The Solexity 350 is now in the shop and it is nice. It is an upright cruiser-style bike with a beautiful leather seat, hand grips to match and a back rack that integrates with both. It has a 350-watt Bionx motor that has serious pep. Its torque sensor rewards you by delivering more power to the motor the harder you pedal. It also has regen capability. This is something almost all our customer ask about. With regen, you can pedal and return power into the battery. It also works on downhills; if you set it on regen, the motor slows you down and generates power.
Bionx is a leading maker of e-bike kit components. Many of their motors, batteries, and controllers are found on bikes produced under other names, such as Solex. They are from Ontario so are about as local a manufacturer for e-bike parts as we can hope for.
This bike is a little more expensive than the Evelos we sell with a price tag of $2,899. But the features described above, a two-year warranty, and puncture-proof tires, make this a quality investment
The whole family went for a Zoom ride today. We headed to Adamant for a swim and then cruised down North Street to get home. My daughter Liz had a hard time reaching the pedals on the Luna, but she throttled right along and I even had to struggle to keep up with her on the hills.
We've been in business here at Camp Meade about one month. And the response to our idea that electric bikes might serve a useful role in sustainability, fitness and fun has been gratifying. So many people stop by the shop and leave with grins from ear to ear. Those who end up buying bikes report they ride more than they ever did before, that they are using their e-bike for commuting and errands, and that they are finding more opportunities to leave the car at home.
We spent a morning at the home energy fair at VTC in Randolph last Saturday and almost everyone there rode our bikes and had a blast.
Pictured below is a Solexity electric bike. I was up in Montreal yesterday meeting the Solex crew and talking about distributing their bikes here. The Solexity is a high-quality bike and once we finalize our relationship with the company, we'll be announcing it here.