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Dealer focus: Crooze Electric on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast's premier electric bike store was recently taken over by James Patten - and his dreams of electric transportation began! We caught up with him recently and feature Crooze Electric in our blog today.

When was Crooze Electric born? How has the store grown since then?
Crooze was started by the original owner back in 2011. Since then Australia has seen a massive increase in interest in e-bikes and Crooze has grown because of this. The Gold Coast is an awesome location for riding all year long. People who once said “I would never ride an e-bike,” are now smiling from ear to ear when they realise just how fun they are. 

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(Pictured above: a new Dyson Hard Tail Mixte RTC owner)

We also recently opened a new store on Bundall Road (still on the Gold Coast) and planning on more. 

James Patten outside Crooze

(Pictured above: James outside the new Gold Coast store)

What made you want to open a bike store? Was it always e-bikes?
I was always looking for something that in some way makes people’s lives better or easier and electric bikes do that, and more! In Queensland, Crooze separated itself from other stores by only stocking e-bikes and other means of electric transport and that is simply a cool idea.


Can you share a favourite customer story with us?
In my first week of owning the store, we had a local gentleman of 75 who just loved the joy of riding. Unfortunately, after an accident, he was simply not able to ride but after spending a few weeks thinking about it and trying a few different options we were able to get him back on a bike and active again.


Have there been any famous customers of Crooze?
We did recently have Andy Buckworth (a pro BMX rider @andybuckworth) in the store. This guy had some cool footage of him flipping bikes in extraordinary ways and he managed a somersault on a Super73 e-bike… Perhaps one day we get him to flip a Dyson Tilba hahaha

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(Pictured above: The Dyson Tilba in acqua...maybe not for flipping!)

 
What do you personally love about riding an e-bike?
I'm more of a cruiser than a hardcore rider, so for me being able to enjoy the coast’s bike paths and coastline refreshes the senses and de-stresses me. And when it’s really hot, being able to stay out riding longer without having to work as hard is a huge plus.

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(Pictured above: the new Crooze Electric store on the Gold Coast, Australia)

Dealer focus: Crooze Electric on the Gold Coast

Dealer focus: Crooze Electric on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast's premier electric bike store was recently taken over by James Patten - and his dreams of electric transportation began! We caught up with him recently and feature Crooze Electric in our blog today.

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Schwalbe launch new E-Plus Electric Bike tyre range

Schwalbe launch new E-Plus Electric Bike tyre range

Schwalbe’s first Marathon specifically designed for electric bikes combines proven flat-less technology with new features for e-mobility: With easy run and greatest riding safety, exceptional stability and durability, E-Plus Marathon riders get the maximum performance possible out of modern e-bikes.

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Dyson Bikes Hard Tail Evo and Mixte – A deeper look.

Our extremely popular Hardtail Evo and Mixte Electric Bikes have gained an excellent reputation for design, build quality and outstanding performance.

And they’re back in stock!

They truly are the does-it-all of e-bikes and they look good, while they are at it.

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Future Transport - Electric Bike Challenges

We already know that many cities and regional centres are doing a lot to help improve the future of transport in Australia: higher density living surrounding train stations and providing more secure bike parking by stations to invite train users to ride to the station rather than drive.

But what are the problems riders encounter in wanting to ride their electric bike to/from the station and around their local suburb? Essentially they need to feel safe and comfortable riding around and, somewhere secure to store e-bikes whilst they travel on public transport.

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The future of transport – are electric bikes the answer?

When we think of driving across cities today – it conjures up nightmare traffic jams, accident near misses and possibly, a lot of swearing! But what do you think when we talk about crossing Melbourne, Sydney or even Los Angeles in 10- or 20-years’ time? Will everyone be peacefully transported whilst they sit ‘zen like’ in the back of their private self-driven electric vehicles? Or will we be transporting ourselves, on our pedal assisted e-bikes – still peacefully – maintaining our physical and emotional fitness and living in a more engaged community environment?

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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

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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