Behind the scenes at Chilled Squirrel . Our passion is in taking any bike , listening to customers and turning it into the coolest of e-bikes .

The Chilled Squirrel team – scattered from Taipei to Cape town – is united under the banner of badass.We  unleash South African artisans, mechanics, and citizen tinkerers on the bikes, turning them into the most incredible custom rat rides you could imagine. Pedal power is augmented with Squirrel-spec high torque electric motors. These bikes move.

We aren’t a bike factory. We roll out customized e-bikes , one at a time.

Our Chunky Electric bikes are for ALL kinds of terrain.

Extra wide tires absorb vibration and shock.
Scrunching debris ,gravel or tar under their hummer-type tires. 
Fitted with the latest technology powerful mid drive or hub drive systems .
You'll be sure to have power on hills when you need it the most . 

We Start with a Matte Black Frame.

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Then Things Start to get Really Interesting. 

In our support and passion for Local Maker Culture and the creation of meaningful jobs. South African Artisans are unleashed on our electric fatties.
The Result is a range of awesome leather Gear .
Hand-stitched saddles, leather grips and chain-stays and a collection of handmade leather bags.

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What we see in the Maker Movement, is that a relatively small amount of people can have a big impact. You don’t necessarily need the world largest company behind you.
— Dale Dougherty
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Electric Fat Bikes


  • The only dedicated Electric Bike Operation Center and Workshop in Africa. 
  • Provide Jobs and Training to Local South African Artisans. 
  • Paint Shop for Frame repairs and for new e-bike frame preparations. 
  • Converted hundreds of bicycles into electric bikes in South Africa.