The Polaris EBike is full of exciting technology devolved specifically to enhance the bike riding experience. We have developed DuoDrive, BioSync, and Arc Regen technology to make this a part of the next generation of bikes.
We know that a good breaking system is a key component in any bike. They are what keep us safe and prevent many accidents. Although, when biking all that kinetic energy you have built up to maintain velocity has now been lost with traditional breaking systems, not so with Arc Regen. Arc Regen works with our on board computer and motor. It captures some of that power that you have generated while maintaining bike speed.We are going to focus on the Arc Regen technology. Arc Regen, which is short for Arc Regenerative, is usually in reference when breaking on our ebikes. However, Arc Regen can also refer to you have exceeded 19MPH and are generating power back into the bike.
Arc Regen also shows on our IC Dashboard when you have powered the bike to above 19 miles per hour. This technology when activated shows on the IC dashboard. When you are maintaining the bike above 19MPH the motor changes from outputting power to switching to a generator. We have developed this technology, to never negatively impact your journey. The power assist is no longer on during this period thus extending the range of your ride. The Polaris electric bike is full of technology to give you freedom and be empowered on your bike rides. Why limit yourself when you can choose your own path!
The other day I started to notice a curious look as I was taking my daily trek into work. This time, it had nothing to do with the curiosity on my helmet; I mounted a go pro camera last week. (Check out our YouTube page here) No, these looks are at the electric bike itself. I have not been much accustomed to these looks before. What was even more curious is that these looks were from other bike riders and store owners. Did I do something silly that I’m not aware of, I have been completely puzzled. Then one day someone asked me the question, isn’t that cheating?
Everything from then on clicked. Using our ebike is no more cheating than using an ultra-light weight alloy road bike versus a run of the mill mountain bike. I could ride the road bike all day and not be spent, but after 15 miles on the mountain bike I’m going to be calling it quits. After mulling over the question for a couple of seconds I thought; what’s wrong with having choice? I explained that I can simply not turn the bike on; I can get a full work out using the bike powered off. Then again, I will urge anybody to safely take the 21+MPH challenge and maintain the bike’s speed at 21 miles per hour or higher. At that point, the power assist is no longer on, and you are generating power to the battery. You will have quite a work out to maintain that speed for any extended period of time. Unless it’s a very long downhill.
We want to give others the option and freedom to get back into biking once again. Our ebike is designed to be versatile purposefully. The electric bike has power assist and a throttle control. We also built in three assist levels. We have been told many times from those with knee injuries that they now have the freedom to get on a bike again. For us, it is fantastic to have the freedom of choice on a bike. We could leisurely get into work by using power level 3 to arrive quickly and without sweating. It is not cheating to arrive to work without sweating we think it’s using a tool.
Using tools to make our lives better and easier is what technology has always been about. Our bikes make it easier for people to get back on two wheels rather than being confined by four. That is what our goal is all about, getting more people on a bike!
We want to make every aspect to owning a Polaris EBike to be easy. That is why we have created the dealer locator for you here.
All too often we are asked the question where can I find one of these bikes. Usually you will be able to find our e-bikes in a regular bike shop. While of course we find our e-bikes to be very special, but there is no need for a specialty bike shop. We have built this to function as a bike first so why thought it was only natural to find us in a bike shop. In there, we have provided the staff with information so they can explain the features of the ebike and how much fun they can be to ride! We also understand that buying a bike is akin to buying a car, it is truly personal, and you want to test your out your new ride. Again, that is another great reason why we want to help you find a bike shop to test one of our e-bikes out.
It is fairly normal for our clients to let us know that they have not been on a bike in years. As a result, they do not even have the first idea where to find a bike shop near them. We knew we wanted to be one step ahead of them and built it into our website. We know that you will also want to customize your bike because you will be in love with it, and show off your personality of your new e-bike.
Also, if you are ever on any of our social media platforms, give us a ping, we will help you find the dealer near you if you need!
Summer is right around the corner. Heck, it is practically here! We’re usually bundled up for the winter months and are bursting to get out of the house and get to the great outdoors. You get out on a boat during the course of the summer, the beach or pool and have the best block parties in town. Although, you can not seem to put your finger on it, but something seems to be missing from your summer experiences.
Have you considered, what you are missing is that first wheeled transportation you owned? A bicycle! Our EBike is no standard bike! Our bicycle has brand new technology built into each pedal! Do you want to have a leisure bike ride like you once did as a kid, go for it! With pedal assist, the bike helps you gain momentum to take the work out of getting the bike moving. Dreaded going over hills as a kid because it would wear you out, you can use the extra throttle feature for extra support makes hills a piece of cake.
This summer take your e-bike to the pool or the ice-cream stand. You will not be super sweaty while you go on the ride, and you will not be so worn out you can not enjoy the rest of your day. It is amazing; the bike brings feelings of summers past. The easy going feeling of not having a set schedule or feeling locked into the hustle and bustle of daily traffic by being in the car.
If you have not tried a Polaris EBike yet, what are you waiting for? Click here, and find a local bike shop so you can test drive your new Polaris EBike. You deserve a new bike, go for it!
When I first started with Polaris EBikes, all I honestly knew about pedal assist or ebikes was that they helped me speed along with the
Then I got to try one, what I felt was not at all what I was expecting out of the bike. I figured the trip would be slightly easier, but that would be about it. Not the case at all. I was cautioned there would be a slight forward kick once I started pedaling. In an instant, I was greeted by an energetic and fun feeling. If you do not smile after three pedals into the ride, I would be extremely surprised. There is just something fun about the bike. It dredges up feeling of nostalgia of being a kid riding your bike around the block once again.
Before riding the Polaris Ebike, I’ve been riding a standard run-of-the-mill road bike. I’ve been using it as my trusty mode of transportation for six months now and have not looked back once to using a car. My mileage for this year has yet so far surpassed 2,000 miles with an original set goal of 3,500 miles for the year. It seems assured that goal will break. I have ridden through tropical storms to sun scorchingly hot days to ice on the path.
Then came the day I would become a daily Polaris EBike rider! I’m naturally excited as anybody would be for some hot new piece of technology! When test driving the e-bike it was fun, like an amusement park ride I of course tried to assure myself that the novelty would wear off; the odd, but yet truly cool, thing was that feeling did not wear off. According to my odometer I’ve officially gone over 250 miles in the bike, so I think it is safe to say, I’ve broken the bad boy in over the past few days.
One thing you WILL notice after riding for any long distance of time is how comfortable the seat is. Getting a comfortable seat on a bike, especially if you will be riding to work every day is a big selling point. Nobody wants to have a sore behind, and I can tell you my bottom is happy with this bike’s cushion. Also, one unexpected advantage was a super smooth ride. This is as I find out partially due to the BioSync technology built into the electric motor of the bike. There are also shocks on the front of the bike; this also makes for a smooth ride.
I am so excited to take on my new year’s resolution while exploring this smart bike. It seems that everything has become smart in the last few years. This is the smart evolution of the bike. I’m extremely excited about helping others try the Polaris Ebike experience.
-Editor’s Note:Article written by our Social Media Manager
Memorial Day is the unofficial open to summer. It is time to put away the long johns and bring out the lighter fluid. Who does not love getting out of the house and enjoying the summer sun? The only thing that may put a damper on your festivities is the car. How, you may ask? It’s simple, how often are we quick to get annoyed by other drivers on the road, or we can not find a parking spot for what seems like hours, or how about the firework show it is over now and everyone is trying to leave all at once. Sure your activities are fun, but now it has been stained by the souring of the parking escapade. Cue your E-Bike to the rescue! There is always readily available parking for you and your bike and you do not have to worry about congestion. You can squeeze through just about anywhere. We thought of a list of some of the top ten activities you may enjoy on your Polaris e-bike this Memorial Weekend.
10. Parade:Go to your local Memorial Day parade. Usually difficult to find close parking, let alone free. You can take your E-bike and leisurely make it to the parade without hassle!
9. Farmers market:You have been meaning to take a look at all the fresh items at the farmers market. Today you cannot find a good reason not to go! With the pedal assist, you will not even notice the extra cargo of vegetables!
8. A Concert:The sun is sometimes too hot this time of the year. Going to a concert after the sun has set is a great way to enjoy the long weekend’s night. Use the extra cash that would be used for parking on a nice treat on the way home!
7. Beach/Pool:What better way to get to the beach or the pool? The parking lot will assuredly be packed, unless you get there early in the morning. Do not waste half your day looking for parking and wasting precious sun soaking time!
6. BBQ:You can round up your circle of friends and have a good old fashion BBQ! Scout out your favorite location easily on the e-bike and claim the best seats in the park.
5. Meet Friends For Lunch:It has been a while since you have had a day off; you should go meet up with your friends for lunch. Get out of the house and catch up. You will be glad you did!
4. Fireworks:Fireworks are always a good choice for later in the day! Watch your local outdoor light show in the sky. You will not have to worry about the bottleneck of drivers afterward, get on your e-bike and pass everyone stuck trying to get out of the parking lot!
3. The Movies:The summer movie blockbuster season has already arrived and Hollywood always bets big on Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of plush seats in a nice air conditioned building. You will not be the only one with this idea so, cut out the extra 15 minutes it takes to find parking and lock your e-bike 30 feet away from the entrance.
2. Leisure E-bike Ride:Why go anywhere specific? You do not have to be anywhere, and it is your day to relax! Set the E-bike on three and take a cruise in your neighborhood. The best part is you do not even need to waste any gas!
1. Explore Your City:Why not take your E-bike and explore your area and find something new? Being adventitious does not have to mean scaling a mountain. It can be exploring your own backyard to find a lush new city park you did not know existed.
Whatever you decide to do this Memorial Day Weekend, please be safe and wear your helmet! Also share what you did with us over this weekend by sharing a photo, story or video! We’d love to hear from you!
You just bought your new eBike, congrats. Now what. You have ridden around your neighborhood 25 times, feeling like a tour de France rider, but now it is time to spread your wings and really open up the roads. Just like many other new electric bicycle owners, you may not have been an active biker in recent years, so you don’t have your standard routes for riding. In your car, you can get anywhere in town, on auto pilot, with the most efficient route. On an eBike however, you are going to have to forge a new trail.
This can be an exciting process however. You can pick new destinations, take roads you have never seen in your car, and have a chance to stop and smell the roses. Literally, if there are roses on the side of the road, you can just stop and smell them. Hard to do in your car. There are many websites out there that can help you map out the ideal bike path for you, or you can check out previous routes that have already been made and ridden, like on www.mapmyride.com.
Try using your eBike for some of your short errands that you would usually use a car for. You will be surprised at how easy your eBike makes the trip. Map out a route that will be the safest, smoothest, and might run you past some interesting things to see. Over time you will learn what streets are most bike friendly. Your local biking community most likely has several bike blogs that already give advice. If you are heading to the gym, why not ride your eBike in a medium assistance level for a warmup. Don’t have time for the gym? Ride to work in the least assistance level and get a nice morning workout in.
Many of us ride recreationally, so take the opportunity to explore new parks, beach-side communities, boardwalks, etc. You can explore places you have always frequented, or find new destinations.
Regardless of what you bought your electric bicycle for, you will end up finding ways to integrate your ebike into other facets of your life. Try a 1 week no car campaign, or find 3 new commutes to use your eBike for. Are you sluggish and uninspired in the afternoon at work? Take a quick 5 minute ride around, and be refreshed by both real outdoor air, as well as some some people or architecture watching. You will be amazed at what ideas your surrounding might inspire. The key is to just get out there and have fun.
Excerpt from a spotlight done by mapyourstartup.co about EVantage as a motor development company
This week we feature EVantage (Polaris eBikes)
Our mission is to develop industry changing technologies for light electric vehicles, and launch those technologies in our own vehicles. We have developed a brand license partnership with Polaris Industries to launch a line of ground up designed electric bicycles into the US as an alternative option for recreation, transportation, and fitness. All are powered by proprietary technologies developed by EVantage. The goal is to eventually work our motor technologies into other categories of electric vehicles from scooters, outboard motors for boats, motorcycles, and eventually cars.
Reflect a bit on where you’ve been as a business, and where you aim to be in 3 years.
This business was sparked by finding out about eBikes and wanting to make a product and motor tech that would meet the needs of the American and international markets. We have been working day and night for over 3 years to develop the technology, build the relationship with Polaris to bring this line to market, and begin setting up our dealer network. In 3 years, we project that Polaris eBikes will be the brand to generate mass awareness about electric bicycles. We plan to be the largest distributor of eBikes in the US, a leading brand in Europe, and a recognized motor development company working on OEM motor systems for other categories of vehicles.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
Development of a new technology, and making it market ready. Tons of unforeseen challenges in making the motor system street ready and making sure it is up to our standards. We chose not to use off shelf technologies, and that always will be a tougher route.
What remains the biggest obstacle?
Awareness and technology development. They go hand in hand. There is very little awareness about electric bicycles and their benefits. When someone learns about eBikes and test rides them, they become an instant fan and often times an owner. Through our awareness campaigns we are also learning about what customers are truly looking for, and we include that commentary in planning and software adjustments.
Are you currently looking for financing?
We have raised a round of capital, and are not currently seeking additional capital until we have grown our revenue to a point where we think it will warrant a correct valuation.
Any last words?
Try one out. Biking can be fun again. Also, please don’t forget about us hardware products companies that make things you can touch when talking about startup communities.
this is an excerpt from a comment one of our employees posted on a blog. For some context, our team member was responding to negative comments about eBikes in general.
“Although the comment above is not from a Polaris eBike rep, I am associated with Polaris eBikes. We hear “isn’t that cheating all day every day.” That is until someone test rides a bike. Anyone who is skeptical, shoot us an email and well find a local dealer for you to try them out. eBikes allow anyone who wants to get into biking the opportunity. Do you have physical restrictions? Use an ebike to make riding possible. Do you want to ride a bike to work, but fear its a bit too far, or you will show up looking like a wet cat from sweat? Use an eBike to get there with ease and not be sweating. Do you want to head down the street for some milk, but dont want to use a car, and are too intimidated to have ridden a bicycle in a while? Use an eBike, and make that short trip a lot of fun. Do you want to get out for a quick recreational ride, but don’t have time to get prepped, make a full tour at low speeds, and wash up after? Use an eBike to do the loop faster, with ease, and get back refreshed. Do you want to get fit, but aren’t ready for a full on road bike exercise routine? Use an eBike to get back into the game at any chosen assistance level.. It is very easy to judge people who use ebikes if you are an active biker, but people who use ebikes have been looking for a way to get back into biking, but they have had a mental or physical block for some time now. eBikes give them the courage to ride again. Test one out, and we promise you will have positive things to say.”
In short, we don’t only make eBikes, we believe in eBikes. Every single day someone discovers eBikes, and they find a way to improve their lives. If you have questions, contact us or go test ride an eBike, any eBike.
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