A woman in motion…

Written by Jeanette Aiello (Gears Bike Shop customer) I just bought 2 (Specialized) Como E-bikes from Gears Bike Shop in Port Credit yesterday. I'd given it a lot of thought and was lucky enough to be able to borrow one for one month prior to making my selection. The process went like this: I had 3 … Continue reading A woman in motion…

Ode to my e-bike (Guest post)

We can across this inspiring Blog Post today and just had to share it with you…

FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

Sam here. I’ve been back and forthing on the blog about e-bikes. See Sam is sorry she was a bit of a fitness snob about e-bikes and Women and e-assist bikes… Sam has some worries and Sam is feeling grouchy about e-bikes. After sharing the recent post on Facebook some friends who are e-bike riders and lovers came out of the woodwork rushing to their defense. I loved their happy stories and their enthusiasm for their e-bikes and asked if I could share their stories. Here’s the first. There will be more to follow. Enjoy!

By Alisa Joy

Samantha asked why women ride e-bikes, and I totally get why she would worry that women might be getting the message that they are just never going to get up whatever hill-of-doom exists on their bike ride. Because she asked, I’m here to tell you there are so many great reasons…

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Test Ride: Specialized Levo FSR

Written by Nathaniel Snow (Gears Leaside Staff) Beasty Boy Does the Don First things first, this isn’t a mountain bike. It’s an electric pedal assist, climb-crushing, downhill-smashing mountain machine. I took the Specialized Levo FSR out for a couple hours in the Toronto Don Valley trails, and every trail felt like I’d never been there … Continue reading Test Ride: Specialized Levo FSR

EBikes Can Give a New Lease on Life After Illness or Injury!

Written by Derry Bunting (Gears Oakville Staff) Earlier this summer we had a customer, lets call her Mary, come by our Oakville location to find out what eBikes were all about. For years Mary, now in her late 50's, had been doing weekly Sunday Gravel Rides with a group of her girlfriends, usually on routes … Continue reading EBikes Can Give a New Lease on Life After Illness or Injury!

This week in ‘E’

E-bike Round-Up; Sept 4, 2018... Self-Driving eBikes? Why not? The German city of Magdeburg is the testing grounds for a developing program from the University named after the city. In the next couple of weeks, test rides will start with a person being able to use an app on their phone to have a self-driving eTrike come to … Continue reading This week in ‘E’

On the Road again…!

We love to hear about the eBike eXperience from our fellow riders and customers. Below is a note from Jo Flewwelling who recently returned to cycling after picking up her new Giant ToughRoad GX E and posted the following on the Gears Bike Shop Facebook page. Thanks Jo, for the awesome note. Welcome back to … Continue reading On the Road again…!

Weekly e-Round-Up – Aug. 27, 2018

More news items about e-bikes are increasingly grabbing the headlines in bike industry media, and our hope is that this weekly e-Round-Up provides an ongoing source of information re e-bikes. New Smart e-Bike Helmet. Hi tech has moved into bike helmets, and the LIVALL BH51M smart helmet has the functions to illustrate the point. In addition to it … Continue reading Weekly e-Round-Up – Aug. 27, 2018