Happy Birthday EBB: Celebrating our 5th year as Qld’s leading ebike specialist

Birthday Bonanza Sale

Time flies. Twelve months ago we moved our business from Enogerra to Milton and, when we started reflecting, we realised that Electric Bikes Brisbane is also celebrating its 5th year.

That’s something to celebrate! A huge thank you to our loyal customers and friends for your support, some who have been with us the whole way.

We wanted to mark the occasion so…

Birthday Bonanza Sale - $250 off every ebike

Take advantage of our Birthday Bonanza Sale and get riding in this awesome Spring! Until 31 October you can get at least $250 off any ebike on our website that is in stock. That’s right, buy in September or October and grab a deal. If you want an even bigger bargain see our Electric Bike Specials for extra special deals. 

EBB Owners Club is expanding

We also wanted to offer more to our loyal customers, our EBB Owners, so are pleased to announce that we are expanding the EBB Owners Club activities to provide skills workshops.

Our skills workshops will run periodically throughout the year cover a range of topics from general interest to hands-on such as mechanical repairs for the unmechanically-minded and e-bike maintenance tips. Great for keeping your bike in good running order and for getting yourself out of trouble if you are out and about!

Our first skills workshop is ‘Flat out – Roadside Tyre Repairs’ and is scheduled for 14 October. This will give you some hands-on coaching on how to prevent flat tyres and, in the event you have one, how to do roadside repairs (mid-drive and hub drive ebikes).

If you have any suggestions for skills workshops that you would like us to run please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the EBB Owners Page.

Electric Bikes Brisbane - It’s been quite a journey

Time really does fly. After trying our hand at selling conversion kits online it doesn’t seem that long ago when we excitedly painted the walls and laid flooring in a small space that we shared with Automotion Prestige Auto Service in Pickering St, Enoggera. That little space had an awesome test ride track though and very quickly we were in business. A lot has changed in this time but there are also a lot of things that have stayed the same and it has been fun reflecting on our journey to now.

Big milestones for EBB – in addition to deciding to open an electric bike shop!

August 2013 Held our first public electric bike demo day. Had 4 brands. Some very sceptical and curious souls!
January 2014 Landed the first shipment of Bosch-powered ebikes into Australia

EBB Timeline - AVE ebike - 1st shipment of Bosch ebikes - January 2014

                    
April 2014 Became a founding partner to Brisbane City Council’s Cycling Brisbane program
June 2014 Jillie joins our team. Stocking 8 brands. Getting a bit crowded.  
November 2014 Alex joins our team. We expand the shop for more room. Stocking 10 brands.
December 2014 Held our first electric mountain bike demo day, much to the annoyance of many traditional mountain bikers!
February 2015 Sold 1st full suspension Bosch-powered eMTB (Haibike)
October 2015 Started servicing ebikes for commercial fleets eg Dominos
2015 in general Held a lot of demo events. Stocking 12 brands.
August 2016 Moved our location to Douglas St, Milton. Re-branded. Rio joins our team
January 2017 Launched EBB Owners Club

EBB Timeline - EBB Owners Club - January 2017

What’s changed for electric bicycles in the past 4-5 years?

Mountain bike design – used to just be a style of commuter, now they augment and challenge the performance of traditional mountain bikes.

What's Changed - Sam Riding eZee Forza What's Changed - Woman Riding Haibike Electric Mountain Bike

 

Bosch mid-drive ebikes – used to just be the ‘Classic’ motor and 400Wh battery; now there are four motors, 400Wh and 500Wh batteries and some ebikes designed now for dual battery carriage. Stepthrough e-bikes can now feature very sporty motors vs for gentle cruising.

What's Changed - Riese und Muller CX original What's Changed - Riese und Muller CX new

 

Battery technology and placement – they used to be mostly silver, placed on the rear rack and 11AH was considered large. Now they are mostly inframe placement, with some even fully integrated (and up to 17Ah).

What's Changed - Rear Rack Ebike Battery - old style What's Changed - Kalkhoff Integrated Ebike Battery

 

The iPhone filters now available for comedy social media posts!

What's Changed - Intro of Iphone Filters - Alex in Comedy Helmet

What hasn’t changed for Electric Bikes Brisbane?

Our electric bikes are integral to the lives of our customers – no matter how young or old, how fit or not.

EBB Customer on Ebike at Great Brisbane Bike Ride EBB Customer - Mum on Ebike with Kids
EBB Customer with over 18000km on Odometer EBB Customer on Ebike with Pet Dog

 

We have a great team of people who are very knowledgeable and passionate about ebikes. 

Still the Same - EBB Team - Knowledgeable and Passionate

 

Lastly, we love this old shop sign. Our branding has changed but our philosophy has not. We still, and always will, strive to provide world leading brands and 5 star local customer service

Still the Same - EBB Philosophy on Old Signage

 




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