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The Dirty Brompton - A guest post!

August 10th - Ever wondered whether you'll still love your Brompton folding bicycle after one year of owning it? One of our great customers decided to put his bike to the test and start his own blog cataloging the experience. He wrote a summary of his first year for us and we've posted it right on NYCeWheels.com. Read about "The Dirty Brompton's" first year in action. The Dirty Brompton article is full of laughs and lessons.


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Tern Eclipse X20 now in stock!

August 1st - We've added a bunch of cool photos to our Eclipse X20 page. We really want to show off this super awesome and fast folding bike. We hope you'll find it as jaw dropping as we do!


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Comparing the Specialized Turbo with the Stromer ST1!

July 20th - You may have seen the Specialized Turbo electric bike advertised at your local bicycle shop. This is a pretty neat bicycle on the face of it but if you look into the details I don't think this is such a great deal. That's why I wrote a comparison review of the Stromer ST1 vs Specialized Turbo.


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New Stromer ST1 Platinum review from Turbo Bob!

July 16th - Turbo Bob just wrote a great new review of the amazing Stromer ST1 Platinum, the premium electric bike from famed swiss bike manufacturer Stromer. With its bright red paint job and extreme top speed of 30 mph, this is one of the most exciting bikes ever to come through our shop!


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Special Edition Dahon - 30yr Anniversary!

July 11th - The incredibly fast and light weight 30th Anniversary Dahon is now available in limited quantities! We've already sold several of these amazing folding bikes so don't miss your chance to have a look at one of the most incredible folding bicycles ever made. Watch our Special Edition Dahon video review to learn more.


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Miles' Xootr kick scooter comparison

July 8th - Even wondered what the differences between Xootr scooters is? We've got a new article up on the various Xootr scooter models which takes a look at the advantages of each scooter.


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Montague Crosstown folding bike review

July 5th - Miles wrote a nice review of the Montage Crosstown, one of the best simple full size folding bicycles you can get. It has road bicycle tires and 7 gears, a beautiful silver and black paint job, and offers a quick and responsive ride. The best part is, you can fold it right up for transportation or storage!


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Dahon Vector P8 video review

July 1st - Our latest video features the Dahon Vector P8 - a bicycle priced in the mid range but offering high end performance. You also get a beautiful black and red paint job with wheels to match! Overall I'd say the Vector P8 is the best bike for the money currently offered by Dahon.


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Micro Kick scooter review by Miles

June 26th - The Micro scooter is known for it's popularity with kids but did you know they also have a very nice kick scooter for adults? The Micro white and black offer a high quality scooter with swiss design with wheels and handlebar large enough to work for adults! These scooters make a great first adult scooter as they come in at a lower price range. We also have a free shipping offer on these Micro scooters at the moment. That makes it easy as ever to equip yourself with an excellent adult kick scooter.


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Montague Crosstown folding bike

June 21st - The Montague Crosstown bike would be great for anyone looking for a full size bicycle that's easy to transport or store over the winter.


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Stromer ST1 CityKit available

June 20th - If you have an ST1 Stromer or are thinking of getting one you should definitely check out the Stromer CityKit. This accessory package includes a rack, strong aluminum fenders, and a powerful front and rear light set wired right into the battery. This is the perfect way to put the last touches on your Stromer ST1.


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Dahon's most popular bike - Mariner folding bike review!

June 17th - Miles' latest article, on Brompton bicycle finery, explores the fit and finish of both this amazing folding bicycle and the riders who know and love it. Read up on what makes the Brompton such an excellent ride.


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Dahon's most popular bike - Mariner folding bike review!

June 10th - Miles was wondering what the most popular Dahon folding bike is. I told him, "The Mariner D7 of course!" With that he decided to take the bike for a spin and write up a quick Mariner D7 review to give you an idea of what this little folder is all about!


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New images featured on Brompton page

June 5th - We figured our Brompton folding bike page could use a little sprucing up. That's why we added a new "Ken Burns" style image rotater to it. Now you can see some of the features of this cool folding bicycle with more engaging images. Fun!


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New electric fat bike available: Pugsley BionX!

May 31st - Our custom build of the Surly Pugsley with BionX makes for one amazing electric fat bike. It was a blast to film the video review of this one (which you can view at the link above) because I got to ride over all sorts of terrain effortlessly. Imagine being able to cruise over sand, snow, gravel, and even rocks!


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Signup for our Newsletter for Deals and Special Offers

May 29th - For this month's newsletter we've decided to feature a variety of new products we're carrying in the shop. Everything from the limited edition Barcelona Brompton to the new Currie iZip electric bikes we are carrying. Plus, much more...

If you want to be in on the monthly deals and specials we publish in our newsletter, it's easy! Just Sign Up For Our Newsletter and you're there...


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What's the best kick scooter?

May 24th - We have several kick scooters available. To figure out what may be the best kick scooter for you, read our best kick scooter comparison article to learn more about which ones we carry and the unique features that each model offers you. Some of our scooters have larger wheels, some have extra features, some have different materials, but all great in their own way. Learning more about each one will help you determine which is the best kick scooter for you!


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Plenty of Full Size Folding Bikes Available

May 22nd - We carry a wide variety of full size folding bicycles. Determining the best for you is easy! Just have a read of our article on full size folding bikes to learn about what's out there and what would work best for you. These bikes with larger wheels ride a bit more smoothly than small wheel bikes and usually feature more gears as well.


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Two New Electric Conversion Kits For Bicycles Available!

May 18th - There are more and more options to convert your bicycle these days. Our Electric Bike Kit section showcases a variety of systems used to motorize bicycles. We've been doing this for well over 10 years so we have lots of experience with different companies and manufacturers. The kits we sell represent the best options available - perfect for adding an electric boost to your current bicycle.

The new kits to our offering are the Folding bike motor kit for 20 inch wheels and the BionX folding bike kit. Each is targeted specifically at the special sizing of folding bicycles and will turn your current bike into a power electric assist bicycle.


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Limited edition Barcelona Bromptons ready to ship!

May 13th - The new and limited edition Barcelona Brompton offers a custom color scheme with matching accessories and graphics. It's all designed around the beautiful coastal town in Spain where artist David Torrents drew his inspiration. We got about 10 of these beautiful folding bikes and they're going fast.


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Frequently Asked Questions: All answered!

May 3rd - When people have questions about our products we want to give the right answers. That's why we have a FAQ section that goes over the biggest questions related to electric and folding bicycles. If you've got a few questions that need answering, that's the first place to start. It has a basic overview of the big issues people most often ask about.


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Limited Edition Barcelona Brompton Now Available!

May 2nd - This is the first time we've carried a limited edition Brompton model but it sure wont be the last! We've just received our 10 Barcelona Bromptons and they are really neat. The frame is actually painted with a gloss finish, showing off the brilliant colors and offsetting the matte look of the accessories.

Each Barcelona Brompton is individually numbered and features a custom sticker, custom S-bag, and special edition orange fenders and seat with blue grips to match the frame colors.


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New Folding Bike Electric motor kit available!

April 26th - With all the folding bikers our there and the rise in popularity of electric bicycles we've developed our very own Folding Bike Motor Kit. Targeted to fit the standard 20 inch wheels of Dahon and Tern folding bicycles, our electric folding bike kit will fit 90% of the folding bicycles out there. Does you're bike have 20 inch wheels? Why not put a motor on there?

This is pretty much the same kit we've used with our hugely popular electric Brompton bicycle. It's proven to be a reliable, hearty, and easy to use motor system that can be installed very easily on any folding bicycle.


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Signup for our Newsletter for Deals and Special Offers

April 24th - This coming May our newsletter will feature the Stromer ST1, a guide to fitting the BionX to your bike, and some tasty deals for you!

If you want to be in on the monthly deals and specials we publish in our newsletter, it's easy! Just Sign Up For Our Newsletter and you're there...


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5 Kick Scooters perfect for adults

April 21st - You're kids are getting pretty quick on their scooters, huh? Zipping ahead of you and down the street like real pros. You can't keep up on foot and so it's time to jump on your very own adult kick scooter!

With one of our kick scooters for adults you'll be zooming down the street yourself - 3 times faster than walking! That's a lot of time saved on a commute and also a great way to get around your neighborhood. Pick out your own adult kick scooter and feel the childhood joy of scooting for yourself.


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Stromer ST1 - The new and exciting electric bike

April 18th - We've just received some of our first Stromer ST1 Elites and the Platinum model is on the way in! Man oh man you have to see these bikes. They are so much more sophisticated looking than so many ebikes on the market. Great lines, beautifully integrated battery system, and top of the line components. That's just your first impression. When you ride an ST1 for the first time... now there's something to write home about!

Our Stromer ST1 Overview goes over all the new features and goodies to expect with your ST1.


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Currie iZip Zuma Review by Turbo Bob

April 16th - The new iZip bikes from CurrieTech are really catching a lot of attention. Our friend Turbo Bob got a chance to ride one of their most popular models, the iZip Zuma, and sent us a fantastic review.

The Zuma is a real beach cruiser set up. It has nice swept back handlebar and a classic American cruiser frame. It comes in a top tube and step through model for comfort. For a great look at this electric bike read Bob's iZip Zuma review!


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Folding bike page updated - New layout is simpler

April 13th - With well over 60 models of folding bicycles to choose from, our folding bikes page represents a lot of choices for you if you're just starting to research a purchase. To help you see the differences between models at a glance, we've taken a critical eye to each manufacturer and found 3 points that make each one unique from the other. We hope this will make it easier for you to decide which may be right for you.

We figure that very few people have the time to read pages and pages of reviews when searching for a bicycle they like. That's why we formatted our new folding bike section page as a series of 3 item lists. These give you a snap shot of what makes each brand special. We welcome you to take a look at the updated page to see the difference.


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New Electric Bike Page - easier to use and read

April 10th - We carry a wide variety of electric bicycles and it can be a bit overwhelming for folks just starting to look into them. Which one do you choose? What is this bike or that bike all about? We took a look at our electric bikes page and decided it wasn't as helpful as it could be.

Our new, revamped electric bicycle page will help you see clear differences between products, giving you a clear look at what makes each unique. When it comes to picking the perfect electric bike, we're some of the experts. If you ever need help finding the best electric bike for you please contact us and we can help walk you through the options.


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New Special edition Barcelona Brompton S6L

Brompton has been releasing some very cool limited run models of their classic folding bicycle. The latest is a collaboration with Spanish artist David Torrents and is called the Barcelona Brompton! The Barcelona Brompton has limited edition colors that aren't found on any other Brompton model. The Orange and Blue color scheme is continued across the accessories as well with orange saddle and fenders plus blue grips!

The Barcelona Brompton also comes with a custom S-Bag with a flap design by Torrents to match the custom logo on the bike. This limited edition Barcelona Brompton is a great way to express your vibrance and excitement for life, two qualities Torrents aimed to highlight with his design.


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Signup for our Newsletter for Deals and Special Offers

Every month we take a look at the products we carry and put together a summary of the new and exciting products we carry along with any updates on the things we've always had. This coming April our newsletter will feature the Ciao D5 electric bike, our very successful first month of bike tours, and some tasty deals for you!

If you want to be in on the monthly deals and specials we publish in our newsletter, it's easy! Just Sign Up For Our Newsletter and you're there...


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iZip Electric Bikes now at NYCeWheels!

There's a new electric bicycle brand in town here at NYCeWheels: the iZip Electric Bike. These guys made by CurrieTech - a California based powerhouse of electric bicycle technology. All iZip Electric bicycles feature powerful motors custom built for CurrieTech and a some of the simplest user controls found on the market.

We decided to feature 3 different iZip bikes. The iZip Zuma - a classic beach cruiser with 500 watt electric power. The iZip Metro - a comfortable city bike with great load carrying capacity. The iZip Path - a european styled electric bicycle that does such a good job hiding the electric system that you can hardly tell it's more than a regular bicycle at first glance.


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NEW - Ciao D5 with Electric Motor!

The Dahon Ciao electric bike is our latest creation, a folding electric bicycle built for comfort, simplicity, and easy operation. If you are looking for a portable and easy riding electric bike the Dahon Ciao electric bike could be just the thing for you!


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2013 Montague Boston 8 and Crosstown - New Colors!

The 2013 Montague Crosstown has gotten a new look for the new year. It's gone from a gloss white with black accents to a snappy silver with black. The new 2013 Montague Crosstown sure is a slick looking bike!

Another of folding bike to get a make over for 2013 is the Montague Boston 8. The 2013 Montague Boston 8 has gone from a conservative matte black to a gorgeous gunmetal grey. The new look really makes the bike pop as you ride down the street.


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Currie eFlow E3 Nitro - Sexy new electric bike

Of all the electric bicycles we carry the 2013 Currie eFlow Nitro is probably one of the best looking. It's won awards the world over for the intgrated seat tube battery and beautiful fork mounted display screen. The Currie eFlow is definitely going to be a hot topic in 2013.

The eFlow electric bike also uses some of the best bicycle technoloy of the time: hydraulic disc brakes, integrated front suspension, a 20 speed SRAM drivetrain, and much more. To check out the latest amazing electric bicycle check out the Currie eFlow Nitro!


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2013 eFlow Nitro Reviewed by Turbo Bob

We love it when enthusiasts send us their electric bicycle reviews. These always make up the most passionate and in depth electric bicycle reviews you can find. Turbo Bob, our friend in sunny California, reviewed the new eFlow Nitro bicycle and sent it to us to share.

We found Bob's review to exactly reflect our sentiment regarding the latest electric bike on the market- the eFlow E3 Nitro is fast and powerf, beautifully designed, and ready to get you outside and enjoying a ride down the road. Read Turbo Bob's eFlow E3 Nitro Review to learn more!


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2013 IF Mode Now In Stock!

The new 2013 IF Mode folding bike is so gorgeous. It really is one of the most incredible looking folding bicycles on the market. If you want a folding bike that will turn heads and cause gasps of awe, this is the one to do it with.

The new 2013 IF Mode folds the same way as the old bike and has the same style frame but includes some nice upgrades. The folding parts are more durable and reliable, the gears are low maintenance, and the looks are just as stunning. This folding bike is more like a sculpture than a regular bicycle with the sort of design you'd expect to find in a futuristic car concept. Pick up a Pacific IF Mode and get ready to turn some heads!


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Brompton bikes now have Live Inventory!

We sell more stock Brompton folding bicycles than any other folding bike. We also sell a lot of custom Brompton bicycles but the in stock Brompton bicycles tend to sell the quickest. With so many bikes to choose from we found it was difficult to tell people what colors and configurations we had in stock. That's why we decided to put up a live inventory spreadsheet.

Our live stock Brompton inventory shows you everything from what type of Bromptons we have in stock to the number we have to how much each model costs. Check it out, it's updated every hour!


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Eric reviews the BionX bike motor kit

"What do you think I should try next" Eric asked, his eyes moving over our selection of electric bicycles and electric bike motor kits. "BionX." was my response, "For sure."

That's how Eric came to ride his first BionX electric bicycle. He rode it in the cold, cold February morning and came back freezing but happy. That's a good sign! Read Eric's BionX bike kit review to get all the details.


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IF Mode - A breathtaking folding bicycle

The IF Mode has always been one of our most popular folding bicycles, simply for its unique and gorgeous looks. We've just received a new shipment of the latest model IF Mode bicycle for 2013. This bike is nearly identical to the older IF Mode save for some improvements in the folding mechanisms to increase durability. The IF Mode is one of the most beautiful folding bicycles we've ever sold.

Eric's latest review focus' on the beauty and form of the IF Mode bicycle. It's the bike he fell in love with when he first started working here and the glow of admiration really shows through in the review. Read Eric's IF Mode review to get a sense of what riding this beautiful full-size folding bicycle is all about.


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KickPed - our most popular adult kick scooter of 2012

A last look back at 2012 revealed the KickPed as the best adult kick scooter of any we sold in 2012. Then again, it's no surprise really. This durable and indestructible kick scooter is based on 10 + years of experience selling and servicing adult kick scooters in Manhattan. Our customers had been suggesting improvements to the designs of kick scooters we carried for years and we kept saying, "Yep, that is a great idea." It wasn't until the KickPed that we found all the good ideas in one product.

If you have just started looking into an adult kick scooter for yourself we'd sure recommend watching our KickPed kick scooter video to get a sense of what this awesome adult kick scooter is all about.


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Brompton Toolkit Review by Peter

The perfect tool for Brompton bikes was a long time coming. Brompton bike owners have been crafting their own little toolkits for years and asking the company for a perfectly integrated solution. Well that solution is here! The Brompton toolkit is a perfect road side repair solution. In terms of necessary Brompton accessories the toolkit is right up there with the cover bag or a light set.

Do you want to find out a bit more about the Brompton tool? Do you want to find out just how good it really is? Then read Peter's Brompton toolkit review for a first hand and hands on look at the Brompton toolkit.


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Eric reviews the Dahon Formula S18 - fast folding bike

Folding bicycles can be as fast as road bikes - if you buy the right one. There are not a whole lot of super fast folding bikes but there are a few that really make the high performance grade. As you'll read in the latest folding bike review, the Formula S18 is one quick riding folding bike.

Looking for a fast folding bicycle? Then you'd benefit from reading Eric's Formula S18 review. This fast folding bike is one of the best on the market.


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Seth's Kick Scooter Review

Considering buying a kick scooter for yourself? What makes one kick scooter better than another? How do you ride a kick scooter and why do some ride better than others? These are all excellent questions and we know the easiest way to make a good choice is to do a bit of research.

Seth's Kick Scooter Review focuses on the details of the KickPed kick scooter and what makes it one of the best adult kick scooters on the market.


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Our new CityKicker kick scooters look great!

The new CityKicker kick scooters are here and looking awesome. The Green and Eco-Friendly style of these adult kick scooters is very nice and the real cork grips are great too. With a CityKicker scooter you can get around the city quickly and look great while you do it.

Unique features like customizable grips and a improved "no noise" fender brake make this version of the Xootr MG better than ever. It's custom paint job and special all natural grip options really make the CityKicker scooter stand out!


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Best Kick Scooter Comparison

There are a lot of in our kick scooters out there. So many that it can give you a headache to try and look at the details of each one. That's why we've created a kick scooter comparison of the best adult kick scooters in our shop. To try and make it easier for you to find the right one.

Adult kick scooters come in many shapes and sizes, the three we carry are some of the best around. Yet still there are some big differences between them. Some are perfect for speed whereas others are better for comfort. Our kick scooter comparison will help you quickly decide upon the right one for you.


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KickPed Review: First Impressions of NYC's Kick Scooter

You may have seen the new KickPed scooter in our kick scooter section. It's just become available and we've been getting a lot of questions and interest. Peter did a KickPed review to give everyone a personal look at this amazing new adult kick scooter.

The kick scooter review focuses less on technical information than the feel of the KickPed and how it functions. This is one adult kick scooter you don't want to miss. Read our KickPed review to find out why the KickPed is one of the best adult kick scooters.


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KickPed: Toughest Adult Kick Scooter

The KickPed is NYCeWheels' own adult kick scooter. Designed and built for adults who want a kick scooter that can handle heavy daily riding and stand up to a lifetime of abuse. This adult kick scooter is free of clutter and extra gadgetry: just two large wheels, a high tensile steel frame, a marine plywood deck, and the extra tall handlebar. We've used all our years of experience with adult kick scooters in New York City to develop the ideal and perfect adult kick scooter.

It's not quite as fast as some other adult kick scooters but you more than make up for that in comfort. What do you need more, a kick scooter that you can break the sound barrier with or one that you can ride for miles without discomfort? The KickPed is built to last and unbreakable, very comfortable with a smooth ride. Check it out more in this KickPed kick scooter review.


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Micro Adult Kick Scooters: Fast, Fun, Functional

Have you been searching for the perfect kick scooter for commuting? Or perhaps an adult kick scooter to keep up with your kids as they fly down the street on their Razors? Well then the Micro adult kick scooter may just be for you.

Micro adult kick scooters are high quality Swiss designed kick scooters that offer a ton of performance at not such a bad price. Micro kick scooters are sleek and fast, without a lot of frills but with plenty of function. These adult kick scooters are perfect for the everyday commuter and recreational rider alike. Learn more about Micro adult kick scooters.


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Hub Motor Bicycles Are Superb Electric Bikes

Hub motor bicycles use some of the technology available. These electric bicycles are some of the lightest, and most energy efficient, giving you long range and excellent performance. The hub motor bicycle has been around for many years and in fact is one of the major reasons for the surge in popularity of electric bicycles.

Hub motor bicycles are just one type of electric bikes. They have an electric bike motor right inside one of the bicycle wheels which makes them lighter and lower maintenance than previous electric bike drive systems. If you're looking into electric bicycles you'll definitely want to investigate electric hub motor bicycles.


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How's a BionX Bike Kit On Hills?

I often get questions in our shop regarding the BionX bike kit's ability to climb hills and how this relates to range. The answer is a bit of a complex one. BionX kits, like any other hub motor kit or electric bike kit, use more battery power to go up hills. The difference is that a BionX kit has a special way of countering this on the way down.

Aside from range, the BionX bike kit is also great on acceleration and hill climbing power. This is all thanks to its excellent hub motor and intelligent pedal assistance. Learn more about the BionX bike kit by reading How's a BionX Bike Kit On Hills.


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Who can't use a BionX kit?

We openly admit to loving the BionX kit. It is our favorite electric bike kit but there are some things it just wont do. It wasn't designed to do them. For example, the BionX kit is the most sophisticated pedal assistance electric bike kit, therefor it won't start you up from a dead start without pedaling.

So if you wanted an electric bicycle kit that would get you moving without any effort the BIonX kit isn't really right for you. It has the best pedal assist function around but there are still a few other instances where BionX kit isn't necessarily the best option. Read on to find out who can't use a BionX kit.


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BionX Kit Versus Other Electric Bicycle Motors

Have you been researching electric bicycle motors and wondering what is the difference between one electric conversion kit and the next? Well it often comes down to the electric bicycle motor itself. The motor of a BionX kit is superior to that of many other electric conversion kits for a few reasons.

Because of the way a BionX motor transfers power from the battery to the motor it is able to run more quietly and with less maintenance. And thanks to a design which allows the BionX kit to drive its wheel with very low friction you get one of the most efficient electric bicycle motors around. Want more specifics? Well then you need to compare the BionX kit versus other electric bicycle motors.


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Discover the BionX Kit

Electric conversion kits were never so versatile as the BionX kit. This high quality electric motor kit, made in Canada, has all the best options. Not only does it provide 4 modes of pedal assistance to smooth out the hills and beat back the headwinds, it also can be used as an out door exercise bike, providing resistance to charge the battery.

BionX kits use top of the line SONY Lithium batteries to ensure the longest battery life possible. We even have some customers who've been running the same BionX kit battery for 5 years straight! If you haven't heard about this amazing electric conversion kit then you should get right to it and discover the BionX kit for yourself!


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Xootr Kick Scooters: Convenience or Necessity?

A few years ago I bought my first Xootr kick scooter. It was on a whim, and I just used it on the weekends in the park at first. Little did I know this relationship would develop into a dependency. I just got sick of walking everywhere when I had these wheels to ride on.

Was this a slow downward spiral into addition, or the development of a symbiotic urban relationship between me and my kick scooter? It was certainly the most convenient item I've purchased in the last few years. I even keep a backup around for my friends, since I just can't stand walking anymore. Read about my Kick Scooter Addiction.


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Xootr Kick Scooters: Convenience or Necessity?

A few years ago I bought my first Xootr kick scooter. It was on a whim, and I just used it on the weekends in the park at first. Little did I know this relationship would develop into a dependency. I just got sick of walking everywhere when I had these wheels to ride on.

Was this a slow downward spiral into addition, or the development of a symbiotic urban relationship between me and my kick scooter? It was certainly the most convenient item I've purchased in the last few years. I even keep a backup around for my friends, since I just can't stand walking anymore. Read about my Kick Scooter Addiction.

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What's it like to break in a Brooks leather saddle?

Brooks leather saddles are renowned for their gorgeous looks and amazing comfort. So why are so many people afraid to buy one? Well it's true that it takes several hundred miles for a Brooks saddle to really get broken in. This break in period is what turns a lot of people off but as a new owner of a Brooks B17 Special I have to say it was not so bad.

To help people decide whether a Brooks saddle may be right for them I've written a series of articles at different stages of the break in process. This Brooks leather saddle review series gives you an in depth look at how a Brooks feels from mile 150 to mile 1200. If you've been on the fence about getting one of these fine leather saddles you should give it a glance.

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Kick Scooters As Mobility Aids

Over the years, we've carried a variety of kick scooters for adults and kids alike, mainly for fun in the park, or a faster form of urban commuting. They're lightweight, compact, and are three times faster than walking. After talking to hundreds of people about how they use their kick scooters, we've run into a few very unique individuals who have put their scooters to an interesting use: a mobility aid for a physical handicap!

Of course, we don't condone this sort of use for everyone. Kick scooters can be dangerous, and cannot solve everyone's physical disability, but these special anecdotes are great stories, and some doctors have even supported the use of kick scooters as a form of rehabilitation. Read about how some people have used kick scooters as mobility aids, and you'll want to get one for yourself!

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Bag Your Bike! Dahon Folding Bike Bags

With so many different models of Dahon folding bikes to choose from, it makes sense that they have an almost equally wide range of carrying bags. These bags are all designed for specific purposes, from thin covers that fit in saddle bags, to large suitcases built for airline transit.

Because it may be tough to choose between these bags, we made it easy and did a rundown of each one. Read about the different Dahon Folding Bike Bags and decide for yourself what works best for your style of commuting.

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The Joy of A Burley Travoy

Ah the joys of not owning a car: no insurance, no parking tickets, and no way to carry anything over 20 pounds without renting a van. Bicycle riders are lucky most of the time, except when it comes to moving heavy things. Unfortunately, bike trailers aren't usually practical for city streets or apartments because of their unruly size.

In the era of the folding bicycle, we now have the folding bicycle trailer. The Burley Travoy is a lightweight, low-profile trailer that navigates easily through narrow city streets. It can also fold down to the size of a briefcase, so it's easy to manage that three-floor walk-up. Ah, the Joys of a Burley Travoy!

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Peter's New Brooks Saddle, Mile 30

You've probably heard of Brooks saddles before. Made in England, these high quality leather saddles are one of the most hotly debated items in bicycling. Touted as both the most comfortable and the least there is no unified opinion as to the true nature of these saddles. Peter has long envied the beautiful leather finish and fine brass riveting on these classic saddles. Now after 4 years of jealous envy mixed with doubt about the comfort he has finally committed to one, a Brooks B17 Champion Special.

In the hopes of helping more people figure out how the feel about Brooks saddles (and how Brooks saddles feel) he has created an article series recording the comfort and break in process every 100 miles. The hope is to give you a real life example of riding with a Brooks saddle. Give his Brooks saddle review series a read to get started.

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Xootr Street Kick Scooter: A Beast on Two Wheels

There's no doubt that the Xootr kick scooters are the best kick scooters for adult commuters. They're fast, durable, and will take quite a beating before they need to be replaced. Because they have five different models, it can be difficult to decide which of the Xootr kick scooters is the best of the lot

The most durable, heavy-duty kick scooter is the Xootr Street kick scooter. A solid CNC-machined aluminum deck makes this virtually indestructible. Xootr even claims it is bulletproof, though we haven't tested that theory yet. If you're unsure about a kick scooter because you're worried about it's durability, try the Xootr Street kick scooter. It's the best scooter out there.

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Man In Love With Bike Trailer

It all started so suddenly... We started carrying Burley bike trailers a few weeks ago and Peter began to act strangely. He would show up early to work and take the Travoy bike trailer out for coconuts in Chinatown. He would take it overnight and fold it up in his apartment, tucked neatly next to his Brompton. He even stole away to Boston to show it off to his parents. We all wondered what was up. Now we understand.

Peter has become obsessed with the Burley Travoy bike trailer. I mean, just read his Burley Travoy bike trailer review! Is there any doubt?

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Aluminum Push Scooters

Need a kick scooter for urban commuting that is durable enough to handle the rough roads of New York City? We have aluminum push scooters made by Xootr that are top-of-the-line commuter vehicles.

There are three different types of aluminum Xootr kick scooters in our store. They're built tough, and even rumored to be bulletproof (though we haven't tested that theory personally). Come in and test drive a Xootr kick scooter in our store!

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Breaking in a Brooks Saddle: A Testimonial

Getting my first Brooks Saddle was quite an experience. I knew the new, hardened leather would have a rough "break-in" period that I'd have to get through before I reached the comfortable, contoured feeling I wanted. After six months, I'm riding on the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned.

Brooks leather saddles come in many different models, from wide touring models, to narrow sporty models. Check out our selection of Brooks saddles, as well as other cool Brooks gear.

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Spring 2010 Newsletter

As New York emerges from the dreary stretches of monsoon weather, and it finally looks like we'll have some nice sunny days, we decided now is the time to release our Spring 2010 Newsletter. In addition to our cool video about the Brompton US Championship race (below), there are some awesome specials on electric bikes, folding bikes, and electric bike motor kits.

The best thing about the newsletter is the Free Shipping available on all Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bike models from now until Earth Day (April 22nd). The Sanyo Eneloop is our best selling electric bike so don't miss out on this while it lasts!

Check out the NYCeWheels Spring 2010 Newsletter for more information about spring sales, bike news, and our store!

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The Xootr Kick Scooter Migration

It's finally summertime in New York City! With the warm weather comes the great Xootr kick scooter migration. We're now hearing birds singing, bees buzzing, and scooters whizzing by on York Avenue. It's a fact: less people want to take the musty underground subways to work when they can enjoy the sun and ride a Xootr kick scooter. We're selling portable scooters faster than an ice cream shop can sell cones on the first day of spring.

The Xootr MG push scooter is still our most popular, and the bright red and bright blue decks look great under the sun this time of year. We still have customers that love the retro-skateboard deck of the Xootr Cruz, as well as the solid aluminum deck on the Xootr Street.

Also, you can outfit your Xootr scooter with more accessories than a jewelry store on 5th Avenue. The accessory kit for Xootr scooters includes a rear fender brake, a carrying strap, and a carrying bag. If you haven't ridden one of these scooters yet, you should swing by our shop and take one for a test ride. Still don't believe me? Here's a quote from Jake, who stopped in to our shop on Saturday:

"I honestly can't think of any other way to travel. I own two Xootr scooters and I'm in the market for a third. I ride one every single day, and in my opinion, it's the only way to get around New York City."

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Electric Bikes News Archives


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2012 Electric Bike Worldwide Report - Featuring NYCeWheels!

From the review: "2012 was marked by strong sales for NYC electric bicycle dealer NYCeWheels. Up more than 50% again in 2012, they found steady sales of electric bicycles to be the norm. Last year's strong sellers continued to lead with the primary players remaining the Stromer, eBrompton, and BionX. Our customers mainly look for high end product and not much interest in older ebike designs even if price is much lower. That was of course great for us and at times we could hardly keep up with the demand we faced. It's a fantastic challenge to grapple with."

Read the complete NYCeWheels review from the 2012 Electric Bike Worldwide Report. Or click to read the full 2012 Electric Bike Worldwide Report!


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Blog Announces New Electric Folding Bike Kit!

There are plenty of electric bike motor kits out there but very few work on folding bikes without modification. No longer! We've developed an electric folding bike kit that is tailored to the exact needs of folding bicycles and it's been announced on our blog!

The kit was originally designed around the Brompton folding bike but can be used with almost any folding bicycle with 16 to 20 inch wheels. Our electric folding bike kit blog focuses on a particular installation on a Dahon folding bike called the Bullhead.


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Stromer electric bicycle now at NYCeWheels

The Stromer electric bike, a Swiss design, is now on the floor at NYCeWheels and we're proud to have it too. This electric bicycle uses 2 modes: power on demand and pedal assistance. It is one of the best we've ever carried and with top quality components it is a bike to last as well.

Mark rode the Stromer bike for the first time and was very impressed by the power and feel of this electric bike. His Stromer electric bike review details the fun and adventure his first Stromer bike experience.

Electric Bikes News Archives
Folding bike news archives


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New Navigator Full Size Folding Bike Review!

If you want a full size folding bicycle that's designed for everyday use, has a strong folding bike frames on the market, and can be easily tuned to fit you perfectly, the Montague Navigator is the right bike for you. This full size collapsible bike comes with 27 speeds, a rack built in, and removable fenders. It's great for leisure rides or commuting.

If you live in and around New York City can come test ride a Montague full size folding bicycle in person. If you're not local we recommend watching our Navigator video review to get an inside look at how this folding bicycle operates.


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New Paratrooper Folding Mountain Bike Video Review!

Considering a folding mountain bike as a gift for the holidays? The Montague Paratrooper is one you don't want to ignore. With it's full size frame and wheels this folding bicycle rides just like a regular bicycle. It's right at home on dirt trails, streets with pot holes, board walks, or just cruising the neighborhood.

If you're in New York City you can come by our shop to test ride the Montague Paratrooper in person. If not you should definitely watch our Paratrooper video review to get an inside look at how this folding bicycle operates.


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Revamped Pacific Cycles Folding Bike Section

Now that we're carrying the IF Reach folding bike we figured it was about time to clean up our Pacific Cycles folding bike section. This includes such great bicycles as the IF Mode and Strida LT.

If you haven't already checked it out I would definitely suggest taking a moment to look at our Pacific Cycles bikes page for more information on this great folding bicycle manufacturer and the innovative products they offer!


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New Folding Bike from Pacfic Cycles: IF Reach!

It's amazing what a company like Pacific Cycles can come up with! Their folding bike the IF Reach has the ride of a road bike with the fold of a folding bike.

We just started carrying a limited supply of IF Reach folding bicycles in a beautiful white finish. If you've been searching for a folding bicycle that is both fast and compact you need to check out the IF Reach!

Folding bike news archives
Kick Scooter News Archive


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The Kick Scooter: Short-distance and Intermodal Transportation

Often we like to feature a particularly comprehensive review provided by one of our customers. This review focus's on the benefits gained by using a kick scooter as part of an intermodal or short-distance commuter. Customer reviews tend to be the most honest, experience based assessments of our products and that's just why we want to feature them.

Read Michael L's kick scooter review to discover new ways to speed up your trip from a to b using a quality kick scooter.


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Kick Scooter News Archive