Epicenter Cycling - Santa Cruz Bike Shops

Locally Owned and Operated with Shops in Santa Cruz and Aptos

1730 Mission St, Santa Cruz 831.423.9000 - 8035 Soquel Dr, Aptos 831.662.8100

Epicenter Cycling, with bike shops in Santa Cruz and in Aptos, is your home for Trek bicycles, electric bicycles, bicycle rentals, bicycle repairs, bicycle fitting, and bicycle service. We carry electric bikes, pedal-assist bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, urban bikes, comfort bikes, dirt jumpers, women's bikes, kids' bikes and beach cruisers from Trek Bicycles, Electra Bicycle Co., Vintage Electric, Blix Bicycles, Fit Bike Co., Wallerang, and Haro. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew is here to assist you seven days a week. Locally owned and operated by family and friends.

Choose from the Largest Selection of Electric Bikes in Santa Cruz

 Epicenter Cycling carries the largest selection of electric bicycles in Santa Cruz County.

Which Electric Bike is Right for YOU?

You’ve heard about electric bicycles (also called e-bikes or ebikes) and how their pedal assist technology is making life so much more fun and convenient for cyclists of all ages, abilities, and riding styles. We carry a wide range of e-bikes from the very best brands. Choose from Trek mountain and Trek commuter / hybrid e-bikes; Electra comfort / cruiser e-bikes; Blix comfort / cruiser e-bikes; and Vintage Electric commuter / hybrid e-bikes.

With so many different styles of e-bikes on the market these days, how do you know which one is right for YOU?

Well, we’re here to help! Let’s start by looking at what you want to use an e-bike for:

Riding Trails and/or Gravel Roads

Mountain e-bikes are the right choice for dirt adventures. Pedal-assist technology allows for longer rides and will make climbs a bit easier while you still enjoy a motor-free descent. E-bikes also level the playing field in group rides, allowing for families and other groups with differing skill, fitness, and health levels to ride together.

Commuting / Getting Around Town / off-road exploring

Looking for a better way to get around town and explore your environment? Go car-free with a wide variety of electric commuter / hybrid bikes. Use power when you need it, pedals when you don’t. Most models are efficient on dirt paths as well as pavement. These bikes will help you get outside, stay active, and have fun. 

Commuting / getting around town, in an upright position

Some folks are more comfortable riding in an upright position on a cushy saddle and nice, wide handlebars. Specifically made for everyday transportation and leisure riding, comfort / cruiser electric bicycles will take you from week to weekend and back again in comfortable, confident style.

Test Ride for FREE!

Test rides are always FREE — try out as many different models as you like … we want you to be super happy with your bike!

And keep in mind, when you purchase any bicycle from Epicenter Cycling, you receive unlimited FREE tune-ups for the life of your bike. We also include a full bicycle fit and saddle sizing at no charge. A 10% accessory discount for the first year puts the cherry on top!

Found your dream bike, but you don’t have the cash? Ride home with 0% interest for 12 months with the Trek Credit Card.

I’m excited about e-bikes because I’ve heard so many first-hand stories of how they have changed peoples’ lives. There’s the 75 year old great-grandpa whose life was recharged by being able to enjoy dirt roads on an e-bike. The overweight young man who was too daunted by a traditional bike but gained fitness — and lost pounds — with a pedal assist mountain bike. The family that couldn’t afford a second car, so used an electric commuter bike to fill in the gaps. The CEO who made the electric bike her ONLY way to commute. A friend who was struggling with fitness can now ride with friends. And a former competitive athlete, now older and dealing with crappy knees — e-bike to the rescue!

Not to mention the multitude of people who just want to have FUN riding a bike. And e-bikes DO make it FUN — whether you’re charging the trails, commuting to work and running errands, or simply in it for adventure ... going wherever your path takes you, whether it’s dirt or pavement.
— Shawn Wilson, Epicenter Cycling Owner

Mountain / Off-Road E-Bikes

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Electric mountain bikes amplify your pedaling power while amplifying the amount of fun you’ll have on the trail. Get more of what makes mountain biking great with an electric mountain bike. Ride more often, cover more ground, and clean climbs you never thought possible. Electric mountain bikes are also an ideal solution for mixed-level group rides, allowing for families and other groups with differing skill, fitness, and health levels to ride together.

P.S. Keep in mind, test rides are always FREE at Epicenter Cycling, so come on in and try out as many as you like. And when you purchase any bicycle from Epicenter Cycling, you receive unlimited FREE tune-ups for the life of your bike. We also include a full bicycle fit and saddle sizing at no charge. A 10% accessory discount for the first year puts the cherry on top!

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TREK

Swing by to check out the Trek Powerfly family of electric mountain bikes. Powerfly combines intuitive pedal-assist power with Trek’s decades of expertise in trail bike frame and suspension design. Choose from Powerfly Long Travel, Powerfly Full Suspension, Powerfly Hardtail, and Powerfly Women’s models.

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< Trek Powerfly LT 9.7 Plus

Powerfly LT 9.7 is a carbon electric mountain bike with long-travel suspension , 27.5+ mid-fat wheels, and a high-end parts spec. This high-performance e-MTB is built to take you into the wild unknown to rip up and down whatever mountains you'll find. The OCLV Carbon frame fully hides the battery for clean looks and protection on rugged trails. Dnister Black/Rage Red. 27.5+ mid-fat wheels.

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Trek Powerfly LT 7 Plus >

Powerfly LT 7 Plus is a full suspension electric mountain bike that brings together the Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) frame design with longer travel suspension and 27.5+ mid-fat wheels for serious capability on even the roughest trails. A 150mm shock, 160mm RockShox Yari RL fork, 11-speed Shimano drivetrain, and a durable trail spec will hold up on your wildest all-mountain adventures. Slate.

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< Trek Powerfly FS 7 Plus

Powerfly FS 7 is a full suspension mid-fat electric mountain bike with a fully integrated battery and a performance suspension package for incredible capability on more rugged trails. A Bosch Performance CX motor for speeds up to 20 mph, 27.5+ mid-fat tires for extra stability and traction, RockShox suspension, and the latest in e-MTB frame design will bring your off-road adventures to entirely new places. Matte Dnister Black.

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Trek Powerfly FS 5 >

Versatile and confidence-inspiring, Powerfly FS 5 is a 130mm full suspension trail bike with 27.5 wheels. It has the extra boost of a powerful Bosch motor, a trail-tough Shimano drivetrain, and a durable Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) for better balance on the trail, great looks, and exceptional ease of use. Matte Anthracite.

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< Trek Powerfly 5

Powerfly 5 is a hardtail e-MTB that pairs the boost of a Bosch electric bike system and the sleek looks of a traditional trail bike. The Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) is fully encased in the lightweight aluminum frame but doesn't require tools for removal. This user-friendly electric mountain bike is built in Trek's performance trail heritage with exclusive tech, great suspension, and a motor that can help you sustain speeds of up to 20 mph. 27.5 wheels for small; 29 for other sizes. Matte Trek Black.

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Trek Powerfly Women’s 5 >

Powerfly 5 Women's is a hardtail e-MTB that pairs the boost of a Bosch electric bike system and the sleek looks of a traditional trail bike. The Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) is fully encased in the lightweight aluminum frame but doesn't require tools for removal. This user-friendly electric mountain bike is built in Trek's performance trail heritage with exclusive tech, great suspension, and a motor that can help you sustain speeds of up to 20 mph. 27.5 wheels for extra small and small; 29 for medium. Gravel.

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Commuter / Hybrid E-Bikes

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More and more people everyday are discovering how electric commuter and hybrid bikes can transform their daily lives. Also referred to as an urban e-bike, this type of pedal assist bicycle spans a wide range of options with price points for every budget. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable way to explore the streets and bike paths in your community, a convenient and fast way to run errands, or an alternative to your car for your daily commute, there is an e-bike perfect for you. Most models are at home equally on dirt as they are pavement!

We carry reliable, stylish and high quality commuter / hybrid e-bikes from Trek and Vintage Electric. Let’s take a look at some of our most popular options so you can discover which will best transform YOUR life!

P.S. Keep in mind, test rides are always FREE at Epicenter Cycling, so come on in and try out as many as you like. And when you purchase any bicycle from Epicenter Cycling, you receive unlimited FREE tune-ups for the life of your bike. We also include a full bicycle fit and saddle sizing at no charge. A 10% accessory discount for the first year puts the cherry on top!

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TREK

Trek’s commuter and hybrid electric bikes are built for the daily routine as well as spontaneous adventures. They make it easier to haul, easier to commute, and easier to explore. Plus, they’re quick and smooth, with predictable, easy-to-control power and a long-lasting removable battery that recharges at any household outlet.

< Trek CrossRip+ E-Bike

CrossRip+ pairs the efficiency of a road bike with the capability of a high-performance Bosch system that helps you sustain speeds of up to 28 mph. A Bosch Purion controller, SRAM drivetrain, and wealth of included accessories make CrossRip+ the ideal choice for long commutes, riding with faster friends, and covering a lot of ground fast. Matte Trek Black.

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Trek Super Commuter+ 8S E-Bike >

Super Commuter+ 8S’s performance is matched only by its style. This electric bike is made for fast commuters who favor the high-performance ride characteristics of a Bosch pedal-assist system that helps you sustain speeds of up to 45 km/h, riders who appreciate great design, and anyone who's tired of waiting in traffic and paying for parking. Viper Red.

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< Trek Super Commuter+ 7 E-Bike

Super Commuter+ 7 is a performance e-bike built for commuters who value reliability, speed, and style. A powerful Bosch system that helps you sustain speeds of up to 20 mph, a wealth of thoughtful design details, and a parts group that's friendlier on the wallet than others in the lineup make this electric bike a high-value solution for better daily commutes. Matte Trek Black.

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Trek Verve+ E-Bike >

Verve+ is an electric hybrid bike designed for comfort on commutes, daily cruises, and recreational rides. It features a Bosch system capable of sustaining speeds of up to 20 mph, and comes fully stocked with accessories like integrated lights, fenders, and a kickstand. Our most affordable e-bike is great for anyone looking for an extra boost to enjoy riding more! Deep Dark Blue or Anthracite.

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< Trek Verve+ Lowstep E-Bike

Verve+ Lowstep is an electric hybrid bike designed for comfort on commutes, daily cruises, and recreational rides. It features a stepthrough style frame for easy mounting and dismounting and a Bosch system capable of sustaining speeds of up to 20 mph. Plus, our most affordable e-bike comes fully stocked with accessories like integrated lights, fenders, and a kickstand! Coral Red or Anthracite.

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< Trek Dual Sport+

From neighborhood rides on pavement to off-road winery tours, Dual Sport+ is a go-anywhere electric bike that helps you get outside, stay active, and have fun. A powerful, reliable Bosch drive system that helps you sustain speeds up to 20 mph, front suspension, integrated lighting, and an extraordinary amount of capability make it the perfect e-bike for anyone who wants to explore more than one kind of terrain. Trek Black.

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Trek Dual Sport+ Women’s >

From neighborhood rides on pavement to off-road winery tours, Dual Sport+ Women's is a go-anywhere electric bike that helps you get outside, stay active, and have fun. A powerful, reliable Bosch drive system that helps you sustain speeds up to 20 mph, front suspension, integrated lighting, and an extraordinary amount of capability make it the perfect e-bike for anyone who wants to explore more than one kind of terrain. Metallic Gunmetal.

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VINTAGE ELECTRIC

Vintage Electric bikes are engineered for speed. A massively powerful lithium ion batteries and potent direct drive rear hub motors are designed to crush your journey, whatever it may be. Vintage Electric builds their e-bikes to stay on the road for a lifetime just like any other classic vehicle. That’s why every weld, stitch, nut, and bolt has been meticulously, thoughtfully and painstakingly considered before assembly.

We especially love the Vintage Electric Cafe and invite you to come by for a free test ride of this fast, versatile, and stylish, and fast e-bike.

< Vintage Electric Cafe

The Vintage Electric Cafe is the commuter electric bike rebooted. This wolf in sheep’s clothing is Vintage Electric’s equivalent of a 500HP V8 … hidden under the hood of the family sedan. Wedged within the mild-mannered-styling of the commuter is a ferocious power plant, producing a surreal level of speed and acceleration. All the benefits of bicycle commuting have been amplified by the electric drivetrain and vintage-inspired aesthetics, putting the Cafe in a lane of its own. Bronze or red.

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Comfort / Cruiser E-Bikes

Comfort / cruiser e-bikes are perfect for people who are more comfortable riding in an upright position on a cushy saddle with nice, wide handlebars. Specifically made for everyday transportation and leisure riding, comfort / cruiser electric bicycles will take you from week to weekend and back again in comfortable, confident style. We carry two extraordinary brands of comfort / cruiser electric bikes: Electra and Blix.

P.S. Keep in mind, test rides are always FREE at Epicenter Cycling, so come on in and try out as many as you like. And when you purchase any bicycle from Epicenter Cycling, you receive unlimited FREE tune-ups for the life of your bike. We also include a full bicycle fit and saddle sizing at no charge. A 10% accessory discount for the first year puts the cherry on top!

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ELECTRA

Go to work. Go to the beach. Go to the store. Go further. Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Wherever it is, Electra’s Bosch-powered Go! e-bikes make it easier, faster and way more fun to get there. You can ride like the wind without breaking a sweat. They’re simple, intuitive, capable and comfortable. We’d venture to guess you’ll be spending a lot more time on two wheels from now on. All you have to do is get on and Go!

There are three different e-bikes to choose from — Townie Go!, Townie Commute Go! and Loft Go! All are a blast to ride, but each has unique features that will help you decide which one is right for you. Or you could just go with the one you think looks best, which is cool, because every model showcases Electra’s attention to detail and unique style. Ready? Let’s Go!

< Electra Townie Go! 8D Step-Over

The Electra Townie Go! 8D Step-Over is a single speed, easy-to-use, fun-to-ride, pedal assist e-bike with surprising power that’ll make you want to go forever. Flatten hills and shorten distances with the Bosch Active System and four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode. Multi-gear functionality lets you control output and battery life. Matte Black or Poseidon Blue.

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Electra Townie Go! 8D Step-Thru >

This is the step-through version of the e-bike featured above. It, too, is a single speed, easy-to-use, fun-to-ride, pedal assist e-bike with surprising power that’ll make you want to go forever. You can flatten hills and shorten distances with the Bosch Active System and four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode. Multi-gear functionality lets you control output and battery life. Matte Black or Poseidon Blue.

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< Electra Townie Go! 8i Step-Over

The Electra Townie Go! 8i Step-Over is an 8-speed easy-to-use, fun-to-ride, pedal assist e-bike with surprising power that’ll make you want to go forever. You can flatten hills and shorten distances with the Bosch Active System and four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode. Multi-gear functionality lets you control output and battery life. Clay or Black.

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Electra Townie Go! 8i Step-Thru >

This is the step-thru version of the e-bike featured above. It, too, is an 8-speed easy-to-use, fun-to-ride, pedal assist e-bike with surprising power that’ll make you want to go forever. You can flatten hills and shorten distances with the Bosch Active System and four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode. Multi-gear functionality lets you control output and battery life. Fig Metallic, Black, Polished Silver, Rose Gold, or Sapphire Metallic.

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< Electra Townie Commute Go! 8i Step-Over

Townie Commute Go! 8i is a battery-powered, pedal-assist bike that lets you ride like the wind without breaking a sweat. The comfort and control of Townie’s Flat Foot Technology combined with the Bosch Performance System offers four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode, allowing you to tackle your commute with ease. Black Satin or Stone Grey.

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Electra Townie Commute Go! 8i Step-Thru >

This is the step-through version of the e-bike featured above. It, too, is a battery-powered, pedal-assist bike that lets you ride like the wind without breaking a sweat. The comfort and control of Townie’s Flat Foot Technology combined with the Bosch Performance System offers four levels of power support from Eco to Turbo mode, allowing you to tackle your commute with ease. Mineral Blue or Black.

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< Electra Loft Go! 8i

The Loft Go! is the perfect urban e-bike built to handle the rigors of the streets. With an 8-speed internal gear hub and four levels of support from Eco to Turbo mode, the Bosch Active System gives you the power to charge up any hill or accelerate in a pinch for confidence and stability on the road. Step-Thru. Green Tea, Black, Cream, or Aqua.

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BLIX

Since 2014, when Blix designed and built its first e-bike, thousands of folks have ditched their cars for a more enjoyable ride on their stylish, comfortable e-bikes. Blix builds every e-bike with a unique combination of sleek design and high performance, specifically made for everyday transportation and leisure riding. Following are the popular Blix models we carry.

< Blix Aveny Electric City Bike, Step-Through

Effortlessly explore new avenues of transportation and recreation in style with the Aveny. Hop on the low-step frame with ease and ride with electric pedal assistance or throttle up to 20mph. Bring what you need with the included rack and custom front basket. Upright riding position and stable geometry for comfort. Fenders keep you clean and protected from puddles, while lights keep you visible day and night. Green, black, or cream.

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Blix Prima Mid-Drive Electric Bike >

The Prima combines a comfortable upright position with the Shimano STEPS drive system for a super smooth ride to work or for fun. Stay in control with hydraulic disc brakes, effortlessly managing your speed even on steep hills and in rainy weather. Upright riding position and stable geometry for comfort. Cushy saddle and ergonomic grips will keep you pedaling happily mile after mile. Blue or black.

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< Blix Prima Mid-Drive Electric Bike, Step-Through

The Prima combines a comfortable upright position with the Shimano STEPS drive system for a super smooth ride that makes you feel three time stronger when you cruise to work or for fun. The low-step frame makes it easy to get on and off the bike. Upright riding position and stable geometry for comfort. Cushy saddle and ergonomic grips will keep you pedaling happily mile after mile. Green or cream.

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< Blix Vika Travel Electric Folding Compact Bike

Don't let the Vika Travel's tiny size fool you. This bike provides a fun, scooter-like ride and can cruise up to 17mph with your choice of pedal-assist or throttle. When done riding, fold it up for ultra-compact storage—perfect for the trunk of your car, boat, apartment or office. The front hub motor allows for internal hub gears in the rear to be protected from damage when transporting the bike folded. Black.

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Blix Vika+ Electric Folding Bike >

Combine the convenience of a folding bike, the versatility of a full-featured commuter bike, add electric assist and you get the Vika+. It's a breeze to hop on the low-step frame and ride to work, the coffee shop or wherever life takes you. Features a rear rack, fenders, and an integrated front & rear LED light, controlled from the display and powered directly by the battery. Black, green, and cream.

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< Blix Sol Electric Cruiser Bike

Combining smart and stylish design with beach cruiser comfort, the Sol is one of the lowest step-through electric cruisers available. Whether you're ready to get on a bike again, looking for a laid-back ride around the neighborhood or simply want a bike that is super easy to get on and off — the Sol is for you. Glide effortlessly over pavement and hard-packed trails on 27.5" wheels with comfortable 2.2" tires. Wide, swept-back handlebars and a wide seat, offer a comfortable and natural fit while riding. Sky Blue or Charcoal.

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