Thursday, May 14th from 10am-3pm Felt Electric will be at Piccadilly Cycles with the full lineup of their Bosch-equipped bikes for anyone to ride. Anyone who has been in our shop has seen some of these elegant, lightweight Felt designs paired with the sophisticated, powerful, long-range Bosch performance line of mid-drive systems and knows how beautifully they ride.
At last report Felt will be bringing the new Verza-e and the Sport-e, two bikes we currently have in stock, as well as the hardtail 29er Nine-e, the dual suspension 650b Dual-e, the fatbike Lebowske, and the as-yet-unnamed cargo bike. Here's a picture of me with this 50# electric cargo bike from a trip to portland in March.
We do have two Sport-es and one Lebowske currently in the shop for demo rides any day for those who can't make it on Thursday.
The truly remarkable thing about all of Felt's electric bikes is how well they ride even when they are NOT turned on. They are agile, lightweight, and responsive and fun to pedal at speeds well over 20 mph. When the road turns upward, though, the ability to switch into "eco" mode with a quick tap of your left thumb makes all the difference.
Around Ashland we can attest to the ability of these Bosch mid-drive bikes to ascend hills steeper than a 25% grade in "Turbo" mode at about 8-10 mph. Yes, the rider is pedaling, but with a smile on their face instead of a grimace. For locals, street names like Morton, Park, Iowa, Thornton and Skycrest conjure images of a painful grind or even a push, but these streets are no match for a Bosch-equipped bike. We challenge you to take Felt's bikes up the nastiest "wall" you can find around town.
See you Thursday!