223 S. Pete Ellis Drive
Williamsburg Center, Suite 13
- Assembly/Tuning all brands of e-bikes
- Consultation – E-Bike Selection/Ordering/Riding
- New Ecotric e-bikes
- Buy/Sell/Trade E-Bikes
- Electronic Troubleshooting
- Battery Testing
- Parts Upgrades
We (Mitch Rice & my son-in-law Emmanuel Wefunya) run an e-bike shop in Bloomington, Indiana. Located on the eastside, (near College Mall) we buy/sell, assemble, service, and upgrade all makes and models of e-bikes. We are dealers for Ecotric, which we feel is a great value in the e-bike market, with a price range from $700-$1200. If you want to purchase online from another brand, just come by for a consult, no problem! We can take shipment and assemble/test/tune it for you.
All of our e-bikes feature 3-5 levels of power assist, which means you can adjust just how much assistance you use, from none, to up to 3-4 times your input energy. An average commuter cylist can produce 150 watts at 10 mph. (Bike athletes can produce 200-300 watts average over 4 hours, and even more during sprints) So it is like having a couple of extra riders on your bike, but without the extra weight and wind resistance.
Most models have a throttle as well, which is especially useful when starting up, moving through city intersections, scooting around corners, or navigating tight spaces at slow speed.
We have a varied collection of bikes. The Starfish model has 20″ x 2″ tires on this folding makes this bike portable and easy to store, yet it can carry a 200# person and panniers on the city streets at 18 mph on throttle alone, higher while pedaling with power assist.
Below is the Lark, a city bike, Euro style. The battery and controller are hidden, the chain transmission is completely covered, and it comes with a front basket and rear rack. It has a 36V 350W motor (the legal limit for bike motors in Europe).
Below is the SONDORS Fold XS, it is our most expensive bike at $1800, but it has all the upgrades you might want: 48V/750W motor, suspension fork, hydraulic disk brakes, suspension seat post, and a color LCD screen w/ usb plugin. Add $200 for the accessory package: front and rear fenders, back rack, and a fancy bike bag that clips into the rack
Recreationally, e-bikes can really extend your range, and with 3-5 levels of assist, you don’t need to worry about our abundent hills; in fact you can look forward to them. All models have a power indicator, allowing you to guage the milage left, and for the really long rides (over 50-60 mi), you could carry a second battery. We recently converted Mitch’s classic Rans recumbent, which was used for over a decade to roam all over Monroe, Brown, and Lawrence counties. Here’s to the many miles ahead!
E-bikes are great for our personal growth, health and well-being, as well as for the planet. E-bikes make commuting/errands/recreation both comfortable and accessible for a wide range of people, with the added benefit that they are fun! E-bikes chill the hill, no sweat, really, and distance is no problem while averaging 15/mph in the city. No need for fancy riding clothes, and you will arrive at your destination calm, cool, refreshed and ready to go!
Happy, safe riding to all,
Mitch and Emmanuel