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Can electric bikes replace cars? We think so!

With traffic increasing and air quality decreasing across cities worldwide, many transportation experts are saying that electric bikes (along with electric cars, light rail trains and more pedestrian friendly cities) could become a primary driver of cleaner air, fitter aging populations and reduced greenhouse emissions. 

Many people still believe that they shouldn’t ride an electric bike while they are still healthy and strong enough to ride a traditional bicycle - despite only using it once or twice a month. The thing with electric bikes is, once you ride one and see how much fun it is, you’ll ride it everywhere – and all those short trips you used to take in the car, are now taken by e-bike - helping the environment and your health, along with your hip pocket.

There’s also a growing number of the population that do not have a great level of fitness or are battling injuries and therefore a traditional bike isn’t an option. 
Electric bikes have solved the mobility problem for millions of people around the world – and are just beginning to grow in numbers here in Australia. 

In China alone, more than 100 million e-bikes have been sold over the past decade, accounting for "the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history" said Christopher Cherry, a University of Tennessee engineering professor and leading scholar on e-bikes. 
How can you help your air quality? Ride an electric bike!
E-bikes are more climate friendly than other modes of transport – such as petrol or diesel powered cars and buses, and even electric vehicles – and they are light and inexpensive in comparison as well. 
Many studies show that carbon dioxide emissions for an electric bike are about 1/10 of what is emitted by a conventional electric car – even when factoring in the electricity source needed to power the car’s larger batteries. 

Think about this: in 2011 the European Cyclists’ Federation found that when comparing electric bikes to cars, the bikes emitted just 8.1% per passenger, per kilometre, of CO2 that a car does. And that can really make a measurable impact on the environment. And a study from Transportation Alternatives in the US found that if 10% of New York City commuters biked to work just once a week instead of driving or taking public transport, they could cut back on 120 million pounds of CO2 emissions per year—the same amount of CO2 released by 25,000 New York homes per year. 
In the US, e-bikes have captured a niche of the larger bicycle industry, and that percentage is growing every year. When petrol prices have increased in the US, e-bike sales also increase. 

Electric bikes in Australia are growing in popularity
Many cities - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth among others and their populations are seeking more convenient ways to get around the city streets and to avoid the costs (and hassles) of parking or toll roads. 


More Savings
In Australia, riding an e-bike doesn’t require a special license, registration, or insurance. So you can see that investment and operating costs are almost nothing compared to a car…and Dyson e-bike prices start at just $1899. Compared to tolls, petrol, car registration and insurance, parking fees, and tickets, you’ll come out on top every time. 


One of our customers wrote: “My Hard Tail has paid for itself with zero tram fares, parking, petrol, traffic fines, parking, wear and tear on my car etc...and I save a heap of travel time and feel so superior passing 100’s of traffic jammed cars on my trips into the city.”

Can electric bikes replace cars? We think so!

Tired of sitting in traffic jams and decreasing air quality? Well, riding an electric bike to run errands, get the kids to school, to work or the station - could just be the solution. In many cities worldwide, many transportation experts are saying that electric bikes (along with electric cars, light rail trains and more pedestrian friendly cities) could become a primary driver of cleaner air, fitter aging populations and reduced greenhouse emissions. Read on for more details.

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Celebrities embracing electric bikes

The e-bike revolution keeps on rolling with more and more riders embracing this no-brainer approach to riding bicycles. But be warned – just about everyone who rides an electric bike for the first time wants to buy one. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so. :) Celebrities are just like you and me. Yep, they too want to ride electric bikes, because it’s good for you, it’s practical and an easy way to get around. Electric bikes also make it downright fun too. We could also throw in a line about the environment, but you knew that already, didn’t you?...

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Deepdive into the BESV TR-1 AM eMTB

Deepdive into the BESV TR-1 AM eMTB

Dyson Bikes are the distributors for BESV's electric mountain bike - the TR-1AM. Our blog this month takes a deepdive into what makes it stand out...is it the German made Borse motor with the best power-to-weight ratio and super quiet operation? Or is it because it's built to the strictest automotive standards and has an insane 90Nm of maximum torque?  And then there's the simple three level power assist display which is fast and easy to operate and, depending on the assist level, the BESV TRB1 AM can cover up to 200km on a single charge – it’s a pretty deep tank.

 

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How to choose the right Dyson e-Bike for you?

How to choose the right Dyson e-Bike for you?

When you’re buying a new car - you probably shop around, test drive a couple of models - and make sure you feel comfortable in the driver’s seat. We recommend you do the same when shopping for e-Bikes as the range and variety can be bewildering and you want to make sure you get the right bike for you and your needs. Let’s take a look at the things you’ll need to consider before departing with your hard-earned cash!

First things first – what are you going to use the bike for? 
This might seem obvious, but careful consideration at this stage will set you on the right path.

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Cargo Electric Bikes – The Lowdown.

Cargo Electric Bikes – The Lowdown.

Cargo e-Bikes – The lowdown.

If you love the idea of getting around on a top-quality e-Bike, but have to haul lots of gear and maybe even a kid or two then an electric cargo bike is perfect for you. Traditional cargo bikes were heavy and featured clunky designs, they are hard work. Nowadays, it’s a whole new ball game. They are easy, practical, safe, environmental and yes, you guessed it, fun as well. Take a look at the super Yuba Cargo e-Bikes in stock at Dyson Bikes, Melbourne.

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Road e-bikes – the game changers

Road e-bikes – the game changers

When e-bikes first started to appear on the scene, they were mostly commuter bikes, mountain bikes and fat bikes. Here in Australia it has taken just a few years for them to gain huge popularity - and in some markets e-bikes are now outselling traditional bicycles.One exception to this embrace and acceptance has been the [...]

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Dealer spotlight: Cycle Station Albury

Dealer spotlight: Cycle Station Albury

Cycle Station Albury holds a prominent place - right at the train station's doorsteps! We talked to Jacob Wolki (owner) about e-bikes and shop dogs...What made you want to open a bike store? And to then move into e-bikes?My family was in the record industry which started declining quite rapidly around 2009. We purchased Cycle Station [...]

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Electric Bike Brake adjustment

Electric Bike Brake adjustment

Looking for tips on adjusting the brakes on your Dyson Electric Bike? Park Tool have been making special tools for bike maintenance for years and have a great series of YouTube tutorials on common bike maintenance, we suggest taking a look at these for tips and tricks for brake alignment and adjustment.Mechanical Disc Brakes like those [...]

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Riding a bike is safer than sitting on a chair

New data into the causes of bike crashes has revealed that a person riding a bike has a 0.003% chance of being involved in a crash on any given day reports Bicycle Network.The crash report released by Bicycle Network analyses details from 2,480 bicycle crashes reported over five years (2012 to 2016) by its members, including when [...]

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