Archive | March 2015

Report – Demo Day on the South Downs

Haibike dealer e-bike Shop held their first 2015 demo day last weekend. Here’s store owner Martin Brown to tell us all about it…

eBike Demo Day 2015 e-bikeshop.co.uk

Success at 2015 Haibike Electric Bike Demo Day!

Setting

Fortunately due to the location this year, we didn’t have to touch much tarmac at all, it was literally straight out the gate and onto the first set of bridleways that lead to the trails at Blackdown. The lovely Strawberry House had everything we could want, it was the perfect for the Haibikes to really be in their element.

Setting of Haibike UK 2015 Demo Day

Briefing

Each ride began with an initial briefing to make sure everyone understood where we were going and what we intended to ride.

Briefing Haibike UK 2015 Demo Day

Followed by a product demonstration on how to operate the bikes by E-bike Shop owner Martin Brown.

Haibike UK 2015 Demo Day Bosch Demonstration

Now to the riding

The ride had plenty of climbs as well as some faster downhill. It gave everyone the chance to experience first hand, what the bikes had to offer across the beautiful singletrack at the top of the South Downs.

Electric Mountain Bikes on South Downs UK

Each ride covered over 1300ft of elevation over approx 1.5 hours. It was pretty up and down, perfect for the electric mountain bikes! Heres what it looked like on the map:

Electric Bike Ride on Strava

e-Bikeshop Electric  Bike Demo Ride

The ride was surprisingly good with no punctures picked up, which considering there were up to 15 bikes out on each ride was pretty staggering.

Riding Electric Bikes Off Road

2015 eBikes available

We had a great mixture of bikes available on the day, everything from hardtails to full sussers and even bigger hitting enduro bikes.

Haibike UK 2015 Demo Day Electric Bikes

Among these were a great mixture of Bosch and Yamaha equipped bikes, perfect for getting a feel for which one suited each rider best. We stopped on a couple of occasions during each ride for people to swap models and get a feel for the differences

Swapping Electric Bikes on Haibike Demo Day

What a few had to say

Many thanks for organising a great demo day yesterday. Both Paul and I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to try out the Haibike in fantastic surroundings – Tony & Paul

I just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our visit to your demo day – Mike

Just to thank you for a great day yesterday! Great to ride with other owners and potential owners. I look forward to the next event – Chris

Many thanks for a great afternoon I really enjoyed the ride out and meeting the other guys and hearing their experiences – Paul

Hey, Really enjoyed yesterday, was nice to be around other eBike riders and the trails were fantastic – Bernie

Can I say thank you….. I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday afternoon, and thought you guys did a fantastic job! – Danny

Thank you for a really great demo day on Sunday, which my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed. – Ken

Firstly, thanks for the demo on Sunday, it really was great fun, and it certainly helped me to make up my mind – David

After the ride

After each ride we had a debrief to make sure everyone had a great time and answer any further questions people may have over a nice hot drink.
We also had plenty of food available from pizza to salads, thanks to the ladies for running around looking after everyone after each ride! (Particularly as it was Mothers Day!) Everyone really appreciated it.
Food at the Electric Bike Demo Day Sussex

Thank you

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the ride, in particular the guys who traveled down with their own bikes to ride beside us.
In all it was a great vibe, a great opportunity to demo the bikes and a good place to network with other Haibike owners alike.
We also want to say thank you to Haibike for making such brilliant machines! The passed the test of the Great British trails which can be tough at the best of times.
Last but not least we want to say thanks to the owner of Strawberry House who let us host the event there, they also provided great hospitality.A perfect day all round!
There are more pictures of the event on our facebook album here.
To everyone on the day, please feel free to tag photos and share as you like. Also check back as its likely more photos will crop up, so we will add these as and when we render them. If you have any of your own photos from the day, please feel free to post onto our Facebook page.