Pedego Rolls Out New Platinum Interceptor, Premium Electric Cruiser Bike

Pedego Electric Bikes delivers their best bike yet in technical brilliance and pure riding fun

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 — Pedego® Electric Bikes has introduced its latest achievement — the Pedego Platinum Interceptor. Zooming riders to new heights in bike-riding delight, the Platinum Interceptor’s lustrous silver finish evokes dreams of space travel. Its rugged 500-watt electric motor and premium upgrades rocket you away on journeys of discovery, propelling you up the biggest hills in luxurious comfort and style. Now available in Pedego stores, the Platinum Interceptor is priced from $3,795.

Pedego Platinum Interceptor brings high-quality components together with advanced technology to provide a sensational, comfortable ride:

  • Enjoy smooth shifting and extra-confident pedaling with a larger front chain ring and deluxe 10-speed drive train.
  • Stop on a dime with top-of-the-line Magura hydraulic front and rear disc brakes that combine with extra-comfortable, easy-grip brake levers to keep those smiles coming for miles.
  • Glide serenely down the bike path on smooth rides thanks to the RST Zeus front suspension.
  • Relax with a gentle swept-back handlebar design that provides comfortable body geometry.
  • Ride up to 60 miles on a single charge with the optional 48-volt 15-amp hour battery.

Pedego’s proprietary PedalSense™ Technology is engineered to include the best of cadence and torque sensor programming that delivers an ultra-responsive ride. PedalSense Level 0 allows you to ride without electric assistance on a bicycle that truly performs. Soar and explore using Levels 1 through 4 with state-of-the-art torque sensors that deliver proportional assistance depending on how hard you pedal.  Level 5 provides full power when you pedal.  Level 6 provides throttle-only assistance. Levels 1 through 5 provide throttle override, so you can twist and go on demand at any time.

In addition, the Platinum Interceptor includes the following features found in Pedego’s entire line of Interceptor electric bikes:

  • Twist-and-go throttle that propels you at graduated speeds of up to 20 MPH;
  • Deluxe saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning where it counts;
  • Kevlar-belted premium balloon tires that add more glide to your ride while helping to prevent flats;
  • LCD display with a USB charger port for your phone and other devices such as speakers; and
  • Front and rear lights for your safety.

Available in 26-inch Classic and Step-thru frames, the Pedego Platinum Interceptor is priced at $3,795 for a 48-volt, 10-amp hour battery. This bike goes incredibly long distances with a 48-volt, 15-amp hour battery at $4,095. Pedego’s two-year warranty on both the bike and the battery is one of the longest in the industry.

Pedego Platinum Interceptor

Pedego’s New Platinum Interceptor Premium Electric Cruiser Bike

“At Pedego, we know that the most important part of any bike is the rider,” said Pedego co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo. “With the Pedego Platinum’s first-class combination of technology and comfort, we know our riders are going to be absolutely thrilled. Hands down, it is the electric bike to love in 2017.”

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at more than 90 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

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714-801-1687
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Pedego Electric Bikes Shop Makes Its Debut in Juno Beach, Florida

Pedego Juno Beach enables locals and tourists to enjoy and explore Palm Beach County in a revolutionary way by combining electricity and exercise.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 — Pedego® Juno Beach, near West Palm Beach, Florida, opened its doors, thus making it the 93rd Pedego Electric Bikes store. Inspired by her fun-filled experience with Pedego Electric Bikes while residing in Sacramento, California, Lisa Paskaly decided to launch her own shop. She immediately knew the ideal spot — her hometown of Juno Beach, Florida.

Pedego Juno Beach will host a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, Jan.14 from 12–3 p.m. The Grand Opening will feature raffle and door prizes every thirty minutes, hot dogs, soft drinks, and free test rides. To top off the festivities, the Pedego Juno Beach staff will lead a “Hello, Fun!” group ride at 3:30 p.m.

Paskaly explained, “Florida’s hot and humid coast presents a challenge to spending time outdoors. With Pedego Electric Bikes, we can enjoy the beautiful sites without getting overheated or drenched in sweat.”

In addition to selling bikes, Pedego Juno Beach will offer “Hello, Fun!” group bike tours to explore the scenic Treasure Coast in comfort and style. Paskaly added, “I have always wanted to share my beautiful Florida and take people on exceptional adventures. By owning and operating a Pedego Electric Bikes store, now is my chance to delight our customers and bring them a ‘Wow!’ experience.”

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION — FREE

WHEN:            Saturday, Jan. 14 from 12–3 p.m.

WHERE:          Pedego Juno Beach, 13896 Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

FEATURING:  Raffle and door prizes every thirty minutes, hot dogs, soft drinks, and FREE TEST RIDES. Complimentary one hour “Hello, Fun!” Group Ride at 3:30 p.m.

Lisa Paskaly’s Pedego Juno Beach store will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th

About Pedego Juno Beach

Pedego Juno Beach sells, services, rents and provides tours utilizing world-renowned Pedego Electric Bikes. Open every day, from 9 AM to 6 PM (closed Tuesdays) and located one block from the beach at 13896 Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408. We offer our “Hello, Fun!” group ride every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, or to reserve your bikes, please contact us by phone at (561) 701-2100 or by email at Lisa@PedegoJunoBeach.com. Visit PedegoJunoBeach.com to learn more about how Pedego Electric Bikes can help you enjoy exploring Palm Beach County.

Lisa Paskaly’s Pedego Juno Beach store will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th

Lisa Paskaly’s Pedego Juno Beach store will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 14th

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at more than 90 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

 

PR CONTACT:

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com

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AARP: Eat My Dust Mr. Spandex

AARP writer Erik Hedegaard shares his “immeasurable pleasure” riding a Pedego Electric Bike with readers. The article includes basic electric bike facts and amusing vignettes of the writer’s adventures on two wheels.

“YOU REALLY haven’t lived until you’ve hurtled past some obnoxious, spandex-wearing kid on a $10,000 bicycle, with you sitting upright on your own two-wheeler, 62 years old, legs withered with age, cheerfully tooling along at 20 mph and offering the sap a fare-thee-well wave as you leave him in the dust.”

Pedego Electric Bikes Lauds Top Dealers Across the Country

Awards announced at Annual Pedego Dealer Meeting in December

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016 — Pedego® Electric Bikes, the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, is known for its customer service and quality products. Each year, the company recognizes the Pedego Electric Bikes dealers across the United States who have distinguished themselves in customer experience, store design, sales and/or successful community outreach.

The nation’s Top 10 Pedego dealers for 2016 are listed below. The Number 1 dealer also receives recognition as Pedego’s “Dealer of the Year” — an honor bestowed only to the best-of-the-best Pedego dealers. This year, that honor went to Pedego Irvine, co-owned by Bob Bibee, a former engineer whose skills and talents enable him to create amazing electric bike customizations for his customers.

  1. Pedego Irvine, owners Bob and Yolanda Bibee
  2. Practical Cycle, owner Tim Castleman
  3. Pedego La Quinta, owners Bryan and Michelle Newman
  4. Pedego Carlsbad, owners Denise Buckingham and John Orndorff
  5. Pedego Denver, owners Terry and Jean Gehrke
  6. Pedego Scottsdale, owners Bill and Kathy Puryear
  7. Pedego Huntington Beach, owner Tom Bock
  8. Pedego Corona del Mar, owners Lori and Joe Carter and Hal Pisors
  9. Pedego Breckenridge, owners Liz LaBelle and Paul Mutch
  10. Pedego Henderson, owner Howard Ickes

Also awarded was “Most Valuable Dealer” for successful community outreach. This year’s winner was Pedego Myrtle Beach, owned by Retired USAF Colonel Aaron Maynard. The entire Maynard family has stepped up to make Pedego Myrtle Beach an outstanding store with a name recognized across the United States. Their social media marketing with cool, colorful bike and location pictures provides a model for other dealers.

With Pedego’s fast-paced growth, it also recognizes newcomers. Pedego awarded “Rookie of the Year” to Pedego Spring Lake, owned by father-son team Gil and Adam Levine. The Pedego Spring Lake team distinguished themselves by creating a Pedego store that has already shown huge success with its colorful, welcoming space.  Pedego Spring Lake opened in March 2016.

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From left, Terry Sherry, Pedego CFO; Shane Bibee, Yolanda Bibee and Bob Bibee of Pedego Irvine; with Don DiCostanzo, Pedego CEO.  Pedego  Irvine was named the Number 1 Pedego Store in the United States.

 

“We’re truly proud of all our dealers,” said Pedego Electric Bikes CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo. “It’s amazing to see the special talents of our top dealers and how they build increased community awareness. These special dealers find so many unique ways to help more people fall in love with Pedego electric bikes. We’re very grateful for their hard work and creativity.”

About Pedego

Pedego®  Electric Bikes is the Number 1 electric bike brand in the United States, according to Navigant Research. Pedego manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at more than 90 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight.  Founded in 2008, Orange County, Calif.-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”

PR CONTACT:

 

Teri Sawyer, T&Co.
714-801-1687
TeriSawyer@me.com