to test the miles per charge in my LiteStream demo eBike so I
rode from the Las Vegas Strip to the Red Rock Canyon park
entrance and back. I started at Freemont Street and rode up
Alta Drive until I crossed over the 215 Freeway
and then went south to Charleston then west
again to the Red Rocks. Alta Drive is a nice residential
street without a lot of businesses. This turned out to be a 38 mile
round trip and 1800 ft elevation climb. I didn't conserve
and used the pedal assist the entire trip. Most of the trips
climb I was in 5th gear with the third pedal assist setting.
This was a 2 3/4 hour ride not including a 30 min. coffee
break and stops to shoot photos. Even with the stop & go city route I only used two
thirds of the battery charge. I am impressed with this ebike's performance! At my age I can't imagine taking a ride
long enough to run out of juice. Love this eBike!"
Huge increase in
performance: "My new eBike! As an
inexperienced eBike rider I used a full battery charge on a
14.7 mile loop with over 1,000 ft elevation rise, paved, mountain road loop labeled "extremely
difficult". Two months later on same loop I had 3/4's of
battery charge left. This huge increase was due to me
learning to balance the 5 pedal assist gears with the 7
mechanical gears. I'm sure an
experienced bike rider would have less of a learning curve
with this than I did." -Doug S.
"My Typical Ride
24 mi stop & go
city loop. --- 530ft. elevation climb. --- Used 1\3 of
battery charge. --- Inexperienced rider. --- 68yrs
"After my heart attack my wife said
"This is the bike I'm getting you so you can get off
the couch and outside!" And this is the bike she's
getting for her birthday so we can spend that time
together. After all, its about the same cost as that
sitting in the back corner and much more fun."
"I remember way back when everyone went from a one
speed to a 10 speed to assist their muscles for
My friends said "What a bunch of pansies!" But I
learned from experience the benefits and so did
Now everyone is going from 20 speeds to electric
motors to get that same assist and more! Its a new
generation of transportation."
We at Portland
eBikes believe that with the coming of age of
electric bikes a new breed of rider is now becoming
more mobile on bicycles. By amplifying our muscle
power one doesn’t need to be an X-stream biker to
cover great distances. I’ve talked to people all
over the country who have turned to ebikes to get
back in shape after bouts with cancer, heart attacks
and unexpected weight gains. Many more are commuting
without putting extra stress on their bodies, or
working up a sweat on their way to work. As we
transition into the age of global warming now is the
time to warm up to greener forms of transportation.
Any avid cyclist
knows Portland, Oregon has many, many bike lanes
winding through the city, along the Willamette and
the Columbia Rivers, through parks and across
bridges. Google says there are more electric ebike
searches from Portland than any other city! Portland
eBikes is offering Litestream Ebikes, one of the
higher quality electric bike lines available for
From the river valleys of Washington State, to the
RedRock valleys of the Southwest. From the monument
canyons of Sedona to the cement canyons New York
City, these are the electric bicycles that can
tackle it all! And if your wondering about the hills
of San Francisco or Seattle, don't. Portland
eBikes is your source for some of the finest
ebikes in the industry!
According to the U.S. government, "Lithium Ion
batteries are classified by the federal
government as non-hazardous waste and are safe
for disposal in the normal municipal waste
stream." Average cost per charge which will get
you 20 to 40 miles is $0.05.
LiteStream batteries are LiMnO2-Lithium
If you are new to electric bicycles please click on
"ABOUT eBikes" and also read the info on the eBikes
spec pages. We tried to include enough
information for you to make a wise buying decision.
Just know yourself, as in what type of riding you
will be doing and fit that to our eBikes. From our
electric dirt bike to the urban commuter you should
find your fit. And please call if you have any
Bicycles Direct To You!
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owned and operated from
Portland, Oregon &
Las Vegas, Nevada
great product design is about rewriting habits, opening up
possibilities and making a positive difference to the way
people go about their lives.
The old models
can become redundant. But new opportunities have emerged,
new categories opened up.
Those who embrace this change will succeed. Those who look
beyond, who are positive in attitude and process will
achieve a better quality of life."
Electric Bicycles Direct
Please call me with
or to ask
for a demo ride!
Jack's Portland Electric Bikes
7412 W. Carlton
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