The Santa Barbara Electric Bicycle Company took the challenge
of creating an electric bicycle by installing a 500W Heinzman
motor and an 8-speed fully automated drive system on what
is now called a Machine X electric bike.
Machine X Electric Bike
While the bicycle is already equipped with a 14-gear semi
automatic drive system, the inclusion of a drive motor increases
the viability of riders hitting the road and enjoying cross-country
travel. It motivates consumers to take the Machine X rather
than the car, reducing their carbon footprint in the process.
What is a Machine X Electric Bike?
This is a product of American ingenuity for it combines effortless
bike pedaling and a whirring 500W electric motor supported
by the tubular NiMH D-cell battery packs, mounted so low that
it reduces the vehicles center of gravity while also increasing
its road hugging capability. Besides the Machine X has been
designed light (frames of aluminum alloy) at only 55 lbs giving
more miles traveled for every battery charge; that is if the
rider refuses to pedal which should increase the distance
The Machine X electric bike sports a 20inch full contact
street tires that gives riders comfort on the street and confidence
in traffic. This is ideal for coasting; just get it to its
top speed (25-30mph) cut the power and enjoy the free wheeling
experience for it glides on level ground and is really a delight
downhill. For uphill drives, the motor gives ample power so
no street incline is really hard for the Machine X. Another
important feature is the disc brake that gives precise stopping
power when needed.
Alter Ego ...
Maintenance of the bike is easy since all the parts are standard
bike stuff. Your local bike shop should be able to support
your needs should a replacement becomes necessary. Parts can
also be easily upgraded. The possibilities are boundless,
you can add an extra battery pack, revise your gearing configurations
or you may just want to customize it to fit your taste, the
different options are all there. Just a little imagination
and your bike becomes your alter ego.
The Machine X electric bike comes in myriad of colors: sapphire
metallic blue, semi-gloss black, racing red, navel orange,
gun-metal gray and silver metallic. Rim color comes in black,
silver and frame color, while the wheel spokes are in black
Where to buy or order?
Since the Machine X is not the ordinary or mass-produced
electric bike, it is tediously hand-assembled in California
by American bike industry craftsmen and properly tested and
fine-tuned as each unit leaves the assembly plant. Buy only
at recognized Electric Cyclery Showrooms, but wait for at
least six weeks for the delivery.
The Machine X is made sleek, beautiful, strong and durable
to last a lifetime. This could only be the bike you'll ever