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End of Year Bike Clearance

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Take advantage of some of our remaining 2014 Clear Out bikes!  ENDS January 31, 2015

Opus Acapella – Only 1 left!  Save $375

Opus Acapella 2014 Regular $1,500 On sale for $1,125

The Opus Acapella is a city bike true and true. With a triple butted aluminium frame, carbon fork and 30 speeds it has the lightweight performance to get you up any hill and its Deore components and Mavic wheels are solid enough to get you through the winter until your next tune-up.

It gains double plus good for giving you Shimano BLM445 hydraulic disc brakes which sit up away from the muck, meaning solid stopping power no matter how much mud Vancouver throws your way.

Mens’ & Ladies Opus Zermatt, SAVE $100

Mens and Ladies Opus Zermatt Regular $800, On Sale for $699

The Opus Zermatt are easy to handle, comfortable, light and convenient comfort-city bikes.  Equipped with 24 Speeds and Disc brakes, you’ll have the gears the need for the ups, and the brakes you need for the downhill riding in Vancouver’s wet winter weather.

Felt El Bandito, Save $150 just $349

Electra Butterfly, 3 speed Cruiser – Reg $700, Sale $525!

Linus Scout 7 Speed – Reg $605, Sale $499!

To See our full selection of Sale-Priced bikes,

visit our catalogue

While supplies last!

Oprah’s Favorite – Electra Loft 7D In stock now!

Category: Bike Trends, Featured Items

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As featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2014, the Electra Loft 7D ladies bike is
IN STOCK NOW at Denman Bike Shop.

The Loft 7D Teal, is part of a new line of bikes launched by the Electra Bicycle Co. for 2015.

The Electra Loft bikes are infused with the flavor of Electra’s famous fashion bikes, and are designed to be sensible, practical, useful and affordable!

Inspired and designed for city riders, with their “requires and desires” in mind.  The very name “Loft” invokes thoughts of city apartment dwelling, stair cases, storage rooms, pot holes, corner cafes, farmers markets, brick walls, and vogue fashion.

The bikes are made of lightweight aluminum, feature mega range gearing and practical hand brakes.  There’s a “men’s” classic-diamond frame, a “women’s” mixte step-through frame, and three different gearing options.

The intelligent foot-forward frame geometry and swept back handlebars allow for a comfortable upright riding position.  And, with the super comfy seat and grips, you’ll be gliding with glee.

When you love your ride, you’re going to make excuses to ride more often.  With Electra Loft, you’ll find yourself getting out of the car and onto the bike path, with confidence and charisma.

You can see the full line of Loft bikes on our website,
We definitely recommend you come in for a test ride!

Discover the difference of Electra’s comfort bike lines

Category: Bike Trends

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When looking for a comfort bike, you can’t go wrong with the Electra brand.  With patented geometry, comfortable smooth rides, quality construction and style like no other, you’re sure to find one you’ll love.

But how do you know which Electra comfort or cruiser bike is right for you?   Well, speaking strictly in terms of function and not fashion (that’s another topic), the following factors affect the feel of your ride the most:

  • Frame geometry including pedal position
  • Handlebars
  • Wheels/tires

In this blog we’ll explain the difference between the ride feel of:

  • Electra Beach Cruisers
  • Electra Townies
  • Electra Amsterdams

If you’re looking for a comfort bike with a higher performance for faster city rides, then read these articles on  Electra Ticino and Electra Loft (coming soon!)

Electra Beach Cruisers

Cruisers are easy casual riding bikes, fully upright with wide comfy handlebars, 26” comfort wheels with fat tires.

The frame geometry on the Electra Cruiser has a slightly forward pedaling position, allowing a lower centre of gravity, more room in the cockpit, and better control than other cruiser bikes.

The bikes have wide handlebars that ride a little like driving a bus (big steering wheel).

The handle bars come back toward you so that you are sitting FULLY upright, on a nice wide comfy seat, with a smile on your face.

Thanks to the handle bar position, it’s very easy to stand up erect and pedal, allowing your body weight to do a lot of the work, making hills easier to climb.

Wide tires on 26” wheels  provide more traction and allow for more stability, rolling over a variety of terrain.

Traditionally,  beach cruisers have a pedal back to brake, with 3 -speed internal gears being the most popular.  Internal gears are clean and very low maintenance, and if properly built and maintained, will not present problems with chains falling off.

Some Electra Cruisers have 7 speeds (external with a derailleur like a mountain bike), and Hand  Brakes front and back.  These models are recommended for people who live in an area with steep hills.

There are so many colour and fashion choices in the Electra Cruisers.  A great place to start is our website catalogue.   Use the filters to narrow your selection.

Electra Townie

The Townie is Cruise-ee bike, similar to a beach cruiser but with a little more function.

Designed with Electra’s patented Flatfoot Technology, The Townie has an even more forward pedaling position than the Electra Cruisers.  On a Townie when you take your feet off the pedals, you can put your feet flat on the ground, and still have a proper leg extension, so you don’t hurt your knees.

The Townie’s Handlebars are higher in front of you and  feel more like driving a car.  You are not 100% fully upright;  leaning just a little, and still very happy!

Townie’s are all made of light-weight aluminum, and are a little lighter than the cruisers.  The step-through models make it easy to get on and off the bike.

Tires on the Townie are not as fat as the cruisers, but do still provide a comfort-stable ride.

The riding position on the Townie feels laid back, relaxed, and takes the pressure off your neck, shoulders, wrists and knees.  Though this riding position is not for a high performance ride, the Townie is an excellent choice for someone who has body pain and joint issues,  someone who is nervous about riding a bike, or is just looking for a really comfortable ride.

The most popular model is the Townie 7D, with 7 speeds (external), and hand brakes.    Those who prefer internal gears choose the Townie 3i which has a pedal brake on the back, and a hand brake on the front.

With the forward pedaling position, it’s not as easy to stand up and pedal on a Townie as it is on a Cruiser or Amsterdam, so if you have a lot of hills, the 21 speed version is recommended.

View the complete line of Electra Townie’s in our on-line Catalogue.

Electra Amsterdam

The Amsterdam model is a modern take on the Dutch city bike, made practical for North America.

The main difference between and Amsterdam and an Electra Cruiser is the wheel and tire size.  The Amsterdam has a taller 700C wheel (28” vs. 26” on the Cruiser), and a skinnier tire.  The taller wheel provides more travel with each pedal stroke, and the skinnier tire less roll resistance.  These two factors make the bike automatically faster than a cruiser.    However, at slower speeds and rolling over bumps you will find the Amsterdam to be less stable and bit wobbly if you have trouble keeping your balance.

The handlebars on the Amsterdam are not as wide as the Cruiser.  They come back towards you in a more narrow fashion, and allow for a fully upright riding position with elbows closer to your waist.    Just like with the Electra cruisers,   you’re able to stand up erect and pedal using your body weight to get up hills more easily.

All of the Amsterdams have internal gearing, with fully enclosed chain guard making them very clean and easy to ride with casual clothes.

Light-weight aluminum frames, have a deep step-through for easy on and off (Ladies Models), and the Slightly forward pedaling position provides a comfortable riding platform.

The Electra Amsterdam is a very popular bike for someone who is looking for upright comfort, but would like a little more performance out of their ride.  They’re Great for riding on city streets, seawalls, and hard packed trails such as Dykes.

View the line of Electra Amsterdam’s here.

Fit, Adjustments and Personalization

Each of these 3 lines of Electra bikes come in 1 size fits most frames.  Seats and handlebars are very adjustable.  Unless you are shorter than 4’10 or taller than 6′ 2′ you’re likely to fit either the men’s or ladies models

As always, we recommend the best way to choose a bike is to take them for a test drive.

You can also change just about anything on a bike except the frame (seats, grips, handlebars, tires).  So it’s worthwhile to try them all.  You may find you like everything about the Townie, but prefer the Cruiser bars.  Change them, we say, and get yourself the perfect bike!

Come in to one of our Vancouver Bike Shops today and discover the difference of Electra’s comfort bikes.

End of Season Bike Sale!

Category: Bike Trends, Promotions

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There’s still some great fall riding ahead of us in Vancouver.  Now’s a great time to take advantage of some End of Season Bike Savings from Denman Bike Shop…

Here’s a comfy and stylish City Bike from Linus, the Scout 7 speeds.  On SALE for just $525!

The Linus Roadster 8i Men’s frame is super stylish city bike with an 8 speed Internal hub;  great for Vancouver’s urban riders.  SAVE $100, while stock lasts!

Check out this cool yellow Electra Coaster 1 speed, aluminum cruiser with matching fenders for Just $349 (Reg $550!)

And for the commuter cyclist, try out the Opus Orhpeo Disc brake model ON SALE for $699!

Many more savings in store.

These prices won’t last. Come on in today to one of our Vancouver bike stores for a test drive.

How about this handsome Electra Amsterdam Classic 3i ON CLEARANCE for $699 Regular $925!

Mention this ad, and get 15% Off Accessories with Bike purchase, THIS WEEK ONLY til Sep 30th.

Check out more SALE PRICED bikes here

What’s Included in your Bike Purchase?

Category: Bike Trends

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All Bicycles bought at the Denman Bike Shop have the following in common;

Denman Bike Shop Professional Build

Lifetime Warranty on the bike frame.

One Year Warranty on all the bike parts.

Free Warranty Tune-ups for one Year courtesy of DBS.

Denman Bikes now offering E-bikes!

Category: Bike Trends

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At Denman Bikes,   we’re excited to announce that we now have Toba Electric Bikes in Stock!

Technology has finally caught up with consumer demand for a
TRUE pedal-assist bike, making life easier for cyclists, with more challenging needs.

With a solid Canadian warranty, we’re ready to present these Electric bikes to you.

TOBA has been providing quality Canadian bike accessory design for years.  Now, they’ve teamed up with Bionx, the industry leader in electric conversion to bring you Electric Bike options that are ready to take you anywhere!


The Toba Edison (classic frame) and Toba Edwin (step-thru) are equipped with dashboard and handlebars controls. The 4-mode throttle allows you to adjust the amount of pedal assistance from light all the way to full-assist mode (no need to pedal).  Depending on your settings and battery choice, the system can provide you with 60 – 105km of distance and have you flying up to a max of 32km/hr!

Toba Edwin

The battery automatically generates each time you apply the hand brakes. When descending a big hill, just set the bike to regenerative mode. The system will automatically slow you down while descending, without the need to apply the hand brakes. This saves both your brake pads, and your grip strength, and furthermore regenerates the battery!

You’ll be turning heads as you speed by on one of the stylish Toba bikes that have been engineered specially to handle the torque of the electric motor and weight of the battery.

Lightweight aluminum frames, are equipped with quality Shimano components and double-walled wheel rims with reinforced spokes, made specifically for E-bikes.  The improved cassette body has proven strength-gauge sensoring and provides more precise shifting than ever before.   The high output, removable Li-Ion batteries are lighter and will keep you rolling for miles of smiles.

Disc brake upgrades are available on both models.

Come in and Test Ride a Toba Edwin E-bike today at our Vancouver Denman Bikes on Main at 10th location.

See what our DBS staff  is so excited about!

NEW! Linus City Bikes in stock now

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We are excited to announce the arrival of  Linus brand bicycles

From Venice, California to Denman Bikes in Vancouver.

Simple, yet Elegant city bikes, modeled after the Golden Era French bicycles of the 50’s and 60’s;

Linus bikes feature upright riding comfort, step-thru or classic designs, and come in a variety of Internal Hub, or classic derailleur options.

Linus Dutchi 3 Speed

Linus Roadster 8 speed

With modern components and real steel frames, they are affordable and reliable.

At the Denman Bike Shop, we specialize in upright, comfortable, and fashionable city bikes. Linus bikes are a wonderful, sophisticated and fashionable compliment to our existing line.

There’s a nice selection of models and colours to choose from
Browse our selection online!

Come in a Test Ride
a Linus Dutchi, Scout, Gaston or Roadster today!

Most Linus models are In Stock NOW
at our Denman Bikes on Main at 10th Vancouver location

Light, fast, comfortable Electra Ticino

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If you’re looking for a comfort bike that’s light, fast and fun, check out the Electra Ticino.

I love the comfort of a beach cruiser with wide handle bars, cushy seat and comfy 26″ fat tires. But I also like speed!
Furthermore, my shoulder isn’t what it used to be and I have to lift my bike up a set of stairs each day.

Enter the Electra Ticino,

An upright bike that rides like a dream

Ticino 8D Wisteria

The Ticino is Modelled after the vintage touring bikes of the 40’s and 50’s, and named after a region of the Swiss Italian border that’s hilly.

This bike is super-light, 21 lbs compared to my 35 lb cruiser.
I can pick it up with one hand!

The light-weight frame and 700C wheels (taller and narrower than a beach cruiser) allow me to ride fast.



Equipped with:

Mixed-used treaded tires,
you can ride on streets as well as roll over hard pack trail such as the bike path at Jerricho Beach.


I never thought I would enjoy riding up hills so much!

With the tourist handlebars that come back towards you,
Riding up hills on this super-light weight bike is a breeze.

I’m able to stand up and pedal in a vertical position with my body weight doing more of the work. I like to alternate between sitting down in a low gear while leaning on the handlebars, and standing up in a high gear.   I find this allows my working muscle groups to alternate, making hill riding much easier than on a flat-bar commuter bike.

On the Ticino, I’m doing the stair-master up the hill, and I’m loving it! But don’t get me wrong…. it’s still a work-out!

The bike is stiffer when you hit bumps than a beach cruiser, and you’ll not want to ride over wet grass and really bumpy terrain, but this is a trade off I’m willing to make for all the other features it has.

Finally, there’s the benefit of riding upright. My wrists, back and neck don’t hurt, and I’m enjoying the view of the city on my beautiful and stylish “cruisee” bike.

Love my Ticino.

Check out our Selection online, and please come in and try one  for yourself!

New! Electra Ladies Fashion Cruisers in Aluminum!

Category: Bike Trends

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Just in time for the Holidays, we have a lovely selection of 2013 Electra Ladies Cruisers Bikes now available in light-weight Aluminum.

The new Electra Ladies Fashion Cruisers are noticeably lighter than their steel counter-parts, and they now come with 3-piece cranks.

Why do we care about the cranks?  Well, first of all, they’re stronger and give more pedal power.   More important, for those of you who love to customize, you’ll have the option to upgrade to coloured pedals!

The line includes 3 new fashion paint schemes along with previous favourite designs now made from light-weight aluminum.

Electra Cirque 3i

Electra Wren 3i

Electra Lace 3i

If you prefer the flex-feel of steel (and the lower price), we have a great selection of steel cruisers, many of which are ON SALE Now.

View the complete line of Electra’s Ladies Aluminum Cruisers here

View the line of Electra’s ladies Steel Cruisers here

Looking for bike baskets and other bike accessories to customize your ride?

Check out our new Denman Bike Shop Online Accessories Catalogue!

Re-think your ride with Electra’s new Verse line of fitness bikes.

Category: Bike Trends, Featured Items

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You love Electra bikes, but you’re looking for something a little more….. zippy?

Electra’s new Verse series of fitness-oriented bikes will have you speeding through your work-out with a smile on your face!

Electra Verse 24D Ladies' Amethyst

With a unique sleek aesthetic, clean lines, and extensively engineered ride quality, the Electra Verse is a versatile fitness-oriented ride.

The lightweight aluminum frames, with 21 or 24 speed drive-trains, and 700C wheels allow you to speed through your workout, or your commute.

Electra Verse 21D Men's Black Charcoal

The Riding position isn’t aggressive or hunched.  Instead, Thanks to Electra’s proprietary handle bar, high head tube position, and quill stem you’ve got yourself an ergonomically ideal angle that allows you to ride longer distances without fatigue.

Electra Verse 21D Jade Turquoise

Come in to our Vancouver Bike Shop today and try out our Demo.

We’ll be receiving these brand new 2012 bikes by late February, so you’ll be well on your way to a better beach bod by summer.

Check out the Full Line of Verse Bikes in our Catalogue here!