Much Gratitude to our wonderful customers over the years!
We shopped all around -- Trek, Giant, Pedego, Haibike: Mid-Drive vs. Hub, etc. Surfed the net until we went nuts. Realized we wanted/needed a throttle. Almost bought a $4000+ Pedego. Then I checked out the e-JOE's and Magnum's from Ken and liked them more for less than half the price. Bought one of each -- for my wife and myself, and had change left over for a celebrational dinner. We be Happy eBikers!
--Bob and Sally Taylor, Santa Barbara, CA
Ken: Thank you for the extras, the great service, for holding my hand thru the entire process and most of all, your kindness and professionalism. You are a true gem and a man of your word.
-- Curtis Caldwell (e-JOE Koda) Boston, MA
All the time you took with your kind and compassionate help with our special needs son was so generous. We are grateful and humbled!
-- Mary and Bob Anderson, San Diego, CA
"Ken, loving the new Gadis. Truly ... DeeLightful ... + what a deal! And my husband keeps disappearing on 40-mile rides with his Koda. Many, many thanks!
--Kimberly and John Joseph, Camarillo, CA
"I love my bike ! (Magnum Peak)
--Tanja Johnsten, Burbank, CA
We are smiling because you just saved us $3000, and we like our new e-JOE Gadis' more than the $3000 Pedego Commuters at twice the price! We didn't take you seriously at first, but you were Right On! Just rode all over Yosemite singing Zip-ah-dee-doo-dah :)
--Bill Baker, Thousand Oak, CA
"Ken, thank you so much. We absolutely love the Magnum Peak !! For our maiden voyage, we rode from Ventura to Ojai, then off-road over the entire Signal Trail. Amazing machine. What a deal. You are simply the best!
-- Bob and Jill Henderson, Ventura, CA
"The Lynx blows my mind! Great deal. Ken, you saved me from buying a bike I didn't like as much for $2000 more!" Thanks !
-Kate Thomas, Ventura, CA
"It's a pure love thing with the Metro + ... What a powerful rig ... smooth as silk ... the ride I took yesterday was my most liberating exercise in 20 years! This bike is changing my life"
-Alton Grimes, Santa Barbara, CA
"I'm loving the Magnum Metro you sold me a few weeks back. I would like to purchase a 2nd 48 Volt/13 Amp battery for 100+ mile rides."
-Gary Unruh, Santa Barbara, CA
"The utility and thrills I get from my Magnum have so much value in my life. Many thanks for 20 years of help with ebikes, Ken!"
-David Dentzell, Santa Barbara, CA
"I'm Wild about my Wildcat!"
-Oliver Sheehan, Ashland, OR
"I just don't understand why everyone doesn't have one!"
--Julie Fiscalini, Santa Barbara, CA
"I LOVE my bike. Wow. What a treat!"
-Martin Reitzin, Santa Barbara, CA
"I'm enjoying the Koda! Good balance of assist and effort.
-Bob Henretig, Santa Barbara, CA
"I am in LOVE with my eJOE Koda!"
-Ricky Herrera, Isla Vista, CA
"Hey Ken: The Magnum Ui5 has been awesome on my RV trip all through the Sierra's and into Washington. Riding on the trails, the streets, the bike paths, everywhere with a big smile on my face. You were so right on!"
-Dwayne Devries, Santa Barbara, CA
"Ken, I really could not live without my ebike. It has completely changed my life."
-Alton Grimes, Santa Barbara, CA
"I recently bought the eJoe Gadis bike and I absolutely love it. It's a wonderful bike that tackles every hill I've thrown at it. I really appreciated that it was completely assembled. Nothing loose, everything working properly. It's really peppy! It's better than I expected. Thanks for advising me toward to this model :) best thing I've bought in ages. THANKS!
-Georgia Cruitt, Springfield, Ohio
"The bike is fabulous, way beyond my expectations. Now I have to work on my boyfriend to get one so I don’t have to wait around for him lagging behind!"
-Donna Baumann, Goleta, CA
"Just a quick note to let you know I love the new eBike. My wife wants one too, so I may order another one pretty soon. She hasn't ridden a bike in years and now loves riding. Our hilly terrain is now suddenly flattened out.)"
-Tom McCubbin, Santa Cruz, CA
"I appreciate the great deal and the hand-holding. I not only have difficulty screwing in light bulbs, but getting them out of the package. But I did it, it was so easy!"
-Alice Franklin, Ashland, OR
"The other Bodyboarders have to drive their cars with their gear to and from T-Street - searching for a parking space, while I’m silently zooming up and down the hills with a giant grin on my face. Get with the program mates!"
-Terrell Hill, San Clemente CA
"This is so much more than a device, it is a lifestyle changer. My wife and I now have a brand new bonding as we cruise together around the trails and the city adventuring like we were 17-years old again. Thanks, Ken!"
-Dr. James Hanson, Endicott, NY
"This bike is great. My wife uses it all the time with a chariot carrier attached to the back; to the store, the park, hardware store. She hardly uses the car anymore! I am thinking of getting another one now."
-Paul Schieffen, Santa Barbara, CA
"I am loving the bike! My wife, daughter and I are all riding and having great fun! I am commuting to work -- five in and five out every day - doing ten miles a day, 50 a week. It is so easy with the motor! (I missed my first day yesterday with the rain -- didn't want to get the bike all messed up!) I am loving the bike!"
-Dr. Ivor Johns, President Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara, CA
"I call this the Baby Boomer Bike! I ride like a teenager. This is more fun than my karma dictates, but I love it. Absolute top quality craftsmanship. Truly a perfect electric bike."
-Lawrence Boehm, Goleta, CA
"I love my bike - it's fun and great to ride around town. I use it all the time - I ride it instead of driving my car to work. It was a complete life style changer!"
-Aaron Selzer, film maker, Santa Barbara, CA
"I really lucked out that in that I live in Santa Barbara and that's where Ken Kalb and Electric Star is located! Ken is incredibly knowledgeable about bikes and passionate about electrics. His focus is on quality bikes that work appropriately for the user. It so nice to meet someone who truly cares about doing the right thing for you and, ultimately, for our home, our planet Earth."
-Dr. Larry Bickford Optometrist, Santa Barbara, CA
Click HERE for my full review.
"I really appreciated your review on your web site, I couldn't agree more. I love the throttle, rather than just the pedal-assist. This is exactly what I was looking for. This thing is a ton of fun. I find myself taking the long way home..."
-Chris Lauer Oshkosh, WI
"Dear Ken, It's been a month now since you set me up with a electric bike.. I just wanted to thank you for your all your advice and tell you how much I appreciate the time you took to answer all my questions. This bike has been everything you made it out to be and more. The quality is top notch, the build job was very professional. What has surprised me the most was how much I've been using it and how much fun it is. I'm using less gas in my car and finding myself making excuses to run errands so I can take it out for a ride. Don't get me wrong. You know I'm an avid cyclist and I'm still getting plenty of exercise. But when I'm not in the mood to huff, puff and sweat it's such a blast to have the wind in my face. (while leaving my car in the garage) In closing I want to say that when I ride my bike I'm not thinking of the "miles per gallon" I'd be getting in my car (or the cost) but the "smiles per mile" as I silently go whizzing along."
-Sincerely, Richard Lambert, Santa Barbara, CA
Ken, I’ve been enjoying riding to work a couple of days a week on my electric bike. I’m lucky to have 7 miles of Ocean side paths, which I could not use a scooter on. My total commute is 25 miles round trip, from Sunny lsles Beach to South Beach. I have been charging the battery at work as well as home. This keeps the battery in the green, best for longevity. I also still get a decent workout by pedaling a good bit. The 12+ mile ride takes me 45 minutes on the bike, which takes 30 minutes in the car -- but is not nearly as pleasurable. On a regular bike, the ride was taking about an hour, but I have not been riding my regular bike to work at all in the hot and muggy Florida summers. On my eBike, I can go faster with less effort. This makes it do-able. I plan to ride more regularly in our dry season. Part of my ride to work is on sandy trails which the two wheel drive really helps. The bike just flies through the soft areas. The tires are wide enough for off-road riding, yet narrow and smooth enough that it pedals well on pavement. I often go pedal-only when there are other bikes or pedestrians on the paths. I easily keep up with other bikes pedaling at 15 mph + with ease. I like using the throttle to get up to speed. Most of my ride, however, I use the motor and pedal to go 20+mph with ease. This bike is definitely fun and practical.
Thanks for everything!
-John Higgins, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
"Thanks so much for the recommendation. The bike exceeds my expectations in every way: the quality, the parts, the ride. It is so much fun! Why doesn’t everyone ride one!"
-Jeffrey Kuhn, Park City, UT
"I have just fallen in love again! Ken, I am having so much fun. I wasn’t riding because of the hills, now I’m riding everywhere!"
-Nancy Goddard, Sebastopol, CA
"I love the old school 100% personal service you gave me. In this fast-paced world, it sure is refreshing to be treated with the golden rule. I am now paying a dime for 25 miles, for what used to cost me $4 in gas alone (not to mention insurance, registration, taxes, repairs, maintenance, financing, depreciation, etc.). This was one of the best purchases I think I’ve ever made. I am now an eco-warrior spreading the gospel."
-Bob Richards, Denver, CO
"I’ve been waiting for over 10 years for this new lithium-ion bike. I bought a Currie E-Ride from you back in 2000, and a Rayos back in 2007, both of which I adored...though they were so HEAVY. Now I’m ready for 42 lb. Ejoe Epik SE.
Thanks, Ken for more than a decade of great help!"
-April Atwood, Sedona AZ
"Rode it to three business appointments Tuesday.....about 35 miles total. Charged it at lunch as the battery comes out so easily. While pulling up to restaurant, a man asked me about the bike.. he has an autistic son who can ride without a problem but will never drive a car. He was thrilled to learn about this electric bike. a great day with an added bonus. i recommend the bike to everyone. the bike is very well balanced and easy on a long ride. This is my Amazon review."
-Andrew Mason, New York, NY
"Ken, I did it! I sold my car and am now living car-free with my electric bike. I am enjoying it so much and am saving a lot of money. Plus, I am seeing things I never saw before while driving."
-Alton Grimes, Santa Barbara, CA
"Ken, many thanks! The bike has changed my life. Everything here in Ventura, CA is within 5 miles or so from my house. My car now just sits in the driveway at least half the time. I love folding it and putting in my trunk and taking it with me. Car manufacturer’s ought to think about the e-JOE folder as an option as an incentive to buy their cars!"
-Michael Thomas, Ventura, CA
"I think it's just terrible and disgusting how everyone has treated Lance Armstrong
after what he achieved winning 7 Tour de France titles while on drugs ...
When I was on drugs, I couldn't even find my bike ..."
Much Gratitude to my wonderful customers over the years! Wishing you miles of Electric Smiles ...