Electric Bikes

At Varsity Bike & Transit, we have an extremely good lineup of electric bikes to choose from. We are often asked what is our favorite bike. The answer is what will be your favorite bike for what you are going to use it for. All of our ebikes work very well and come with the manufacturer’s warranty. Our extensive knowledge of electric bikes allows us to match you with the bike for your desires and conditions. We have a deep and hard-gained knowledge of the technical side of these bikes, including the key components of the battery, the motor, controller, and connections. Varsity has made a commitment to this new technology and is the shop to serve your electric bike needs.

Check out this recent StarTribune article about electric bikes and Varsity.


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Electric Bikes History & Facts


BionX

An industry leader, Bionx has become synonymous with cutting-edge technology, excellent product quality, and reliable customer service. The BionX system makes a standard bicycle into an electric bike. The BionX kits offer a wide variety of options for motor size, battery size, and battery mounting.

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BionX Electric Bike Conversion Systems:

BionX is the easiest and best way to electrify your ride! BionX e-bike systems attach easily to almost every size and style of bicycle to give you a boost of electric assist when and where you need it.  The BionX system is powerful enough that you will be able to tackle any hill or long distance with ease, yet light enough that your bike still feels like a bike.

You can install a BionX e-bike system on a bicycle you already ride and love, or stop in to pick one of our standard bike options to electrify.

BionX Electric Bike

BionX e-bike technology is the most intuitive and easy-to-use in the world. Adding only a few Kg’s to your bicycle, the BionX system works seamlessly with you as you pedal. The control processor continuously analyzes your torque input and feeds that information to the motor, which applies electric assist in proportion to how hard you are pedaling. The harder you pedal, the more torque the system senses, and the more electric assist you get. The power is seamlessly applied and never distracting, so you can just enjoy the ride.

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BionX Electric Bike Conversion Systems:

BionX is the easiest and best way to electrify your ride! BionX e-bike systems attach easily to almost every size and style of bicycle to give you a boost of electric assist when and where you need it.  The BionX system is powerful enough that you will be able to tackle any hill or long distance with ease, yet light enough that your bike still feels like a bike.

You can install a BionX e-bike system on a bicycle you already ride and love, or stop in to pick one of our standard bike options to electrify.

BionX Electric Bike

BionX e-bike technology is the most intuitive and easy-to-use in the world. Adding only a few Kg’s to your bicycle, the BionX system works seamlessly with you as you pedal. The control processor continuously analyzes your torque input and feeds that information to the motor, which applies electric assist in proportion to how hard you are pedaling. The harder you pedal, the more torque the system senses, and the more electric assist you get. The power is seamlessly applied and never distracting, so you can just enjoy the ride.

 


Breezer Bikes

Breezer designs their transportation bikes to make it as easy, simple, and fun as possible to choose your bike over your car. With an eye for that classic Dutch bike look and feel, combined with modern components and frame materials, Breezer bikes is on the forefront of both style and function.

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$2499.99

Breezer Greenway Electric 2018

Built on the same design principles as our Liberty series, the Breezer Greenway Electric 2018 bikes offer versatility and unsurpassed ride quality with the addition of a Shimano STEPS electric pedal assist system. If you’re looking to commute to work with ease or need a little help on those longer rides, the Greenway is here to lend you some pedal power. Whatever your inspiration or destination takes you, you’ll arrive with energy to spare and maybe a little less sweat on your brow.

Breezer Greenway Electric 2018

Specifications:
Sizes S (43 cm) , M (48 cm), L (53 cm)
Color(s) Satin Black with charcoal and lime green
Frame Breezer Hydroformed Aluminum, Integrated Head Tube, Shimano STePS Interface, Breeze-In Dropouts, Apex Disc Mount
Fork Suntour NEX Disc LO 700C Coil, Travel: 63mm, SKTM steerer
Crankset Shimano STePS, 38T
Bottom Bracket N/A
Pedals VP, Polished Aluminum Body, Chromoly Axle
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M610 Shadow 10-speed
Shifters Shimano SW-E6010 assist controller (left) / Shimano Deore 10-Speed (right)
Cassette Shimano Tiagra CS-HG500 10-Speed, 11-34T
Chain KMC X10E for e-bikes w/ MissingLink, 10-speed
Wheelset Shimano HB-M3050 CenterLock Disc QR Front, Shimano FH-M3050 CenterLock Disc QR Rear, 36H Hubs, Vera DPD28 Aluminum Double-Wall SSE Rims
Tires Continental Town Ride Reflex 42-622, Puncture Protection
Tubes Schwalbe Tube Light, AV 28/47-622
Brakeset ShimanoM315 Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm Front, 160mm Rear
Brake Levers Shimano M315 Hydraulic Disc Brake, 3-Finger Lever
Headset FSA 1 1/8″, Fully Integrated, ACB-Sealed, 6.5mm Aluminum Top Cover
Handlebar Ergo Lite 6061 Aluminum, 31.6, 620mm Wide, 26mm Rise, 25 Degree Sweep
Stem 3D-Forged 6061 Aluminum, 31.6, 0-60 Degree Adjustable
Grips Breezer Ergo Comfort Grips, Lock-on ring
Saddle Selle Royal Freeway DRC / Bi-Color Design
Seatpost 6061 Aluminum, 27.2mm, Forged alloy head, without offset
Fenders N/A
Headlight N/A
Taillight N/A
Rear Carrier Racktime for Shimano STePS, Tubular Aluminium, with Ractime Snap-IT platform
Drive Unit Shimano STePS E-6002 mid-motor, 250W rated power
Battery Shimano STePS, 418Wh w/charger
Display Shimano STePS SC-E6010, Center Mounted
Accessories Chainguard, Standweel Kickstand, Bell
Weight 21.45kg / 47.28lbs
*Spec subject to change without notice

Felt

Felt bikes cannot be surpassed in quality and style. Felt makes great riding and looking bikes that stand out from the pack.

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$2999.99

VersaE STEPS Electric Bike

With a timeless design inspired by classic European city bikes, the VERZAe S is the perfect bike for getting around town quickly and in style. The durable frame features a step-thru design, which makes it easy to mount and dismount and gives you more control and stability. Its suspension fork elevates the already comfortable ride quality, and the Shimano STePS electric pedal-assist system provides maximum range and efficiency.

VersaE STEPS Electric Bike

VersaE STEPS Electric Bike

Color: Matte Steel Blue (Silver, Lime Reflective)
Sizes: XS, S, M, L
Drive System: Shimano STePS eDrive Unit, 350W, 20MPH, 400Wh rack battery
Fork: SR Suntour SF14-NCX-D DS LO 1 1/8” steerer, hydr Lockout, coil spring w/preload adjust, 63mm travel: aluminium lowers & crown , STKM stanchions & steerer, post mount
Brakes: Magura MT 2 hydraulic, 6-bolt rotor
Brake Levers: Magura MT 2 hydraulic
Shifter: Shimano Acera SL-M390 9-speed Rapid Fire
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M591-SGS Shadow: long cage
Cassette: Shimano  CS-HG 40 9-speed cassette, 11-34T
Saddle: Felt VERZAe design comfort gel: unisex fit w/  dual density base
Seat Post: Felt twin clamp micro adjust  6061 aluminum
Wheels: Alex rims MD19 double-wall aluminum disc brake, single eyelets
Tires: Schwalbe Energizer KevlarGuard, reflective sidewall, 700x38c w/ presta valve tubes
Accessories: ABUS Amparo frame lock w/single key system for battery lock, Felt KSA kickstand, B&M Lumotec 45Lux headlight & custom rack fit rearlight w/Linetec, Felt VERZAe style fenders w/stainless hardware


IZIP

Founded in 2005, IZIPimgres eBikes has over 10 years of experience in designing great electric bicycles. IZIP is part of the largest and longest operating eBike company in North America. They produce reliable affordable electric bikes that we have been proud to sell for over 5 years.

IZIP E3 VIBE PLUS ELECTRIC BIKEClick for details

$1599.99

IZIP E3 VIBE PLUS ELECTRIC BIKE

 

IZIP E3 VIBE PLUS ELECTRIC BIKE

IZIP E3 VIBE PLUS ELECTRIC BIKE

With an ultra-low step frame and 3 sizes (including an extra small to fit shorter riders), the IZIP E3 Vibe Plus Electric bike is the most comfortable Electric Bike around! With a Currie Electro-Drive® centerdrive motor and an easy to remove and charge 48V rack mounted battery, this is the ideal bike for riding around town and along bike paths. Multiple levels of pedal assist and an optional boost button for an instant boost of power allow you to ride at your own pace.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 350W Currie Electro-Drive® centerdrive system
  • Easy to mount low step frames for men or women
  • Relaxed geometry for casual upright riding

SPECS

Sizes XS/13″  SM/15″  MD/17″
Motor Currie Electro-Drive® Centerdrive 350W
Battery Lithium-ion 48V8.8Ah 422Wh
Display LCD multi-function display
Max Assisted Speed 20 mph (32 kph)
Range Estimated 16 mi (26 km) to 35 mi (56 km)
Frame Aluminum 6061, rack, and fender bosses
Fork Chromoly oversize, rigid
Headset VP semi-integrated ahead
Cranks 42T w/double alloy guard
R. Derailleur Shimano Altus
Shifter Microshift TS70 trigger
Cogset Shimano cassette 12-32T, 7-speed
Chain KMC X8 high torque
Pedals Resin platform with non-slip tread
Brakes Tektro linear pull
Brake Levers Alloy
Front Hub Alloy w/QR
Rear Hub Alloy w/QR
Spokes Stainless
Rims Weinmann XTB26 doublewall
Tires Kenda Khan 26×1.95″
Handlebar Promax 25.4, 630mmx55mm rise
Grips Velo dual density
Stem Promax alloy
Seatpost Promax alloy microadjust 30.0x350mm
Seat Velo commuter
Accessories Kickstand, rack
Colors Red
Weight 53 lb

Urban Arrow

With the Urban Arrow electric cargo bikes, they are seeking a way to make the city a greener and quieter place. Urban Arrow makes attractive and high-quality cargo bikes that use the newest technology and state-of-the-art materials to move people and freights through town in the fastest way possible. By doing so, they aim to reduce the use of scooters and cars. Not just in the Netherlands. Their goal is to make the best cargo bikes in the world. That’s why today they are already doing business in 11 countries.

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Urban Arrow Family Electric cargo bike

The Urban Arrow Family electric cargo bike is a bike with electric assist that quickly and safely carries your children across town. The bicycle has a lightweight aluminum frame and can be easily and smoothly maneuvered through traffic jams. From now on you can leave your car at home. What more does a family want! We have seen many different takes on this style of bike and the Urban Arrow leaves them all in the dust. Utilizing a top of the line Bosch mid drive electric system and a lightweight aluminum frame the Family is a great choice for everything from daily commutes to school to fully loaded grocery runs.

Urban Arrow Family Electric cargo bike

 


Yuba

Yuba Bicycles has been consistently innovating and excelling at designing high-quality affordable cargo bicycles for folks and families on the go. In todays car-centered society, Yuba Bicycles has managed to create a number of unique options for getting out of traffic and into some fresh air. From standard longtail designs to multiple electric models, its a sure thing that you'll find a cargo bike just right for you.

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Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch

With a ton of torque and responsive software, the award-winning Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch electric cargo bike is perfect for steep hills or long-distance trips. First and foremost, it comes standard with a state-of-the-art Bosch eBike performance system capable of serious climbing and unparalleled range. It features a low-rider cargo rack and a 20-inch rear wheel to lower the bike’s center of gravity and provide a stable and safe platform for your payload. The Spicy Curry comes with a two-year warranty and you can mount both child seats, seat pads, and mini hold-on bars for added security.

Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch

Features

  • Bosch Performance Line CX Motor + PowerPack 400
  • Practical with the Yuba Add-On cargo system
  • Carries long, bulky and tall cargo
  • Low-rider cargo rack with 20 inch rear wheel for increased stability and load safety
  • Sturdy aluminum frame
  • Hauls 300 lbs. of cargo PLUS the rider

Specifications

  • Frame material: Aluminum
  • Fork: 1.5” Chromoly
  • Bosch Performance Line CX Motor + PowerPack 400
  • Drive train: Shimano Deore 10 Speed trigger
  • Wheels: Double wall 48 Spokes (rear)
  • Tires: Big Apple Plus 2.15”
  • Brakes: Shimano M396 Hydraulic
  • Cockpit: Adjustable stem
  • Weighs in at just 60 lbs. including the battery
  • Battery Range is 30 – 60 miles per charge

Yuba Spicy Curry 2016Click for details

$4199.99

Yuba Spicy Curry!

The Yuba Spicy Curry has sprinted onto the electric cargo bike scene in 2016, winning the Eurobike Gold award for utilitarian bicycles among other accolades from every part of the cycling industry.  The Spicy Curry takes a slightly different approach to the long tail cargo bike with a 20 inch rear wheel and a mid drive electric kit from Currie technologies.  The Spicy Curry frame comes with a lifetime warranty and features a low-rider cargo rack and a 20-inch rear wheel that lowers the bike’s center of gravity, providing a stable and safe platform for your payload. Child seats mount securely to the rear rack, allowing moms and dads to pedal kids to the park or school while getting some fresh air and exercise. Older passengers can sit on the rear by adding a Yuba Soft-Spot seat pad and Hold-On or Mini Monkey Bars.  The stock Hydraulic disc brakes and LED light set makes this a solid, safe, and really enjoyable bicycle for any member of the family any day of the week.

Yuba Spicy Curry Electric cargo bike

 

Yuba Spicy Curry Electric cargo bike

FRAME KIT: Frame Yuba Spicy Curry 6061 Aluminum w/Disc Tabs

Fork: Spicy Curry Cr-Mo 1.5” Threaded w/Disc Tabs

COCKPIT: Headset VP 1.5” Conventional Threadless Stem Kalloy 1.5” Stem 100mm

Handlebars: Zoom 31.8mm City Handlebars

Grips: Velo Ergo Grip w/Clamp

Saddle: Velo Comfort Saddle

Seatpost: 30.9mm Aluminum 500mm BRAKE KIT

Levers: Tektro Vela Hydraulic

Brake: Tektro Vela Hydraulic

Rotor: Tektro (180mm Front | 160mm Rear)

Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M310

Shift Levers: Shimano SL-M310 8-Speed Trigger Shifter

Cassette: Shimano 11-32T 8-Speed

Chain: KMC X8 8-Speed

Crankset: Lasco 170mm 48T

Pedals: VP-565 Alloy

WHEELS: Rim Weinmann HL32 MTB (36H Front | 48H Rear)

Hubs: Joytech Cr-Mo QR (36H Front| 48H Rear)

Tires: Schwallbe Big Apple Plus (26” x 2.15” Front | 26” x 20” Rear)

Electric kit: Motor Currie 350W Centerdrive w/48V 8.8aH Lithium Ion Battery

Included: Bell, Deflopilator, Fenders, Spanninga Front & Rear Lights, Sturdy Side Stand

Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

Yuba Spicy Curry Geometry:

Top Tube 630mm Seat Tube 420mm

Head Angle 71º

Seat Tube Angle 71º

Chainstay 725mm

Bottom Bracket Drop 23mm

Head Tube 175mm

Fork Rake (Offset) 59mm

Wheelbase 1381mm

Top Rack 900mm

Minimum Rider Height 5’0”

Maximum Rider Height 6’5”