Summit County, Colorado — Bill Hebb, a native of Tyler, Texas who lives part-time in Summit Cove, started Hebb E-Bikes just a little over a year ago.
There are many reasons why people would want to own an electric bike. “When the wind’s blowing hard, the e-bike comes in handy,” pointed out Hebb. There are also just a few hills in Summit County that are a lot easier to ascend with an e-bike – for example Swan Mountain Road or Boreas Pass.
His e-bike uses a lithium-ion battery to power the front wheel motor and are inexpensive to operate. They produce no emissions, unlike gasoline powered scooters. And of course, cyclists can pedal without using the motor, if they so choose.
The motor produces about 350 watts of power — or about 0.5 horsepower. The bikes Hebb sells have a solid aluminum construction frame, an internal gear shifter, and a rear carrier, speedometer and odometer. The bike weighs 60 pounds.
The e-bike is built for comfort rather than speed. These bikes are designed for commuters looking for alternative transportation, baby boomers, and those people who want to bike up and down hills but aren’t in good enough shape yet to do it.
Hebb’s bikes are on sale at Alpine Sports in Breckenridge as well as Christy Sports in Frisco, Vail and Avon for $2,000 a piece. The bikes are also for sale in parts of California, Texas and the East Coast.
Find out more about Hebb’s e-bikes at www.hebbebikes.com
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