EVO Toba HB1
Lightweight, long range ebike with hydraulic disc brakes and 27 speed Shimano drivetrain. Perfect for commuting, errand running, or just getting around.
Initial impression is that this is a very quick, comfortable easy to ride bike. And it is. At 47.5 pounds it is lighter that most other ebikes too.
The bike itself features a Shimano 27 speed drivetrain with a Deore rear derailleur and Acera rapidfire shifters. The crankset is 28/38/48 teeth which makes for good speed and efficiency. A bonus is the pant guard to keep your trousers clean on the way to work.
In addition to the regenerative braking that the Bionx system provides the HB1 is equipped with Tektro Hydraulic brakes for excellent stopping power.
The alloy wheels are double walled for strength and have Schwable Marathon Green Guard (flat prevention) tires with reflective sidewalls.
The HB1 also has a built-in mount for the ebike kickstand that is included.
The Bionx system
The HB1 comes equipped with the 2016 Bionx 500w 48v D series kit. Assist levels are 35, 75, 150, and 300% of the power that the load sensor senses that you are putting into the pedals.
BionX motors offer you powerful proportional electric assist in any situation, whether it’s a commute across town in the morning, or a weekend ride through the countryside. But did you know they can also act as a generator to help recharge your battery and boost your range?
All BionX systems come with Regenerative Braking, so when you squeeze your bike’s brake lever, energy is sent back to the Li-Ion batteries, helping them recharge. And if you are traveling down a steep hill and want some extra braking, or want a greater workout as you pedal, switch the BionX system into one of the four Generate Mode levels. You’ll feel resistance, and even more energy is returned to the battery pack.
The new distinctive design is noise and vibration free with generate/regenerative braking mode and proven strain gauge technology. The D-series motor is extremely sporty, lightweight and powerful – sticking to the principle, that an ebike has to ride and feel like a bicycle.
Durable heavy-duty steel frame construction
20″ quick release alloy wheels with stainless steel spokes
Universal axle hitch fits onto most 24 – 29″ bikes
Folding design allows for oversize loading
Mesh steel floor provides long term durability
A fun, scenic ride around Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula put on by the BC Randonneurs cycling club. Choose either the 50k or 100k route and enjoy post-ride refreshments and draw prizes
The Victoria Populaire (VicPop) is a fun ride, not a race. The routes all make their way to ‘control stops’ where riders must have their control cards stamped and signed by a ride official. At the end of the ride, riders turn in their control cards and are awarded a finisher’s pin.
Participation is capped at 200 cyclists.
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The Lombard is a comfortable bike that cover a wide range of uses. Great for commuting, touring, and everyday riding.
Part adventure bike, and part urban warrior. Born from cyclocross and touring parents, the Lombard can tackle the weekly commute as well as stretch its legs to venture out on weekend road or gravel adventures.
A wide-range SRAM Apex/X7 drivetrain has the durability of mountain bike components on a drop-bar bike, and the mixed-tread Schwalbe G-ONE 35c tires provide speed and secure handling both on road and off. Tektro Spyre-C disc brakes provide all-condition performance and a unique reflective decal system helps keep you visible while riding at night.
The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route and by far the largest and most spectacular. The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol is an incredible structure.
To get there from north of Duncan – Drive south of Duncan on the Trans Canada Highway and turn west (right) onto Cobble Hill/Shawnigan Lake Road and follow it all the way to Shawnigan Lake. Turn right onto Renfrew Road and follow the road past the end of the Lake to Gleneagles Road and turn right. There is a public parking area about 550 metres down the road on the right hand side.
For more details watch the video below.