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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?

Richard Branson, the grand-dude of business, started in the music business and then whistled his way to space travel via Virgin Airlines and Virgin Trains, but nowadays he can be spotted on an e-bike, chewing up the miles. Another senior citizen, albeit from the other end of the spectrum, Prince Charles, has also been caught on camera, pedalling an e-bike – as has King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, arguably the bicycle capital of the world. And get this, 87 year old William Shatner, is also an e-bike enthusiast. We kid you not. Shatner now owns 14 for his extended family (his quote “the older you get, the bigger a fan you become of electric bikes”) and is now the Brand Ambassador and shareholder for his preferred electric bike brand.

OK so you think everyone wants an e-bike when they get to that age… Ah, not so fast, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are e-bike devotees – and very much on the young side of things, but maybe not riding together anymore. Vin Diesel and Leonardo DiCaprio need little in the way of introduction and you guessed it, they too love their e-bikes. Billionaire and the man behind Tesla electric cars, Elon Musk, understandably has also embraced e-bikes in a big way – he keeps 4 in his garage!

Jess and Leo on dyson ebikes
Jessica and Leonardo enjoying a ride on a Dyson e-bike...stop the press! 

Jessica Alba has been seen on her cargo e-bike and Blake Lively has also taken the plunge to the world of e-bikes. The culinary expert and Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, also takes to his e-bike, when he’s not whipping up his delicacies. Even the highly respected and multi award-winning Canadian rapper Drake has been spotted riding a fat e-bike. We wouldn’t mind hearing him bust a rhyme or two about that. Yo.  

Canadian rapper, Drake, rides a fat e-bike - you can too!
You can be the Drake of your street with our heavily reduced fat e-bike, the Thredbo now just $1999 (down from $2399).

While there are still those among the population who may turn their nose up at the idea of a power assisted bike, this isn’t stopping celebrities from continuing to ride the e-bike wave.  Ellen DeGeneres, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vin Diesel and of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

ellen on ebike
Ellen on an ebike [image courtesy of her instagram]

For the most part, celebrities are riding e-bikes to help save the planet. Shatner says “Every coastal city is facing either annoyances or inundation, and what we’ve done from the top of the government down is bury our head in total denial.”

For others, it’s the appeal of getting a workout on hills – Mitch Klebanoff (Beverly Hills Ninja) says “I love biking, but I’m not the kind of biker who can go up a long hill, so an electric bike works for me. Where I live – it’s a tough ride.”

See, the rich and famous are indeed just like the rest of us. They need help on the hills, they need a little exercise and want to help the environment - and all on e-bikes – they are accessible, functional and fun.

If you’d like us to offer you the ultimate proof, get in touch and take one for a test ride at our Moorabbin location or at one of our dealers across Australia

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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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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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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New Year, New You…New Bike?

New Year, New You…New Bike?

It’s that time of year, when everyone around you is making (and then desperately trying to keep) resolutions for the upcoming year. The most popular resolution is surely – I would like to live a healthier lifestyle or, I want to get fit this year…And what about you? Did you start 2018 thinking – “yes, [...]

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Dealer Spotlight - Bikemore in Perth, WA

Dealer Spotlight - Bikemore in Perth, WA

Our latest dealer spotlight is on Bikemore in Perth. Garry and his business partner came from strong retail backgrounds before branching into electric bikes and have now been operating Scootamore/ Bikemore for around 8 years.What made you want to open an electric bike store? We realised the opportunity ahead was very encouraging for electric bikes - [...]

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What are the health benefits of riding an e-bike?

What are the health benefits of riding an e-bike?

It’s well known that people who exercise are far less likely to get sick than those who don’t. The risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and depression (among others!) are reduced dramatically…and yet, the majority of the population does not exercise.The reasons are valid: we are tired, busier than ever and, unfortunately, most of us aren’t that fit [...]

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Come see us at Australia's first Technology & Gadget Expo

Come along to Australia’s first Technology & Gadget expo and take the latest product in the Dyson electric bike range for a spin! Featuring the Zehus Bike+ hub which weighs a tiny 3 kilograms and is packed with features including Bluetooth connectivity – this e-bike will be Australia’s lightest and most stylish of 2016!The expo is on at the Melbourne [...]

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Which electric bike is right for you?

Which electric bike is right for you?

Electric bikes are soaring in popularity and it’s so easy to see why: - they’re great for the environment - you can ride to work and not arrive in a lather of sweat - hills and headwinds are a thing of the past - they’re even more ‘low impact’ on your joints than traditional cycling, and - there are so [...]

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Come visit our stand at the following shows...

Come visit our stand at the following shows...

March is going to be a busy month for us! You can come and check out the bikes at our stand at the Bright 'n' Sandy Food and Wine festival at Brighton Beach, Victoria on Sunday March 1st. This is always a great day out and we hope you'll even give our bikes a testride along [...]

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