Extremely popular in Europe, electric assisted bikes (also known as Pedelecs) are on the rise in North America as well. With almost 10 years of experience in the e-bike sector, Oak Bay Bikes has witnessed the development of quite a few systems and models ranging from the very first BionX kits to the latest Bosch mid-drive motor technology. We know what matters and are happy to help you find the right bike and system for you.
We carry select brands like Cube, a German company rated highest in safety worldwide and all Bosch equipped, Norco (Bosch systems) and Trek (both Bosch and Shimano Steps, a Japanese company producing mid-drive motors) as well as Electra Townies (Bosch motor). Our selection in store >>>
There are a couple of different systems on the market using mid-drive motors or rear/front wheel assists. The rear/front wheel assist gives you the option to just use the throttle without pedalling. The motor is either in the front or the rear wheel (hub). Mid-drive systems provide power through the cranks of the bike. With most e-bikes, the mid-drive assist enhances your pedal stroke – so you must be pedalling.