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.

2017 Bionx P 350 DL Electric KitClick for details

$1799.99 Call for availability

2017 Bionx P 350 DL Electric Kit

The 2017 Bionx P 350 DL Electric Kit offers you fantastic value-for-money, with a 50 mi. range and a slim, low profile downtube battery. In addition, the entire system weighs only 17.6 lb. (8 kg).

2017 Bionx P 350 DL Electric Kit

• Motor: 350 Watts
• RC3 included
• Range*: 50 mi. (80 km)
• Battery: Li-Ion / 48V / 6.6 Ah / 317 Wh
• DC output: Yes
• Torque (Nom./Max.): 6.6/29.5 lb.-ft. (10.0/40.0 Nm)
• Weight (System): 17.6 lb. (8.0 kg)
• Assist Levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%
• Wheel Sizes:

20″, 24″, 26″, 700c / 29” Rim brake compatible
All versions are available with black rim and black spokes only
All systems are 135mm O.L.D.
All motors are compatible with disc brakes

2017 Bionx P 350 RL Electric KitClick for details

$1899.99 Call for availability

2017 Bionx P 350 RL Electric Kit

The 2017 Bionx P 350 RL Electric Kit a convenient rear-rack system with great power, excellent range, and terrific value. A useful and practical addition to any bicycle.

2017 Bionx P 350 RL Electric Kit

• Motor: 350 Watts
• RC3 included
• Range*: 50 mi. (80 km)
• Battery: Li-Ion / 48V / 6.6 Ah / 317 Wh
• DC output: Yes
• Torque (Nom./Max.): 6.6/29.5 lb.-ft. (10.0/40.0 Nm)
• Weight (System): 19.9 lb. (9.0 kg)
• Assist Levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%
• Wheel Sizes:

20″, 24″, 26″, 700c / 29” Rim brake compatible
All versions are available with black rim and black spokes only
All systems are 135mm O.L.D.
All motors are compatible with disc brakes

2017 Bionx P 350 DX Electric KitClick for details

$2099.99 Call for availability

2017 Bionx P 350 DX Electric Kit

The 2017 Bionx P 350 DX Electric Kit a great all-round system for daily commuting or for leisure rides, with a long-range 423 Wh downtube battery. Includes the BionX cassette body.

2017 Bionx P 350 DX Electric Kit

• Motor: 350 Watts
• RC3 included
• Range*: 65 mi. (105 km)
• Battery: Li-Ion / 48V / 8.8 Ah / 423 Wh
• DC output: Yes
• Torque (Nom./Max.): 6.6/29.5 lb.-ft. (10.0/40.0 Nm)
• Weight (System): 19.2 lb. (8.7 kg)
• Assist Levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%
• Wheel Sizes:

20″, 24″, 26″, 700c / 29” Rim brake compatible
All versions are available with black rim and black spokes only
All systems are 135mm O.L.D.
All motors are compatible with disc brakes

2017 Bionx P 350 RX Electric KitClick for details

$2199.99 Call for availability

2017 Bionx P 350 RX Electric Kit

The 2017 Bionx P 350 RX Electric Kit is our highest-power rear rack system gives you a range of up to 65 mi., and is perfect for low-step frames. A fun and practical cargo-carrying solution! Includes the BionXcassette body.

2017 Bionx P 350 RX Electric Kit

• Motor: 350 Watts
• Range*: 65 mi. (105 km)
• Battery: Li-Ion / 48V / 8.8 Ah / 423 Wh
• DC output: Yes
• Torque (Nom./Max.): 6.6/29.5 lb.-ft. (10.0/40.0 Nm)
• Weight (System): 21.4 lb. (9.7 kg)
• Assist Levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%
• Wheel Sizes:

20″, 24″, 26″, 700c / 29” Rim brake compatible
All versions are available with black rim and black spokes only
All systems are 135mm O.L.D.
All motors are compatible with disc brakes

2017 Bionx P 350 DV Electric KitClick for details

$2299.99 Call for availability

2017 Bionx P 350 DV Electric Kit

The 2017 Bionx P 350 DV Electric Kit gives you superior power and fantastic range (up to 80 mi.) for your daily commute or your weekend ride, with the 555 Wh downtube battery. Includes the BionX cassette body.

2017 Bionx P 350 DV Electric Kit

• Motor: 350 Watts
• RC3 included
• DS3 included
• Range*: 80 mi. (130 km)
• Battery: Li-Ion / 48V / 11.6 Ah / 555 Wh
• DC output: Yes
• Torque (Nom./Max.): 7.4/29.5 lb.-ft. (10.0/40.0 Nm)
• Weight (System): 19.4 lb. (9.9 kg)
• Assist Levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%
• Wheel Sizes:

20″, 24″, 26″, 28″ Rim brake compatible
All versions are available with black rim and black spokes only
All systems are 135mm O.L.D.
All motors are compatible with disc brakes

2017 Bionx D 500 DV Electric KitClick for details

$2499.99 Call for availability

2017 Bionx D 500 DV Electric Kit

Fast, powerful, and easy to control – The 2017 Bionx D 500 DV Electric Kit is the best BionX has to offer in performance and range.

2017 Bionx D 500 DV Electric Kit

• Motor: 500 Watts
• RC3 included
• DS3 included
• Range*: 135 km (80 miles)
• Battery: Li-Ion / 48V / 11.6 Ah / 555 Wh
• Torque (Nom./Max.): 25.0/50.0 Nm
• Weight (System): 8.8 kg
• Assist Levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%
• Wheel Sizes: 28” / 700c Rim brake compatible, 26” Rim brake compatible & 27.5″ / 650b disc only as well

Please see your dealer for available spoke/rim colour configurations.

All systems are 135mm O.L.D.

All motors are compatible with disc brakes.

 


Felt

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

VersaE STEPS Electric BikeClick for details

$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

Felt Verza-e 30Click for details

$3699.99

Felt Verza-e 30 Electric bike

New to us for 2016 we’ve brought the Felt Verza-e 30 step through electric bike into our shop and hopefully soon your garage.  The felt Verza-e 30 combines stable handling, elegant design and modern components that are rarely found in step-through electric bicycles. The result is a fantastic urban bike suitable for comfortable commuting, recreation, grocery shopping, and more. The Felt Verza-e 30 is a long-lasting transportation tool: a true alternative to driving.  We have been pedaling electric bikes for some time now and we have seen time and time again how comfortable and functional the idea of a step through electric model has been.  Step through models are easier to mount and dismount as well as maintaining a stable upright body position that will lengthen your time spent on the bike as well as increase the pleasure of your daily ride.


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

$1799.99

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

IZIP E3 Path PlusClick for details

$2299.99

IZIP E3 PATH PLUS ELECTRIC BIKE

IZIP E3 Path Plus Electric  Bike

IZIP E3 Path Plus Electric Bike for commuting and recreation

If you’re looking for an Electric Bicycle for commuting that can also be fun, look no further! The E3 Path Plus offers the performance and adaptability of an urban bike, as well as the classic European style and comfort of a recreational bike. It’s weather-capable and night adaptable, so it can handle anything that’s thrown your way. The E3 Path Plus Electric bike is a bike that you’ll want to ride to work, the coffee shop, the beach, and everywhere in-between: it’s just that much fun! With the E3 Path Plus, you just might find yourself smiling during your morning commute. The IZIP E3 Path Plus is available in both low step and diamond frames.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shimano STePS mid motor
  • Integrated LCD display; thumb pad for assist control
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakeset
  • Weather capable, night adaptable

SPECS

Sizes SM/15″  MD/17″  LG/19″
Motor Shimano STePS Centerdrive 250W
Battery Lithium-ion 36V11.6Ah 418Wh
Display LCD multi-function display
Max Assisted Speed 20 mph (32 kph)
Range Estimated 30 mi (48 km) to 50 mi (80 km)
Frame Aluminum 6061, rack, lock, and fender bosses
Fork Alloy rigid w/fender mounts
Headset VP semi-integrated ahead
Cranks Shimano 44T w/Guard
R. Derailleur Shimano Acera
Shifter Shimano Acera
Cogset Shimano cassette 11-34T, 9-speed
Chain KMC X9e
Pedals Alloy with rubber tread
Brakes Shimano M355 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
Brake Levers Shimano M355 hydraulic
Front Hub Alloy disc w/QR
Rear Hub Alloy disc w/QR
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex DM18 doublewall
Tires Kenda Kuick Tendril 700x38c
Handlebar Promax 25.4, 630mm x 55mm rise
Grips Velo dual density
Stem Promax alloy
Seatpost Promax alloy microadjust 30.9x350mm
Seat Velo commuter
Accessories Kickstand, fenders, rack; compatible with optional lightset
Colors Cream
Weight 51lb
Note Specifications Subject to Change

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.

Urban Arrow Family Electric cargo bikeClick for details

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.

Yuba Spicy Curry NEW! 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”