place you can ride your electric mountain bike to your heart's content.
Ka'ena Point Trail is located on the western side of our beautiful island of Oahu. It is an unpaved, yet, ridable path that will lead you on a journey that would seem straight out of the a Jurassic Park movie. This trail is fun to ride on our Haibike rental bikes.
West of Waianae, the trailhead begins at the farthest side of Ka‘ena Point State Park where the paved parking lot ends. You can ride ebikes or walk for 2.4 miles to Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve.
At the end of your journey on the unpaved path, you will come to a gated area which the state of Hawaii has set up as a Natural Area Reserve. Here lives nesting Laysan Albatross, Hawaiian monk seals, and many other native Hawaiian vegetation and critters.
If you're looking to get off the beaten path, are a semi-experienced ebike rider, and want to experience this trail for yourself, give us a call and we can hook you up with our high-quality Haibikes and some local insider tips for your journey.
Please check the local weather report before heading out to Kaena Point. Riding in the rain is very difficult and conditions can become muddy.
Contact Hawai'I State Parks for trail conditions
We recommend early morning rides since the sun gets hot on the west side of the island, and bring lots of sun protection and water.
Helmets are highly recommended as the trail can be rocky/ semi-rough terrain.
Our Haibike Rentals start at $80.00 per day and will allow you to ride up to 40 miles on a single battery.
Call us for more information!
This weekend only
Come on by your friendly neighborhood electric bike shop for some great deals this weekend. Bikes, parts & accessories will be discounted.
2017 Brompton's are now 5% off with an additional
$100 cash back limited offer by Brompton or bag accessory
2017 Haibike Hard Seven 4.0 - now $2499 (from $2799)
2016 Haibike Cross SM - $1899 (from $2199)
2016 Haibike Cross SL - $2099 (from $2799)
2016 Haibike Full Suspension Demos - starting at $2999
Raleigh Retro Glide now $1999 (from $2199)
Bern helmets up to 20% off
Ebike parts & accessories 15% off
The 2017 iZip Dash has arrived! Yes, we are well into 2017 but hey- thats how we do it out here in Hawaii. The Dash is no stranger to our lineup of electric bikes. In fact it has been a staple and one of our most popular speedy commuters to date. Starting back in 2015, the Dash sported a 500watt rear hub drive with mechanical brakes and did not come with any add-ons. Fast forward to 2017 and boy have things changed.
To start, the Dash was reintroduced in 2016 with a 350 watt TranzX mid-drive system. Mid drives have become more and more popular over the years with manufactures. Their benefits include a more balanced platform, standard front & rear wheels (much easier to do maintenance, flat repairs, etc.), mechanical leverage on all of the gears, improved hill climbing ability, better efficiency, & more. The voltage remains at 48, allowing the the bike to still reach speeds of up to 28mph while now having much greater climbing ability. The Dash then came standard with fenders, a sturdy rear rack, and integrated lighting. What a package!
Now in 2017 the Dash has been updated yet again. More subtle this time with improved lighting, a new color scheme, upgraded front fork (now Rock Shox) & updated drivetrain. The bike now sports a new sleek downtime battery that sits snugly inside the downtime (where as previous year models were more "bolted on"). Water bottle mounts have been included and are greatly appreciated. Perhaps the biggest change is the raw aluminum frame color which simply looks badass. Raw finishes are normally priced at a premium. However the 2017 Dash remains a great value priced at $2599.
Ah yes, the age old question. Is commuting on an electric bicycle actually safer than a regular pedal bike? The answer folks, for many people can actually be yes. Riding an electric bike for commuting purposes can many times be safer than only being propelled by human power alone. How can this be, you may ask? How can a bicycle with an electric motor actually be safer than riding along with my own two legs?
The answer lies within the heavy traffic roads of Oahu and steep elevation that many riders encounter when riding their bikes. As lovely as Oahu is, there is no denying the congested roads. For many of us commuting to work on a bicycle means avoiding dangerous traffic. To make matters worse, when climbing steep hills, the speed of a bicycle and the flow of traffic tends to spread further apart. Cars start whizzing by and making riders feel even more vulnerable.
Lets look at the big picture here. An electric bicycle can be much safer (especially for less experienced riders) for commuting as it allows them to more easily ride at the flow of traffic. No more holding up a huge line of cars when climbing hills, and maintaining 20+ mph over long distances gives riders the confidence they need to actually choose riding a bike over driving their cars. The assist also allows for faster acceleration from a stop. Again allowing riders to more easily go with the flow of traffic instead of holding up angry commuters behind the wheel.
Here at Ebikes Hawaii we believe an electric bicycle to be the ultimate car replacement. We like to think outside the 4 wheel'd box. Think about how many Ebikes could fit into one parking stall, or how much less traffic we would have on our roads if more drivers would consider riding an assist bike to work or run errands. We feel it is our personal duty to educate each and every person on the benefits of an electric bicycle and how it can help shape our future. Mahalo!
Welcome to the electric mountain bike revolution! Our pedal assisted e-mtb's by Haibike will leave you with an ear to ear smile. Powerful & efficient mid-drive system by Yamaha & Bosch provide incredible performance.
Some benefits of an electric mountain bike are:
Pedal assist - regardless of your skill level, the pedal assist system will allow you to climb hills and ride without being limited by your physical ability. Skilled riders can enter a new sport where motor assistance introduces new skill sets. Despite some nay sayers, maintaining higher speeds with an electric assisted bike on the trail isn't easy- especially at race pace!
Multi purpose - It's no secret that traffic is horrible on Oahu. Rip your Haibike on the trail then use it as a car replacement to get to work. Forget about gas, traffic, noise, insurance, etc. They are just as capable on the road as they are on the trail allowing you to cover serious distances with minimal effort.
Your health - Riding an electric assisted bike in place of driving can have serious improvements on your health. Studies have shown that the best kind of workout for your long term health is moderate sustained & consistant workouts. The pedal assist system gives you full control between zero assist and turbo model. Choose eco, or sport for a light boost.
Fun factor - An electric mountain bike will make you feel like a kid again. No longer are you restricted by your physical ability. Explore the island in a completely new way.
Ebikes Hawaii is Hawaii's exclusive Haibike dealer, offering the best of the Haibike lineup. We are also a certified Bosch service station and have extensive knowledge of the Yamaha system.
We are reaching the end of our 2016 Haibike SDURO Closeouts! Bullet proof Yamaha PW Drive system paired with Haibike's German engineering design and quality make these bikes a winner.
2016 SDURO Cross SM (basic commuter) $2199
2016 SDURO Cross SL (upgraded commuter) $2299
2016 SDURO Trekking RC (premium commuter) $3499
2016 SDURO All Mountain SL Large size only (150mm travel) $2999
2016 SDURO Full Nine RX Small size only $3599
Some things, like a classic cruiser bicycle, never go out of style. The 7-speed Retroglide iE with step-through frame is everything you’ve always loved about cruisers — style, simplicity, comfort, value, and fun — now as an electric bike. It’s the best of both worlds: the ride you need as an adult (performs perfectly for your daily responsibilities like grocery shopping or heading to work) that makes you feel like a kid again. The 350W Currie Electro-Drive®/TranzX mid-motor system gives you plenty of power to flatten the hills, and turn headwinds into tailwinds, when you want that extra boost. With a long-range battery pack you can pedal to work and still fly around the neighborhood a couple of times afterwards, racing the sun to make it home in time for dinner.
THE STROMER ST2 RENTAL
The myth, the legend, the Stromer ST2 is HERE, and NOW available for you to try out!
We are happy to announce a special addition to our electric bike rental fleet here in Honolulu.
The latest and greatest in Electric bike technology has found its way to Oahu! Having won awards at both Eurobike and Taipei Cycle, the ST2 lives up to its Swiss built "tank-like" reputation down to the last detail. For those of you that don't know, this ebike has broken barriers in both design and technology, the first of it's kind to produce 93 miles of range, up to 28 mph of pedal-assisted speed, 750W of engine power and 35 nm of torque, all in an ebike that can cruise down any old bike lane!
We have tested this Swiss workhorse this summer, successfully riding from our Town bike shop all the way to Chinaman's Hat on just one battery. There is nothing like riding 28 mph on a bike that sends it's rider on a high-speed, exhilarating ebike experience that you must try to understand.
Its Schwalbe "BigBen tires", puncture-proof and smooth as butter, help transform this 57.3-pound rocket into a smooth, road conquering vehicle that provides a similar feeling as an amusement park ride would. Don't discount the fact that the ST2 is pedal assist, still giving it's rider some exercise and endorphins, and disavowing any claims that you might be "cheating" by riding an electric bike.
The ST2 is available for rental from our Kapahulu bike shop, check out our "RENT A BIKE!" section to get more information on pricing, availability or call our rental office at (808) 744-4886 for more information. Mahalo!