Urban Arrow

Replace you car? This could do it!

This beautiful cargo ebike came in yesterday for a quick checkup, what a great machine! It had top quality parts all around, plus this super kid package up front with seating for 2 with seat belt, plus a bunch more room for groceries, picnic gear, whatever. The colorful paint job is a plus, and with the sturdy frame and high grade foam, it is a beast without feeling heavy.

It sports a torque sensing, mid-drive Bosch motor, with internal gearing, carbon fiber drive train, hydraulic brakes, and plenty of power to move its very long body. The stand is sturdy and steady, great for getting cargo/kids in and out. I got a quick ride, and was surprised at how steady it felt, solid, with no fear of tipping over as so much of the weight is low. As I ride recumbent, I had no problem with its wide turning radius, but some folks might find it consfusing at first. This is a high quality cargo ebike, making way for the new wave of family transportation in Bloomington!

Time Flies Like an Arrow
Fruit Flies Like a Banana


Bee Cool!

This new BeeCool Pathfinder came in for assembly this week, and it is quite the machine. I worked on an older version of this last year, and thought it was well made, but all black and well used in the back country. This year’s model is just as strudy, but with a new paint color that really pops. It has a 48V/750W motor, hydraulic brakes, and front suspension, heavy duty rack, and an big 20 amp hour battery.

BeeCool Pathfinder, fat tire step-thru
BeeCool Pathfinder is a step-thru fat tire metal beast, all the power, strength, stability and comfort you could ask for in one package.

As you can see, the aluminum body is heavy guage, and reinforced such that any loss in structrural integrity due to the (non-triangulated) step-thru design is negated. This thing rides true and steady, with the fat tires and the front suspension making potholes irrelevent. This is the SUV of ebikes, will have you riding high, wide and handsome (as my Mom used to say). It is the Bee’s Knees of ebike…


Charlie Bird’s Brakes

Charlie Bird (& Jojo) came by the shop the other day for a brake tune-up on their Espin Nesta, new pads in front, and a new caliper/pads in the back. We are contemplating an upgrade to hydraulic brakes in the rear, they really do work better and easier, though they cost considerabley more, and are a bear to install.

Charlie stayed on his perch most of the time, my dogs were chill as could be, they are used to Charlie in their space. Now back on the road, wave when you see them go by!