One of the biggest bicycle manufacturers in the world has just released their brand new hybrid electric bicycle. The Trek Ride+ electric bike is a pedal-assist bike with regenerative braking and a long-range Lithium battery. In fact, these are the same components used on the ultra-popular BionX electric conversion kit. It’s lightweight, smooth, and well-built. Trek now has one of the most reliable electric bikes out there.
Also similar to the BionX conversion kit, the Trek electric bike uses regenerative braking, as well as a regeneration mode, like an exercise bike. The battery lasts longer than most other electric bikes on the market. Read more about the Trek Ride+ electric bike in our article!
Products we specialize in:
Electric bike section including OHM, eZeebike, EcoBikes and Sanyo Eneloop electric bike
Electric bikes are for the most part bicycles with a motor, charger, speed controller and lithium battery. The electric bicycle is not intended to be a motorcycle or moped but rather an assisted bicycle that is easier to pedal and more fun to ride than a non- powered bike. (although if need be, on selected models you can ride without pedaling up to the legal speed limit of 20mph.)
Our electric bicycle selection includes the electric powered Ecobikes, the OHM bikes from Canada, Sanyo Eneloop electric bicycle and the high performance line of eZee bikes.
Folding bike selection including Brompton, Dahon, Xootr Swift and Strida Folding bikes are designed for portability and ease of use. The folding bicycle is popular with commuters, for airplanes, boating and RVs. Here in New York City, much like in any place with limited space, fold-up bikes make a ton of sense and are therefore our best selling product.
Our selection of compact folding bicycles includes the Brompton bike, the Strida, and a nice selection of the better quality Dahon folding bikes.
Electric bike motor kits Electric bike motor kits are designed to retrofit a standard non-powered bicycle or trike with an electric motor, usually powered by high performance Lithium batteries. It is in general less expensive to purchase a ready to ride electric bicycle but the electric bike motor allows you to use the bike you already know and love.
Our quality selection includes the BionX electric bike motor kit and the proven eZee electric bike conversion. We are one of the first and the most experienced BionX dealer in the USA.
Adult and kids kick scooters including the Xootr kick scooter and Goped push scooter Kick scooters or push scooters the most portable, most compact rides we offer. Xootr Adult kick scooters are made of lightweight aluminum, they weigh in at around 10 lbs and can easily be taken up 5 flights of stairs, down to the subway or on the bus and fit under a desk or in the trunk of the smallest plane or sports car.A kick scooter is perfect for short range commuting.
Our Xootr kick scooter is the choice of tool for the short-range NYC commuter.
NYCeWheels is a New York City based dealer and full service shop.
NYCeWheels is located on the Upper East Side in NYC, 1603 York avenue, New York, NY 10028.
NYCeWheels is open MON-SAT 11am – 7pm and provide free test rides of our electric bikes, folding bikes, and kick scooters (assuming that it isn’t raining.)
We ship our electric bikes and folding bikes fully assembled and tuned-up, ready to ride, throughout the country.
Outside of New York, California, Florida, Texas, New Jersey and Oregon are our leading states
We also ship internationally – the UK, Germany and Spain are leading the electric bicycle pack there.
Picking the Right Brompton Folding Bike Tire
We believe an informed customer is a happy customer and we want to make sure you get exactly what you want from your Brompton folding bike. As such, we are on an endless campaign to educate you. Among the many options to choose from when purchasing a Brompton folding bike, tires are often overlooked. The right Brompton folding bike tire will provide miles and miles of enjoyable riding because it is tailored to your riding style. So we’ve written this article to help you decide exactly what’s best for you.
Basic questions about how you plan on using your Brompton folding bike and where you would be riding it quickly narrow down the choices and ensure you’ll pick the right Brompton folding bike tire for you. Take a moment to read about Brompton folding bike tires, we know you’ll find valuable information to help you choose the right Brompton folding bike.
Brompton Eazy Wheels: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
The Brompton folding bike can be folded and rolled along on wheels built into the frame. This feature is a great advantage when you’re tucking your Brompton under a desk or into a closet. Eazy Wheels make this feature even more useful.
With Eazy Wheels, a folded Brompton folding bike will roll even over rough surfaces. The larger wheels are faster and more durable than factory standard wheels and greatly improve the stability and portability of the folded bike. Read on to find out more about Brompton Eazy Wheels.
IF Reach DC: Commuting on an Electric Folding Bike
Peter usually rides his non-electric bike to work every day, but the past couple of days he’s been sweating so much we sent him home with an IF Reach DC folding electric bike instead. Now he shows up to work nice and dry. Apparently the electric folding bike we gave him fits perfectly next to his desk back home, and as a lightweight electric bike it wasn’t so bad carrying it up 5 flights of stairs either.
We only got the IF Reach DC in stock recently but it has already proved to be a shop favorite. Peter wrote an article on his experience commuting on the IF Reach DC lightweight folding bike. Give it a read if you’re curious about this awesome electric folding bike.
BionX Folding Bikes
Ever wonder how a folding bike would ride with the BionX electric bike conversion kit? We’ve done a lot of different kinds of BionX conversions in our shop, from recumbents, to mountain bikes, to road bikes. Do folding bikes hold up just as well with an electric motor?
We evaluated some of our most popular BionX folding bikes and compared them with full size electric bikes. If you want something compact and portable, an electric folding bike is the best way to go.
Peter got back from vacation last week and discovered a mysterious electric folding bike had appeared on our shop floor. The stark matte black and neon green finish of this electric folding bike seems to suggest alien activity. There were many questions surrounding its appearance, but after a thorough investigation we’ve concluded it is known as a db0 electric bike.
With a mono fork and chain stay this strong>electric folding bike has a pretty amazing and shocking look which is sure to catch your eye. Read Peter’s full report on the db0 electric folding bike and the mysterious alien activity surrounding it on our blog.
Picking Your Brompton Folding Bike Gearing
You don’t have the time to become an expert on bicycle gearing. That’s why I’ve written a short article on the options for Brompton folding bike gearing. Why should you care about the gearing options for your Brompton folding bike? Why not just pick the least expensive or the most popular and be done with it? Well, the there are a few reasons:
Picking the right Brompton folding bike gearing guarantees you’ll use your Brompton to its full potential. Picking the right Brompton folding bike gearing guarantees you’ll be happy with the weight of your Brompton. And most importantly, picking the right Brompton folding bike gearing guarantees that riding your Brompton will be as enjoyable as possible. So take a moment to read our article on Brompton folding bike gearing.
The eZee Forza electric bike has all the best features of a high quality electric bike. Powerful brakes bring you to a quick stop. Battery powered lights keep you safe at night. Fenders keep you dry and a rear rack carries your load. It really doesn’t get much better than the eZee Forza electric bike.
If you want a bike that can do it all and look great in the process you want to check out the eZee Forza electric bike.
Why Pick a Hub Motor Kit?
The electric bicycle is becoming more commonplace in commuter cities like New York and San Francisco. One of the big factors behind this popular surge is the maintenance-free hub motor. Built into the wheel, this motor is light, efficient, and reliable.
Check out our in-depth look at the electric bike hub motor and find out why this type of electric motor kit is more popular than anything else out there.
BionX Electric Conversion: The Trike
Putting a BionX electric motor kit on a 3-wheeled trike is often one of the best ideas for a stable commuter vehicle. The recumbent riding position, combined with a powerful BionX motor creates an electric alternative to a car that is fast, fun, and reliable.
The BionX trike is one of the most complicated conversions, simply because it can only work with a specific style of tricycle. Read about the BionX trike before you make your purchase to see what we recommend.
Get a Grip On Brompton Folding Bike Handlebars
I’m sure you know the Brompton folding bike was conceived and designed to be a lightweight and compact folding bike. Part of that design is a handlebar stem which is not adjustable. This makes the Brompton simpler to operate and saves quite a bit of weight in the end. As a result of this choice there are three handlebar options to choose from when picking out a Brompton folding bike.
Most people aren’t sure which Brompton folding bike handlebar will work best for them. In fact, you have all the knowledge to make an informed choice already. Take a quick read through this article and you will discover what you already know. The right Brompton folding bike handlebar for your purpose and riding style.
Brompton folding bike lights, batteries or generators? As part of our on-going mission to inform and educate our customers we have published this article about Brompton folding bike lights. Bright, visible lighting is and important safety feature for any bike rider, whether you are riding a Brompton folding bike or not. Brompton has made it easy to be safe by providing three lighting options which integrate directly into the Brompton design.
Whether you choose a battery lighting system or one of two highly efficient and reliable hub dynamo lighting systems you can be sure that adding lights to your Brompton folding bike will make you more visible and decrease your chances of getting into an accident. Not sure what the options are or what will work for you? Take a brief look at this article on Brompton folding bike lights. It’s sure to be illuminating…
Fenders, Racks, and The Brompton Folding Bike
The Brompton folding bike was originally built around the needs of the everyday commuter. It was meant for someone who needed to deal with all kinds of road conditions while at the same time integrating seamlessly with public transit. That’s why the first Bromptons came with fenders as standard, with a rear rack built right into the frame.
As it grew in popularity however, the Brompton’s designers quickly realized the demand for a lighter and simpler folding bike. As a result, the modern Brompton folding bike comes in 3 varieties: with rack and fenders, with fenders only, and without rack or fenders. Which one is right for you? Have a read through this article on Brompton folding bike fenders and rack to find out.
Dahon Boost: A Compact Electric Folder
Dahon is traditionally known as one of the best folding bike companies in the world. When they sent us the Dahon Boost electric folding bike, we were curious to see how it would compare to our other electric folding bikes.
Upon our initial ride, we were impressed. The Dahon Boost is a powerful little bike, not to mention a pretty compact folder. It now resides in our shop, so if you’re looking for a lightweight folding electric bike, consider the Dahon Boost.
BionX Road Bikes
One in a while, we get that die-hard cyclist riding a really nice road bike who is interested in the BionX electric motor kit. Getting a bit of electric assistance is nice for those long rides. Just ask those Tour de France guys (just kidding!).
BionX is a great system for riders who love to pedal, because of the integrated pedal assistance. Adding the electric motor kit to a lightweight road bike also results in an extremely light electric bike. If this all sounds appealing, you should read about BionX Road Bikes and build your own electric bike!
Electric bike kits, go cheap or expensive?
Thinking about buying an electric bicycle conversion kit? There are a lot of different brands out on the market right now, and without any experience dealing with different kinds of batteries and motors, the price difference can be a huge impact when you decide to purchase one. What can you expect from an electric bike conversion kit that costs $300 versus an electric bike kit that costs $2000? We’ve outlined some key differences between a cheap electric bike conversion kit and a good quality, long-term electric bike conversion kit.
BionX Step-Through Bikes
Picking the best bike for a BionX electric bike conversion is tough. As electric bike experts, we’ve been able to convert almost any bike. Some bikes turn out better than others, so we try to narrow down the best bikes for an electric conversion kit, to make your life easier.
The step-through ladies frame is traditionally known for its comfortable ride, ease of mounting, and maneuverability. In recent years, the step-through bike has been rebuilt as a unisex model, so that men and women alike can enjoy the easy mounting style. Thinking about a comfortable BionX bike? Check out a BionX Step-Through Bike
Electric bicycle wheels power you up the hills
Okay, so you pulled that old bike out of the basement to see if it can handle an electric motor wheel. Chances are, that rickety, rusty thing is not the best candidate for the job. An electric bicycle wheel also needs a sturdy, good quality bicycle to support it.
We put together a few questions to consider when buying an electric bike conversion kit. Specifically, is that bike you already own okay for the job, or would it be wise to buy a brand new bike? There are some key factors to take into account to make sure you’re not going to build something that will fall apart a few days later. Read about what we recommend for the safety of your electric bicycle wheel.
Bicycle With Motor: Power vs Weight
In a store like NYCeWheels, you’ll find bicycles with electric motors that are powerful and heavyweight, as well as light folders that have half the electric power. Which is the most ideal bike with a motor for the average commuter?
We took three of our most popular bikes with electric motors and compared the motor power, weight, and performance of each one. They’re quite different, and while one may be a perfect fit for one person, it may be the worst ride in the world for someone else. Read through our article about a bike with motor and see which bike fits the best!
Best Electric Bike Kit for Commuters
Picking the best electric bike kit for commuting is a different process for different types of riders. Some prefer an electric bike that performs more like a scooter, so they don’t sweat on the way to work. Others prefer more of a bicycle feeling, and an electric bike motor that helps the rider pedal harder.
We laid out some basic characteristics to help people select the best electric bicycle kit for various people, and outlined the pros and cons of a few kinds. Read through and decide what works best for your style of riding!
Folding Bike Commuting: A NYCeWheels Guide
Ready to get out of your aboutsportscar, out of the subway, and into the fresh air? Well then you’re ready to be a folding bike commuter. The idea may seem daunting at first but having a folding commuter bike can really make bike commuting easier. The magic of a folding commuter bike is that it side steps nearly every hurdle for a commuter.
Read our guide to folding bike commuting to learn more about the benefits of folding bikes and how they make life easier for the bike commuter. We know you’ll find the NYCeWheels Folding Commuter Bike Guide a useful starting point.