Lose 20 Pounds with a Custom eBike!

Do you have an eBike that you don’t ride? Is it too heavy to pedal without electric assist? Do you experience flats? Broken spokes? Can you load your bike on a rack? If you fall and your bike lands on you, can you lift it off without help?

Heavy bikes are a drag

Unfortunately, bargain eBikes sold by well-known retailers tend to be heavy. Often hovering in the 60-70+ pound range. The culprit is a combination of the design and rear hub motor.

Ironically the same bikes with heavy hubs can also have thin tires. (Don’t be fooled if you currently have a “fat bike.”)

Add your weight above that rear hub, ride over a pothole, and wham! You feel it and so does your bike. Thus, the issues with broken spokes, flats, etc.

Lighten up

We can help you lighten up by 20+ pounds, which is a huge amount in the bike world.

It’s a matter of smart design. We start with an existing lightweight bike frame – yours or ours – then we install a mid-drive motor. As the name implies, a mid-drive motor is centered on the bike for better balance. This immediately solves the problem with repetitive flats and broken spokes caused by too much weight on the rear hub. More importantly, mid-drive motors are compact and powerful, saving some big lbs.

Lifting gets even easier when you can remove your battery. Our designs include this feature too! We also add back racks or handles so smaller riders can load up and ride solo.

Enjoy your bike again

Recently we saw an ad for a used Specialized eBike. A terrific bike, no doubt about it. We love the brand. The seller, a neighbor, was asking $4000 firm. For a used bike …

Just know: we can do better – or just as well – for much less. Give us a call.

The Mechanic is in the House

Bike repairs are inevitable. Ironically they don’t tend to involve eBike components, at least for us.

Instead it’s the everyday stuff that drives you batty. In my case, a fixing an old chain.

We aren’t a bike repair shop per se, but if you’re a customer of ours we can likely help you.

Programming Controller Settings

We have the technology to program your eBike controller. If you want us to adjust your throttle speed or your pedal assist settings, just let us know.

Two free programming sessions are included in your eBike purchase. Thereafter repair rates apply.

Repairs

Customer-caused breakage, damage, and ordinary wear and tear are not covered by us. Repair rates apply if we service your eBike.

Our shop minimum is $25 plus parts. Repairs are billed at $25/hour and due at the time you pick up your eBike.

Local Bike Shops

Bend has great bike shops. Two of our favorites are Crow’s Feet and Bend Velo.

If you’re a local, you know Crow’s Feet is more than bikes. When it comes to back country skiing, they’ve got you covered.

We visit both shops for the camaraderie, which is practically Bend’s other name. Both sell eBikes, so check them out.

Need parts? Crow’s Feet is a great resource. We also frequent Sunnyside Sports on Galveston and Pine Mountain Sports on Century Drive. Adding custom bling rings, grips, seats, baskets, and racks is part of our mojo.

So now you know. When you work with High Lakes eBikes we buy local too!