Let's Keep it Moving
I took my daughter on a bike ride last week. I sat her down on the cargo rack, told her to grab on tight, and quickly took off ramping our speed up to 20mph! The entire time she was laughing and doing her cute high pitched scream.
In case you were wondering, the answer is no, I’m not super fit! That was our first ride on our new Gazelle eBikes.
A lot of you know my passion for eBikes. It's only rivaled by my passion for well built road and gravel bikes. :) But unlike road and gravel bikes, eBikes add even more dimensions to pedaling for me. This past weekend I rode to the park with my kids in tow, went to the grocery store to pick up some things, and yesterday evening the wife and I rode to an overlook to catch the sunset (see below).
I strongly believe that eBikes have the power to grow cycling and get more people moving. And as I've said many times before, movement sparks life. So it's with that goal in mind that I’m excited to announce that we’re partnering with Gazelle Bikes to offer an amazing line of eBikes.
Gazelle has been around for over 100 years. They know a thing or two about bikes. When choosing a brand to offer that wasn't ours, I had strict criteria that any product had to meet:
1. A ride quality that felt like a "bike". Stable, responsive, and a good fit. The mid-drive Bosch setup and Gazelle’s geometry checked that box.
2. A design aesthetic that looked amazing and won't look dated as the years go by. Gazelle makes beautiful, timeless bikes. Their Dutch origin is apparent in their clean, uncluttered and classic design language. Another check mark.
3. Products built with purpose. While these bikes are full of features that matter, they also avoid the temptation to include gimmicky things that don't matter. Again, the Gazelle lineup checks all of these boxes. From integrated lights, suspension, removable battery to cafe locks, fenders and integrated racks; these folks have thought of everything.
4. Lastly, great price for performance. I wanted price-points that were reasonable. With bikes ranging from $2,500 to $4,500, the Gazelles are premium bikes that don't break the bank.
My first ride with my daughter had both of us smiling. I'm confident your first rides on a Gazelle will do the same. So, if you're looking for an upright cruiser for date nights and family outings, the Arroyo has your name on it. If you're looking for a more performance-oriented commuter to get around town with speed and power, then something like the Medeo T10+ or Ultimate T10 or T10+ might be just what you're looking for.
Wherever you are in the country, we can deliver you a new Gazelle. If you happen to be in the Conejo Valley here in California, we have demos ready to roll and you can try them out in person. In the case of Arroyos, we have stock ready if you're looking to do your own sunset rides this Friday night.
Just contact us via email below or text us at 805-498-3700 and get a feel for what electric is all about.
New Gear in the Shop
We've also been busy working on new apparel. There's a handful of new t-shirt designs in the shop. Ranging from designs that will speak to those that ride in Santa Monica Mountains or to fans of 1x gravel setups.
Grimes Gravel Bikes In Stock
The Grimes Fairy Godmother paid us a visit and dropped off a shipment of Grimes frames. They are currently being turned into R.A.W and CANVAS paint jobs. We'll be ready to ship frames in all sizes within 2 weeks, with complete bike builds starting at 2 weeks (depending on the build). So if you're looking for a new Force eTap Mullet Grimes or a frameset to build up your own, hit us up while we have them!
Stay in touch and stay out there,
Hector & the Crew