Hello and welcome to EZgo-Now.com.
It’s been about three years of trial and error in getting this web page and my bike shop set-up as a viable business venture and I’m happy to say EZgo-Now.com is now open for business. It’s now a whole lot closer to being the type of business I had in mind when I first set out. On the down side my limited funding and small physical shop space have slowed my expansion plans more than I had anticipated, but as the saying goes, “all good things take time”
I decided early on my primary focus would be the service, sales and installations of electric bike conversion kits and batteries. Even this however, requires a significant amount of time and money. Since money is the finite resource in this formula time becomes the only variable I have any control over. That said, “I’m working as fast I can”.
I have spent much of my summer trying to find a better location for my bike shop and finally decided on a small shop in Carlisle, PA. It’s actually smaller than my all ready very crowded old shop but it’s in a great location. Hopefully the increased traffic will allow me to grow fast enough that I’ll be able to move into something bigger within two years or so. I’ve just teamed up with E-BikeKit and that addition coupled with a few other things I have in the works will give me a nice product line to build upon. I’ve also tried to give EZgo-Now a bit more of a retail flavor. Please browse our side bar on your right to see our new additions, posts and reviews.
My goals for the business have not changed however. After a lifetime of customer service I still strive to give my customers better service than they expected. I want to help our readers and customers learn about, and find the products they want and need for their ebikes. I want them to find enjoyment in and get satisfaction from this new form of cycling. I want them to understand how using a bike instead of a car for short trips will help to save them money while reducing pollution at the same time. I’m committed to bringing you accurate and timely information, honest reviews, quality products and links to top notch cycling websites and blogs. In short I want to keep you as motivated and excited as I am about riding my electric bike. In my personal journey over the past three years I have seen a lot of change in electric bicycle technology and in the market place. Much of it is good some of it is not.
On the good side is e-bike motor technology and quality has improved considerably. The kits themselves are better assembled using higher quality components with new and useful features. The Chinese e-bike market and supply chain has become more accessible to the west allowing easier and more cost effective importation of products from the higher quality Chinese manufacturers in the east. One of the more notable improvements is in the advancement of battery technology and the subsequent reduction in cost. (They are still expensive) Specifically Lithium Ion, LiMnNi and LiFePO4 batteries. The down side is every Tom, Dick & Harry with a website is now selling e-bikes, motorized bike kits and cheap batteries complete with false claims and bad information. There are hundreds if not thousands of these sites and although you don’t have to visit them all you still have to sort through them. Do yourself and the ebike community in general a favor and avoid clicking on these sights. (Easier said than done, I know, but each click =’s 1 vote) Use links and recommendations from within reputable web sites, blogs and forums. Bookmark the good sites. You’ll hsve a long list of quality web-site before you know it. Avoid doing general Google searches when looking for a specific product. I will continue to do my best to sort out the mis-information and keep only current and reputable links posted on this site. The following is a short list to help you find what you’re looking for.
- Battery University -http://batteryuniversity.com/
- Endless-sphere.com -http://endless-sphere.com/forums/
- V is for voltage -http://visforvoltage.org/
- Electricbike.com -http://www.electricbike.com/
- Commute by Bike -http://www.commutebybike.com/
- Grin Technologies -http://www.ebikes.ca
- Sheldon Brown.com -http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
- China Sign Post -http://www.chinasignpost.com/category/transportation/
- Kit Supplier Directory -http://eebikes.net/kits.html
- Bicycle-Power.com/ -http://www.bicycle-power.com/diykits.html
Please bookmark EZgo-Now.com and stop in when ever your looking for information or products on this really neat form of transportation. I personally guarantee to never steer you in the wrong direction or to put profits in front of customer service. If you have a question or comment use one of our contact forms or email me directly at matt @ezgo.now.com.
Be good & good luck,