- Velectrix Urban+ Step Through Electric Bike Grey (2020)$2,095.00 $2,049.00 $1,844.10
- Velectrix Urban Step Through Electric Bike Light Blue (2020)$1,794.99 $1,789.00 $1,610.10
- Velectrix Foldaway Folding Electric Bike Grey (2020)$1,995.00 $1,984.00 $1,785.60
- Velectrix Urban Step Through Electric Bike Grey (2020)$1,795.00 $1,789.00 $1,610.10
- VelectriX Urban+ Step Through Electric Hybrid Bike Black (2022)$2,299.00 $2,099.00 $1,889.10
- VelectriX Foldaway Electric Folding Bike Blue (2022)$2,099.00 $1,999.00 $1,799.10
- VelectriX Urban+ Electric Hybrid Bike Black (2022)$2,299.00 $2,099.00 $1,889.10
- VelectriX Foldaway Electric Folding Bike Red (2022)$2,099.00 $1,999.00 $1,799.10
- VelectriX Cruiser Step Through Electric Hybrid Bike Green (2022)$1,999.00 $1,899.00 $1,709.10
- VelectriX Foldaway Electric Folding Bike Grey (2022)$2,099.00 $1,999.00 $1,799.10
- VelectriX Urban Pulse Electric Hybrid Bike Blue (2022)$2,999.00 $2,799.00 $2,519.10
Huge Range Of e-Bikes For Sale
At 99 Bikes, we stock a wide range of electric bikes and are the leading source of electric bikes & accessories. All our electric bikes are pedal assisted and limited to 25kph to comply with Australian regulations. Pedal assisted e-bikes receive varying levels of assistance from electric motors to provide extra power when you're pedalling. We stock a wide range of electric bikes to suit all rider levels from commuters to racers. If you are looking for a better way to commute, exercise or explore the outdoors, shop our e-bike range online or in-store today. For the more adventurous riders, our range of Electric Mountain Bikes make that uphill trek much more achievable and are a great way to see more when out on the trails. There are two main types of motor modes when it comes to electric bicycles:
Pedelec or Pedal Assist
Electric push bikes that assist you only when you pedal. They make for an easy ride and automatically turn off when you stop pedalling or hit the brakes. Pedelecs are also compliant with Australian Regulation as they most closely resemble a standard bicycle with pedals.
Power on Demand or Throttle Operated
These require no pedalling and are more like a lightweight electric motorbike. You have the option of cruising along with pure motor power as the pedals and the motor have been designed independent of each other. However due to Australian laws, these bike are only legally allowed to travel at 6kph without pedal assist. Over the last few years there has been a push to update laws and better define the difference between the two motor types.
For more information on the the electric bicycles laws, follow the links :
- QLD - https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/wheeled-devices/bicycle#motorised
- NSW - https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/bicycle-riders/petrol-powered-bicycles.html
- VIC - https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/cyclist-safety/power-assisted-bicycles
- SA - https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/cycling/riding-a-power-assisted-bicycle
- WA - https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/activetransport/bicycle-rules-standards-and-safety.asp
Popular Categories Explained
Electric Hybrid or Urban Bikes
One of the largest segments of e-bikes is hybrid & commuter bikes. These are often seen as the city alternative to the car and the perfect solution for getting around town easily. They are seen as lean, green, commuting machines; a new age solution to catching public transport and getting around a congested city with ease. These bikes are common among commuters, weekend riders and food delivery drivers across the country.
Electric Mountain Bikes
Extra power means that uphill trails are significantly easier and leave you more time for the fun stuff like descending. Their ease of use won’t have you huffing and puffing on trails, giving you more time to enjoy the views. They are designed with more durable frames, stronger wheels, tread tyres and come in both hardtail and full suspension models.
Frequently asked questions
As you may have noticed, electric bikes can come in at neely double the price of their analogue models. This is mainly due to 3 reasons:5
- 1- Lithium ion batteries are expensive to manufacture
- 2- There are additional parts like the battery, controller, wiring & more
- 3 - Added materials - parts like the frame need to reinforced to account for the extra weight and stress points
You will often find higher performance and more robust parts on an ebike (chain, drivetrain, wheels & suspension)
Batteries have a limited life span, a battery’s ability to store and deliver electric energy diminishes with time. Most brands use an intelligent battery management system, which allows for protection from excessive temperature, overcharging and discharging. Bosch offer a tool to get a better estimate: https://www.bosch-ebike.com/au/service/range-assistant/
Charging time depends on the battery manufacturer and the battery capacity as well as how you charge it. As a general rule, you are looking at around 4-6 hrs for a full charge. Some battery manufacturers also offer a “fast charger” which can cut charging time down by up to 70% Newer models allow you to remove the battery and charge in a main power sprocket, that way you don’t need to have your bike near a power point every time it needs a charge. See additional info here: Shimano - https://www.merida-bikes.com/en/p/e-bike-systems/shimano-e-bike-systems-149.html Bocsh - https://www.cube.eu/en/cubeworld/technology/hybrid-technology/cube-e-powered-by-bosch/bosch-power-pack/
In terms of maintenance, given that it is looked after in the right way, it should not need any more maintenance than your regular push bike. The two main components of an e-bike, the battery and the motor, are not serviceable as they are sealed systems. Therefore, any issues regarding these two components would be replaced under warranty rather than repair. Be sure to check the warranty policy of the bike you wish to purchase.
The simple answer is yes - electric bikes are designed to perform just like their non-battery powered siblings. For example a Merida One Sixty will ride just like a Merida One Sixty. The minor differences you may notice are slightly less agile steering as well as the added weight when picking the bike up off the ground or bunnyhopping.
Range is a tricky one to estimate as there are a lot of factors that affect how far your charge will last, these are things like:
- The type of terrain you are riding - steep hills and soft ground like sand will reduce the run time compared to riding along flat asphalt
- Weight of rider - having a full backpack of gear & heavier riders will reduce how far you can ride.
- Tyre pressure - increased rolling resistance will decrease your expected range
- How hard you pedal/what mode - running the bike on eco mode will drastically improve how far you can get off one charge but will also require more pedaling input
Yes, manufacturers do make spare and higher performance batteries. These are available for purchase through your local 99 Bikes store. We stock and are able to order batteries for all models of electric bike we stock.
Yes, you are able to ride a pedal assisted electric bike as you would any other bicycle, there are additional laws for electric powered bikes which you can find above. The only exceptions to this would be racing events where e-bikes have their own categories such as the UCI E-Mountain Bike World Series.
Yes, absolutely! If you find yourself with a flat battery on the trails, you will be able to ride back to the car as usual. Or if you are up for a challenge, you can choose to turn off the battery.
How To Choose An Electric Bike
Electric bikes are all the rage with the modern bike rider, whether you’re zipping into the city on your commute or crushing trails with some extra assistance, everybody is jumping on an e-bike.
Health Benefits Of Riding eBikes
Electric bikes are fast, fun and help us ride for longer distances than ever before. It’s no surprise their popularity is going through the roof! However, a niggling doubt may remain for some: is riding an electric bike really cycling?
Batteries and Motors: Everything You Need To Know
Not all e-bike batteries are made the same and it is important to realise what you want from your electric bike so that you get the e-bike with the battery power you need.