VAIL, Colorado (November 15, 2019) — Wildsyde’s new vintage-inspired electric cruiser bikes are the perfect gift for the holiday season. They’ll bring joy to the environmentally conscious, style-minded adventurer on your list. E-bikes are ideal for pedaling to work, a sporting event, or a holiday mixer. With the retro look of an old motorcycle and built with cutting-edge technology, Wildsyde’s pedal-assisted eCruisersTM let riders raise their cool factor, not their temperature this season.
“With a blend of practicality and style, Wildsyde’s vintage-inspired cruiser bikes are even more fun to ride than traditional eBikes, says Paul Hields, founder and developer of Wildsyde. “We meticulously think out every design detail and feature to maximize both performance and functionality. We aim to shake up the game and create alternative commuting options year-round, not to mention vintage is just plain cool.”
According to the market research firm NPD, e-bikes are the fastest growing category in bikes, totaling $77.1 million in 2017, up 91 percent over the previous year. And today’s models come in so many styles. While the National Institute of Transportation and Communities (NITC) researchers found that many of the trips taken on e-bikes replace trips that would otherwise have been taken by car, e-bikes have the potential to reduce emissions and traffic congestion year-round. Given that the sun is still shining in the south, it’s not too late for Santa to deliver a shiny bright environmentally friendly Wildsyde Beast for the Holidays.
The Beast is one of three Wildsyde models introduced to the U.S. market this year. It’s fitted with a 36v/13aAh Samsung battery and a 500Wh Bafang rear-drive motor to keep riders moving quickly and efficiently. The long-lasting battery is engineered for an average distance of 25 to 35 miles. The larger, 26”x 4” tires are adventure ready to tackle all terrain at a season’s black Friday low price of $1,995.
As a Class 1 electric bike, the Wildsyde Beast has 5 power zones and can reach a speed of 20 mph. The 7-speed Shimano mechanical shifter allows the rider to exert as much or as little effort as desired. Most eCruisers come equipped with a governor that limits their top speed, keeping the bikes path-legal.
With 25+ years in the active sports market, owner Paul Hields knows how to design great products. His passion has evolved, from skiing to mountain biking to road biking, and now to e-biking. “With e-bikes, we are embarking on an expedition that opens our minds to the simpler things in life,” he says. “Everyday life can be taxing. We are focusing our energy on creating new experiences that put a smile on your face.”
Wildsyde’s line of vintage-inspired eCruisers have been designed and tested with adventure and practicality at their core, and were introduced to the U.S. market in spring 2019. For more information, see www.wildsyde.com.