POWER-PED Sherpa Mk3
Light At The End Of The Tunnel for Brisbane Commuters
Increasing traffic congestion, environmental awareness and the current economic climate has led to a local small business owner devising the perfect commuter solution.
Pedal powerÂ has long been the answer to avoiding bumper to bumper congestion and reducing our carbon footprint but we donât all have the stamina to ride 10 or 20kms to work (nor does it appeal to our colleagues when theyâre greeted in the morning by a sweaty cyclist).
Owner of Good Concepts,Â Mark Pelmore, believes he has the answer. According to MarkÂ electric bicyclesÂ are the way of the future.
âOur range ofÂ electric bicyclesÂ offers commuters the choice to commute with no carbon emissions, no traffic hassles and no fuel, license or registration expensesâ, Mark said.
âMy commute to work from Bardon to our shop in West End takes me 18 minutes everyday regardless of road works, accidents and any other peak hour woes. And it only costs me 5 cents to recharge my battery every 50kms.â
The EMTB electric mountain bikeÂ comfortably travels at up to 30km/h without peddling. (You can choose to pedal while the engine is engaged or you can press a button and turn the surprisingly quiet engine off and use pedal power alone.)
The range ofÂ electric bikesÂ available caters for all ages and all levels of fitness. From aÂ tricycleÂ with a large carry basket (suitable for older people or couriers) to a mountain bikeÂ or aÂ fold-away versionÂ (great or caravans and yachts), Mark believes Good Concepts has the bike to suit everybody.
âOur customers have varied requirements and our goal is to find the right vehicle for them that they feel comfortable with. We tend to see the very active mobile people opting for the mountain bikes or classic âmantisâ.
Just the other day a lady who is in remission and not feeling the energy she used to, purchased the folding âsherpaâ to take on her caravanning holiday so she could go riding with her husband and keep up. We also had a young gentleman who (through a car accident) lost the use of one leg, purchase anÂ electric bike.â
Itâs stories like these that inspire Good Concepts to offer anÂ extensive range of bicyclesÂ that suit every commuter or leisure rider. They also stock and provide a full installation service onÂ electric conversion kitsÂ for people who already have an existing bike thatâs not quite ready to be relegated to the back of the shed.
So, to avoid the peak hour traffic blues or to just have some affordable, environmentally-friendly fun, an electric bike could be the answer.
Good Concepts is located at 26 Horan St, West End and is open Monday to Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-2. Â