Happy customers are essential ....
Much Gratitude to our wonderful customers thru the years!
Wishing you miles of Electric Smiles ...
"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 counseling me on this purchase :) best thing I've bought in ages." THANKS!
-Georgia Cruitt, Springfield Ohio
I bought an old Currie eRide from you back in 2001, a LashOut in '06, and a Hebb in 2010. All good bikes for their time. But this new Koda -- it's like moving on fast-forward into the future. I imagine the advances are similar to computers and smartphones. I so appreciate what you have been doing over all the years!
--Robert Norwood, Santa Barbara, CA
--Alton Grimes, Santa Barbara, CA
"I went to a fancy shop and just wasn't ready to spend $4000+. Then I found Ken, was blown how friendly, straightforward, and knowledgeable he was. For less than half the price, I bought an eJOE Koda that I liked more than the $4000 bike! I love this bike and am very very happy. I'm riding it up to UCSB instead of taking my car about half the time. Thank you SO much!"
-Bruce Winston, Santa Barbara, CA
"Very impressed with my Magnum Ui5. Thank you very much! At the expensive shop they wanted me to get a Haibike for $4500, but I like this Magnum much more at 1/3 the price. The Haibike is really an off-road mountain bike, and I really need a throttle at times. I mostly ride on the street, and I love how I can set the handlebars in my exact placement. This bike doesn't just ride, it glides, and the quality is top-drawer."
-Alexander Shields, Santa Barbara, VA
"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 ...