E-Bikes

E-bikes fit perfectly with our mission.

         

E-bikes are opening up doors for more people to experience biking as daily transportation and recreation. We couldn't be more excited to facilitate the process of selecting, building, and maintaining your perfect e-bike.

Our mechanics are Bosch eBike System certified and have built, and maintained Urban ArrowsRadwagons, and the bikes and systems below.

Our mechanics are staying on top of innovations in e-bike technology in order to bring in new brands and models with a focus on quality, affordability, and functionality for our customers.

Below are some of the models we deal. Please call ahead to check availability.


Surly Big Easy - $5,000 

 

"The 18-wheeler of the cargo bike world, minus the diesel fumes".

 

  • Full component set perfectly suited for electric cargo bikes, including four-piston Tektro brakes
  • Equipped with Bosch Performance CX, their most powerful drive unit
  • Damping headset for smooth and stable handling under heavy loads
  • Capable of running dual batteries for extended range, if you’re into that. (All mounting hardware and wiring included.)
  • Large-volume 26” x 2.5” ExtraTerrestrial tires and durable wheel builds
  • Frame integration with Surly Bill and Ted trailers for maximum cargo potential

 

More info here.


Urban Arrow - $5,599 - $6,999

 

Need a pick-up truck or minivan? Not anymore. Here's an electric cargo bike that will carry up to four kids (3 comfortably), groceries, and all kinds of things. 

Urban Arrow's unique front-loading design is safe, lightweight, low maintenance and comfortable. The cargo space in the front lowers the center of gravity, making for a stable and agible ride.

We have a couple models available: the Family (pictured) and the Shorty.

Want to take a test ride? Try one out at Local Motion's E-bike Library


Xtracycle Electric Edgerunners, powered by Bosch

 Take your kids to the top of the tallest hill or carry your climbing gear and a friend to your favorite bouldering spot. It’s easy! Turn it on, adjust the support level, and ride like the wind! Flatten hills, carry kids and cargo, and extend your own range. Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunners will take you wherever you want to go.

The Bosch electric bike drive system is the European market leader. The Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E will take you to new heights.

The 250-watt maintenance-free Bosch Performance Line electric direct-drive motor puts out 63Nm of torque and gives you 50% - 275% more power when you need it most. The mid-drive motor is incredibly efficient and powerful, so you’ll use much less energy under the same conditions than with any other type of motor. And the Bosch lithium ion battery gives you a range of 20-60 miles. It charges on and off your Xtracycle in 3 ½ hours and to 50% in 1 ½ hours.

We have an Electric Edgerunner available for demoing by appointment. Email us to set-up a time to take it for a spin.

 


E-bike Financing and Rebates


BED and GMP instant rebate programs

Old Spokes Home partners with Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power for instant $200 rebates for any of their customers that purchase an electric bicycle.

Eligibility:

Any BED or GMP customer

Opportunities Credit Union loans

0% interest low-barrier loans from Opportunities Credit Union (OCU)

Old Spokes Home partners with Opportunities Credit Union to provide 0% financing for qualifying customers seeking a loan to purchase an e-bike for transportation.  OCU will work with customers with no or poor credit history to help them qualify and set monthly payments at $50 or less.

Eligibility:

Customer income is below $78,600 for a family of 4, $65,880 for a family of 3, $52,260 for a family of 2, and $38,280 for individuals, they are eligible for an OCU loan, and they are using the e-bike for transportation.

Made possible by a generous grant from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) Founder's Fund - THANKS!

Old Spokes Home subsidized e-bike program  

As part of Old Spokes Home's Everybody Bikes Program for low- and moderate- income Vermonters Old Spokes Home is subsidizing the cost of e-bikes for income-qualified customers.  More information here


When you buy a new or used bicycle from Old Spokes Home, you get:

- the ongoing support of an experienced service staff that wants you to love biking
- complimentary adjustments for 30 days
- 10% off in-stock accessories for 30 days after any bike purchase. For starters, think about a lock, lights, and a helmet.
- to support Old Spokes Home’s mission: creating access to bikes and the opportunities they provide for our whole community

OLD SPOKES HOME

331 North Winooski Ave.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Tel:
(802) 863-4475
 

HOURS

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 6pm  Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED

 

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Our retail shop and Community Workshop are now under the same roof! Come in anytime we're open.

Volunteer nights are BACK! Check our Events page to stay up-to-date on classes, workshops, and group rides.

CREATING ACCESS TO BIKES AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY PROVIDE FOR OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY.


 

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