Entries by Gerrie Van Biljon

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WHAT BIKE IS THE ONE FOR ME?

Today the options are unlimited. You can pay a lot and not really need what the bike is intended to be used for. You need to match your need with the bike. If you a recreational biker you don’t have to buy the top of the range product. There is a range of mountain bikes […]

WHICH BIKE COMPONENTS ARE IMPORTANT?

Once again, match your needs with a bike that offers that.  But, you need to look at the basics and that is the motor output, the battery voltage and amp hours. There are a few categories that need attention: The frame: carbon or aluminum? Carbon is only used in the top of the range bikes. […]

E-BIKING: WHAT BIKE?

Bikes are designed for different purposes. A mountain bike (also known as an all-terrain bike) has the capabilities to manage off road conditions such as wider and different tyres and fitted with shocks. City bikers are more designed to cover longer distances and their off road capabilities are very limited. Then you get cruisers designed […]

WHY NOT MORE E-BIKES OUT THERE?

Everyone talks about more recreational parks, promoting healthy life style, getting more people active and the advantages of people exercising. This will have a noticeable effect on e-biking but what is standing in the way? • Awareness. When you talk to the man in the street they are pretty much ignorant when it comes to […]

MORE PEOPLE ACTIVE DURING COVID.

Although the lock down offer real challenges to probably most if not all of us. What was remarkable, was the number of people becoming active when they got the opportunity. Remember when we could go out after six in the morning to exercise? I have been cycling for 21 years and has never seen so […]

BIKING AND COVID

So many businesses are taking strain because of Covid19. Yet, others do well. What is the position regarding bicycles? We experienced an unprecedented uptake. We received more calls and e-mails than ever before. And more sales. We were fortunate to have stock of bikes but then we started to inquire about the position elsewhere. Quickly […]

CARING FOR YOUR PRECIOUS ASSET: THE E-BIKE

Owners of expensive cars service them regularly and wash them from time to time. Yet, they do not apply this sound principle to their e-bikes. Given the price of these bikes, it deserves special care. I love my bike and it gives me so much pleasure that I feel guilty when I do not look […]

What distance can I get on a single charge?

You need to understand that there are many variables here: categorized in two: the bike on the one hand and then the use. The Bike: the bike comes with a battery that drives the motor. You get a range of different batteries and there are two important factors here. The volt output is important. Normally […]

MOTORBIKE VS MOTOR CAR VS E-BIKE

Do you have to pick? Lets face it, each has a purpose. I will rather leave the E-Bike and the motorbike at home when I need to travel and it is raining. Surely. Then what can beat a ride along the coast on a Sunday when you have perfect weather. Nothing. It is very convenient […]