Kalkhoff Store Opens Today in Portland

Kalkhoff's retail store is now open in Portland and test rides of Kalkhoff's amazing electronic bicycles are now available

Kalkhoff's retail store is now open in Portland and test rides of Kalkhoff's amazing electric bicycles are now available

Kalkhoff is a German bicycle manufacturer that has been making bikes for the past 90 years or so.  Their specialty is city/commuting/touring bikes and they build some real beauties (what else would you expect from German engineers?). They also make some awesome electric bikes.

Electric bikes, or eBikes, use an electric motor to supplement the power the rider applies to the pedals. The more power the rider contributes, the more power the motor contributes.

The result? Riders who pedal as hard as they do on a traditional bike are rewarded with a very fast, very fluid ride. Those who choose to pedal with a little less fervor than they otherwise might are still able to maintain a respectable pace. And for all riders, hills become a lot more pleasant. Getting sweaty on your morning commute is now optional.

The whole line of Kalkhoff bikes come with everything a serious commuter needs including an awesome lighting system, a bomb-proof rack, great fenders and brakes that would stop a truck. They also use top-notch components all around. These bikes are serious transportation and seriously fun!

Kalkoff Retail Store — Test an eBike Today!

Today, Kalkhoff opened its retail store in Portland and there is a large array of new eBikes just begging to be test ridden. I got a chance to try one out very briefly a few weeks ago and I had a blast. Operating the Kalkhoff eBike is the same as any other standard bike — it just takes a lot less effort to get up to any given speed. It is something any fan of bicycles, alternative transportation or things that are just plain cool NEEDS to try. Once you do, it will take you a while to stop smiling. Just be careful — if you try one, chances are you’ll want one. I know I do. Once I get the chance to put a few more miles on a Kalkhoff eBike, I’ll post a more detailed report.

The store is located in the Pearl District at 528 NW 11th Avenue.

Disclosure: As of this week, Kalkhoff has become a client of KoiFish Communications, which is the PR and Web marketing firm I run.

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6 Responses to “Kalkhoff Store Opens Today in Portland”

  1. We’ve been selling these bikes since 2007 here in the UK. They are awesome, certainly the best-performing, best-looking and most reliable electric bicycles we have ever encountered. Excellent support from the German manufacturer as well. We’re really pleased to see these fine examples of European technology are available stateside. Not only are they great electric bicycles, they’re also very respectable pedal cycles in their own right – strong, light frames, good graphics, useful accessories, superb ride quality. Models to look out for are the Pro Connect S and the new Sahel models, as well as the Agattu which has made a great reputation for itself here in the UK as the best all-round electric bike money can buy!

  2. admin says:

    Right on. Thanks for the feedback. I’m looking forward to going for a proper ride on one of these bad boys soon.

  3. jt says:

    hmm…I’ve been really wanting an ebike for some time, I just wonder what the prices are on them…

  4. admin says:

    The prices are on the Website (www.kalkhoffusa.com). This may well be the ebike you’ve been waiting for.

  5. the contessa says:

    I will be dropping by their store on one of these frigid afternoons. Thanks for the address. It’s close to my office! E-bikes in the Pearl… who knew?!?!

  6. I love my Bean and have had it for almost 2 years now. I love the work out it give’s. It’s great!

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